Duchess Meghan got buttony in Prada for an event at Buckingham Palace

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We were waiting to see what the Duchess of Sussex would wear for her big appearance at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening. And we were… disappointed. Meghan’s look wasn’t flat-out BAD, mind you. It just wasn’t very good. Like, at all. Meghan and her ginger prince attended the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards at the palace, and it seemed like the dress code was sort of cocktail-business. The Queen wore a floral dress which fell just below her knee, and many people were just in suits, although some of the award-winners got really, really dressed up. Which I completely understand – they came all this way to meet the Queen, of course they wanted to wear a ballgown. My point is that it seemed like Meghan was trying to follow the Queen’s lead. It didn’t really work out.

Meghan’s two-piece suit is by Prada, and it’s a bespoke ensemble. It feels like all she needs is a pillbox hat to make this look like a Jackie Kennedy ensemble. The cloth-covered buttons are an especially dated touch, and the buttons combined with the slender belt… well, it’s a very vintagey look. Yes, I’m trying to avoid the sentence “I hate this.” I honestly don’t flat-out hate it, I’m just disappointed. She could do so much better. The asymmetrical skirt was a nice touch, and I’m glad she wore pantyhose to the palace. I’m sure the Queen noticed.

What else? Her heels were Aquazzura. She carried a Prada clutch, which she’s actually used before, when she and Harry were first engaged. Her diamond-and-yellow-gold earrings are by Vanessa Tugendhaft. As for her general styling… I think her hair looks totally fine here, it looks like she got a fresh blowout. I saw a lot of comments about how her makeup continues to look a bit heavy-handed. I agree – whoever is doing her makeup is a big fan of rouge, and it feels like her foundation is just one shade too dark. This isn’t “Send In the Clowns,” but again, she could do so much better.

You know how I once joked that Kate thought of Meghan as Duchess Buttons-Come-Lately? Well, the prophecy has come true. Meghan is going all-in on buttons. I THOUGHT YOU WERE DIFFERENT, MEG.

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  1. Naomi says:

    Sheesh it’s not that bad but have it people. 300 comments by the time I finish work

  2. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Wow. I think she looked great, but there’s probably something wrong with me.

    • Josephine says:

      I think she looks nice as well. I like the hem-line. And what do people expect? She has the type of job that requires plain, modest clothing. I do hope she brings back the pants, though. She rocked a number of nice outfits with pants.

    • Alix says:

      I think she looks great, too.

    • Trishizle says:

      Well, there must be something wrong with me too as I love the look! Very classy

    • Jan90067 (aka Imqrious2) says:

      Clothing wise, I think she looks elegant, though it’d be chicer with her hair up. Shoes are gorgeous. My only “fault” is that she needs to tone down the bronzer and highlighter. It is way overdone. Her makeup was better pre-wedding. (If I had her legs, I’d cross them like that, too! Her calves look long and gorgeous! Lol)

      • Becks says:

        I agree. Her wedding makeup was perfection. Now, whoever is doing her makeup is is using too much blush and highlighter…its Instagram makeup! And they are also not doing a good job blending it out.
        I don’t like this outfit but I love her shoes, they are beautiful.

      • barrett says:

        I thought makeup was nonexistent for wedding , would have liked a more visible but light lip than we are going the other extreme massive blush/bronzer? I like the outfit, I’m getting sick of the color scheme though.

    • Spring says:

      Agreed; I think she looks beautiful, happy and healthy. And genuinely engaged with the events she’s working and the people she’s around.

      Not a fan of the high price tags and the bespoke aspect, however. Those are tone-deaf on the part of the entire royal family. Regardless of who’s paying for the clothes or whether they’re loaned, donated, etc., she could manage to wrestle the average price of most of her outfits down to, say, 200 pounds — still plenty of money in my slim pocketbook — and make a point of donating extra funds to her charities. Maybe a bespoke designer splurge once a month or two if she remains this visible, but otherwise, this gorgeous woman could set a great example doing more with less, as fashion-lovers everywhere manage to do. It wouldn’t hurt for British royalty to make a consistent point of financial sensitivity, a modicum of budgetary restraint, and generosity through giving.

      • Pix says:

        I don’t get the high price tag clothes either. I may be naive about what it costs, but why not have a capable tailor/seamstress off-site or on-staff make her clothes? She can even have a say in the design since she seems to favor these asymmetrical looks. It’s gotta be a lot cheaper than paying for the label.

