How Meghan’s dress will impact trends for 2019

Even before the royal wedding enchanted the nation, designers around the world were already feeling the impact of the Meghan Markle effect. Princess touches like tiaras, long trains and bucket loads of lace were very visible in a large number of bridal collections. Now that the wedding has been and gone, the influence of the royal nuptials is no less prominent. The design of Meghan’s dress has influenced a number of designers, and it’s an influence that’s set to continue well into 2019.


Two-dress weddings

In the last few years, we’ve seen increasing numbers of brides opt to wear two dresses on their wedding day. The first, often more ornate dress, is worn for the ceremony and perhaps for the wedding breakfast. The second gown is reserved for the evening reception. Having two dresses gives brides the chance to make the most of their wedding wardrobe and ensures they get to wear something suitable for the dance floor when the party kicks into gear.

With Meghan Markle choosing to wear two incredibly beautiful dresses on her wedding day, this is a trend that looks like it’s going to become even more popular in the coming years.

Hidden detail

Eagle-eyed royal fans spotted a number of hidden messages in Meghan’s wedding dress. For example, her veil gave a subtle nod to Britain’s allies. As @womanandhome says:

“Not only was the five-metre long veil the perfect finishing touch to her classic, elegant wedding dress, it also holds a special significance: made of silk tulle, it was embroidered with 53 individual flowers representing each of the countries of the Commonwealth.”

On the day, Meghan also wore a tiara from the Queen’s personal collection. This showed that the newest royal has been fully accepted by the family and is a touching tribute to Harry’s relationship with his grandmother. Using hidden detail and symbolic touches is likely to become more popular in 2019 as brides take inspiration from Meghan’s dress.

Simple but stylish

Although Meghan’s wedding dress couldn’t be described as austere, it definitely wasn’t anything like the meringue and lace concoctions that royal brides have worn in previous years. Instead, Meghan opted for an elegant boat-neck gown that showed off her figure perfectly. This simple but beautiful look is likely to become very popular in 2019 with designers paring down their intricate designs and getting the core elements of their dresses just right.

With millions of people around the world watching Meghan walk down the aisle to become the newest member of the royal family, it’s no surprise that her sartorial choices are having a big impact on brides everywhere. If you’re currently planning a wedding and want to find out how we can help turn your nuptials into a day fit for a royal, take a look around our site or get in touch with a member of our team.

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