Where To Find A Dupe Of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

On Meghan Markle's wedding day in 2018, she revealed what was a beautiful, yet minimalistic wedding dress. The off-shoulder, long sleeve dress made of bonded silk cady was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, who was the first female director appointed to Givenchy in 2017. "The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomizes a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy," the official Kensington Palace statement says of the dress. The statement further details its intentional and collaborative design, with an open bateau neckline framing the shoulders. The shape of the dress emphasized a "sculpted" waist brought together by six meticulous seams. The lines of the dress extend in the back creating a train lined with silk organza underneath. Lastly, the three-quarter sleeves give it a touch of "refined modernity," via Brides.

The Duchess of Sussex knew that she wanted a timeless classic style for her wedding dress. "I had a very clear vision of what I wanted for the day, and what I wanted the dress to look like," Markle says in a recorded audio for the "Windsor Castle exhibition, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex." While you may not have a team of 50 people to work on your wedding dress, there are definitely elements you can look for when you're in the market for a Meghan Markle wedding dress dupe for that same timeless elegance on your special day.

The royal ceremony dress

Meghan Markle's ceremony dress stands out with its simplicity. For exact replicas, look to companies like TheCelebrityDresses.com, an online retailer that specializes in recreating celebrity custom dresses for special occasions at affordable prices. You can find both of Markle's ceremony and reception dress dupes on this site. The ceremony dress dupe is made of a white stretch-knit fabric, with every feature such as the court train, the mermaid silhouette, and the off-shoulder long sleeve.

If you want something more inspired by Meghan Markle's dress rather than completely duplicated, look for sleek and minimal elegance. When you're looking for a dress like hers, it's key that you look at your bateau neckline and long-sleeve options, as those may be the most important features of her dress. Steer clear of embellishments and choose a fabric that offers a free flowing, yet subtle mermaid silhouette with a slight flare hem. The best part is, you can pick and choose which features you hope to find for your dress. DontPayFull offers a dress with a bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeve, but with its own touch of a backless feature and A-line skirt. Ghost London offers a dress with a slim silhouette, yet with a high neckline and backless design. Its bishop sleeves have a puff on the upper arm as it tightens around the forearm up to the wrist. Or, opt for something with a Bardot neckline and short sleeves with a minimal sleek design throughout.

The reception dress

After the wedding ceremony, The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was spotted in a halter neckline and backless dress designed by British designer Stella McCartney. The dress was made of lily white silk crepe and had no sleeves. Stella McCartney later released 46 ready-to-wear versions of the dress, 23 in white and 23 in black, that were available to a select group of clientele, as part of her capsule collection titled, "Made With Love" in 2018, via Harper's Bazaar.

If you weren't one of the lucky 46 to get the Stella McCartney original design, you still have options to achieve the look. The key elements of Markle's reception dress were the minimalism and the halter neckline. Like her ceremony dress, this one also had a slick, form-fitting silhouette that opened slightly on the bottom of the dress and no embellishments.

Add some lace to your wedding dress, with the Whistles Maria halter wedding dress. It features a form-fitting cinched waist with a mermaid silhouette and lace. The open back has a beautiful standalone split-lace that meets at the top of the neckline with buttons. Galvan's Sienna crepe halter neck gown is reminiscent of the Duchess' reception dress. While everything else is nearly the same, this one features a covered back with a wide ribbon flowing down from the back of the neckline. Ultimately, you can find the features you love the most from these dresses to include in your own.