      • Killjoy says:

        Maybe she is planning to repeat some of the outfits? Is that allowed? Because I think this is a pretty classic look that could be worn at least once a year. It would be fantastic for quiet lunch meetings. I doubt she had too much like this in her wardrobe already.

        Maybe Meg will mix up her style more once she’s built a stable of classic, higher-end clothing and has her footing. Then we’ll see more fun, trendy, inexpensive looks. *crosses fingers*

      • PrincessK says:

        The truth is we do not know how much she paid for that dress. Prada may have sold that dress to her at a heavily discounted rate knowing full well the enormous publicity it would attract.

        Nothing will convince me that the Royals ever pay full price for top designers.

      • Lluv says:

        Pix, what a great idea! I wonder why the “younger” Royals don’t do that. Quality fabrics, expertly fitted, sounds perfect. The cost would be far less than paying for designer labels.

      • princessk says:

        @Pix…you have rather missed the point. The Queen seems to have her permanent dress maker, but lets be fair , nobody is going to rush out looking for the Queens outfits to buy. Kate and Meghan whether they like it or not are fashion Ambassadors and raise and boost businesses much more than they do for their charities. They often change the fortunes of companies overnight just by being seen in their clothes or accessories just once. Whether the labels are foreign or British it still brings business to the UK.

    • Mihaela says:

      She did look great. Also, freshly botoxed.

    • KiddV says:

      I love it too. I love the vintage look to it.

      My mom used to make all of my clothes when I was a kid. She had this little machine that made cloth covered buttons so they would match my dresses or coat. This dress reminded me of that. LOL

    • Anastasia says:

      Yeah, I fail to see anything wrong with this. And I like buttons, as long as they aren’t overdone, and I don’t feel like they’re overdone here.

  3. Jess... says:

    Buttons!!! It’s the first thing I thought when I saw the pictures.
    And bespoke Prada already?

    • annabanana says:

      She looks fine but it seems it’s bespoke all the time, she gotta rein in her spending or repeat the bespoke clothes. She’s gonna outspend kate at the rate she’s going.

    • Honest B says:

      Maybe both the Duchesses have been ordered to save the struggling British button industry?

    • Lluv says:

      Yeah, I was wondering about all the new bespoke pieces. Her outfit totals are going to be big lol.

    • Masamf says:

      She is building her wardrobe, and as a duchess of the realm, this working wardrobe costs money. And of course they’re bespoke, if they weren’t, people, would still complain “why such expensive outfits that still don’t fit”? etc.. Meghan’s worn 4 bespoke dresses, right? The bespoke Givenchys (outing with Queen and Ascot debut), 1 bespoke Carolina Herrera (trooping color) and 1 Prada (Queen’s young leaders). 3 of these dresses were worn to “official” events, no? I’m just curious to know what the expectation is here, because in one month post wedding, Meghan has done 3 official engagements, what was she expected to wear?
      The dress looks fine, its just people here dislike buttons.

      • Rainbow says:

        There are lots of choices between Old Navy and bespoke couture. Doesn’t mean she has to drop $10k for one dress every time she attends an event.

        For THREE official events only, she’s already spent more than $50,000 if you include the shoes, jewelry, purse, etc. Is that really palatable in these times?

        And building a working wardrobe? None of her outfits so far will stand the test of time. Nothing justifies wearing a $10k bespoke dress to an event that only lasted a couple of hours especially if said bespoke pieces are as beige and dull as these pieces. Most of her outfits are trendy and will look outdated next year. That horrible striped dress she wore before? Cost $4,000. You think she’d wear it again? LOL.

      • Masamf says:

        @Rainbow, again Meghan has been duchessing for a month and whether you approve of the color of her outfits or not is besides the point. These women all wear bespoke outfits to these official engagements and especially since they are appearing beside HM. Its was a given that Meghan would wear bespoke outfits to these events as she is carrying out official engagements. When Meghan attended PoW garden party, the dress she wore was not bespoke, non? So, of course she is expected to build a working wardrobe, I don’t see what’s there to LOL about but maybe I’m just thick. You and I don’t know if her outfits will stand the test of time, or whether or not she will rewear them, she’s been duchessing for just a month (carrying out official engagements for a couple of weeks) so I think its too early to start crucifying the woman, over what she will or won’t rewear or over how much she should or shouldn’t spend. As long as she is working, which is is, I think she gets a pass from me.

