Meghan Markle’s Engagement Photo Style Is TOTALLY Different Than Kate Middleton’s
The official royal engagement photos were released this morning, and they’re every bit as magical as you’d imagine them to be — thanks to the standout fashion, of course! While Harry looks as handsome as ever in a dashing Burberry suit ($1,395), it was Megan Markle who stole the spotlight in two very different looks.
First up, the bride-to-be donned an opulent black Ralph & Russo gown with a completely sheer top featuring gold, vine-like embellishments along the sleeves and chest and a cascading tulle skirt
The 36-year-old’s gown is undeniably beautiful, but far more bold than the look future sis-in-law, Kate Middleton, donned for her conservative engagement photoshoot look back in 2010 (the Duchess donned a silk-jersey blue wrap dress from Issa London).
Markle did make a conscious choice to stick with tradition by opting for a British designer, however. The dress hails from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 Haute Couture collection and likely took “thousands of hours to make,” according to the Daily Mail. If all of this just sounds expensive, that’s because it is: this royal-worthy dress retails for 56,000 GBP, which converts to approximately $74,788 USD (!).
The Suits actress pared things down for her now viral, adorable closeup pic of the pair in a simple white sweater from Victoria Beckham ($600).
While it’s still a bit on the pricier side for the average gal, a comfy white sweater is a look we can get behind at a myriad of different price points.
As for the gown… well, a girl can dream!
Which is your favorite look from Meghan’s engagement photo wardrobe? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Alexi Lubomirski + Chris Jackson/Getty + Victoria Beckham)