Meghan Markle subverts expectations, wears a McQueen pantsuit to a formal event

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend Endeavour Fund Awards Ceremony

I was looking forward to this all day Thursday: Meghan Markle’s fourth public appearance as Prince Harry’s fiancee, and her first appearance at an evening “red carpet” event. Meghan was Harry’s date for the annual Endeavour Fund Awards on Thursday night in London. When we hear “royal” and “red carpet,” we have expectations. The Duchess of Cambridge has trained us like doily-seeking Pavlovian dogs to expect lace, flouncy ball gowns, flyaway curls and bad tailoring. We were all expecting a gown, let’s face it. We were going to analyze the gown to the HILT. We were going to have so much fun with it.

So what did Meghan Markle do? She wore a black, slim-tailored Alexander McQueen suit and a white bodysuit by Tuxe Bodywear. Basically, she wore a beautiful women’s tuxedo look. And I have to say… I love it. I can feel many things at once, so while I’m disappointed that we don’t get to see a full-on gown, I also love that she subverted expectations so brilliantly and with such a sharp suit. This would have fallen flat if the suit was bad, or if she hadn’t put together this look so well. If she had worn her hair slicked back, it would have looked too Victor/Victoria. But loose hair with the perfectly slouchy bodysuit combined with the perfect cut of the McQueen suit… it’s just good work. Well done, Meg. And imagine that… a soon-to-be duchess wearing TROUSERS. AGAIN!

Also: Meg got to present an award, or should I say co-present. She did her part like a perfect actress, then her co-presenter seemed to lose his speech or something. It was awkward but not her fault!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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  1. JAGirl says:

    So unexpected, so chic! she nailed it!

    Love it.

    • Astrid says:


      • PoodleMama says:


      • Imqrious2 says:

        Perfect! Young, chic, professional….doesn’t draw attention from the event, but says “I’m here to work, now let’s have some fun with this gig!” Love the casually, low tied pussy bow, too. Hair, makeup! Both on point.

        ONLY thing I might’ve added were some ruby or pink Safire studs (to pull the red/pink from her clutch), or perhaps just diamond studs. Something small, not rock-size…just to pop a bit of sparkle by her face. But all in all, a small point. This outfit wins, hands down.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, Imqrious2. Overall I love the look, but I do think a touch of accessory would be nice. Small studs sound perfect.

      • Princessk says:

        Well, we all expected a dress or a skirt and she took us all by surprise but she really nailed it!

        I knew that she was going to wear a gown because it wasn’t that kind of do but I was expecting a little cocktail dress. I am thinking that Meghan does not like tights or pantyhose to you Americans 😄. If she wore a cocktail dress would she have bared her legs in this cold, so a smart trouser suit was a very smart option, and it really gave the message that the event was about the celebrants and not her.

        When I saw the first picture I said ‘Victoria Beckham’ , and I bet before long we will see her in VB.

        Even my daughter said that people in her workplace were saying how fine Meghan looked and for the first time Meghan got top ratings on DM…thank God! Meghan supporters are now waking from their slumbers and coming out to support her. Yay!

        Today for the first time I got out my black cigarette trousers and with confidence wore them with black heels ( I always wear them with flats). Totally inspired by Meghan!

      • Olenna says:

        @PrincessK, I love those trousers you linked. And, goodness me, that blazer with the red appliques is divine.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      Agreed. Perfection!! This is exactly what I was hoping for/expecting from her re: fashion. Go get em Meghan!

    • Enny says:

      Gorgeous. Just proves how valuable it is to have a competent tailor on speed dial – and how buying the services of stylists will never buy you actual style.

    • Olenna says:

      +2. Totally chic, and I think the “formal” nature of this event is being overstated.

      • MeeMow says:

        I agree it wasn’t really a formal event. The guy presenting at the podium with her didn’t even have a tie on. And in 2018 if a suit is appropriate for the men to wear, it’s appropriate for the women too.

    • BAnna says:

      Agreed! This is a great look!

    • another kate says:

      Yes!! Chic is the word! Finally, some perfect tailored pants at a royal event. I’m sick of Kate’s jeggings, and didn’t love Meghan’s previous wide legged ones, but these are PERFECTION. I could not love this outfit any more than I already do!

    • Sharon Lea says:

      So love it!

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      Princess Henry I/w is ok – but could have been much more and a let down to Prince Harry’s patronage.

      But did ‘they advise Princess Henry I/w to ‘tone down her regal chicness’ for DoLittle to have full attention …

    • Becks says:

      I think this is my favorite look on her! The tailoring is perfection and I want this outfit so bad.

    • vava says:

      +3 Nailed it.

    • Ellaus says:

      She looks amazing! I truly wasn’t expecting this outfit, and it is all kinds of amazing. I only wished she has chosen a colored shoe, maybe cobalt blue or red to tie the bag visually. But i suppose it would look”too hollywood”.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Love love LOVE! So sleek and chic! Her hair looks beautiful, too. I absolutely love this look!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      She looks great. Really reminds me of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy’s style (solid colors, white/black, minimalist).

      • Jayna says:

        It felt very Victoria Beckham to me, in a good way. I’m a fan of Victoria Beckham and her style most of the time, and this is definitely it.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Wow, wow, wow!
      So very chic, so modern!

    • magnoliarose says:

      I love this. Hair down was perfect for this, and her shoes aren’t swallowing her slim feet.

      • Princessk says:

        @magnoliarose…..Yes, I agree in so many pictures of her from her Toronto days her shoes always look very cheap and ill-fitting. I was looking forward to the time when she would have access to the best quality shoes, and it seems that now she is sorting that out.

        I also notice that W & K and Harry often wear suede, I think that the reason is that suede is more comfortable to wear than leather, especially if you are on your feet a lot.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Hail to the lass that knows how to buy clothes that fit, isn’t afraid of the chic adult professional look, and knows how to carry a clutch without doing the pained crotch grab thing that Kate does.

      It’s a relief to see her out and about, not trying to look like a Real Doll in twee dresses.

  2. OriginalLala says:

    Killer suit! I wish I could pull off a sleek tux look like that, It never looks right on me though. She looks awesome.

  3. Cee says:

    She looks amazing, the cut of those trousers is perfect. I’m all for Meghan and Kate having their own styles and not morphing into one another.

    • Red says:

      Thank you! I would wear Meghan’s style more, but I don’t understand those that want Kate to copy her. They’re two different people, with different styles. I hate this weird competition some people have between the two.

      • Jayna says:

        Isn’t that the truth? It’s very silly when I read those comments. Very high-schoolish.

        Also, Meghan looks really fantastic here.

    • Lela says:

      And to be fair Kate just couldn’t do it, she is the wife of the future King, the rules and expectations for her are much. much more different then they are for Meg. Kate is more “forced” into abiding by the traditional royal rules (ie wearing pantyhose with all outfits, never wearing nail polish and so forth), in a sense Meghan is lucky as she has a bit more freedom in these things, her soon to be husband is now 5th and in a few weeks 6th in line to the throne, there’s no real pressure there.

