Forget lace and frills: the hottest look in wedding gowns is suddenly Meghan Markle's simple, elegant white gown.
The Givenchy custom designed dress may have cost over $300,000 according to Money Magazine. But you don't have to spend that kind of dough.
Bridal shop manager Tina Minshall, of Bridal and Formal in Reading, Ohio, says you can look like royalty for just a few hundred dollars
"Absolutely. If you want to be a princess on the day you get married," she said, "we can hit every price point. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars, you can spend $300, you can spend $500, you can spend a thousand."
Look-alikes as cheap as $60
If that seems a little hard to believe (and you don't trust ordering from a website outside of the USA), Elle Magazine has just published a report showing 10 wedding dresses that look like Meghan's, for a little bit more.
- One of the closest matches is also one of the cheapest. It comes from outlet retailer The Outnet.com, and is called the Alexis White Maxi Dress $160.
- Revolve.com has a Katie May Intrigue gown for $295.
- David's Bridal has a Vera Wang high neck halter dress for $800 (that looks like Meghan's second dress of the day, the one she wore riding in the Jaguar).
- Alex Perry has very similar looking Alex gown for $1,300.
Tina Minshall just cautions you to be careful of some budget dresses for around a hundred bucks. She says read reviews, and find out where the retailer is based, before you order. Be suspicious if the website is located in China
"The fabric will not be a great quality, some of the stitching might pop loose. The beading might be more plastic, than crystal," she said.
But don't be afraid of being tight: Money Magazine says Princess Diana's 1981 dress cost "just" $13,000.
And Queen Elizabeth paid for her World War II era gown with wartime rationing coupons.
As always, don't waste your money.
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