The wait is over: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially engaged, which means the countdown to the 2018 royal wedding has begun, and we can start speculating about the bride-to-be's wedding dress. Who will design it? What will it look like? We have so many questions!
In a 2016 interview with Glamour about her Suits character's wedding, the 36-year-old describes attorney Rachel Zane's ballerina-inspired gown as "not my personal style, because I'm a lot more relaxed" and hinted at her own bridal inspo. So what exactly is Markle's style? "I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic," Markle told the magazine at the time. She also name-dropped some of her favorite wedding dress designers. "Delphine Manivet and Christos Costarellos are faves of mine for their uniqueness and beauty. And I will always be a fan of Ellie Saab. J. Mendel is spectacular as well, especially for more structural designs."
However, there's one celebrity wedding gown she called "everything goals" and might be a major hint about her own bridal aesthetic. That dress is the now-iconic wedding gown worn by the late Carolyn Bessette Kennedy at her 1996 secret wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. in Georgia. It looked more like a slip dress than a wedding gown—simple and chic—and was the ultimate antidote to the ornate wedding gown trend of the decade. The dress was designed by Narciso Rodriguez and is the epitome of a timeless wedding gown, so we think Markle is on the right track. Regardless of dress choice, when asked if she thought it was bad luck for a groom to see a bride in her wedding dress before the wedding, Markle responded, "I'm very superstitious, but I wouldn't say that it's bad luck, I would just say I prefer sticking with traditions."