Magical! See Meghan Markle's Custom $269K Givenchy Gown & All The Symbolic Fashions From The Royal Day

Magical! See Meghan Markle's Custom $269K Givenchy Gown & All The Symbolic Fashions From The Royal Day

Magical! See Meghan Markle's Custom $269K Givenchy Gown & All The Symbolic Fashions From The Royal Day

Everything from the tiara to the late Princess Diana's ring.

Published May 21, 2018

If you were among the millions of watchers mesmerized on Saturday afternoon (May 19) by Dutchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding, then you are dying to know all the details of the royal affair!

We’ve already told you about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made history with the number of viewers watching the royal wedding, inviting A-list celebrities, and the list goes on, so as you can imagine the fashion was no different.

From head to toe, we have all the details about the look that made fashion history—we even highlight the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

  1. Something Borrowed: Tiara
    WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex travels in an Ascot Landau carriage as she & Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex begin their procession through Windsor following their wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

    Arriving at her fairytale wedding, the 36-year-old former actress embodied a princess in Queen Mary’s Filigree Bandeau Tiara, borrowed by Queen Elizabeth. The diamond-and-platinum tiara was created in 1932 and has a detachable brooch in the center.

  2. The 16ft Veil With Symbolism
    Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    (Photo: Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    The 5-foot7 beauty made her grand entrance up the Windsor Castle staircase with a with a 16-foot silk tulle veil—yeah, we were all in awe! 

    At Dutchess Meghan’s request, the veil was trimmed with hand-embroidered flowers from all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth. 

    As you can guess, hundreds of hours were spent making the veil perfect.

    If you look closely in the details, you may also notice that two of Meghan’s personal favorites were added to the veil: wintersweet, which grows in their Kensington Palace gardens, and California poppy, which represents the Bride's birth state's state flower.

  3. Something Old: Cartier Jewelry
    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle in the Ascot Landau carriage during a procession after getting married at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by John Sibley - WPA/Getty Images)
    (Photo: John Sibley - WPA/Getty Images)

    Leaving the details in her tiara, the glowing bride accessorized her simplistic off-the-shoulder wedding gown with Cartier diamond stud earrings (worn before) and Cartier diamond bracelet

  4. The Wedding Ring
    TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, places the wedding ring on the finger of US fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle (R) during their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images)

    During the nuptials, per tradition, Prince Harry placed a simple Welsh gold band on his bride’s finger. The ring was crafted, by London’s Cleave & Company, from a piece of Welsh gold, given as a gift by Queen Elizabeth.

    London’s Cleave & Company are the jewelers to Queen Elizabeth as well as the company that made Meghan’s custom engagement ring.

  5. Something New: The Custom-Made Wedding Dress
    TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP)        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Designed by Clare Waight Keller— the first female artistic director at the iconic House of Givenchy—the Dutchess looked stunning in a simple pure-white Givenchy gown featuring an open bateau neckline made to frame her shoulders along with slim three-quarter-length sleeves for a touch of refined modernity. 

    "It is truly an honour to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion," Clare Waight Keller said.

    Although, the price of the gown has yet to be confirmed, according to the Daily Mail the dress is worth a whopping 200K pounds or approx $269K. E!'s royal expert, Melanie Bromley, told BAZAAR.com: "It wouldn’t surprise me if Meghan decides to foot some of the costs herself so she can have the dress of her dreams." 

    She continued, "She’s independently wealthy, and she’ll want a gown fit for a duchess."

  6. The Shoes
    TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex emerge from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Jane Barlow / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JANE BARLOW/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: JANE BARLOW/AFP/Getty Images)

    Also designed by Givenchy, her all-white pumps were made with silk duchess satin and based on their refined pointed couture design.

  7. The Backless Reception Dress
    The newly married Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Swapping her wedding gown for a dress she could dance in, the new Duchess of Sussex left Windsor Castle with her husband in a classic $500,000 eco-friendly Jaguar. 

    Heading to their evening reception at Frogmore House, we couldn't keep our eyes off of her all-white dress featuring a high halter neckline and an open back designed by female British designer Stella McCartney.

    Also, take note of the blue bottoms on her white Aquazurra pumps.

  8. Something Blue: Princess Diana Ring Gifted By Prince Harry
    Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)
    (Photo: STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Dutchess may not have worn “something blue” during her wedding ceremony, but she was spotted wearing an emerald-cut aquamarine ring on her right hand. 

    The ring previously belonged to the groom's late mother, Princess Diana.

  9. Bonus Fact: Slippers Were Provided At The Wedding Reception Party

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    To dance the night away with DJ Idris Elba, ladies who attended the reception were provided slippers so that they can change out of their heels.

    How thoughtful! 

Written by Tweety Elitou

(Photo: STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images)

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