      • Nic919 says:

        The “rules” aren’t stricter for Kate than Meghan. The Queen has expectations for all royal women, but Kate’s style, good or bad is entirely her own. Diana was Princess of Wales and thus higher on the echelon and she took far more fashion risks than Kate. And for the longest time Kate did not weight her skirts causing several fly ups and that certainly wasn’t approved by the Queen.

        Diana would wear trousers, Sophie has worn trousers and even the Queen wore trousers in her younger days. This has nothing to do with protocol and everything to do with Kate’s taste in clothing.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Exactly, Nic919. The dress protocol is things like hems to knee or lower, straps one inch wider or wider, weight hems, UK or Commonwealth designers most of the time. Doesn’t mean you cannot be fashionable or cannot wear trousers. Trousers, not skinny jeans or jeggings.

      • Cee says:

        Um, no. Kate has the same freedom except she feels confident and more “the part” in the way she chooses to dress and style herself. No one forces her to wear doily dresses or the same shade of blue on every coat she wears. If not, look at her short hemlines; is she were “forced” to adhere to certain rules, then her hemlines would be much longer.

        Diana was a fashion trailblazer during her marriage to the actual Heir (can we all appreciate the time she wore an emerald chocker as a head-band?) I’m tired of this “she’s married to the future King” excuse. No. She’s married to the Heir’s heir. And she doesn’t need an excuse to justify her own personal style. I find that rude.

      • ABC says:

        So agree with this. Kate’s penchant for dressing like a 70yr old (apologies to 70yr olds) are entirely down to Kate and her ‘stylist’ and nothing to do with the BRF. She is in no way ‘constrained’ in any way other than the Queen (and everyone) has no desire to see her sans-panties ever again. She could dress wonderfully, she CHOOSES not to and for the money she spends it’s almost criminal how badly put together she looks. JMO.

      • Lela says:

        I’m not talking about style, I wrote yesterday that I don’t think Kate’s clothes and accessories are themselves ugly or bad they just don’t suit HER and she is not good at matching things. What I mean is in terms of smaller details, like Kate always gets ragged on here for wearing nude pantyhose and Meghan didn’t in her engagement roll out, Kate would never ever get away with wearing a pantsuit for a formal Gala like Meghan did here, these are the details I’m getting at, you just can’t compare the two in those regards, Meghan is not marrying the future king so she does have leeway to dress more freely. That being said, yes, Kate CAN look better and a bit more modern than she does because, again, she is not very good at pairing the items she does together, but I think that’s an entirely different point.

      • Masamf says:

        +100 Nic919, notasugar, Cee and ABC, . Its getting really absurd people excusing all Kate’s meh! decisions and tying everything into such nonsense “she’s future queen and Harry is 6th inline” etc. Like what’s Harry’s status have anything to do with any of this anyways? I get it, Kate is married to the heir of the heir to the throne, no need to constantly remind us where Harry is placed in line to the throne. I’m sure that parsimon yellow gown she wore the other day or the velvet blue number will all be chalked to “she’s future queen she had to wear those”. HMTQ herself is very stylish given her age, how Kate get away with so much is beyond me! She wears these frumpy outfits because thats her style, not because HMTQ forces her to!!!
        Also, make no mistake to believe Meghan is breaking any rules by wearing anything that’s been declared by the media to “break protocol”. Meghan is a very smart girl, anything that she wears she researches first, consults with palace officials and they tell her its not breaking any rules, then she wears it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        “Kate would never ever get away with wearing a pantsuit for a formal Gala like Meghan did here, these are the details I’m getting at”

        People have been saying on here for years that they want Kate Middleton to wear trousers, trouser suits, proper trousers not the leggings and jeggings she wears. She is allowed to wear trousers on the job just like Her Majesty, Princess Anne, Sophie Wessex, etc. all have.

        This was not a formal event. Most of the men in attendance were not even wearing daytime suits. If she had shown up in a cocktail dress she would have been over dressed and slammed for it.

      • Lady D says:

        @Masamf, Any idea who she would check with or what their job description would be?

      • Cee says:

        This was not a Gala. Do you see anyone wearing black tie?

      • LAK says:

        Lela: That is all your own assumption based on nothing more than an observation of Kate’s way of doing things.

        This is how Kate chooses to present herself, and nothing to do with protocol which she frequently breaks btw.

        As others have pointed out, Diana whilst married to the heir wore many things that Kate does not. Including trousers to galas :–diana-hercegnő-diana-spencer.jpg

      • Lorelai says:

        @Lela: what are you talking about? Kate could absolutely wear this to a similar event.

        I actually think Kate would look gorgeous in this, as long as she exuded confidence in her choice.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Diana managed to forge her own style and not look matronly. She chooses to look the way she does. Kate is under no obligation to wear what she wears. If she wanted to wear every single thing Meghan wore she could without getting it wrong.
        Stop trying to make it something besides she just isn’t stylish. It isn’t a crime, but it is the truth.

      • Masamf says:

        @ LadyD, there are a number of people to start with, how about start with PoW and DoC; or Prince Harry personal secretary (not Jason) just to name a few? These are people that are very well versed in royal protocol and are easily accessible to Meghan; my guess is she does her research first before she does anything. Im guessing that there is careful thought given all Meghan’s outfits before the general public sees her in them. There has been a lot of hoopla from the media (and some posters online) about how Meghan has broken this and that protocol, but then people later posting here how this or that royal family member has done said action before so it turns out (it seems) that Meghan in doing whatever or whatever is actually well within the royal guidelines!!

      • Princessk says:

        Poor Kate! The truth is that she had it drummed into her that the RF did not want another fashion plate like Diana, constantly hogging the headlines and drawing all the attention away from her husband and the Queen. So Ma Middleton made sure that Kate looked safe and dowdy and very ‘high street’.

        But Kate is only human, and I bet my bottom dollar that after she has had the baby it will be ‘game on’. Ma Middleton is going to push her to up the stakes and bring new stylists in.

      • HH says:

        I lost track of who’s saying what, so I’ll just address this broadly. Kate’s choice doesn’t have much to do with not being “Diana 2.0” or marrying the direct heir. Kate didn’t have to tone down her style for anyone. Kate is a plain dresser. Always has been. In this particular instance, I don’t mean “plain” in a rude sense, just in someone who mostly goes for basic, no frills dressing. You can look up any pictures of her throughout her 10+ years of being in the public eye and see her style is just plain/basic/regular/no muss, no fuss. I think to Americans she always looked stylish or fancy because we don’t have many events where women are required to wear hats and fascinators. So, her outfits were a whole new world to us.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The idea that Kate Middleton is somehow being subverted in her desire to be a fashionista haven’t look at her clothing bills. She has no problem spending a ridiculous amount of money on ridiculous clothing, often things that do not meet protocol, are from foreign designers, or are just awful (see the two recent Erdems).

