The women of the British royal family are some of the most influential people in the world. Not only are they diplomatic forces to be reckoned with, but their influence trickles down even to fashion. Here’s how the most recent generation of royals sparked several wedding trends:
1. Princess Diana’s Dreamy Wedding Dress
Three words best describe the 1980s: big, bold, and extravagant. And the late Princess Diana’s wedding dress reflected the times perfectly. Designed by a husband-and-wife team, the elaborate lacey gown that could barely fit her carriage featured a 25-foot train, more than 10,000 pearls, and countless sequins.
The dress, which debuted in 1981, became popular with many women who opted to sport the same balloon style with elaborate shoulder puffs. They must have looked positively princess-like on their special day, but nothing beats the original!
2. Sold-out Duchess Kate’s Dress Styles
There’s only one woman who comes close to Princess Diana’s fashion icon status, and that’s her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton. The Duchess, who became well-loved for wearing more affordable clothes, can don anything and make it sell like hotcakes afterwards, it seems. Some amazing examples included the Issa royal blue wrap dress during her engagement announcement, which sold out within hours, and the Reiss bandage dress, which crashed their online store twice.
3. Potential Engagement Ring Trend from Meghan Markle
She may have yet to marry Prince Harry this Spring, but she’s already poised to start her own fashion following, thanks to her engagement ring. Designed by the fiancé, it came with diamonds from Botswana and Princess Diana’s collection. What makes it even more interesting, however, is the setting: one big diamond in the middle and two round cuts on the side.
If you’re set on following the Meghan Markle trend, you can buy your special someone a bespoke diamond engagement ring in Hatton Garden. You might not be marrying a royalty, but surely you can make your woman feel like a princess.