      • Rainbow says:

        You didn’t answer my question. Is $10k for a dress palatable in these times? Is the dress made of gold and lined with diamond dust? Even if the dress can be worn again, is $10k ever acceptable for one outfit? The optics, the optics, the optics.

        Meghan is the only one who wears bespoke pieces to events with the Queen and the only one to do so this soon. Kate didn’t start wearing custom McQueen and bespoke Jenny Packham until 2012 for the Jubilee festivities and her first royal tour. Beatrice and Eugenie wear designer clothes but off the rack. Meghan doesn’t just wear bespoke pieces, she wears expensive clothes almost all the time since she got engaged. The Fail is atrocious but they did a tally of her expenses so far and they are staggering. Again, I point out the striped McCartney (?) dress she wore to an event before that looked like it cost $100 at best but was actually $4k. Considering many people didn’t like that outfit, it is very likely she won’t be wearing that $4k dress again. The optics, the optics, the optics.

        She’s a trend follower. Many of these clothes would not be worn again simply because they’re no longer trendy and stylish by next year.

        Meghan is wearing bespoke less than two months after her wedding. There’s little reason to think she will stop after this. And yes, people criticized Kate heavily, myself included, for the £125k she spent in the first six months of 2012 for clothes that have never been worn again.

      • Lizabeth says:

        Comparisons to Kate are inevitable. But to say Kate didn’t wear bespoke clothes until 2012, more than a year after the wedding, makes no sense as a comparison. Remember immediately after the wedding it was announced Kate would be a full-time housewife and when she wasn’t off supposedly doing that in Wales, she was papped shopping in London. In addition to doing few official engagements for a full year after the wedding, Kate did very little before in the wedding. I suspect Meghan’s post-engagement count (with Harry) up until now, 5 weeks post-wedding rivals or even beats Kate’s for the same period plus a year! It also doesn’t make sense to compare Meghan to the Yorks who aren’t working royals.

        I agree 10K for an outfit is alot. When do you suppose we’ll ever see Kate’s bespoke Chanel dress again? Or the incredibly expensive hand-beaded bespoke blue gown from the India tour? Or even the pepto-bismol pink bespoke McQueen 2017 Trooping dress with the then-trendy, now outdated paper-bag waist pleats?

      • betty b says:

        I see the Meghan Defense Gang is here in force.
        You are setting up a straw man. No one says she has to dress in Old Navy. But every outfit so far is bespoke?? This is a woman who married in from America, who already has a substantial part of the citizenry suspecting her motives for this marriage, spending money like a drunken sailor. So it’s ok as long as she is working? Let’s say she does 150 events this year. 10K per outfit would be…..ta da!!! 1.5 million dollars!!

        @Masamf, you are OK with this?? Good luck with that!!
        This is Meghan willfully wasting the taxpayers’ money. When you add in what they spent of taxpayers’ money for the security for the wedding for that carriage ride they had to have, they don’t seem very humanitarian to me!
        Why don’t we ever hear what Ann spends on clothes?? Oh, Probably cause she is more frugal.

      • Rainbow says:

        Lizabeth – all that you said about Kate doesn’t change my point. Kate wears bespoke. Meghan wears bespoke. Why is it acceptable for Meghan and not for Kate? IMO neither is acceptable, especially when all signs so far point to Meghan being Kate 2.0 when it comes to spending.

        And Kate did her first tour of Canada in 2011. She wore lots of clothes but none were bespoke. She didn’t do much after but it’s not true that Meghan has done more work since getting engaged. Meghan also doesn’t have anything scheduled after this event and nothing significant until the Aussie tour in October. So for June alone, when she has worked three times ONLY, she’s spent $50k already. That is the part that leaves a sour taste.

        No need to enumerate the bespoke pieces Kate has worn before and yet to wear again because I’m not on Kate’s side. I used to frequent this site and criticized Kate a lot for her spending, too. But the expensive clothes that Kate has worn don’t make Meghan’s ridiculous expenses disappear.

        Kate has spent millions of $$$ on clothes in 7 years. Meghan has already spent more than $100k since November. Both are spendthrift at the taxpayers’ expense.

      • Nic919 says:

        Rainbow, I don’t disagree with you about the spending except that her clothing prior to the wedding could not be written off by Charles and would have been paid for privately which she could do herself since she had a job. Or she could have had discounts prior to then, as Kate and her family had during the dating years. Start the count from May 19 on and that is the more accurate comparison because that is when the taxpayer is on the hook. Anything pre wedding was not, just like it wasn’t for Kate.

