Meghan Markle’s Minimalist, Colorless Irish Adventure

Posted on July 11, 2018

We are ready to officially declare that this lady is terrified of stepping out of line. She’s one bad press day away from showing up in public wearing a nun’s habit. Oh, Megs. It didn’t have to be this way, dear.



Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Arrive at Dublin City Airport

The trip started off well enough, with a stripped-back day look in an appropriate dark green. Unfortunately, this would be the last color to appear anywhere near the Duchess for the remainder of the trip. We love the pockets on the skirt, but the top half strikes us too plain. And we noticed this with yesterday’s RAF outfit, but didn’t see fit to mention it until now: Girlfriend needs to schedule a fitting with whoever has the royal bra warrant now (Yes, it’s a thing).  Love the bag.



Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Meet Ireland’s President, Michael Higgins, and his Wife Sabina Coyne

We cringed; both at the terrible fit in the bust and the retreat to colorlessness. People are starting to get a bit salty about her preference for bateau necklines, but considering it’s one of the few elements that distinguish her style and prevent it from becoming hopelessly generic, we encourage its continued use. We don’t hate this design, but we’d like it a lot more if it was literally any color but gray. Sweetie, you’re in love and newly married to one of the most desired men in the western hemisphere. Dress like it, why don’t you? Love the bag again, and her hair looks nice.



Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Visit Croke Park

It’s colorless, business-like and minimalist, but at least it’s got a little style to it. We hope she makes pantsuits her thing because she looks fantastic in them.



Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Attend a Reception at Glencairn, the Residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland

Sigh. This Duchess seems to always be in search of a funeral.

We’re teasing because we’re so hungry for color, but this is actually a cute, chic little look. The squared-off neckline looks great on her. It was a bit of a surprise to see her step out in Emilia Wickstead after the designer famously trashed her wedding gown for ripping off one of her designs. We imagine this is a bit of an olive branch to a popular English designer. Which is smart, given how much Meghan’s been turning to American and French houses for her looks.

Given how the press (both English and American, to our consternation) writes a thousand articles about how she “violated protocol” every time she steps out (for pointlessly petty things like wearing neutral nail polish or crossing her legs), we can understand why she’s retreating into minimalist chic looks without any color to them, but we really hope she gets her sea legs soon and realizes that she’ll be criticized no matter what she does so she might as well go back to having fun with fashion the way she used to. Enjoy yourself, Duchess. Wear pink. Let your hair get messy. We’ll support you all the way.


Style Credits:
First Look: Givenchy Knit Pencil Skirt | Birks Earrings | Strathberry Bag | Aquazurra Pumps
Second Look: Roland Mouret Dress | Fendi Bag | Birks Earrings | | Aquazurra Pumps
Third Look: Givenchy Belt | Sarah Flint Pumps
Fourth Look: Emilia Wickstead Dress | Birks Earrings | Givenchy Clutch | Aquazurra Pumps

[Photo Credit: INSTARimages]

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