When Meghan Markle arrived on the steps of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for her royal wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, you may have felt a nagging sense of déjà vu. Though her boatneck Givenchy wedding dress—with three-quarter-length sleeves, a simple silhouette, and a lengthy train, and designed by the iconic French fashion house's first female artistic director, Clare Waight Keller—was something of an unexpected choice for the Duchess of Sussex, you're not alone if you couldn't shake the feeling that you'd seen a similar gown somewhere before.
As several Twitter users helpfully pointed out, Markle's wedding dress bears an uncanny resemblance to the one Jennifer Lopez's titular character wears in the 2001 romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. To refresh your memory, when J.Lo's character, Mary, goes to city hall to marry the man her father has persuaded her to wed (spoiler alert: she doesn't go through with it), she wears a simple, off-the-shoulder, three-quarter-length-sleeve gown. Like Meghan, Mary carries a small, subtle bouquet and wears her hair in an elegant updo. The main difference between the two ensembles is their veils: While Meghan's bespoke 16-foot veil was hand-embroidered with the flowers of each country in the British Commonwealth, Mary opted for a short, shoulder-length veil decorated with only a few polka dots. Besides that, the two actresses are practically twins.
For the record, neither Markle nor Waight Keller has admitted to being inspired by Jenny From the Block—though there's a possibility we now know Meghan's favorite rom-com. On Sunday, the official Kensington Palace Instagram account released sketches of the gown, writing, "The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, which epitomises a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy." Givenchy also shared photos and sketches of the dress on its own account, captioning one, "The pure lines of the dress are achieved using six meticulously placed seams. The graphic open bateau neckline gracefully frames the shoulders and emphasizes the slender sculpted waist."