      • RoyalSparkle says:


        It’s a bad message for the powers that be – to be sending to girls – who got a good education, work hard for decades and become such professional positive force – only to downplay all that because of an Entitled, workshy/Dutiless like waitie -the middletons (and ‘I am a Prince’ ) – who had seven years to build a Royal Duties Portfolio.

  4. LAK says:

    She looks amazing in it. And she styled it perfectly. Effortless glamour and not a dolly curl in sight!!

    • Hh says:

      Agreed! I saw this last night and loved. Both the clothing and styling of it works perfectly.

    • Liberty says:

      Agree….just perfect. It looks professionally elegant, shows respect too, without being a “me me me” choice at an awards event.

    • Clare says:

      Yes! And the length of those trousers with the shows is so perfect. Love her hair too. Who’d have thunk Id be this positive about a ‘royal’?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      ITA – its a timeless professional look that covers many occasions. Meanwhile in Sweden, someone continues to dress like she raided Grandma’s closet.

      • amy says:

        i disagree Kate looks good

      • whatever says:

        Well, at least she got to raid Grandma Windsor’s pricey jewellery collection. She can console herself with that. 🙂

      • Nic919 says:

        Meghan looked stylish and appropriate to the event. Kate’s recent gown was ok and certainly not horrific like in the days before, but she was styled as an old lady from the 60s and it ages her.

      • RoyalSparkle says:


        Do little middleton attire is aged frumpy as – other royal ladies with presence of regal/ness could – not so here, for most especially, at such outrageous cost.

  5. lala says:

    this look is just fabulous! Girl means business and yet a bit of classic glamour is still there. Well done!

  6. whatever says:

    She looks nice and polished but its a bit too “I’m on my way to a job interview” kind of look. She could have glammed it up a little bit with it being an award ceremony.

    • liriel says:

      I agree, you nailed it. I appreciate she’s thinking outside the box but it’s a bit much.

    • Tiffany says:

      I would like to think she kept it minimum as to not outshine the award recipients. It’s their night.

    • Maria says:

      I would have liked a blouse of a different colour. But she does look great, edgy. And her hair is beautiful.

    • Maria says:

      I would have liked a blouse of a different colour. But she does look great, edgy. And her hair is beautiful.

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      The powers may want her to come out in Regal gowns when she is on her first HRH red carpet – or they ‘tone down’ for frumpy middleton.

      Some frames seem The Prince Henrys may have done the best with the substitute for the occasion that screams for a gown. It’s the same with waiting for an Engagement announcement – to not outspark the Lambridge pregnancy.

      • Masamf says:

        WTH are you talking about? I don’t understand any of yr word salad and I’d love to be let in on yr jokes!!

    • Mimi says:

      It’s a working event, not a glamorous celebrity filled awards ceremony. Her attire is 100% on point, which I know won’t stop those looking for a reason to nitpick.

  7. Beta says:

    The event wasn’t a gown event to begin with. At most a cocktail dress, but this is so much better. She looked professional, glamouros and super hot. That pic of them leaving… Yas!

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      … but it’s an award red carpet – dressing ‘professional’ for an evening event (!) – don’t think so.

      • Lorelai says:

        It wasn’t an “award red carpet” like the Oscars, though. It was an industry award type thing which is completely different and absolutely not black-tie.

  8. Alexandria says:

    I really love this look and I love that she is wearing pants! I hope this is the start of good things. WK HM working and bringing it. I am trying to think positive lol. Good job Meg!

  9. minx says:

    Very cute. I certainly hope she isn’t dieting because she’s as big as a minute.

    • Princessk says:

      I want her to put on some weight because in the run up to the wedding she will lose even more as a result of stress.

  10. Amy says:

    How formal was this event if Harry was wearing his usual blue suit? He’s not wearing a tuxedo, or even a dark colored suit which would be more formal than day-time navy blue, so I’m not sure why Meghan would have worn a ball gown. Does anyone else wish Harry would stop with the blue suits for literally every single event he goes to? His blue suit with brown shoes that he often does clashes with Meghan whenever she wears black, or even just black accessories. I wonder if he will ever let Meghan dress him. Will they be the kind of couple where the husband undergoes a wardrobe transformation and becomes much more stylish after marrying his wife? I hope so.

    • Honey says:

      I’m with you regarding the blue suits. Black, brown, beige, gray, patterned, pinstripes, mix and match . . . ANYTHING other than those blue suits.

      I’m not into couples being matchy but they do often clash, and I’m going to blame it on his blue suits. I’m so tired of seeing him in those blue suits which often look poorly fitted on him. I hate those suits. Phew. Glad to get that off of my chest. Lol.

    • Amy says:

      There are two of us Amy’s on here and we often have opposite opinions. I sometimes read thru the comments and am like “when did I say that!?” And then I realize it’s other Amy. Lol. Maybe I will change my commenting name.

      • magnoliarose says:

        You can put a gravatar and then make sure it is always you. People were posting under other commenters names at one time. It is much harder to get a “feel” for a person if there are four people with the same name.
        Or AmyS or something if that isn’t a concern.

      • amy says:

        i know amy i noticed the other day

    • Princessk says:

      Well Harry does not seem the kind of guy who cares about style, unlike his very elegant father.

      Also even though people may not believe it the royals are very careful about spending money, and are constantly looking fro ways to cut costs. Harry is not going to change his wardrobe when he has a lot of very adequate suits, also he is very happy for Meghan to be the one everybody is looking at.

    • Veronica says:

      I love Meghan’s look, but once again, she and Harry seem to be going to different events. She looks sleek, he looks sloppy and much more casual.

  11. littlemissnaughty says:

    Saw this on IG this morning and nearly fainted. It’s great.

  12. Really says:

    Great suit, but wore it for the wrong occasion. I read somewhere that she wore the suit in order to not pull focus from Kate. Big eye roll if true.

    So tired of seeing Harry in that blue suit. A darker one would’ve looked more polished. No on that shade of blue.

    • Beta says:

      The veterans were mostly in T-shirts. Maybe she should have worn one too.

    • Tanguerita says:

      How on earth was it the “wrong occasion”?

    • Tina says:

      This was an awards ceremony in the City of London (financial district). A trouser suit is 100% appropriate for this occasion.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      No one was in formal outfits. It would have been ott and ridiculous for her to be in a cocktail dress.

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      Totally agree.

      BP – gov – whiny was worried Princess Meg would have stole the attention from frumpy. It’s ok, Princess Henry will have lots more occasion – and first red carpet after she is HRH Princess Henry.

    • Masamf says:

      I’m betting Meg wore this outfit in effort not to upstage the real heroes of the night, the vets, not because of Kate. DM is full of $h!t for even suggesting this. And they wrote it to counter what the mirror had written prior that deemed Kate’s pink gown a “fashion mishap” while they dubbed Meghan “a dream” so DM went on and printed such BS. Meghan’s focus was on the vets, not on Kate and Billy Middleton. DM seems to think everything Meghan does revolves around Kate; they are always quick to scream “Meghan copies Kate” when Meg wears anything even remotely to what Kate, but when Kate wore whenever . But, all of a sudden when Kate started carrying purses, the DM were quiet about it and never mentioned Kate “copying” Meghan.

