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Royale Treatment: Get Meghan Markle’s Look For Less

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

In May, Meghan Markle permanently etched herself in the memories of many worldwide, as she married one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors, Prince Harry, and became the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan’s wedding dress, In keeping with royal traditions, was conservative, yet the epitome of understated elegance. Designed by Clare Waight Keller of French fashion house Givenchy, Meghan’s dress featured an open bateau neckline and a triple silk organza underskirt (as indicated by Kensington Palace). The Givenchy gown was beautifully paired with a tiara from Queen Elizabeth and a dramatic 16 ft veil, detailed with flowers to represent each of the 53 countries in the British Commonwealth.

While Kensington Palace has shared the fashion details of Meghan’s dress, it still remains a mystery the cost of the custom haute couture gown. Another Givenchy gown, most notably the one worn by Kim Kardashian West on her wedding day, was estimated to be valued at $500,000. Because we assume that the designer spared no expense and ensured nothing but the best for the newest member of the Royal Family, we can believe that this dress has a similar valuation.

Get Meghan Markle’s Look for Less

The average bride doesn’t have the Royal Family’s budget, so If you’re wondering how you could achieve Meghan’s look for way less, you’re in for a treat. We’ve scoured the internet and found a dress that comes super close to what Meghan wore, and it retails for under $2,000. The gown by Mikaella (Style #2105), can be found here from Kleinfeld Bridal; per the description, it is made of guipure lace and tulle, is a fit and flare gown, and has a v neckline bodice with double crossover spaghetti straps at the back. While the dress has a few differences than Meghan’s overall style, it definitely comes close to the look she had, for a fraction of the cost. Pair with a tiara and veil, and you too could look like a Princess/Duchess as you walk down the aisle to meet your Prince Harry…..I mean Charming.

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