The “fashion cycle” of a woman who marries into the royal family is usually pretty straightforward, but Meghan Markle is about to trailblaze yet again.
At first, a royal GF’s outfits are more casual or sexy. Think Kate’s cocktail-dress days or Meghan’s chill yoga-slash-errand ensembles. Then both the relationship *and* the wardrobe get serious. Before the engagement is announced, the outfits become more elegant and buttoned-up, and the look only gets stronger after the wedding. Sometimes there’s a breakup and we get some hell-yes-I’m-free glam (à la Princess Di’s iconic revenge dress). But what happens fashion-wise when you fully ditch the British monarchy? We’re going to find out.
Since setting some more-than-healthy boundaries and moving to Canada, the Duchess of Sussex has been serving us some truly gorgeous looks that are a mix of classic sophistication and fun silhouettes and colours. Welcome to the new phase of Meghan Markle style, everyone—breaking up with your in-laws never looked so good.
Check out some of our fave post-royal looks below.
St. Paddy’s but make it fashion
Strong shoulders, strong colour
Visiting the National Theatre looking like a whole angel
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Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Royal patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where emerging technology like Virtual Reality is being used to develop new forms of emotive storytelling. Recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited Stanford University where part of their learning journey included a virtual reality presentation that allows the user to experience life through another person’s point of view. The goal of this method of virtual reality is to enable us to better connect and empathise with each other as people, regardless of race, age or nationality. The Duchess is pictured here with Nubiya Brandon and her hologram, featured in the National’s exhibition ‘All Kinds of Limbo’, which is currently being presented at the Tate Modern. Photo © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton
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