5 Times Meghan Markle Convinced Us To Be Minimalist Dressers
We live in a day and age where fashion is no longer considered unreachable or unrelatable, where fashion shows are open for the world to see as it happens on the runway, and where royalty is no longer boxed into the ballgowns category. Some of them can even be considered your new fashion icons. These days we've got our gaze fixed on the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, as she manages to wow us with every single ensemble she decides to don for a public appearance and whatnot.
If you notice though, Meghan has given up her Hollywood-esque wardrobe of skin-tight cocktail dresses and flashy numbers here and there, for a far more respectable, fashionable closet of well-tailored pieces that are fit for a princess. Here, we narrow down five times Meghan Markle convinced us that going the clean, crisp, classic way is the chic way to go. Sit back and learn!
1. A crisp striped shirt
If you're totally clueless about what to buy next for your wardrobe, stop overthinking and head straight to the button-down shirts department. Do as Meghan does in a flattering striped long-sleeve Ralph Lauren shirt, paired with wide leg white pants that's surely statement-worthy. The key to pulling this look off is in the folding. Get a shirt one size bigger, and fold the sleeves up in a messy yet put-together way, a la Meghan!
2. A sleeveless trench dress
It's one thing to put a trench coat over your outfit for chilly days, but it's a fashion statement when you decide to wear it as a dress. Thankfully there are sleeveless options like the Nonie Official number Meghan is wearing, and it becomes a lot more flattering when paired with sleek, sexy heels. Trench away!
3. A midi dress
Midi dresses are far more comfortable than above-the-knee ones as these allow you to move freely without any fear of your skirt flying all over the place. This Roland Mouret number on Meghan is a level-up on midi dresses for its ability to look so chic despite its neutral hue. We love that the sleeves are just the right length as well, and the fit is impeccable. Now you know what to look out for on your own midi dress hunt!
4. A modest Little Black Dress
Litte Black Dresses are reliable, but they can also be tricky if the right option is not picked. We suggest going the minimalist, modest route to minimize fashion disasters, which equally allows you to create a timeless look that gives off a lasting impression. Getting one in a minimalist, classic cut allows multiple use too, so that's definitely a plus! The Duchess wows yet again in this ensemble, paired with an eye-catching fascinator.
5. A classic black suit
Meghan goes for a well-fitted Givenchy black suit for this public appearance, which makes her frame appear longer. You won't go wrong with investing in a classic black suit for it's one of those outfits that you can rock at a party, in the office, or at a casual gathering. The key is in accessorizing and choosing what inner shirt to wear. Have fun with it!
Lead photos via @kensingtonroyal and @meghanandherprince