Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a reception to celebrate female empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in London.
It’s time we all faced facts, kittens. We had to all work our way through this same set of issues almost a decade ago, so hopefully we can all come to a place of acceptance soon, and without too much stress or fuss.
Hold firm. Remember who you are. And say out loud in a calm and clear voice…
“This chick is just NOT going to give me the high-fashion princess fantasies I so desperately deserve.”
It’s okay. It’s not you. It’s not even her. It’s them. They got to her, just like they got to her future sister-in-law, forcing her into enough navy blue dress coats over the last decade to choke … the Royal Navy, we guess.
Our point: Miss Megs seems stuck in a very restrictive color palate of mostly black with occasional pops of white. Add a preference for cinched waists and you can pretty much predict all of her public appearance ensembles with complete accuracy. She hasn’t even officially entered the royal family yet and she’s already in a style rut, which means she’ll fit right in.
To be clear to those who think we’re being deadly serious here: we’re not. Not really. We don’t think anyone more defined than “the public” truly “got” to her, which is to say her preference for extremely low-key styles working within a very limited set of options is more than likely something she found herself backing into while she learns the job. We hope she gets to loosen up a little and express herself more going forward, but given her background, we can understand why she’d want to offer the British public a very restrained and unassuming image for now.
We have no doubt the press is making all sorts of noise about this being called “The Jackie O” dress, but we’ve never believed that famous people are sending messages based on what their clothes are named by the designer. It always struck us as more than a little goofy.
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