Meghan Markle's Wedding Gown Just Ruined Someone's Life
And we're a little bit sad about it.
There’s dress drama following the royal wedding and things are getting heated. London-based designer Emilia Wickstead -- Kate Middleton has worn her designs before -- has been quoted by The Daily Mail as having some not-so-nice opinions on new bride Meghan Markle’s wedding gown.
The online tabloid reports that Wickstead not only called the Givenchy dress ill-fitting, but claimed that the style was a direct copy of one of her own designs. She then reportedly went on to poo-poo Meghan’s undone hairstyle. Ouch.
But let's just back up a bit here. Even if Wickstead did say those things -- The Daily Mail article does not specify where or when she gave the quotes -- does it really matter? Not to the royal in the middle of the supposed fashion feud we can guarantee you that.
Yet people are not happy. At all. Most label Wickstead's behaviour as a case of the green monster with many saying she's bitter at not being chosen to make the Duchess' gown for her big day. Others want to see the royal family stop wearing her designs altogether. Sort of want to see -- kind of DEMAND they do so and right this very second damn it.
Such was the backlash that Wickstead felt the need to release a statement to address the situation. In the May 28 Instagram post the designer says she is 'extremely saddened' by the negative reports and that she does not think that Meghan's dress is a duplicate of her designs.
Confession time. We can kind of see where the copy-cat claims -- genuine or not -- have come from. The newly-minted Duchess of Sussex’s white silk gown – designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy – does indeed bear resemblance to a simple off-the-shoulder design from Wickstead’s bridal collection.
They both have a long sleeve, a full floor-length skirt and a nipped-in waist. Both are beautiful but –- let’s be honest –- neither is ground-breaking in terms of shape or style.
One huge difference between the two is the price. Wickstead’s Helene dress retails for about $12,400 while Meghan’s Givenchy confection is estimated to have cost $350,000 give or take.
So let's recap. We have two dresses that look similar, but at the end of the day, are very different. If there's any doubt just check out the price tag. We have someone who may or may not have said some less than kind things. They have since apologised.
Have we missed anything? Good -- back to picking out our dream wedding dress. Fingers crossed it attracts as much attention as Meghan's has.
Feature image: Getty and Instagram/@emiliawicksteadbridal