The dress that everyone will remember most vividly from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding at Windsor Castle is, of course, the restrained Givenchy gown that Markle wore to the ceremony. (The lesson: You don’t need lace, embellishment, or frothy ruffles to make an impact, though a 16-plus-foot veil and a tiara borrowed from the queen don’t hurt.) This being a royal wedding, however, the bride wore a second dress to the evening reception, this time created by the British designer Stella McCartney.
The royal family’s website confirmed on Saturday afternoon that McCartney, rumored to be Markle’s pick for her wedding day, created the custom gown. Like Markle’s dress from the morning, it’s a minimalist look. But unlike the three-quarter-sleeved Givenchy look, McCartney’s creation is better suited for a party, with its high neck and exposed shoulders.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Windsor Castle for a reception hosted by The Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/hRrxEUlFlJ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
To tick that “something blue” box, Markle and Prince Harry departed for the reception at Frogmore House in a blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. Markle’s Aquazurra heels for the night had “soles painted in baby blue,” according to the royals’ website. On her right hand, Markle wore an aquamarine ring that belonged to Princess Diana.
Kate Middleton also pulled an outfit change for her 2011 wedding to Prince William, swapping out her long-sleeved Alexander McQueen dress for another gown with a sparkling belt, which she wore under a fuzzy white cardigan.
Markle wasn’t the only one whom McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney, dressed for the royal wedding. Oprah wore a blush-colored dress by the designer to the ceremony, while Amal Clooney chose a bright yellow look.