      • Mimi says:

        Exactly. Nary a peep when Kate ditched the clutches.

      • graymatters says:

        Kate has also sported a messy bun in public a few times now. It’s hard to believe that any woman with long hair has never worn a messy bun, but maybe seeing Meghan get praise for hers made Kate realize that she didn’t have to be shellaced perfection in an updo. So, the hair thing isn’t necessarily copying Meghan, just freeing Kate ever so slightly.

        I’m optimistic that Meghan will be good for Kate and the BRF in general. I’m less optimistic that the tabloids will see it that way.

      • Masamf says:

        @graymatters, nothing Meghan wears is copying Kate in any way, shape or form but that doesn’t stop the DM or Meg’s detractors from screaming “copy cat Meg”. Just in this thread alone, there is one pointing out how Meghan carrying a clutch is such copying Kate Middleton. Eeer, actually thats not accurate. Meghan has been carrying clutches way before she even met Harry, case in point:
        Outfits Meghan wore in 2012 have been dubbed “Meghan channeled her inner Kate”, or “Meghan copied Kate” or “Meghan took a fashion cue from Kate” which is a lot of bull. Meanwhile, in all Kate 8 years of married life, she has never carried a purse but just a clutch till Meghan came on the scene and carried several then Kate started doing same. Kate had never worn her hair in a messy bun till Meghan happened on the scene and did so then Kate started doing same. Why is it that when Meghan wears something Kate ever worn its “copying Kate” but when Kate copies Meghan its just “Kate realizing she doesn’t have to be confined”?

      • Guest says:

        That’s like the dailymail called Meghan out hugging kids but then praised Kate for doing the exact thing.

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, I agree. What she wore had nothing to do with Kate. Meghan aimed to look low key to keep focus on the people being honoured.

      • graymatters says:

        I agree with you. I meant that Kate’s messy bun (in Sweeden) showed up AFTER Meghan’s walkabout. I think Kate’s getting style inspiration from Meghan and that it’s a good thing.

        I loved Meghan’s look. I like jewelry, though, so I would have liked to see a bit more in the way of earrings — maybe with some color to work with the clutch..

      • Masamf says:

        Hah! @guest, you should have seen the outcry at Meghan high fiving people and how unprofessional, how tacky and anti royal family that was, how she singlehandedly will bring the entire monarchy down! Then Kate high fived and all of a sudden Kate was just matching the mood of the crowd there to meet her! Go figure!

  13. Nicole says:

    WOWWWWW. This is amazing. Also love this way better than the last pants. I wonder if this is a change in style or if she wore things like this during her promotional work and such.
    But wow. I’m a sucker for a good pantsuit on women.

  14. Coz' says:

    That is a wonderfull suit !

  15. Chrissy says:

    I love it! She looks very confident and chic! Now she needs to work her fashion sense on Harry. How many blue suits does he have? He needs a sharply tailored charcoal grey suit or maybe something with a subtle pinstripe? She outshone him.

  16. namasta says:

    She is being very safe in her fashion – black, grey, beige and brown. I would have loved to see something in a more daring color. Maybe next time.

  17. Snowflake says:

    She looks great.

  18. Alix says:

    Gorgeous! Clearly she’s going to be as stylish as some of the continental royals (Letizia, Victoria, et al.), leaving Kate in the dust, fashion-wise.

  19. Cher says:

    Just like Kaiser, I was eagerly waiting to see what Meghan was going to wear, I expected a gown/dress. She wore a pant suit and I love it. The hair, the make up and accessories worked.

  20. noodle says:

    Love the suit and I found the award presentation bit kinda cute. Just proves she’s a professional and does not get too flustered. A bit too much hair play on the stage but that can be all chalked up to nerves.
    Well done

  21. Beth says:

    She looks excellent, but will she always dress in neutral colors,or will she brighten up her clothes with bright colors

    • Harla says:

      I’m thinking that she’ll probably stick with neutral colors but she might brighten things up in the spring/summer.

  22. Nancy says:

    As Kate did the other day, she is wearing pants that are too long to be capris and too short to be normal fitting slacks. I wonder if I’m missing out on a new look, or if they both just missed the mark. She looks good regardless because of her size. Her man, though really needs to change it up a bit. I don’t like blue on ginges, and their clothes seem to clash. No matchy matchy needed, but a nice gray or DARK blue, even black would have worked better, not that they give a rat’s ass what I think!

    • LAK says:

      That length for trousers is in season right now.

      • Y says:

        I know the length of the trousers is in fashion now, but I still don’t like it. Another inch and 1/2 longer and it would be perfect. Just my opinion. Lol a lot of things in season do not make them look good 😉

      • LAK says:

        Y: i hate this length when the trousers are flared or straight leg, but if fitted properly like cigarette trousers, they are very flattering on everyone.

    • Naptime says:

      I’m 100% sure McQueen does not do Capri pants. This silhouette is so now, so chic…and the length is absolutely deliberate and it’s perfect.

      • LAK says:

        McQueen absolutely does Capri pants. I’ve purchased several pairs over the years.

        MM’s trousers as shown above are currently in the shops in several colours including a POW check and in red eg

      • Hazel says:

        £575 for viscose & acetate?! I think I’ll see what I can find at Banana Republic instead.

      • LAK says:

        Hazel: the price is worth it for the tailoring. Saville Row would charge more for same.

        It’s so strange to mention the tailoring of designer clothing, but that is absolutely a hallmark of McQueen and reflects his training in Saville Row. So many designer labels are poorly tailored and finished and not worth the price.

        Kate has always looked pulled together and finished in McQueen even if i despair and what passes for McQueen in her case.

      • AmandaPanda says:

        Ooh, see I loved the outfit on MM but looking at the retail link those trousers would be too short for me. MM must be tiny as they end closer to her ankle than on the model.

        Love the outfit although it’s very “what I’d wear to work”. I feel like it needed some accessories (even an interesting heel on the shoe or something).

        Edit: also MM looks like julia Roberts in that last pic. So weird!

      • Hazel says:

        I see what you’re saying LAK, but at 575 I’d want them tailored to ME, which I’m guessing at McQ would cost extra.

    • Erinn says:

      I’ve been seeing a TON of ‘ankle pants’ lately.

      Honestly, I’m still dealing with enough snow and below zero temps that I’m not a fan of it.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Me too! I really need some new pants, but everything is an ankle pant. I’m 5’11, so it also just brings back memories of the days when no one made pants long enough for me and everything was a highwater on me.

      • LAK says:

        Moneypenny24: i’m fairly tall with long limbs. Short trousers and short sleeves on shirts, jackets and coats are routine nightmares when i go shopping.

