Fans think Meghan Markle took style inspo from Jennifer Lopez for her wedding dress

23 May 2018, 12:07

Meghan Markle and Jennifer Lopez

Fans spotted Meghan's Givenchy gown was just like JLo's in 2001 romantic comedy The Wedding Planner.

Some Royal watchers had a sense of de ja vu when they watched 36-year-old Meghan walk down the aisle in her gorgeous Givenchy dress. 

Meghan's understated gown featured a boat neckline and was made from satin with a triple layered tulle underskirt, costing a reported £387,000

It wasn't long before fans noticed it struck a striking resemblance to the one Jennifer Lopez wore in The Wedding Planner as her character Mary Fiore. 

Despite the similarities, Meghan's gown was a bespoke design by Givenchy's Claire Waight Keller. 

The stunning creation took hundreds of hours to sew the designs, with experts washing their hands every half an hour to keep the material pristine.

The pure white gown featured a five-metre long veil, made from silk tulle with hand-embroidered flowers from each of the 53 Commonwealth countries.

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The couture dress was made from a double-bonded silk cady with soft matt lustre and the colour was chosen by Meghan and the designer to bring a "fresh modernity", Kensington Palace said.

Meghan's veil was held in place by Queen Mary's diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, made in 1932 and lent by the Queen.