We Already Know The Royal Wedding Date—Here’s What We Think Meghan Markle Will Wear

Meghan Markle is officially engaged to Prince Harry, and it’s been confirmed the two will wed in May at Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Exciting!

As a result of these details, we’re already wondering what the soon-to-be royal’s dress will look like. While we assume Meghan will honor tradition in a custom design and pay homage to Princess Diana as Kate Middleton did with her gown, we also foresee her having more of a fashion moment. Meghan will no doubt choose an elegant silhouette, and we predict she’ll set herself apart, be it with a contemporary design, a dramatic embellishment or even a delicate splash of color. We’re not discounting timeless details altogether—we expect Meghan to work in a bit of lace à la the Duchess of Cambridge and Pippa Middleton or to mirror their choices of sleeves (long, three-quarter or cap). It is possible she’ll go strapless to differentiate herself, however, as she favors the silhouette in her regular wardrobe.

To satisfy our insatiable curiosity, we culled breathtaking designer bridal gowns from the Fall 2018 collections. Our fingers are crossed for details to spill before Harry and Meghan’s nuptials, but until then, we’ll continue to fantasize. Take a look.

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Predicting Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

A modern take on Kate Middleton's gown with classic Oscar flair via the bow.

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Does this scream royalty or what?

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

Once again riffing on Kate's gown, a corseted bodice would be modern for Meghan.

Courtesy of Marchesa


Maybe the actress will channel Pippa's mock neckline with frothier details.

Courtesy of Marchesa Notte

Marchesa Notte

Or will she go romantic in lace off-the-shoulder?

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

A long-sleeved belted gown with colored beading would be divine.

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Vera Wang

We wouldn't be mad if Meghan channeled a moody romantic with the likes of this sheer lace and tulle Vera Wang.

Courtesy of Ines di Santo. Photo: Firstview.

Ines di Santo

At once traditional and modern, this ball gown incorporates lace but with a delicate off-shoulder sleeve.

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf Mariage

This gown is unexpectedly minimal yet traditional in shape.

Courtesy of Justin Alexander. Photo: Dan Lecca.

Justin Alexander Signature

A delicate cape overlay is one of the freshest bridal trends we'd love to see Meghan go for.

Courtesy of Lela Rose

Lela Rose

A minimal off-the-shoulder would be so unexpected, wouldn't it?

Courtesy of Pronovias


Then again, perhaps she'll skew traditional but with a figure-hugging silhouette.

Courtesy of Berta. Photo: Mike Colón.


Beaded with a cape is another likely look for the actress.

Courtesy of Temperley London

Temperley London

Perhaps she'll go with a British designer that channels her Hollywood roots?

Courtesy of Morilee. Photo: Dan Lecca.

Morilee By Madeline Gardner

This off-the-shoulder lace and feather gown is fit for royalty.

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji

Lace tiers and a modern high neckline are a fashion moment we'd expect from Meghan.

Courtesy of Liancarlo


We can't help but picture her in this ultra-modern strapless number.

Courtesy of Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi

The actress could shock us all with a totally unexpected pants option.