Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just announced their engagement on Monday, but the 36-year-old actress had her own ideas about a perfect wedding dress long before the proposal.
In the season 5 “Cold Feet” episode of “Suits”, which aired in 2016, Markle’s character, Rachel Zane, donned a stunning white wedding gown. In an interview with Glamour at the time, Markle shared her personal favourite bridal styles.
“Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty,” she gushed over the designers. “I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs.”
Markle ended up wearing a “classic and fairy tale”-inspired gown by Anne Barge in the episode and while she said it was more her character’s style than her own, she loved the “ballerina inspired neckline.”
“Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist,” she insisted about her own personal style. “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.”
As for the celebrity wedding gown that best fits her taste, Markle noted, “Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Everything goals.”
In 1996, Bessette Kennedy said “I do” to John F. Kennedy Jr. wearing a $40,000 Narciso Rodriguez slip dress.
Markle is also big on tradition. “I’m very superstitious,” she admitted to the magazine when asked if she thinks the groom should see the bride before the wedding. “I wouldn’t say that it’s bad luck, I would just say I prefer sticking with traditions.”
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