        That’s why i cling to jigsaw even if it’s not the trendiest shop on the high street. They cut for long limbed people and i never think about trousers / sleeves being too short to fit.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I understand your dilemma. I am slightly short torsoed too so pants can be hard to find.

    • Coz' says:

      Ankle pants are my jam ! They are really flattering when you are petite or “not that tall”

      • Nancy says:

        I like them but disagree on the height issue. The longer length of the pant, the more it will elongate the vertically challenged. It seems like fashion is designed for model figures, tall and thin. Meghan is cute and can get away with a lot of things simply by her presence.

      • OriginalLala says:

        ankle jeans are my faves too! I have muscular, shapely legs and long skinny jeans that lump at the ankle are not flattering at all, so ankle jeans with low-front shooties look awesome and highlight my ankles and the shapeliness of my thicc soccer player legs. I’m sure the “fashion rules” have something to say about nowt wearing skinny jeans if you don’t have skinny legs but eff that noise!

      • Bea says:

        For this outfit I don’t think Meghan’s height is a factor here, her thin legs are perfect for the tapered ankle pants look and wearing high heels finished the look.

      • Antonym says:

        I’m 5’9 with what I call chicken legs (muscular thighs and scrawny calves) and I love this pant length. I have black pantsuit this length from Ann Taylor that I love.

        I NEED that bodysuit in my life!

    • another kate says:

      They’re definitely the style now. Shorter would have been a major misstep. Maybe a little longer would have been fine, but this is the current trend. I think they’re perfection.

    • Cinderella says:

      I agree. Just a bit longer would have made it perfect IMO. She still looks great, though.

    • Masamf says:

      Nancy, not sure what you mean but her pants is an entirely different style from capris or regular pants.

  23. Petty Riperton says:

    There were people in shorts at this event and Harry wore his blue *cringe* suit, so her suit was perfect for this event.
    If she wore a gown there would be complaining that she’s over dressed and pulling focus. Her royal but 9 to 5 looks are good because let’s remember this is her job now.

    Meghan needs to throw all his blue suits away. I’m tired of seeing them. It’s time we put pressure on the guys to step their fashion game up. The ladies are suppose to be there to support the royal men but these guys need to up their suit game up. Chuck old a** is out dressing Will and Harry.

    • LAK says:

      Change looks under the supervision of a stylist because when William changed looks, clearly influenced by the much thinner and rangy moderately wealthy James Mathews, we got moose knuckle.

      • Petty Riperton says:

        I’m not asking for a major change but a different dress shirt rather than the usual plain white dress shirt to spice up the usual boring suit. Put the bright blue suits in retirement. A nice navy suit would be better, More David Beckham less Jonathan the car salesman.

    • Honey says:

      I’m with Petty on this one. We don’t need—no, don’t want—moose knuckle or French cuffs but some consistent movement away from the light blue suits would be better. Hmm. Perhaps Charles could cut Kate’s clothes budget and slide some funds toward Harry? Lord knows she spends too much on those over-priced mumsy dresses and sexed-up doilies that she prefers. Oh, and on the coat dresses that went out of style for women and little girls 40 Easters ago—can’t forget about those. QEII only gets a pass on the coat dresses because she’s in her 90s, but all the women in the BRF needs to retire that look after she goes.

    • Liberty says:

      Naw. The approachability of the blue suits works for him. I agree they are his uniform now, and I agree an occasional switch to gray or black would be nice, but somehow the blue choice makes sense, in my unimportant opinion. 🙂

      • Nancy says:

        They clash with his hair. He is marrying a fashionista and needs to compromise that blah shade of blue to something more flattering. I said it above, as well as in your comment, gray or black would be a better choice. I know, we don’t get to choose, but maybe she could make a suggestion! lol

      • Harla says:

        I think you’re on to something here Liberty. It does feel like Harry looks at his blue suits as his “uniform” if you will, his comfort zone. He wore a blue suit for their engagement photos and it clashed horribly with Meghan’s dress but he seemed comfortable in it and that’s what’s most important. But I wouldn’t mind seeing him in a darker blue with subtle pinstripes or a slate grey would be nice too.

      • Liberty says:

        A darker blue would be very strong, I agree. But though I would normally side eye all this blue, I still think it works as a statement used in this capacity. Maybe he doesn’t want to dress quite like a businessman or a “suit” so this is the dressed option that works for him. Mr. L’s suits are tailor made for him and he is active in choice of fabrics, cut, etc., and I know certain color and fabrics are selected for certain reasons with regard to impact and how he feels, so I look at Harry and conjecture.

        Things I cringe at: must match wife/girlfriend. Redheads can’t wear x, y, z.

      • Masamf says:

        Y’all, I hope Harry buys a new suit and shoes for his wedding! I’d fall off the chair laughing if he showed up in THE blue suit and THE suede shoes like he did for engagement announcement and pictures!! 🙂

      • Honey says:

        Liberty, I can roll with that. I truly can but the man needs to mix it up sometimes. Just a lil bit. When can start with shirts first. Whatever is easiest for him.

      • Princessk says:

        @Masamf….I want to see Harry in uniform at his wedding.

      • Royal Suitor says:

        Meghan loves her neutrals work uniform but at least there’s a range of color and styles. I scream now every time I see Harry in a blue suit. I swear he’s wearing the same one from the engagement photo call and engagement photo. He wore a great looking grey suit to the Christmas concert without Meghan. We need to put it back in rotation especially if Meghan is going to continue to wear a lot of black. I’m all for wearing what makes you feel confident. No need for them to be matchy-matcha but they shouldn’t clash.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I don’t mind them at this point but agree he should start branching out. The starting point isn’t bad though.
        Mr.Magnolia is built like Harry but taller and wears beautiful suits but they are more fashion forward. He doesn’t have the restrictions Harry has. On the other hand, one of my brothers is like Harry though, and he doesn’t like wearing suits, so he has his go-to suits that are nice but samey. I don’t think Harry particularly loves wearing suits.

        I don’t think they clash and don’t really like matchy, but it is time for him to change it up.

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        I thought that Christmas suit was Fug. I Guess can’t make everyone happy

      • Royal Suitor says:

        @Formerly Known as Amy I’m with you if we’re talking about what he wore to church Christmas Day in Sandringham. But I thought he looked good in this suit from earlier in December.

    • Amy Too says:

      I absolutely agree with this. William’s tux jacket that he wore for all formal evening events on the trip was horrible. Shiny and wrinkled lapels. And Harry’s 100 blue suits all look so bland and blah to me. He wears them everywhere and some of them look a little run down.

  24. K2Squared says:

    She looked sharp. Very chic.

  25. MI6 says:

    Well done, you.
    Somewhere, Diana is proud.

  26. perplexed says:

    I like the outfit, but she looks really different without the actress make-up.

  27. Bea says:

    Besides the on point outfit, I like that Meghan was a full participant at the event and she was not just there for show.

