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How Meghan Markle's Second Wedding Dress "Reflected Her Joy"

Stella McCartney just opened up about designing Meghan's royal wedding reception dress.
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One of the (many!) highlights of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding was seeing Meghan's wedding day look—and both of her gorgeous wedding dresses. After the ceremony at St. George's Chapel, Meghan traded her Clare Waight Keller gown for an equally stunning reception dress by Stella McCartney. 

Today, McCartney opened up about designing the dress for the first time in an interview with the BBC, revealing how she collaborated with Meghan during the design process and how the final product reflected the bride's "joy."


The designer said Meghan's reception dress included the bride's personal touch. "It was very much her dress and I felt very proud she came to me for that part of the wedding," McCartney said. "She got to reflect her in it. I think it was the last moment that she could reflect sort of the other side to her and her, you know, the joy and the human within her."

McCartney also revealed that she worked closely with the bride on the design. "We worked together," McCartney said. "When you come to a wedding you don't just go here this is what you're wearing. It's like that person has to feel like a million dollars, they need to feel like they own it." And own it she did: Meghan looked stunning in her second wedding dress, which featured a high neck line in a lily white silk crepe fabric.

McCartney added that designing a wedding gown is "such a big deal," not to mention the pressure of creating a royal wedding gown. "I was aware that we had to get the right kind of positioning, the right pace, the right voice," McCartney said. "There was a delicate line."

Fans of Meghan's second wedding dress can score a similar version online (but sadly, it's not a Stella McCartney design). This gown by White by Vera Wang also features a high neckline with an elegant silhouette, and is available to shop from David's Bridal:

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Watch Stella McCartney's full interview with the BBC here:

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

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