      • magnoliarose says:

        For some reason, it seems like the same person or two changes their name and keeps posting the same sentiments. Stand by your opinions already and stop with the multiple names. *eyeroll*
        10,000 is the value not what she paid. Again ALL of the royals backdoor their wardrobe expenses including Kate who even extends this to her family. Very few public figures pay full price.
        I mean who is going to stop the BRF from doing this kind of creative accounting? They haven’t in other areas so why would they when it comes to wardrobes?

      • MrsBump says:

        @magnoliarose – this is purely wishful thinking on your part im afraid, it has been said many, many times in multiple publications that royals do not accept discounts.
        It is only since Meghan started wearing haute couture at nearly every occasion that this narrative has started popping up in the comment sections. Why are we twisting the truth to try and justify her spending? It is possible to like Meghan without approving of everything

      • PrincessK says:

        Meghan has done the majority of royal engagements using her own wardrobe at no cost to anybody. Now the royal allowance has kicked in…Good for her…Meghan is not a fool and neither are her advisors, she knows what she is doing.

      • Lluv says:

        Magnolia, if that’s the case, why do I always see so many comments talking about taxpayers money being wasted on Kate’s wardrobe? If taxpayers aren’t footing the whole bill (clothes are being discounted to the RF) then why all the complaints?

    • duchess of hazard says:

      Wow. That’s a Prada?! It looks pretty bad. I mean, Markle will always be as pretty as money, but for bespoke Prada that’s a bit… meh.

    • MrsBump says:

      I’m a little conflicted abt the whole price discussion as i think it is unfair to focus on the costs of the women’s clothes without ever asking how much the men’s saville row bespoke suits cost.
      However i think that Meghan needs to rethink her wardrobe choices, it is entirely possible to look conservative and stylish without wearing bespoke haute couture. On top of that, despite dressing very expensively, the clothes are badly fitting and just OK at best.
      Since they are mostly bespoke pieces from different fashion houses that all look ill fitting and dated, i’m starting to think it’s Meghan touch and not so much the designers’ fault.
      By the end of the year, when they tally up the cost, the average british payer won’t care how many engagements she has done, and the expenses of bespoke haute couture to keep the Duchess(es) in style will be especially jarring compared to the cuts in government spending for essential public services.
      i will be lynched for this .. but it seems as if she has hit the ground and ran straight for the haute couture houses.

      • Rainbow says:

        Exactly. Nobody expects her to come out in an outfit that cost only $100, but bespoke couture isn’t the only option. There are lots of choices in between. Money doesn’t equal style. Just look at the attendees of this event to show that 1) you can dress in vibrant colours without upstaging the Queen, and 2) you don’t have to spend thousands of $$$ to look good.

        For me, Meghan’s expenses are like a person’s who came into a lot of money recently and is buying up all the expensive things for the brand name. Bespoke pieces should be better than this. Most of her bespoke outfits don’t fit well or flatter her.

        She went from $200 Aritzia to $8,000+ bespoke Prada and Givenchy since she got married. The only difference between the two is access to taxpayers’ money.

      • betty b says:

        MrsBump,
        Thank you for your honesty. It is very discouraging to read people who rip Kate apart for her clothing costs say it is fine for the wife of the 6th in line to dress exclusively in bespoke outfits since her wedding to the tune of 10K an outfit. The hypocrisy is really startling.

      • CeeCee says:

        + 100 regarding Meghan’s price tags. She could buy equally stylish clothes for less. Queen Letizia of Spain is always stylish but wears a mixture of haute couture and off-the-rack, including Hugo Boss, Max Mara, and Zara (and if a Queen can do it, a duchess certainly can).

        Meghan is new at this, and hopefully we’ll see some less expensive choices (and her clothes will hopefully be reworn for other occasions).

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        she’s been to 4 engagements and we are judging like she’s been doing it for year. Don’t compare it to Kate who did nothing for years sheesh

      • KiddV says:

        Good point, Mrs Bump. For now I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt. She’s still shiny and new and she’s getting a lot of attention and a lot of judgment. I think once she’s more comfortable she won’t be using clothes to hide behind for security. Hopefully after the summer break we’ll see her out and about with her own charities and high end fancy clothes won’t be needed. I’m still hopeful.

      • PrincessK says:

        People are making comments as if they know what was paid for this clothing, where in actual fact we do NOT know how much these dresses cost, it is all wild guess work.

  4. Eleonor says:

    I like what she is wearing but here she outduchess Duchess Kate in the buttons department… maybe there is some secret royal protocol who knows.
    Btw: fire the makeup artist!

