People think Meghan's dress looks familiar

Ciara Sheppard

Meghan Markle’s stunning wedding gown, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, was the star of the royal wedding. But did the bride take her inspiration from the movies?

On the big day, Meghan revealed her dress to millions after months of speculation about the design.

The bateau neckline dress was made from double-bonded silk cady and was worn with Queen Mary’s tiara and a 16-foot-long veil.

People are comparing Meghan’s dress to J.Lo’s. Photo: Getty

However, people were quick to make comparisons to wedding dresses of the past. Our favorite: the dress Jennifer Lopez wore in the 2001 rom-com The Wedding Planner.

During the film’s wedding scene, J.Lo’s character wears a very similar dress to Meghan’s Givenchy creation, and people were quick to notice.

In the film, J.Lo plays Mary, a wedding planner who, after years of organising other people’s nuptials, focuses on tying the knot herself.

Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner. (Photo: The Wedding Planner/Columbia Pictures)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. (Photo: Getty Images)

Both dresses feature the same boat neckline and 3/4-length sleeves. Even the brides’ hair/veil composition looks similar.

Given Givenchy’s fashion pedigree, we’re chalking this up to pure coincidence. Still, there are worse people to imitate…

Meanwhile, others have compared the dress to the one Princess Mary wore for her 2004 wedding to Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik, and that worn by Princess Angela of Liechtenstein in 2000.

Australia’s Princess Mary also wore a similar dress in 2004. Photo: Getty
Meghan’s dress looks almost identical to the gown Princess Angela of Liechtenstein for her wedding to Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in 2000. Photo: AAP
Princess Cristina of Spain was the first to break the trend, and wore this off the shoulder design back in 1997. Photo: Getty

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