It’s like a really life fairytale. Normal girl turned successful actress meets and falls in love with one of the world’s most eligible bachelors. While not all of us can live the same dream as Meghan Markle, we can look on and join in on the festivities and happiness of the soon-to-be royal couple. As Meghan has been launched into the global spotlight after the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry, the world started taking notice of the bride-to-be’s style. Described as stylish, modern and practical, the ‘Meghan look’ is casually elegant and a perfect fit for a future Royal.
With one month to go until the biggest wedding of the year, the so-called ‘Meghan effect’ is already in full swing. She is the star the fashion world is angling to dress and who the rest of the world keeps turning to for style cues.
The future Duchess’s style is already inspiring online shopping habits across the globe. Every new appearance seems to be followed by massive frenesi and instantly sold out items. As the big day fast approaches, our obsession with the ‘Meghan look’ keeps growing. What best way to join in on the festivities than playing dress up in the future royal’s most notorious style staples?
From small-screen star to Princess potential, we take a look at Meghan’s favourite styles. Join in as we dissect her go-to pieces and then hop-over to trymetail.com to try them on your own body (!!).
Meghan is often seen sporting a long and oversized coat, especially during the colder winter months. Due to her royal activities picking up, she often turns to the coat as a chic and classic cover up to wear in the streets of London. Meghan has been spotted in everything from high-street retailers like J. Crew to luxury brands like Burberry. She effortlessly pairs oversized coats with tailored trousers and polo necks for a more sophisticated look, or
keeps it casual by pairing her coat with her much loved jeans and collared shirt combo.
Meghan uses the leather jacket as a lighter and more casual cover up. She often pairs a leather jacket with a simple mini dress or midi skirt for a sophisticated, yet casual look to wear during the day or in the early evening – from sporting events to cocktail parties. As Meghan isn’t a huge fan of colour, she often sports basic primary colours in leather jackets such as black, white and more recently the maroon leather jacket at the Invictus Games.
Simple, midi dresses
Meghan uses the midi dress as one of her style staples. She has the ability to dress it up for evening events by pairing it with heeled pumps, or dress it down for day-wear, paired with flat pumps. Her choice of midi dresses range from a-lines to bodycons. Most recently, the Altuzarra pencil dress she paired with a blazer and heeled pumps to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum was an online sales phenomenon and sparkled an explosion of similar more budget-friendly versions in fast fashion.
The tailored co-ord suit is a favourite of Meghan’s. She has used the shorts and blazer option as event-wear in the past, however now favours the slightly more conservative option of cropped trousers and tailored blazer over a simple white top, styled with a clutch and heeled pumps. This power-dressing look brings out her inner feminist.
Oversized collared shirts and denim jeans
Meghan rocks the casual look of oversized collared shirts and denim jeans. It’s cool, casual and yet still chic, even for a princess-to-be. She keeps her casual looks understated and simple, not over accessorising with jewellery, fancy shoes or even too much colour.
Pumps – flats & heels
Simplicity is Meghan’s answer when it comes to clothes, but also shoes. She is often spotted in simple pumps, both flats and heels. Meghan often choses plain, pointy and unobtrusive coloured pumps to pair with anything from designer dresses, to casual jeans.
While we’re loving the new style Meghan has brought to the royal family we can’t all be princesses. However we can TRY ON Meghan’s style on our own unique body shapes. Metail has curated an exclusive ‘Meghan Markle’ collection for you to try on the Meghan Markle look and get accurate size advice, so you can be sure you’re stepping out as a confident and stylish princess in waiting. Get a cue from the future Duchess’s style and find the best looks for your body shape on our ‘Get the Meghan Look’ collection here.
And stay tuned, we are officially on Royal Wedding countdown! We will be bringing an overdose of great styles for you to try on. Does anyone hear ringing bells?..