For Us, There Is A Clear Head Runner …
By Lucy Pavia
by the editors of Marie Claire UK
Now that the commitment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been announced and that a royal wedding is officially on the cards (hurray!), Like a band of excited aunts, our thoughts are inevitably turn to the question of who will be the wedding dress designer Meghan Markle of choice.
The designer of Meghan Markle's wedding dress will be a well-kept secret in the perspective of the couple's wedding next year. The Alexander McQueen dress of Kate Middleton, Meghan's future sister-in-law, was kept secret until she left the car for her wedding with Prince William in April 2011.
Whoever is the designer of Meghan Markle wedding dress will have to engage in advanced cape and sword techniques to avoid any leak before the big day.
Who will be the designer of the Meghan Markle wedding dress?
Unlike Kate, this is not Meghan's first rodeo. In 2011, she married director Trevor Engelson in Jamaica in a simple white strapless wedding dress, and like many brides, she will probably have a clear idea of what she wants. But who will be the designer of Meghan Markle wedding dress? Here are some enlightened assumptions …
There are several reasons why Erdem feels the obvious choice: Markle is a long-time fan of Moralioglu, referring to him in an interview with Vanity Fair as "a fashion designer that I brought for years". The designer Erdem would make a great transatlantic symbolic choice for Meghan, and the designer's style – great on embellishment – would be a stark contrast to the sheer number she was wearing for her first wedding.
Erdem also feels like a particularly up-to-date choice, considering its latest main line, and the H & M collections have been riding on some stunning 1950s ball gowns that did not seem out of place in an episode from The Crown. Does he know something that we do not have?
What is the probability that wedding dress designer Meghan Markle is Erdem?
Quite likely, if you ask us …
Markle also loves England-born fashion designer Antonio Berardi. She wore a double-breasted Navy number from her Resort 2017 collection at Polo earlier this year, and Berardi's talent for a beautifully carved silhouette would make him a strong choice for her wedding dress.
What is the probability that the designer of Meghan Markle's wedding dress is Antonio Berardi?
If Meghan decides to take a British label for school when she marries Harry, Burberry could also be on her list. She has worn the mark many times before and she would definitely be in good hands with a bespoke dress from the brand.
What is the probability that Meghan Markle's wedding dress designer is Burberry?
We do not think as likely as Erdem or Berardi
Could the wife of Harry's old friend, David Beckham, get to work? We think that VB would be more than happy to seal its reputation as one of Britain's fashion stars with a royal wedding. But would Meghan be ready? "I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I do not have the long torso to support this figure," she told Glamor last year. But given the strong relationship between Harry and the Beckhams, could Victoria change Meghan's mind?
Instead of choosing a British wedding dress designer, Meghan could choose to wear the fashion flag for a designer from her own country. We chose the American designer Lela Rose because a) Meghan already has it (for a wedding) and b) her bridal creations are gorgeous. A generic estimate, but not unreasonable …
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What is the probability that the designer of the Meghan Markle wedding dress is Lela Rose?
Unlikely, but you never know …