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Meghan Markle uses wedding reception dress to make eco-conscious fashion statement

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Meghan Markle’s wedding reception dress is yet another demonstration of her commitment to sustainable fashion.

Meghan Markle’s wedding reception dress is yet another demonstration of her commitment to sustainable fashion.

In her life before becoming engaged to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle was an activist for charitable causes and sustainability.

So it makes sense that the bride chose to wear her eco-conscious fashion credentials on her sleeve with her wedding reception dress.

Earlier in the day, the Duchess of Sussex donned a minimalist gown, which had been designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy.

However, that long train wouldn’t have been very practical for the wedding reception, so Meghan changed into a Stella McCartney gown ahead of the evening ‘do at Frogmore House.

Meghan Markle wedding reception dress

Featuring a high-neck style, the bespoke lily white wedding dress is made of silk crepe – which Meghan teamed with a pair of shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, the soles of which were painted baby blue.

Of course, Stella McCartney was one of the first designers in the fashion business to embrace a sustainable attitude in her business model – from the production to the final collections.

As the designer previously said herself: “I design clothes that are meant to last. I believe in creating pieces that are not going to get burnt, that are not going to landfills and that are not going to damage the environment. 

“For every piece in every collection, I am always asking what have we done to make this garment more sustainable and what else can we do. It is a constant effort to improve.”

You can find out more about McCartney’s approach to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion here.

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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