In case you missed it, on Saturday, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a lavish royal wedding at Windsor Castle and though the entire wedding was beautiful, there was a lot of conversation surrounding Markle’s stunning dress—mostly about how streamlined, modern, and seamlessly chic it was, but if her custom-made Givenchy frock felt somehow familiar-looking to you, you’re not alone.
By Sunday, someone on the Twittersphere came to the humorous conclusion that Markle’s wedding dress seemed to have been inspired by Jennifer Lopez and her character’s wedding dress in ‘The Wedding Planner’ and thus, a meme was born.
As you may or may not recall from the 2001 romantic comedy, Lopez plays a wedding planner who toils away on other people’s dream days, without ever thinking about her own romantic life but during a wedding scene in the film (that’s as close as we’ll get to a spoiler!), Lopez is spotted wearing a strikingly similar dress to Markle’s.
For the scene, Lopez also wore a bateau-neck, three-quarter-length-sleeved silk dress. Like Markle, her hair was similarly pulled back into a bun, which was adorned with a veil and delicate jewelry.
— Juliann Marie (@Juliann_Brown) May 19, 2018
— Fiona3000 (@IamFiona3000) May 19, 2018
Anyone else think Meghan looks just like JLo in the Wedding Planner?? pic.twitter.com/o9dX7Gp2m7
— Tracy McGarry (@MrsMcGarryNMS) May 19, 2018
Of course, Markle’s real-life wedding dress came with a few more frills than the movie version. Not only did the now-Duchess of Sussex’s gown come to life after months of hard work by designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of Givenchy, but it also came complete with a 16-foot long bespoke veil and a looser skirt than the one Lopez wears and Markle didn’t just fix her veil to her bun like Lopez; instead, she rocked a one of a kind tiara borrowed from the Queen’s personal Crown Jewels.
“After meeting Ms. Waight Keller in early 2018, Ms. Markle chose to work with her for her timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring, and relaxed demeanor,” the Palace said in a statement about the dress and its creator. “Ms. Markle also wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses—Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy.”
It’s kind of fun to imagine Markle and Waight watching the movie together and dreaming up their royal wedding recreation—but us, this just offers further proof that Markle’s look is a truly timeless one.