Meghan Markle debuted a second outfit on her wedding day, this time by Stella McCartney, for her intimate second reception with Prince Harry at Frogmore House. The bride traded her silk, boatneck long-sleeved gown, which she wore for their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel, for a slinky, more relaxed halter-neck design as the duo rode off in a convertible with their nuptial date as the license plate. Her hair was styled by George Northmore in a loose chignon.
Stella McCartney was one of the designers fans had held in the running to helm the bride's gown thanks to her sleek aesthetic and use of vegan fabrics. The 36-year-old, now titled the Duchess of Sussex, also wore a special pair of Aquazurra shoes made of nude mesh and satin and featuring her something blue: baby blue soles! With this look, Meghan will be able to move freely amongst the 200 guests at their evening wedding party.
The new royal is already a fan of the British designer, who was behind the chic cape dress she wore at the Queen's 92nd birthday celebrations. She also wore a belted black coat by 46-year-old Stella, who is the daughter of former Beatles member Paul McCartney, during an engagement in Cardiff. Meghan has joined a long list of celebrity fans of the label that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and more, plus the Duchess of Cambridge.
Meghan's new sister-in-law also wore a second look when she said "I do" to Prince William in 2011, however Kate's strapless, satin gown was designed by the same person as her first - Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. She topped it with an angora shrug.
Meghan was a vision when she appeared at the chapel to marry her British love in a fairytale wedding that won't soon be forgotten. Featuring a simple yet stunning silhouette, the gown was the a joint effort between the former actress and British designer Clare Waight Keller, who became the first artistic director at the iconic French fashion house of Givenchy this year. The dress, made with silk fabric, featured a bateau neckline and long sleeves and was fashioned with a long train that took the world's breath away. Her hair was swept up in an elegant updo and finished off with Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara lent to Meghan by the Queen and a delicate veil. As per Meghan’s request, her veil was designed with the distinctive flora of each of the 53 Commonwealth countries.
The bridal party was equally high fashion! Little bridesmaids like Princess Charlotte and Ivy Mulroney, daughter of Meghan's Toronto bestie Jessica Mulroney, wore their own Givenchy numbers. The dresses were constructed of Ivory silk Radzimir and feature short puff sleeves, tied at the waist with a silk ribbon and back bow. A staple to any modern dress, the outfits even had pockets! The little girls also snagged a pair of white leather Aquazurra flats, monogrammed with their initials. It's was a gesture from Meghan, who wanted the young ones to have a special keepsake from the big day.