One of the things we love most about a royal wedding are all the incredible trends the event inspires. When it comes to royal brides, their wedding style becomes instantly iconic the moment the dress is revealed to the world and the fashion implications of that dress are far reaching. It’s been eight years since Kate Middleton stepped out in her impeccably tailored, Princess Grace-inspired Alexander McQueen gown and the effects of that are still being seen on runways with designers continuing a love affair with lace sleeved gowns. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating their first anniversary on May 19th and there is no doubt her Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown is the main source of inspo for so many of the collections we saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week for Spring 2020. Meghan’s sleek minimalism featured pretty much everywhere. Designers are also embracing bateaux necklines, dramatic veils, halter gowns (Meghan’s second dress style), simplistic fabrics, minimalist features and soft structured silhouettes.
The Meghan Effect is still very much in effect and likely will be for several fashion seasons to come! Here are 10 gorgeous gowns that pay homage to the Duchess of Sussex.