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When it comes to the upcoming royal wedding, we know everyone is dying to know what the future Duchess will wear. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will be the talk of every news outlet, inspire future trends, and have every bride-to-be swooning over the details. So, with all the excitement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement and wedding plans, we decided to make our own predictions of what the royal bride-to-be will wear.

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Since Meghan Markle is the fifth in line to the throne, we think she can have a little more freedom than Kate Middleton when it comes to wedding dress styles and silhouettes. We don’t want her to break all the Royal Rules, but if we had to guess what her wedding dress would look like, here are our predictions.

This is what Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will look like, according to, well, us.

The Designer(s): Romona Keveza, Ines Di Santo, Rivini or Erdem.

While shooting her hit T.V. show Suits, Markle spent a good chunk of time in Canada—and we can tell that she loves her Canadian designers. We (and pretty much everyone else) are still obsessing over the Toronto-based Line the Label’s sleek white coat that Markle donned during her engagement announcement. So, that being said, we expect to see her in a dress designed not by a U.K. native, but by a Canadian or Toronto-based designer. Some designers who are either based or from Canada that we would love to see her wear would be Romona Keveza, Ines Di Santo, Rivini, or Erdem.

The Dress Style: Chic, Classic and Casual

Markle’s overall style is a mix of the three C’s, casual, chic and classic. She’s a California native—so we think a hint of that relaxed (and modern!) Cali girl style will be seen in her upcoming nuptials.

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Silhouette: Form Fitting

We want to see Markle’s petite figure shown off in a form fitting gown. A wedding dress that clings to her curves, like a fit-n-flare style, will evoke a feminine (and sultry) look that differs from the princess vibes we’ve seen Kate and Pippa wear. We also would love to see something that moves easily—so she isn’t completely restricted by the dress. A wedding dress with some movement will help accentuate Markle’s bod and also stay true to her chic California style.

Dress by Pronovias

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Neckline: Modest

To balance out the sensual figure hugging silhouette, we think Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will have a modest bateau or slight scoop neckline. A neckline that runs horizontally along the collarbone will evoke an Old Hollywood style that suits Markle’s Los Angeles hometown. That way Markle won’t cause too much of a stir throughout the royals in her figure hugging dress by having a classic and sophisticated neckline.

Dress by Anne Barge

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Sleeves: Puff Sleeves

We often see the royals, such as Kate Middleton replicate the late Prince Harry and William’s mother’s style, so we definitely think Markle will do the same on the big day. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will pay homage to Princess Di’s historic gown by featuring statement-worthy puff sleeves. We don’t think they’ll be as dramatic as seen on Princess Diana’s woven silk taffeta gown, but we hope Markle has some fun with this comeback sleeve style and opts for a dropped puff sleeve or something even detachable.

Dress by Marchesa

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Fabric: Clean and Modern

We think Markle will definitely veer in a different direction than Kate and Pippa when it comes to fabric by not wearing a lace wedding gown. Instead we hope Meghan Markle’s wedding dress feels modern with very few embellishments. Both Kate and Pippa’s gowns were covered in classic lace details, so seeing Markle walk down the aisle in something unfussy, clean and flowy would be a nice change. We’d love for her to wear a silk faille or something made out of charmeuse—creating a minimalist look that’s both elegant and effortless.

Dresses by Reem Acra

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Details: Pockets

Meghan has been often seen sporting casual looks—like the button down she wore with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games—so we definitely think pockets would be a hit for her. Pockets will give Meghan Markle’s wedding dress a laid-back feel that matches her everyday style.

Dress by Justin Alexander

Photo: Dan Lecca

The Train: Extra Long

We know Meghan Markle’s wedding dress will have some kind of extravagant train—after all it’s a royal wedding tradition. Princess Diana’s dress was over 20-feet long, so we definitely think Markle will wear a train that’s lavish and long. A super-long train will also add to Meghan Markle’s modern and clean gown by making the whole look feel more princess-worthy.

Dress by Rosa Clara