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Be Inspired by Aspects of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

From the bateau neckline to the minimalist design, see gowns from the spring 2019 collections.

Be Inspired by Aspects of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

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Though we will likely see many couples take inspiration from multiple aspects of the recent royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the bridal gown worn by the Duchess of Sussex is sure to set the tone for more elegant, minimalist wedding dresses in future nuptials. The beautiful Givenchy gown designed by Clare Weight Keller – the first female artistic director for the French fashion house – epitomized timeless, minimal elegance. The understated style was fitting for the traditional occasion and showcased a bateau neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and a sleek silhouette in double-bonded silk cady.

Whether you loved Meghan's gown or preferred the dress worn by Kate Middleton when she married Prince William, there are a number of design elements from the understated look that we feel will become more apparent in future weddings. If you're still searching for your dream wedding dress and want to take inspiration from Meghan Markle's bridal gown without completely replicating the entire look, we suggest choosing a style that features either a bateau neckline, minimalist design, silk material, or three-quarter-length (or longer) sleeves.

To help provide inspiration, we've collected a number of gowns from the recent spring 2019 collections shown at Bridal Fashion Week last April! Though they're not all in stores yet, you may be able to see these dresses at designer trunk shows. Be sure to sign up for the Inside Weddings newsletter to receive weekly event updates at bridal salons across the country!

Bateau Neckline

Legends Romona Keveza wedding dress bateau neckline meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo courtesy of Romona Keveža; Bridal Gown: Legends Romona Keveza; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal CoutureBridal Reflections, and Carine's Bridal Atelier

Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge wedding dress bateau neckline meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Sarra Fleur; Bridal Gown: Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture and Mark Ingram Atelier

Pronovias high  neck bateau neckline wedding dress meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Gerardo Somoza; Bridal Gown: Pronovias; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal CoutureThe Boutique by B.Belle EventsWedding Atelier, and The White Dress

Minimalist Design

Theia v neck bridal gown meghan markle wedding dress minimalist inspiration
Photo courtesy of Theia

Anne Barge minimalist design off shoulder bridal gown meghan markle royal wedding inspiration
Photo by Sarra Fleur; Bridal Gown: Anne Barge; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture and Mark Ingram Atelier

Ines Di Santo minimalist wedding dress plunging v neck cap sleeve meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Mike Colon; Bridal Gown: Ines Di Santo; Available at Carine's Bridal AtelierMark Ingram Atelier, and The White Dress

Amsale minimalist wedding dress high neck meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo courtesy of Amsale; Bridal Gown: Amsale; Available at Dimitra's Bridal CoutureWedding Atelierand The White Dress

Pronovias v neck minimalist wedding dress meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Gerardo Somoza; Bridal Gown: Pronovias; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture, The Boutique by B.Belle EventsWedding Atelier, and The White Dress

Justin Alexander high neck wedding dress minimalist design meghan markle inspiration
Photo by Dan Lecca; Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander; Available at The Boutique by B.Belle Events

Romona Keveza halter neck gown plunging v neck wedding inspiration meghan markle minimalist design
Photo courtesy of Romona Keveža; Bridal Gown: Romona Keveža Collection Bridal; Available at Bridal ReflectionsCarine's Bridal AtelierMark Ingram Atelier, and The White Dress

Liancarlo minimalist wedding dress high neck meghan markle dress inspiration
Photo courtesy of Liancarlo; Bridal Gown: Liancarlo; Available at Carine's Bridal Atelier and Wedding Atelier

Watters high neck short sleeve wedding dress sleek silk fabric meghan markle inspiration
Photo by Masato Onoda; Bridal Gown: Watters; Available at Bridal Reflections and The White Dress

Sleek Silk Fabric

Lela Rose ball gown bow detail silk fabric meghan markle royal wedding inspiration
Photo by Erin Baiano; Bridal Gown: Lela Rose; Available at Carine's Bridal AtelierDimitra's Bridal CoutureMark Ingram Atelier

Gracy Accad strapless ball gown silk fabric meghan markle wedding inspiration
Photo by Dan Lecca; Bridal Gown: Gracy Accad

Claire Pettibone long sleeve silk wedding dress meghan markle fabric inspiration
Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone

Strapless sweetheart neckline gown Sareh Nouri meghan markle sleek silk inspiration
Photo by Mani Zarrin; Bridal Gown: Sareh Nouri; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture and Wedding Atelier

Meghan Markle wedding dress inspiration Oleg Cassini silk bodice
Photo courtesy of Oleg Cassini; Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini

Watters strapless ball gown silk fabric minimalist design meghan markle wedding inspiration
Photo by Masato Onoda; Bridal Gown: Watters; Available at Bridal Reflections and The White Dress

Isabelle Armstrong strapless ball gown sleek silk fabric meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong; Bridal Gown: Isabelle Armstrong

Adam Zohar off shoulder ball gown in sleek silk fabric meghan markle wedding dress inspiration
Photo by Hatnim Lee; Bridal Gown: Adam Zohar; Available at Mark Ingram Atelier and Wedding Atelier

Monique Lhuillier bardot wedding dress traditional high neck sleek silk fabric meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Greg Kessler for Kessler Studio; Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier; Available at Carine's Bridal Atelier and Mark Ingram Atelier

Three-Quarter (or Longer) Sleeves

Justin Alexander long sleeve sleek silk wedding dress meghan markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Dan Lecca; Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander; Available at The Boutique by B.Belle Events

wedding dress from wtoo by watters meghan markle three quarter sleeve inspiration
Photo by Masato Onoda; Bridal Gown: Wtoo by Watters; Available at Bridal Reflections and The White Dress

Pronovias wedding dress with three quarter sleeves train meghan markle wedding gown inspiration
Photo by Gerardo Somoza; Bridal Gown: Pronovias; Available at Bella Bianca Bridal CoutureThe Boutique by B.Belle EventsWedding Atelier, and The White Dress

Adam Zohar wedding dress Meghan Markle three quarter sleeve bridal gown inspiration
Photo by Hatnim Lee; Bridal Gown: Adam Zohar; Available at Mark Ingram Atelier and Wedding Atelier

Romona Keveza wedding dress Meghan Markle bridal gown inspiration
Photo courtesy of Romona Keveža; Bridal Gown: Romona Keveža Collection Bridal; Available at Bridal ReflectionsCarine's Bridal AtelierMark Ingram Atelier, and The White Dress

For more ideas on how to have your own "royal" wedding, view 20 princess-worthy gowns, discover castle wedding venues in the US, and see other trends from Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's nuptials. Be inspired by more bridal gown collections here, and browse the wedding dresses worn by real brides in our photo galleries

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