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Meghan Markle’s Sheer Engagement Gown May Have Broken One Of The Queen’s Cardinal Style Rules

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement photos were released, I couldn’t look away.

Both Meghan and Harry looked absolutely stunning in their photo shoot: radiantly happy and in love. To me, the pictures looked flawless — but unsurprisingly, there’s a little bit of controversy surrounding them.

Meghan posed for the pictures in a gorgeous black Ralph & Russo gown, that comes in at a whopping $75,000! But it’s even not the price that people are shocked about.

The dress is making headlines for its style — in particular, its sheer top.

The dress features a sheer bodice overlain with a gorgeous gold-leaf design. The bottom half of the dress is ruffled skirt that reaches all the way down to the floor.

It’s the bodice of Meghan’s dress that, apparently, broke one of Queen Elizabeth’s style rules: no sheer fabrics.

There’s no doubt that the dress is a bold statement from Meghan, but then again, it looks gorgeous on her, and the young royals have been breaking old rules since Day 1.

For comparison, Fashionista reports that Duchess Cathrine’s engagement dress was a simple, year-old dress from British high-street brand Reiss, which cost £159 ($212 US) at the time.

What do you think of Meghan’s “controversial” gown? I think it’s totally gorgeous!

Check out the video below to see the gown, and please SHARE this video on Facebook!

Thumbnail Photos: Instagram / Kensington Royal // Flickr / Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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