Ever wonder what it takes to design a royal wedding dress? For starters, you must be able to keep a secret. That said, there has been a lot of speculation — and some possible information leaks — about who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.
Ahead, we take a look at some of the royal bride-to-be’s top designer picks, plus the one designer everyone is betting on.
1. Jenny Packham
Thanks to her royal wedding-worthy designs, Jenny Packham has landed herself at the top of the list. Known for intricate designs that feature lace sleeves, beaded bodices, and elegant sparkles, the British designer could create a look fit for a princess.
Next: If her engagement dress is any indication, all signs point to this designer.
2. Ralph and Russo
With so many designers to choose from, Meghan Markle may have her heart set on Ralph and Russo — the designer of her stunning engagement dress. In fact, a representative from betting site, Betfair told Harper’s Bazaar that the designer was a 2/1 favorite amongst gamblers.
Next: This designer is a close friend of Meghan Markle.
3. Roland Mouret
When designer Roland Mouret told New York Post, “Meghan knows really well what she likes and the main thing with Meghan is to listen to her and work in collaboration with her,” rumors of him designing her wedding dress sparked. Then he followed up with “I’ve already said too much,” and all bets were on.
Next: Kensington Palace requested a sketch from this designer.
4. Kensington Palace requested a design sketch from Inbal Dror
According to People, Israel-based bridal designer, Inbal Dror sent a design sketch at the request of Kensington Palace. Known for her whimsical silhouettes that feature metallic details, sheer inserts, and frills, the bridal designs are right in line with what Meghan wants in a wedding dress.
Next: There’s a 50/50 chance this is the designer.
5. Erdem could be a front runner
One of Kate Middleton’s favorite designers, Erdem is believed to be a front runner for Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. In fact, he may even be Meghan’s runner up choice — or, perhaps the designer of her second wedding dress (if she follows in her future sister-in-law’s footsteps).
Next: All bets are on for this royal favorite.
6. Alexander McQueen is the leading contender
According to a statement made by Betfair, Alexander McQueen — the designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress — is the current front runner. In fact, a recent surge in bets has led experts to believe a reliable source may have leaked the top secret information, revealing to gamblers that the design house’s creative director, Sarah Burton is the designer.
Next: Meghan’s ideal wedding dress, revealed.
7. What will Meghan Markle’s wedding dress look like?
In addition to who will design her dress, there has been a lot of speculation about what her dress will look like. According to royal reporter Omid Scobie, Meghan is looking for something that is simple, classy and very elegant. In addition, Meghan once told Dateline, “I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.”
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