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Much reward has been heaped on Megan Markle‘s Givenchy marriage ceremony costume, however one London-based designer feels the reward is being misdirected.

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Fashion designer Emilia Wickstead identified to the Daily Mail that Markle’s Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy costume is similar to one among her personal designs, specifically the Helene marriage ceremony costume.

“Her dress is identical to one of our dresses,” Wickstead stated. “Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, ‘It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.’”

Emilia Wickstead’s ‘Helene’ marriage ceremony costume 

And the designer could also be on to one thing. There’s no denying that the duchess’s robe and Wickstead’s design share very comparable attributes: each are streamlined full-length clothes with a bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves.

Indeed, the Helene costume is true to Wickstead’s type — she has a penchant for a pared-down aesthetic and favours lengthy and lean silhouettes. It’s a traditional look that has made her a red-carpet darling in addition to a favorite of Kate Middleton.

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Keller’s type, then again, leans extra towards the dramatic and consists of edgier silhouettes, luxurious materials and assertion gildings.

Wickstead’s critique of Markle’s costume, and her general look, didn’t finish there, nevertheless.

“If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose,” she stated, echoing sentiments expressed by others.

Even Katy Perry commented on the match of the robe when requested by Entertainment Tonight.

“I would have done one more fitting,” she stated. “I’m never not going to tell the truth! One more fitting, but I love you.”

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Finally, Wickstead summed up her sentiments on the royal marriage ceremony with a touch upon the newly minted duchess’s updo, which was styled by celeb stylist Serge Normant.

“I was like, ‘Hold the wisps [of her hair] back — it’s a Royal Wedding for God’s sake.’”

Apparently, you may’t win ’em all.

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