With the royal wedding just days away, rumors are swirling around Meghan Markle’s wedding dress selection.
Insiders think that Ralph & Russo, a small British fashion house, who created the sheer black dress in Meghan’s engagement photos, has been chosen to design her wedding dress, which is said to cost over $100,000.
If Ralph & Russo does design it, their style is glamorous and fashion forward, so we’re excited to see their take on a traditional look. The gown is said to be “hand-stitched, heavily beaded, and took hundreds of hours of manpower” to create.
When NBC’s Daytime TV asked us to share our predictions for the style of dress that Meghan would select, we asked our favorite Tampa Bay bridal shops: The Bride Tampa, Isabel O’Neil Bridal and Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Bridal Boutique to share inspiration gowns that matches the soon-to-be princess bride’s preppy, yet fashion forward style.
Ines Di Santo: Lucy | Isabel O’Neil Bridal
While Meghan can’t go strapless inside St. George’s Chapel, she told Glamour magazine that she prefers wedding dresses that are “whimsical or subtly romantic.”
This floral beaded sweetheart corset ballgown features cathedral train and handmade flowers.
Maggie Sottero: Blanche | Nikki’s Glitz and Glam
This illusion bodice wedding dress is a romantic, yet alluring ceremony option with a beaded lace appliqués and a double-keyhole back.
Pronovias: Rani | Nikki’s Glitz and Glam
This romantic mermaid design features tulle and floral appliqués and detachable cap sleeves and a cape giving you two looks in one dress.
Daarlarna Couture: OCN404 | The Bride Tampa
This Daalarna Couture wedding dress, style OCN404, features a beaded top with cap sleeves and light and airy English netting bottom. This couture designer offers custom gowns, meaning you can change any part of the dress to fit your style (i.e. changing the bottom to a ballgown style).