The Style Files: Meghan Markle
Since becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle’s style choices have become some of the most watched in the world. From wardrobe essentials that sell out soon after she steps out in them to highlighting sustainable and eco-friendly fashion brands, the power of the ‘Meghan Effect’ is real.
The Duchess of Sussex was listed as the third most popular celebrity fashion influencer (behind Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian West) by global fashion search platform Lyst, with the site noting, ‘on average, if Meghan wears a designer, that brand will see a +200% increase in search demand over the following week’. At Tina Brown’s annual Women in the World summit, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (one of the most influential names in the fashion industry) revealed that she too was a fan of the Duchess’s style. According to The Cut, Ms Wintour said: ‘Obviously, her style is fantastic. When she went on that trip to Australia and New Zealand, she was very respectful in choosing a lot of unknown Australian designers to wear, which was great. But I think, more importantly, she’s really bringing modernity to the royal family in a way that is inspiring.’
Some of our favourite style hits include; the bespoke Givenchy one-shouldered black gown she wore on stage at the British Fashion Awards to honour Clare Waight Keller (Givenchy’s artistic director and the woman behind Meghan’s royal wedding dress) who won the award for British Womenswear Designer of the Year, the navy double breasted midi dress from Antonio Berardi she wore while attending the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a reception hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the chic sleeveless white tuxedo dress by sustainable New Zealand-based brand Maggie Marilyn she wore to the Courtenay Creative in Wellington, the grey dressing gown coat she teamed with jeans and lace-up Stuart Weitzman boots she wore on a visit to Marenui Café in Wellington, the unique animal print Oscar de la Renta midi dress and green suede Sarah Flint ‘Marina’ boots she wore during a visit to Bristol, the ‘Frederica’ pink floral-print wrap maxi dress she wore with Castaner wedged espadrilles to the University of the South Pacific in Suva, the green leather Boss skirt and matching & Other Stories shirt she wore during a trip to Sussex, and the denim-like Carolina Herrera navy dress she wore for a visit to the polo in Windsor, the dress featured a flared skirt, belted waist and V neckline.
While Meghan’s fashion choices usually come with a price tag well above our budgets, there is plenty of inspiration to be found in her love for tailoring, midi dresses, jeans, and boots.
Here’s our edit of Meghan Markle inspired fashion pieces you can buy from our retailers: