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What the internet has to say about Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

Was it good or was it bad?

If you think being an actress is tough, being an actress-turned-royal is even harder. Case in point: Meghan Markle aka the Duchess of Sussex who tied the knot with Prince Harry over the weekend.

The royal nuptials, which reportedly generated over 3.4 million tweets worldwide, certainly invited a lot of comments. And one of the most hotly discussed topics was, no surprise here, the bride’s wedding dress. The 36-year-old stepped out in a custom Givenchy haute couture dress for her wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel in the Windsor Castle. Almost immediately, viewers took to Twitter to voice their opinions.

Some thought the dress was absolutely divine.

Perhaps the dress was inspired by Cinderella.   

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While others were reminded of Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner.

And it didn’t take long before netizens were asking followers of their social media accounts to pick their favourite royal wedding dress (Diana's, Kate's or Meghan's?)

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At first glance, Markle's wedding dress may look deceptively minimal but if you look closer, you’ll realise that a lot of attention has been paid to its details. For example, the clean-cut silhouette is a reflection of the fashion house’s expertise in timeless designs.

According to Givenchy, the boat-neck style perfectly frames Meghan’s shoulders in the most graceful way possible (we can’t agree more so we’re naming it the mother of all necklines from here on); while the three-quarter sleeves lend a touch of modernity to the dress.

Givenchy’s artistic director, Clare Waight Keller, says: “It’s truly an honour to be given the opportunity to closely collaborate with Meghan Markle on such a remarkable occasion. We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasise the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts.”

Another notable and impossible-to-miss part of her outfit is the glorious five-metre-long veil. It’s made from silk tulle and completed with hand-embroidered flowers that took artisans hundreds of hours to complete.  

Well, all we can say is that at the end of the (wedding) day, all that matters is that the royal bride felt her best in her choice of wedding dress. And judging by the smiles on her face, we can safely say it was perfect!

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