Meghan Markle basically wore a wedding dress for her latest royal engagement
The Duchess of Sussex has taken bridal fashion away from the altar and into everyday life—and we’re about it. Flanked by a suited Prince Harry, Meghan Markle donned an ivory gown to attend an October 25th state dinner in Tonga hosted by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u. The custom crepe creation is by designer Theia, and soon we’ll all be able to get our hands on it.
Worn with her signature messy bun, Markle stunned in the column dress with crystal accents. She paired the look with matching Aquazzura black heels and a Givenchy clutch purse, Birks white gold studs, and Princess Diana’s aquamarine cocktail ring. Swoon.
Theia’s Creative Director, Don O’Neill, released a statement the same day, noting how much of an honor it was to design for the duchess. Per Fashionista, O’Neill said,
The designer also told People.com that he halted everything when Markle‘s stylist reached out, despite his own bridal show being just a week away.
O’Neill added that after pulling the dress together and shipping it off in just two days time, he and his team were also let in on a secret extra early. (*cough* Baby bump.*cough*)
And soon enough, we’ll be able to pre-order our own version of Markle’s wedding-gown-turned-cocktail-dress via Theia’s website for $995. Or at the very least, shop for dupes.