Meghan Markle in Oscar de la Renta at the Wedding of Princess Diana’s Niece

Posted on June 18, 2018

Duchess Megs shocks the world by wearing a floral dress! Brace yourselves!

 

This being a non-official appearance, we’re not inclined to be such bitches as to critique her look. We’ll just note a couple things: first, that this print really is something of a shock considering almost all of her official appearances since the engagement announcement have seen her dressed in solid neutrals and her three appearances post-wedding have had her working the same beige-toned minimalist style. So it’s notable that on her “day off,” (yet with the full knowledge that she’d be photographed like it was a working day), she chose something flowy and floral, with some color and personality to it.

Second thing: People need to accept that, for now at least, the woman prefers a blouson fit. People made the same mistake in characterizing this look as they did when discussing her wedding gown. This is not a poorly fitted dress, as seen by the model sporting the same fit in the look book. This dress, like her wedding gown, was designed to be loose on the body. In these days of body-con ubiquity and shapewear, it can be a bit jarring to see someone on the public stage who doesn’t necessarily subscribe to modern notions of fit. And while we may have opinions as to whether this style or fit is the best choice for her, we don’t mistake her choice for some sort of failing on her part. This is what she likes, for good or for ill. It’s not “wrong;” it’s her preference.

One final bit of criticism: Girl, that’s not your Fascinator. You’re better off in the simple beret styles or broad-brimmed hats. Leave the Kate-style frippery to Kate.

 

 

Style Credits:
Oscar de La Renta Long-sleeve Cocktail Dress from the Resort 2019 Collection
Carolina Herrera Scala Insignia Clutch
Marks & Spencer Fascinator
Aquazurra Pumps

[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta, modaoperandi.com]

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