    • Princessk says:

      Yes, I think she handled everything very well, especially the way she handled the little hiccup on stage , and helped her co presenter to find his script. She spoke very nicely and with confidence.

      I also noticed how she kept one or two steps behind Harry, even though he kept naturally trying to propel her forward.

      It must be difficult being a royal prince and wanting to be chivalrous towards your partner but at the same time maintaining royal protocols.

    • Royal Suitor says:

      Same. Also read that she was on the panel that selected the winners so not just a presenter. Harry & William presented last year but this feels like it will become an H&M event going forward.

  28. liriel says:

    My first thought was – wow, great. On the second look I believe that she’s petite and all black look is draining her. She looks she’s on set of men in black! That outfit is something that would look great at court, a business meeting. It’s formal. I’d prefer something maybe less formal but more fun. She looks like a professional. Appreciate the effort.

    • formerly known as Amy says:

      Maybe she should have worn a colored suit or does Kate have custody of colors.

  29. whatever says:

    Just realised that she’s wearing one of those bodysuit tops with the underwear attached to it. WTF? what wrong with wearing a normal shirt/ top?. If she needed to go to the toilet she would have had to get completely undressed.

    • Bea says:

      The bodysuit probably has a snap closure. It keeps the blouse tucked in without having to constantly tug on it to keep it in place.

    • Peggy says:

      She is only 36, not that big of a deal, to take the jacket off, unzip pants, open snaps, use the toilet and button/zip up, or she is not allowed.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Bodysuits are easy to handle, unlike that red one shoulder Valentino jumpsuit both Maxima and Charlene insisted on wearing last year.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      I used to wear a bodysuit back in the 90s. Somehow I managed to look pulled together and never peed on myself. So it seems she can manage that too. Since they’re everywhere currently she’s on point.

    • Mimi says:


    • graymatters says:

      Bodysuits are great for keeping the shirt tucked. It’s just another way to keep your look sleek all day long. Depending on the snap closure at the base, they’re also really easy to handle. I only had a problem once with a bodysuit, and that’s when I wore tights with it. Panties, bodysuit, tights, and skirt just made for too much fabric. It was only one extra layer, but I felt diapered.

    • magnoliarose says:

      That is ridiculous.

  30. Becks says:

    Love it. It fits her beautifully, she looks comfortable in it, it worked for the occasion – just an all around win.

  31. Lainey says:

    This wasn’t a formal event!! There was never a chance she was going to be wearing a floor length gown. A cocktail dress was the fanciest this was going to get it she’d worn a dress.
    I adore this. It was stunning. AND she gave a speech. It took Kate a year and a half after the engagement to say a couple of words and Meghan’s done it on what her 4th one. Brilliant.

    • Keepitreal says:

      In all fairness….three lines does not constitute a “speech”.

    • Jayna says:

      She spoke a few sentences and was looking down almost as much as Kate.

      She looked very stylish, though, and very pretty, as usual. No surprise there.

      • Masamf says:

        She spoke a few sentences and looked down almost as much as Kate? Kate’s been married to Bill and in the royal limelight for 8 years. At this point, she should have mastered the art of speeches and not literally read from that piece of paper while she makes zero eye contact!!!. At least Meghan has been in the BRF full-time for a couple of months, what’s Kate’s excuse?

      • Jayna says:

        @Masamf, Meghan is a professional actress, age 37, experienced speaker, experienced at memorizing lines, giving long speeches for charity, etc. That’s what everyone was bragging about on here. Yet for a few lines of speech she’s looking down and reading. So what’s Meghan’s excuse, to counter your question? And that’s just a rhetorical question, not meant to answer.

        Because I really don’t care either way. I expect Meghan to be better than Kate in the long run, and there’s no question about that.

        Basically, I just couldn’t resist responding to the original poster who bragged about her giving a speech . It is supposed to be a site for snark.

      • Masamf says:

        @Jayna, no Meghan is not “a professional speaker” she doesn’t do motivational speaking for a living. And even for an actress, the finished product shown on TV is a result of lots of editing and editing so….. It could be that Meghan got this little speech when she got to the venue and therefore had no time to memorize anything. Like any other awards, the presenters don’t get the lines sent to them ahead of time just so they don’t read from a paper. Giving a good speech where one doesn’t literally read a speech is something people work hard at, it requires time, diligence and attention to detail which work Kate doesn’t seem to want to put in any of her speeches. Meghan has given quite a few speeches in which she wrote her own speech and she rarely looks down. Meanwhile, even a speech that Kate writes for herself is always read with eyes down all the time, its like the event was not pre planned but she just learned of it the previous day, thats just sloppy!! And why is Meghan expected to be better than Kate in the long ran? I thought Meghan is just marrying the 6th in line; shouldn’t that expectation be reserved for future consort and mother of future king? That too is a rhetorical question, just sayin’

      • Princessk says:

        Well, I really get tired of people who say that Meghan is an actress and that is why it is all so easy for her. Meghan is a screen actress and not a theatrical actress, where you have to memorise much more and learn to project your voice. Also there are loads of actresses who are not very good or very confident public speakers, I don’t think Angelina is particularly good at public speaking.

        Meghan does very well but I feel it is more to do with her own character and intelligence rather than any skills as an actress.

  32. pattieboyd says:

    Thank you! ENOUGH with the blue suits/brown shoes, Harry.

    As usual, Meghan looks fabulous.

  33. Merritt says:

    I think I would have liked this better without the cropped pants and with a different blouse.

    • Polly says:

      Netaporter shows this blazer with a pair of full length slightly flared trousers and a black cami, I wish she’d gone for that option. This version of the pants looks more like office wear but overall it’s still a gorgeous suit.

  34. notasugarhere says:

    Section of Harry’s speech when he awarded the Henry Worsley Award

    “I am fortunate enough to meet many of those who take part in the endeavours that we support and I am continually amazed by the tenacity, fortitude and unshakable humour displayed by the men and women who sign up to run races, cross oceans, climb mountains or take on challenges few would even contemplate. They simply couldn’t have achieved it without the support of a team – whether their team mates or their family at home – it is teamwork that has carried them through.

    The Endeavour Fund supports adventurous projects which reignite that team spirit instilled in every member of the Armed Forces. If you know someone who could benefit from this opportunity, please drag them along to the next training session – kicking and screaming if needs be. It could change their life, and that of their families too. You guys are truly awesome and society needs every single one of you, and it’s up to every single one of us in this room to provide those opportunities for you.”

    • Olenna says:

      Well done. It has the hallmarks of a good military speech–brevity, inspiration and emphasis on esprit de corps. I can’t imagine Mr. Communications ( Jason) writing it. Must have been Harry and that ex-military guy he has on his staff who pulled it together.

  35. Starryfish says:

    I would kill to be able to pull off a look like this. Only thing I’d add was a drop earring for that little added but if formality.

  36. Keepitreal says:

    Perfect interview ensemble….but she already has the job.

