By Aafrah Baig
2018 has been a year full of memorable events, one such event being the wedding of one of the most eligible bachelors, Prince Harry and the gorgeous Meghan Markle. The Suits actress has been known for her killer fashion sense, with her stylish crop tops to strapless body-hugging outfits. However, this fashionista’s dressing style has undergone a modest change (pun intended!) since she became a part of the British Royal family. Her current sense of dressing can be described as simple and modest yet elegantly sophisticated.
Her outfits still reflect her personal fashion sense, while keeping in mind the traditions of the Royal family. You can frequently see her wearing knee-length dresses, pencil skirts paired with blazers, often accessorizing her attires with chic hats and berets, and usually finishing off her look with pointy-toe pumps or stilettos. She is generally seen wearing pastels, dark colors (usually black or navy blue), monochromes with striped or floral patterns. It’s kind of surprising but bright colors are not a part of the Royal Wardrobe! Although, before getting married, Meghan chose to keep her look au naturel, she did indulge in dark and bold make-up looks for certain occasions. However, one of the requirements of the Royal Family that she must meet with is minimal makeup for every occasion. Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William and sister-in-law to Meghan is also renowned for her classy and modest taste in fashion.
The designers and brands she regularly prefers are Stella McCartney, Claire Waight Keller from Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Mother Denim, Aquazzura, Hugo Boss, Sarah Flint, Manolo Blahnik, Stephen Jones, Jason Wu and Alexander Wang. Her wedding dress designed by Claire Waight Keller was a modest boatneck piece with a long trail. Her second wedding dress designed by Stella McCartney, for her reception was a high neck gown which was less formal and restrictive. The Duchess of Sussex is an outspoken feminist and uses her status as a member of the royal family to raise awareness modern-day slavery and support women’s rights. Her efforts to empower women have not goneunnoticed by society. She was also chosen as one of the most influential women in the United Kingdom by Vogue magazine. Meghan Markle is one royal specimen proving that a lady can be modest and empowered at the same time.