The price of the gown may make you clutch your pearls!
On Saturday, May 19, twenty-nine million Americans watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do.” Folks worldwide waited to finally witness Markle’s sparkle down the aisle. Here’s the estimated cost of Meghan’s wedding dresses.
The new Duchess of Sussex donned a Givenchy dress designed by the French fashion house’s first female artistic director, Clare Waight Keller. Her iconic choice included a bateau neckline and a triple silk organza underskirt. No price for the dress was officially announced, but the tailoring and fabric that Meghan’s dress required increased the value of her dress to approximately $250,000-$400,000. The American actress paired the gown with a priceless tiara from Queen Elizabeth and a 16-foot veil detailed with flowers representing all fifty-three countries of the British Commonwealth.
Meghan changed into a custom Stella McCartney gown for the evening reception. The dress was simple, with no lace or embellishments, and included a high halter neckline with an open back and cutout shoulders. She also wore Aquazzura heels in nude mesh with a baby blue painted heel. To top off the entire look, Meghan wore Princess Diana’s priceless aquamarine ring. What a symbolic touch to represent Prince Harry’s mom on their wedding day.