Meghan Markle Is #Stylegoals And We're So Here For It
The almost royal is a fashion rule breaker.
Actress and soon-to-be blushing bride Meghan Markle is the royal we've been waiting for and there's a raft of reasons why.
The 36-year-old is not only just a teeny bit more exotic than your everyday princess with her mother of African-American heritage and her father of Dutch-Irish background, but she's also got more than just a hint of daring about her.
You know what we're saying ... she's engaged to Prince Harry for starters and he's the wildest prince we've seen for a while. She's 36 -- a dead sexy age if ever there was one. She's a divorcee -- another layer of fascination. She's a known actress which provides that touch of Hollywood we all crave and best of all, Meghan looks to be refusing to be told what to do, particularly when it comes to her choice of fashion.
She's already broken several royal style rules and we're so with her. On April 24 she and Prince Harry attended a memorial for Stephen Lawrence at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Lawrence, a black British man, was stabbed to death in a racially-charged attack 25 years ago. He was 18 years old.
Meghan wore a chic black Hugo Boss dress to the memorial. The dress was threaded with silver, sleeveless with a V neck. It was belted tightly at the waist. Meghan teamed it with nude heels and matching clutch. Her hair was swept up into a casual bun with her trademark loose wisps framing her face.
She looked INCREDIBLE. She was immediately slammed for the outfit of course, because it had NO SLEEVES. And you're about to be a royal so start acting like one, or so the talk went. Unless it was in our office where it went more like wow, she is amazing. And frankly -- we stand by that. Meghan is amazing.
She's modern and stylish. She's bringing a little cool to the royal family and in the most chic, accessible way imaginable. Yes, she's a tiny bit rebellious. And like we said, we're so here for that.
NB: The exact style of Meghan's dress isn't available but there are similar versions out there. This one, the Hugo Boss Printed Belted Deleara Dress, $595, is an excellent option.