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Meghan Markle Wears a Little Black Dress by Emilia Wickstead, the Designer Who Reportedly Criticized Her

Wickstead very controversially criticized Markle's wedding dress just a few months ago.
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The Duchess of Sussex just changed into her third outfit of the day: a chic little black dress for a reception hosted at the British Embassy in Dublin. Per royal correspondent Emily Nash, she is wearing Emilia Wickstead, the designer who reportedly criticized wedding gown just months ago.



"Her dress is identical to one of our dresses," Wickstead said shortly following the royal wedding in May, according to the Daily Mail. "Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, 'It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.'"

Wickstead also reportedly didn't like the fit of her gown. "If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect," she reportedly said. Her wedding dress was quite loose." She also didn't care for Meghan's hair. "I was like, 'Hold the wisps [of her hair] back—it’s a Royal Wedding for God’s sake."

Wickstead later made a statement about the controversy. "Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex, looked absolutely beautiful on her wedding day and I have the utmost admiration and respect for her," Wickstead wrote.

"I do not think that her wedding dress was a copy of any of our designs. I have the greatest respect for Clare Waight Keller and the House of Givenchy—a huge source of inspiration to me."

Perhaps Meghan wearing one of her designs is a sign that all is forgiven. See the full look below:



Meghan has had three separate fashion moments today. She started in Dior in London, wearing a fit and flare, boat-necked black dress to several events in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

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When she arrived in Dublin just hours later, she was seen in a forest green skirt-and-blouse combo by Givenchy, which she paired with a tan handbag and heels, and symbolic shamrock earrings.


This trip to Ireland marks Meghan and Harry's first official international trip as a royal couple. During his speech at the reception, Prince Harry said, “We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit together as a married couple, and we hope it will be the first of many.”

Later this fall, Harry and Meghan will take their first longer international tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga.

While specific dates for the tour weren't shared in the official announcement, we do know that the tour will take place during the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, which run from October 20–October 28.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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