We’ve speculated what Meghan Markle might end up wearing down the aisle this spring when she weds Prince Harry, but one thing is for sure–it likely won’t look a thing like her first wedding gown.
In an interview with Glamour in 2016, Markle hadn’t met Harry yet, but she had wedding dresses on the brain. Then a part of the hit series, Suits, Markle spoke to the magazine about her dream gown, highlighting simple styles like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy‘s Narciso Rodriguez slip dress as the ultimate wedding look in her book.
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Aside from her gown on Suits, a plunging V-neck with an A-line skirt by Anne Barge, the soon-to-be Duchess has been married before, and her first wedding may be yet another clue to her aisle style. For her nuptials to Trevor Engelson in 2011, Meghan sported a bohemian sheath, complete with a notch neckline and a bejeweled belt.
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The gown was fitting for a laid-back ceremony on the beach, which the two hosted in Jamaica, but we’re thinking that her upcoming wedding at Windsor Castle may require something a bit more formal that airs on the side of tradition. When you’re becoming a royal, a full skirt feels apropos, if not a requirement.
With that said, Meghan still may shock us with a bit of edge when she walks down the aisle in the same way she toed the line for her engagement photos, choosing a semi-sheer, black Couture gown by Ralph & Russo rather than a modest day dress or a simple bridal style for her photo session with top fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski. We are keeping fingers crossed that an ultra-chic gown with drama and sophistication–rather than a simple boho slip or beachy style–is in store.
The world is waiting with bated breath regarding who and what Meghan will wear on her special day later this year, but we have a hunch beach wedding dresses are in her fashion past, making way for a more refined Couture style in the near future.
This post originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.