I have a new style crush. On Tuesday Prince Harry delighted the nation when it was announced that he had finally popped the question to the divine American actress Meghan Markle. Meghan, the star of the hit series ‘Suits’ is a princess for the 21st century, mixed race, a feminist, sassy and independent, and the fact that they seem so well suited and totally in love is a really lovely story in our increasingly miserable times.
Meghan’s wardrobe is certainly going to be under scrutiny, and her winter white coat which she wore for the engagement announcement crashed the Line the Label website and showed that the ‘Kate Effect’ may well now be extending to Meghan too. That said, Meghan has already shown that she has style in spades and will probably be rivaling Kate’s fantastic wardrobe as she starts her official royal life.
Meghan is already an established face on the red carpet cycle and always looks immaculate in her choices. She looks amazing in vibrant colours, and works a long sleeved shift style in a modern way. I really can’t wait to see what she brings to the royal style file, but think it will be something that is more edgy and modern than the classic elegance that Kate opts for, more fitting for her role as the wife of someone further down the line to the throne.
I have been looking at Meghan’s red carpet choices, and think they provide some great inspiration for Christmas party dressing this season. A silver shift is a party classic that looks fabulous, especially when teamed with black accessories. Red is the perfect Christmas choice, and Boohoo has a massive range of red dresses of all styles, shapes and shades. If red or sparkle are not your thing, then you could opt for a classic black maxi dress, or a neutral shade that can fit any occasion.