  37. Lexa says:

    I thought this was very chic but needed a pop of color with an accessory to liven up a look that’s been done to death by Hollywood. The tailoring is perfect, though, and it’s great she presented an award and was able to make the best of an awkward situation.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The pink and black clutch provides the pop, doesn’t it?

    • K2Squared says:

      Yes, a little more pop of color would have been great!

      • Masamf says:

        @whatever, my point exactly. None of the 2 women is copying the other. Kate did not invent the clutches, she was not the first woman to wear a Mcqueen or a red or black dress or whatever else DM or Meghan haters have claimed Meghan copied from Kate. Likewise, Meghan did not invent the purse, nor the messy bun or whatever. So the Meghan copied Kate is just Kate fans far reaching and trying to make Kate some great fashion icon that every woman in the world looks up to for tips, which she clearly is not.

      • whatever says:


        There has been a lot more Kate is copying Meghan talk on the internet (especially on this site) then there has been of Meghan copying Kate. That’s why I wrote my original post. Nobody is copying nobody. If Kate wants to carry something other than a clutch she can. She bought that nice Chanel bag for her tour of Paris, it would be criminal if went to the back of her closet forever so of course, she was going to use it again. Who wouldn’t?. ugh…I can’t believe I’m still posting about handbag-gate.

      • whatever says:

        The above post was for @Masamf.

      • Olenna says:

        Actually, there’s been very little discussion on the MM royal threads about either lady copying the other and when it has occurred, it was usually brought up as a complaint by some OP to justify criticism of the so-called MM fans or to highlight how stupid the DM articles are for making up copying stories. Everyone knows how the hyperbole and tall-tale scenarios work around here. IMO, it’s the comparison comments that are more frequent and somewhat annoying.

      • Masamf says:

        @Whatever, I’m not sure I agree with what you say because from where I’m at, the accusation of copying have been aimed at Meghan for “copying” Kate. I have read more than once how Meghan copied Kate when a picture of Meghan in a red dress was put side by side with the Kate one in a red dress, when Meghan wore Ardem in Jamaica, it was “Meghan takes a cue from Kate and wears Kate’s designer”, another example was a picture of Meghan in a lace dress was a copy of “duchess’s black lace dress” and how the “duchess wore it better” etc!! It didn’t matter whether Meghan wore her dresses before Kate even wore one, Kate fans and the DM always points out how Meghan is copying Kate or taking fashion cues from Kate. Look, as I already mentioned, Kate is not this great fashion icon that Meghan looks up to all the time, she really is not even if her fans wa’t to tout her as such!!.

  38. HannahF says:

    I like this outfit and think it’s totally appropriate for the occasion especially given that many of the guests were in polo shirts. Of course, she was criticized to the 9th degree in the DM which I found interesting. Melania wore precisely the same silhouette to the SOTU and no one said boo about it.

  39. You Don’t Nomi says:

    Love this look but I think it would be perfection if she had just a smidge of jewelry flare such as a sparkly broach.

  40. manta says:

    Well who is silly enough to wear pants this length in this season? Was there a flood? Neither capris nor pants, ridiculous!
    Sorry I was just recycling the comments from the Melania Trump post.
    For the record I like both of them (the clothes I mean) . But it’s funny to read here that this length is so in now when just two days ago ot was an absolute horror ( not talking about the styling , just about the length).

    • LAK says:

      I think you’ll find Melania and the royal threads cater to different audiences. The Melania lot don’t like this length, but we do.

      • Lorelai says:

        Also, they’re two different women with completely different body types attending totally different events.

    • Olenna says:

      Please don’t paint all of us with the same brush. I couldn’t give a sh*t what Melania wears. She could stroll out of the WH naked, right now, and I would probably say, “Oh, OK.” As a matter of fact, if she could get that POS husband to resign, I’d buy her a McQueen pantsuit myself.

    • Keepitreal says:

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. Some people cannot see the the forest for the hate.

      • Olenna says:

        What are you talking about other than trying to stir the pot as usual? Neither you nor manta know how few, how many or how often royal thread readers comment on Melania T. threads. I know it’s a bad day for the Tumblr brigade ’cause MM is getting all the props, but OPs making up shit and then co-signing it is just ridiculous.

      • LAK says:

        What Olenna said.

        I’d wager that most people who comment on the royal threads don’t even peak at any of the Trump threads be it Trump or his various family / work colleagues.

    • Veronica says:

      LOL!!! That is so funny, cause it is so true! Melania’s pants were almost the same length and she was crucified for them. Amazing, isn’t it?

    • magnoliarose says:

      You can only prove that by citing specific posters. There isn’t much overlap over political commenters and royal commenters. That is why your comment is a reach and makes no sense. Next time name the people.
      It could also be that some didn’t like the length on Melania.
      Generalizations rarely prove anything except the intentions of the person engaging in it.

  41. Ashby says:

    So incredibly chic, classic, sharp, appropriate, elegant and even practical.
    I loved her wide-legged black pants, very, very classy look, but I appreciate that she switched it up with these awesome skinny leg pants.
    It’s nice to see different looks without trying to be a big time fashionista.
    Great, great look, especially nice to see no bling-bling, light make-up and shiny, healthy hair.
    She seems to have very beautiful skin, I hope that she is not going to do the black or brown eyeliner look. I’ve never seen anybody look good in that.
    Smartly, she invests in having good skin, instead of ton of make-up to cover up flaws.
    Kate should take some tips from Meg and put her own spin on it, she mostly appears to be dressed like a juvenile, at least to me.
    The ridiculous bouncy hair, the fake hair pieces, that hideous black eyeliner, her love of patterns & buttons. Her whole look is too fussy and is aging her.
    The pictures of Kate before she married William are my favorites, her hair was not so fake thick looking curly mess and she wasn’t skin & bones.

  42. Seraphina says:

    She looks great. I also think she has something going for her that Kate doesn’t: MM wears her clothes and Kate lets the clothes wear her. And that is just something you either have or you don’t.

    • homeslice says:

      Agree. She looks comfortable in her own skin. Kate never does. I looked at her pictures and they are pretty, she is pretty, but oh so boring. No personality. But I think MM has lived a bit of real life. Kate never has and never will.

  43. Laura Dawe says:

    Aaahhhh!!! Meghan is GORGEOUS! I love her hair, her face, her outfits- everything 😁 I also love Catherine because she brings her own beauty and style to her unique role. Two fabulous women ❤

  44. homeslice says:

    Not my taste, but at least she looks young and vibrant, unlike Lady Mary Cosplay or whatever is going on in Norway…

  45. Rachel in August says:

    I love the pantsuit and and how the pant length shows off the heels.

  46. Jen says:

    So in love with this look! The cut of the suit is impeccable and the trousers are the perfect length. She looks stunning – chic, confident and polished. Also, her hair looks super shiny and gorgeous.

  47. KiddV says:

    She’s gorgeous. I love the outfit, it’s perfect. Anything dressier would have been out of place, it looks like most people were more casually dressed. This suit stands out as professional yet casual enough to blend and not stick out like a doily-d thumb.

