21 Wedding Dresses to Get Meghan Markle's Wedding Day Looks

For your wedding, reception, or both!

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It’s been three years since Meghan Markle’s wedding dress made headlines worldwide, and we get why. From her classic ceremony gown to her modern second look, Markle's wedding day fashion was full of elegance and style.

For her first gown, Markle worked with designer Clare Waight Keller to design her gorgeous Givenchy ceremony dress. As previously reported by Brides, a press statement released by Kensington Palace stated, “True to the heritage of the house, the pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The dress's focus is the graphic open bateau neckline that gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist. The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. The slim three-quarter sleeves add a note of refined modernity." And for the reception, Markle graced the world with a more playful and relaxed look–a Stella McCartney high neck, halter dress.

“Meghan Markle’s dress was everything that you dream of when you have a fairytale wedding. It was simplistic enough in the silhouette but still classic enough to be considered a timeless dress,” Stephanie White, founder & creative director of Odylyne The Ceremony, told Brides.

To recreate the look White suggests, "a very classic silhouette almost reminiscent of past princesses and duchesses. A look that accentuates the frame of the bride, but simplistic enough to let the focus be on the bride and not fully, or completely, on the details of the dress."

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Stephanie White is the founder and creative director of Odylyne The Ceremony, a bridal line with ethereal and free-spirited gowns for modern-day brides.

While you may not be able to get your hands on the exact Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy and Stella McCartney dresses that Meghan Markle wore, we have the next best thing. Below, we’ve compiled 22 wedding dresses to help recreate Markle's ceremony and reception look for when you say "I do."

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Best Budget-Friendly Look-Alike: David’s Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Buttoned Back Crepe Wedding Dress

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This off-the-shoulder neckline gown lends itself to a sophisticated mermaid silhouette. It features a train full of movement, and cloth buttons that line the back of the dress.

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Best Detailed Shoulders: Oui Madam Bespoke Angelica Dress

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This dress keeps the square neckline feature, but adds a modern touch by using feathers, crystals, and beading to detail the gown’s shoulders. The entire gown is also wrapped with stretch crepe fabric and features an open back and a high slit.

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Best Off-the-Shoulder: David's Bridal Off-the-Shoulder Mikado Trumpet Wedding Dress

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Although Markle's dress was a bit more modest, this dress offers a contemporary and more modern alternative. The off-the-shoulder neckline melts into a fully buttoned-down train.

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Most Intricate: Viktor & Rolf Flower Sleeve Gown

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This Viktor & Rolf gown offers three-quarter length sleeves with handcrafted 3D flowers. Another dress highlight? A detachable train.

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Best Ballgown: Amsale Ailey Dress

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If you love the shape of Meghan Markle's dress but would prefer a fuller ballgown, then this dress is for you. It showcases a square neckline, sheer sleeves, and a pleated skirt with pockets.

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Best Sheath-Style: Rosa Clara Dylan Dress

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Simplicity is key with this dress by Rosa Clara. Made with crepe fabric, the bateau neckline and cap sleeves will offer elegance and ease on your wedding day.

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Most Regal: Odylyne The Ceremony Lyonese Gown

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The Lyonese gown by Odylyne The Ceremony has ruched long sleeves, with built-in fingerless gloves, for brides getting married in cooler seasons.

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For a Winter Wedding: Roland Mouret Ella Wool-Crepe Gown

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Although this gown is designed with wool, you won't have to worry about comfort thanks to the added interior silk lining. The high square neckline makes this a great option when replicating Meghan Markle's wedding day look.

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Best Draped Silhouette: ASOS EDITION Beatrice Bardot Drape Wrap Wedding Dress

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This dress by ASOS provides a sexy, off-the-shoulder look with drape sleeves. What's even better is its budget-friendly price tag that won't break the bank.

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Most Traditional: Lihi Hod Charlotte Dress

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The Charlotte dress by designer Lihi Hod is one of the best Meghan Markle-like gowns. One difference to note is the front slit, a flirty addition to the princess-inspired dress.

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Best Splurge-Worthy: Oscar de la Renta Open Back Stretch Crepe Gown

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This gown is a pricey option, but certainly worth the splurge. Its simple, yet elegant, touches are fit for a princess. 

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Best All-Over Lace: Whistles Maria Halter Lace Wedding Dress

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This classic halter dress is taken to the next level with its all-over lace embroidery. It also includes floral lace panels on the back for added elegance.

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Best High Neck: Amsale Sammie Gown

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If you’re having a wedding in a warmer month, consider this short sleeve option. The sheer back, with hand-appliqued silk organza petals, would look gorgeous in your wedding photos.

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Best Halter: Show Me Your Mumu Jasmine Halter Maxi Dress

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Though this dress is offered in three colors, for a classic Meghan Markle look, opt for the ivory luxe satin option. The classic halter shape softly wraps around the neck to create a beautiful silhouette.

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For a Summer Wedding: BHLDN Montreal Crepe Maxi Dress

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This halter dress is a classic choice for brides craving a royal look. To accessorize, try incorporating an embellished belt or shoulder-grazing earrings.

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For the Laid-Back Bride: Les Reveries Silk-Charmeuse Halterneck Gown

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Les Reveries's silk-charmeuse dress would flow elegantly as you walk down the aisle–and is the perfect dress to dance the night away during your reception.

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Most Simplistic: Cathleen Jia Ella Dress

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Cathleen Jia's Ella dress is a stunning reception gown option. Pair with subtle earrings or a long flowing veil.

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For the Fashion Forward Bride: Rosie Assoulin Whoopsy Daisy Asymmetric Ruffled Silk-Charmeuse Gown

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For an interpretation of Markle's reception look, this option from Rosie Assoulin is an amazing choice. The gown's ruffles add a playful detail, and the asymmetrical length makes it easy to move in.

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Best Color: BHLDN Esme High Neck Satin Dress in Oyster

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For the bride who prefers color, this dress by BHLDN has you covered. Perfect for a second (or third) look!

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Most Sophisticated: White by Vera Wang Halter Wedding Dress

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Vera Wang's high neck dress offers a T-strap racerback for a contemporary look that elongates the entire figure. There is also a satin sash that defines the waist, adding a focal point to the dress.

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For a Casual Wedding: Galvan Pandora Silk-Satin Halterneck Midi Dress

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This dress's silhouette is specifically crafted to highlight the bust and waist of a bride while providing a looser fit at the hips. Even better, the midi-length allows you to move around easily without having to be concerned about a train.

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FAQ
  • What type of dresses replicate Meghan Markle's wedding day looks?

    For Markle's ceremony look, a gown with a bateau neckline and long sleeves would be a perfect replication. For the reception, Markle wore a classic and relaxed halter gown, which would be the style to follow if looking to recreate her second look.

  • Is it okay to wear two dresses for my wedding?

    It's your day so you get to make the rules. It's important that you feel your best and if you'd like to wear two (or three!) dresses, go for it!

  • How can I accessorize a halter neckline or high neck dress?

    Let your personal style dictate your accessories. However, a halter dress will cover your neck, so it's best to opt for accessories that are able to be visible–like statement earrings and bracelets.


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