12 White Dresses That Mimic Meghan Markle’s Wedding Style
Pretty dresses fit for a duchess — without breaking the bank!
When Meghan Markle stepped out on her wedding day in a gorgeous custom gown designed by Claire Waight Keller, the artistic director of French fashion house Givenchy, people instantly fell in love with the elegant look. Then, for the reception, the new duchess slipped into an equally impressive Stella McCartney dress, featuring a sleek high neck and made of silk crepe.
Brides-to-be were immediately eager to emulate Markle’s polished wedding day look. Of course, not everyone is working with a royal budget‚ but there are plenty of pretty white dresses fit for a duchess — without breaking the bank.
Check out these 12 affordable white dresses that will channel your inner Meghan Markle for your wedding, graduation, or any other occasion you might be celebrating:
1. Sharagano Sleeveless Lace Dress, Kohl’s, $100
Like both of Markle’s dresses from her big day, this sleeveless number from Kohl’s is understated yet classic. The pretty lace detail keeps it from being boring, and the simple silhouette makes it super-versatile, so it’s appropriate for the office and summer parties alike.
2. Faith High Neck Extreme Split Front Maxi Dress, Boohoo, $44
This high neck maxi dress mimics Markle’s Stella McCartney reception dress pretty closely, and the dramatic slit definitely ups the sexiness factor.
3. Chelsea28 Bell-Sleeve Lace Top Dress, Nordstrom, $59.40
This bohemian-inspired dress is a more casual, relaxed take on Markle’s wedding gown. It has the same bateau neckline and the lacy bodice, but the on-trend bell sleeves add a little fun.
4. American Living Waffle-Knit Jacquard Dress, Macy’s, $58.99
This sweet-looking short-sleeve dress incorporates the bateau neckline of Markle’s Givenchy gown, but with a curve-flattering A-line silhouette. You can dress it up or down with accessories and shoes, depending on the occasion.
5. Bar III A-Line Mini Dress, Macy’s, $59.63
This playful mini dress emulates the high neck halter style of Markle’s reception dress, and the A-line silhouette is flattering on a variety of body types.
6. Melrose 3/4 Sleeve Lace Fit And Flare Dress, JC Penney, $42.49
This lacy fit and flare dress incorporates the bateau neckline and longer sleeves of Markle’s Givenchy gown and is conservative without being stuffy.
7. Decoded Sleeveless Embellished Halter Evening Gown, JC Penney, $84.99
This sleeveless floor-length dress captures the statuesque silhouette of Markle’s reception dress, and the embellishment at the waist gives it a little extra something.
8. Jennifer Lopez Crossover-Neck Chiffon Dress, Kohl’s, $47.99
This breezy dress features a handkerchief hemline, as well as a high neckline and silky-smooth material like Markle’s reception dress.
9. Bridal White Long Sleeve Open Back Fishtail Dress, Missguided, $60
This maxi dress is a pretty faithful replica of Markle’s ceremony gown, down to the long sleeves and smooth, unadorned finish. However, this one is a little more daring, thanks to a sexy open back!
10. Love Poem Ivory Lace Dress, Lulus, $66
This sleeveless lace sheath dress has a similar halter neckline to Markle’s reception dress, but is less formal and has a flirty 1960s vibe.
11. Brigitte Bailey Skyler Shift Dress, 6pm, $20.65
If you love the bateau neckline and long sleeves of Markle’s ceremony gown but are looking for something a little more casual, this ivory shift dress offers simple elegance that is just waiting to be accessorized. A bold statement necklace would really make this look pop.
12. Karen Scott T-shirt Dress, Macy’s, $44.50
This cotton T-shirt dress is effortlessly chic and incorporates the bateau neckline and sleeves of Markle’s ceremony gown in an everyday-ready dress.