    • Malako says:

      Nope, the women wore evening gowns.
      Meghan’s clothes are too informal for this event. In my opinion it is a fail to not dress up to your hosts expectations.

      • ScottieIsBack says:

        No. They did not. Which function are you looking at?

      • CairinaCat says:

        What event are you talking about?
        This was not a formal event, some people were wearing shorts
        The men were not even wearing ties.
        The most she could have gotten away with would be a fairly informal cocktail dress.
        She was dressed exactly right for the event that it was.

      • CairinaCat says:

        What are you talking about?
        This is not an anti-white forum, some people just want justice for poc.

  48. Hazel says:

    I want this suit! It would be my go-to dressy outfit. Love! And the Prada bag, of course.

  49. Guest says:

    She looks great. Reminds me of letizia. Hopefully Meghan will look at her for fashion ideas. It’s been hilarious watching the haters from royal blogs trying to find ways to trash her for this outfit when she has been praised all over for it.

  50. Sage says:

    It’s not flashy. I hope she sticks to this style.

  51. Lorelai says:

    Wow, she looks stunning!

  52. Abby says:

    Wow it makes her look so tall! I really love this look. I would wear it! Beautiful.

  53. Sophie9 says:

    Skinny legs – look forward to seeing lots of long and pant style outfits, which would be a transforming Royal look.

  54. Joannie says:

    I like it!

  55. Burdzeyeview says:

    Wow! She looks fantastic…so chic. Gorgeous xx

  56. Helen Smith says:

    It is so nice to see a member of the BRF not looking like they fell out of the Queen’s closet. Ahem, Kate. Step up your game girl.

    • Joannie says:

      I agree! Kate would slay this look given that she’s so tall and slim.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She makes me weep because the right stylist could have her killing it too. That cream dress looked so gorgeous on her. That should be style all the time.

      • Wisca says:

        LAK posted two links of two very stylish women’s Instagrams, and I thought this could or should be Kate!

  57. Malako says:

    I find this too informal sporty for a black tie evening event in such a venue. Sorry but nope.
    The women attending are wearing evening gowns. The men wear formal suits. And Markle turns up with ankle-bearing sporty suit and a white blouse whatever and her hair hanging all over the collar. Nope.

    • Lyla says:

      Black tie event? According to who? Harry isn’t even in a tux. And look at the guy up on stage with her. He’s wearing a polo and shorts.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I have looked and find no pictures of the evening gowns of which you write. Some men in tshirts. Women in trousers, skirts and tops, one older woman in a cocktail dress. MM dressed appropriately for the event.

      • ScottieIsBack says:

        Uh? black tie event? That was just elements in the press giving false information ahead of the event? This has always been a kind of afterwork awards event – not even semi-formal. Veterans were there in shorts and T-shirts….

  58. Anna says:

    This outfit doesn’t do her any favors. She looks best in pencil skirts.

  59. Vic says:

    Looking lovely. I wish she would have buttoned her top all the way up amd fixed the bow, it looks kinda undone. Some color would have been nice and better jewelry. And ohhh, she speaks! That’s wonderful. Really stepping up to the occasion and not even married to him yet!

  60. Princessk says:

    Really looking forward to Meghan and Harry’s next outing, which I believe will be on February 13 in Scotland. I imagine that we should be expecting to see a bit of tartan, I wonder what twist Meghan will bring to this. I wonder if they will stay the night and call in on somewhere like Newcastle on the way back.

  61. Princessk says:

    I have been looking through some of the reviews in British newspapers and almost all the fashion writers have nothing but absolute praise for the way Meghan has maintained her own style since entering the BRF, and they predict that she is a bright new development in the right direction.

  62. Anare says:

    Perfection! That’s all.

  63. Harryetcraig says:

    She looks lovely. She pulled that look off beautifully.

  64. Malako says:

    For those who think that Meghan is dressed appropriately try this link, there are more pics and they pretty much show that Meghan didn’t dress for the occasion. Informal black tie was required and that is a costume or an evening gown or a pantsuit for ladies. Meghan’s no-tie and no-pantyhose shorty trousers just don’t hit the nail on the head. Way too sporty and way too informal.
    (The guys in the polos are kind of staff or represent the hands-on-workers of charities)

    They had soldiers in parade uniform at the doors, you can see their white gloves, 9th pic slideshow.

    The major of London (?) or of the City of London wore her robes and some other major wore his chain of office (or whatever its called) , 12th pic slideshow above

    • notasugarhere says:

      And you can see that most of the male attendees are in tshirts, polo shirts, casual pants. Women are in pants and blouses, skirts and blouses. The only person I saw in a cocktail dress was an older woman (different generation). Harry is in a blue suit, not a black suit or white tie. Meghan Markle is dressed fine for the occasion.

    • Lin says:

      Malako you keep saying others were dressed more formally (you have posted multiple times on this post), yet the link you provided, I can see only 2 women (aside from the polo clad) and both are in below knee dresses that are similar to what women wear to work here in the US where I work. If other women were dressed in evening gowns maybe I would consider your contention but from the link you provided women were in day dresses, men were in business type suits, not formal wear too.

    • C. Remm says:

      This is a picture of the nominees and winners plus Meghan and Harry.

    • Masamf says:

      Malako, for the umpteenth time, this was not a formal black tie event. The people you see in Ts are not the help, they are some of the vets that served in the UK armed forces, they all are part of the Endavor Fund family.

    • CairinaCat says:

      Malako must hate MM I think, or she is blind. No one was dressed formally in any of the pic’s I looked at.
      I saw two women in just below the knee dresses that people would wear to church and not to a formal event.
      And one old lady a cocktail dress, she was the one who looked out of place as being over dressed.

  65. Kilo Tango says:

    As a total aside (and for our friends across the pond) the man presenting the awards is called Levison Wood and he is very cute:

  66. notasugarhere says:

    Jack and Eugenie picked a Friday, October 12th for the wedding.

  67. minxx says:

    I love it! I wish Kate would wear something like this. So sharp, elegant and modern.

  68. Mar says:

    Megan is so ready for the spotlight. She’s working this experience very collectively. She carries herself wonderfully and she’s really beautiful and charming.

  69. Kaz says:

    Oh Hurrah! How absolutely refreshing to see sharp sleek contemporary business style dressing. I am so sick of dressy dresses and tights and court shoes and ruffles and fussy florals a la Kate. Please Ms Markle, keep your style and don’t convert.

  70. Larissa says:

    I think Kate dresses the way her mother think Royals should dress.

    What annoys me the most is that she hardly rewears anything. Her expensive clothes are usually badly tailored. Most of the time you have to really look closely at her clothes to see any difference to something she’s worn previously. Her clothes are all very much alike!
    Why buy something badly tailored that looks like something badly tailored you already have in your closet?

  71. Princessk says:

    When I watched and listened to Meghan delivering her little speech I had a feeling of calmness and serenity. Harry must adore having her by his side.