All eyes have been on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since their adorable engagement announcement earlier this month. And though the date and location of the big event have been publicly released (there was surge in hotel bookings in London over those dates), the world is more interested in what Meghan’s dress will look like.
The bride’s outfit is a big deal for any wedding, and the Royals have even more traditions than most. Right now, it’s looking like long sleeves.
Israeli designer Inbal Dror is one of the three fashion designers who are reportedly in the running to dream up the future princess’ wedding gown, and TMZ has gotten their sticky hands on some of her sketches. The designs are ethereal, statement-making and perfectly appropriate for a wedding full of the most regal guests — and the world — to gawk at.
Long, lace sleeves with gauzy V-necks and delicate detailing on the shoulders are some of the key fashion elements from Dror’s sketches, which is very much true to her design aesthetic.
Based in Tel Aviv, Dror is known for her elegant and boundary-pushing, hand-woven gowns with plunging necklines and intricate laces. (Beyoncé rocked a Dror dress at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016.)
According to a Dror spokesperson, the leaked sketches were commissioned by the royal palace last week, but may not be the finals that were submitted by the brand. In any case, it’s fun to imagine Meghan in one of these options.
Can you picture the future Duchess of Sussex in one of Dror’s intricate gowns? It’s certainly no Kate Middleton wedding dress — her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen piece was much more classic and reserved — but that doesn’t mean Meghan shouldn’t take a fashion risk that shows off her personal style. Surely the Queen herself will approve of whatever sartorial choices the actress makes.
While Dror is of course just in the running and none of the designs are final, her whimsical creations are certainly worthy of a princess walking down an aisle to meet her prince. Brides-to-be, take note, this live action #weddinginspo is better than any glossy mag can offer.