How Much Meghan Markle’s Stunning Wedding Dress Cost VS Middleton’s And Diana’s

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Meghan Markle looked stunning as she walked down the aisle on Saturday, where she finally revealed the dress everyone was looking forward to.

The newly-crowned Duchess of Sussex wore her Givenchy gown with a lovely tiara gifted by Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by a 16-foot veil embellished with flowers from 53 countries represented in the British Commonwealth.

Markle appointed British designer Clare Waight Keller, who became Givenchy’s first female artistic director last year, to design her wedding dress.

According to Kensington Palace, Markle’s dress has an open bateau neckline and features a triple silk organza underskirt. While the price tag was officially unannounced, TIME has an idea of how much it roughly costs.

New York-based stylist Samantha Brown told TIME that the fabric and tailoring of the dress might have earned a hefty price tag, even though the dress appears simple.

Though the dress is not embellished or beaded, the way the fabric drapes together, with the fit of the gown, and Givenchy’s branding, makes the “gown extremely lux,” Brown said.

Fashion expert Dawn Del Russo commented on Markle’s dress, saying it has an “American princess feel.” She said that haute couture designer gowns such as Markle’s could fetch a tag as high as US$340,000.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress was also the subject of much interest when she married Prince William in 2011. Reports had placed the price somewhere between £150,000 (US$203,000) and £250,000 (US$338,000).

According to CBS News, the late Princess Diana’s dress cost approximately US$13,000.

Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the
acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year
became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018

Ms. Meghan Markle arrives at St George's Chapel #RoyalWedding

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018

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