Meghan Markle's Givenchy gown ranked most popular wedding dress of the decade

Kate Middleton's dress by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen came a close second

Meghan Markle's gown designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller for the Duchess of Sussex's wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 has been ranked the most popular bridal outfit of the past decade, according to new research.

Present specialists Find Me A Gift studied the numbers of celebrity bridal gown searches in the UK, compiling a list of the five most popular dresses worn since 2010, as reported by Tatler.

Markle's gown averaged 21,900 searches per month since she wed Harry, while Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge's dress, has had about 21,500 monthly searches since her nuptials to Prince William in 2011.

Elegant and Audrey Hepburn-esque, Markle's dress caused quite a stir three years ago, with many speculating in the lead-up as to who might create it. The new royal chose Givenchy's first female artistic director, who wowed with the boat neck dress with sculpted waist, which Waight Keller described as a "timeless piece" but that still conveyed modernity through its sleek cuts and lines.

It took a team of 50 people to create Kate Middleton's gown, which was designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Lace details were overlaid on a sweetheart bodice and full skirt, with a train that trailed about three metres behind her.

The two royals were in a league of their own on the list, as coming in third was Hailey Bieber, who married pop star Justin Bieber in 2018 in a figure-hugging, off-the-shoulder, low-backed lace gown designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White. In comparison to the duchesses, Bieber received about 5,800 monthly searches.

Fourth on the list was Ariana Grande, who wed property agent Dalton Gomez in an "intimate" ceremony this year. Her lily-white, silk charmeuse strapless Vera Wang Haute Couture gown, which featured an empire waist and sculpted neckline, has gotten about 2,400 searches per month since the May wedding.

English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding came in fifth, as her custom-made Chloe gown that she wore to marry art dealer Caspar Jopling in 2019 receives 1,600 searches per month.

The embroidered and handmade dress, which is said to have taken more than 640 hours to make, was created by designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi. The ruffled high-necked gown had glass bead detailing and modest long sleeves. She also chose a traditional two-tiered veil, which was embroidered with the bride and groom's initials.

Updated: August 14th 2021, 11:31 AM