A lot has changed in the last two-and-a-half years for American actress Meghan Markle. Before meeting Harry, she was a simple calligrapher and actress in Toronto, Canada. Today, Meghan Markle is now one of the most Googled names in the world. In the last couple years, Meghan has entered into a secret romance with the world’s most eligible bachelor, gotten privately engaged behind the gates of Kensington Palace, and married Prince Harry of Wales in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle while more than 29 millions fans watched.
Since being Harry’s bride, critics have whispered about Meghan’s ability to become Royal; Will she last? How will the attention affect her? How will she break royal protocol? One subject that Meghan has constantly been attacked for is her choice of clothing.
From her wedding dress to her official Duchess of Sussex ensembles, people can’t help but comment on the Duchess’ wardrobe. One trend that Meghan has weaved through nearly every ensemble is simplicity.
Her wedding dress by Clare Weight Keller for Givenchy shocked the world. Following her wedding was her reception dress (also simple and stunning) by Stella McCartney. Only three days later, the Duchess chose a pencil dress by the brand established by Jane Lewis for the Duke of Cornwall’s birthday. Each dress was simple and white or nude.
After returning from her honeymoon, the Duchess attended her first Trooping the Colour in honor of the Queen’s birthday. Meghan opted for another simple and muted look by Carline Herrera. In her famous Balcony scene, Meghan captivated the world with her beauty.
While Meghan has entirely captured the look of elegance, critics are still obsessing over her wardrobe choices. But Meghan isn’t worried about their fashion opinions. Instead, she just wants to send them a message- a message that she warned the world of months ago…
Meghan is a feminist. During her Royal Foundation debut in February, Meghan made her views very clear. She confidently said: “Women don’t need to find a voice, they have a voice, they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen,” she said. “I think right now in the climate where we see so many campaigns like #MeToo and Time’s Up, there is no better time than to really continue to shine a light on women feeling empowered and people really helping to support them…and that makes such a tremendous difference.”
All of Meghan’s wardrobe creators have been women. Rather than worrying about wowing critics, she’s remaining faithful to her word and only showcasing female designers. Her recently acclaimed status has set each designer up with massive success, so Meghan’s plan is working well! And more than just giving female designers a new platform, Meghan also chose female leaders in their industry for the Royal Wedding: baker Claire Ptak and florist Philippa Craddock.
What do you think about Meghan using her platform to highlight other women? I think it’s amazing and her efforts remind me of Princess Diana! Let us know what you think in the comment section on Facebook!