  5. Jane says:

    I think she look stunning. No shade is going to be thrown here by me.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    *Gasp* am sure somewhere in KP Katie Keen is having a case of the vapours over this Royal newbie making a grab for her ‘Queen Buttons’ crown. “All the buttons are mine, mine i tell you” as she shrieks at her stylist.

    I don’t mind the outfit, the vintage style and colour suits her as does the hair but yeah, the makeup is a bit heavy.

    Wonder if we’ll hear any more from Dad of the millennia over this?

  7. dietcokehead says:

    I think she looks great

  8. Sushi says:

    I guess Kate is Meghan’s style advisor.And since you are hating Big Buttons and Sausage Curl so much, they are giving you more, lol.

  9. OriginalLala says:

    I wish she would wear stronger colours and not just beigey shades.

  10. Becks1 says:

    On WhatMeghanWore, they pointed out that her makeup actually isn’t as heavy as it looks. It just seems that her highlighter is getting picked up in the camera flash. If you look at different pictures from the same event, her makeup looks fine. She likes the contouring, but it looks fine.

    Anyway I liked this look, even with the buttons. That skirt is great and I love the shoes. I think it would have looked better with either the buttons or the belt, not both, but when she sits you cant see the belt so it looks better. I just don’t like buttons as much as she and Kate seem to, so I’m hoping she backs away from them.

    My issue with her outfits post-marriage isn’t that I dislike any one of them on an individual basis – I don’t – but I think when taken as a whole the effect is kind of boring. Maybe that’s what she is going for. I did point out on another site (or twitter?) that all her post wedding events have been with the Queen or Prince Charles for the garden party, so I wonder if she is deliberately dressing in muted/boring colors to downplay attention (since she knows she will get a lot of attention anyway.)

    Or maybe she likes neutrals in the summer. Maybe how Kate does theme dressing (flowers for a garden party!),Meghan will do basic colors based on the season. Pale neutrals in the summer, golds in the fall, black and navy in winter. LOL.

  11. C. Remm says:

    I like it very much. She looks good from head to toe. Did Jackie O. wear skirts like this one? I remember that they were rather pencil style. Her hair seems to have a fresh Keratinin treatment. Very nice all together.

  12. Shelley says:

    Reminded me of the Stepford wives movie. Those buttons and pantyhose-different pictures from different sources- seems like they were like Granny hose. Not a good look.

  13. Torontoe says:

    She is beautiful but I agree it’s a bit dated. I think her hair looks amazing but the blush/bronzer almost looks like a bruise against her skin. Maybe she is just struggling with how makeup looks under flash photography in stead of softer lighting on tv shoots?

  14. Bella DuPont says:

    Take off the belt and a little less rogue/highlighter and I think she looks just fine.

    I find the buttons aversion on this site quite amusing, even though I don’t totally understand it. 🙂✌️

    • Becks1 says:

      For me personally its not that I dislike buttons (I kind of do, especially the fabric covered ones like that, but whatever.) It’s that you can almost predict that Kate will wear buttons. Like if we see Kate without buttons twice in a row, you know the next outfit will have 500 buttons on it. And sometimes it seems that she adds buttons just to add them.

      (I know people are going to reply to this and be like X outfit didn’t have buttons! Y outfit didn’t! and that’s fine….its the big picture here people.)

      I don’t think anyone actually “hates” buttons, they’re just getting old. And if we keep seeing Meghan in them they will be old for her too.

    • Belluga says:

      The button thing is just a running joke after Kate started wearing a whole slew of outfits with massive, shiny, 80s-esque buttons. It’s not aversion so much as a “Wow, she REALLY loves those buttons”.

    • Prettykrazee says:

      I don’t have an aversion to buttons per se. Just extremely dated cloth covered double breasted ones. It screams eighties to me. And this look didn’t need a cloth covered belt too. It’s like the top half is eighties and her skirt is now.

      I actually like her makeup and accessories here. I feel she went a little heavier with her makeup bc she still has her honeymoon tan and it was an evening event. We all get carried away with the highlight sometimes. I know I do.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      As Belluga points out, its a running gag on here. Katie Keen LOVES big ass shiny buttons and the more the better. Just wait until winter, her coats will be covered in buttons.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Aahhhh……the 80’s reference gives it some context. I have to admit I didn’t realise they were a thing in the 80’s. I just couldn’t quite work out why anyone would ever notice buttons, it seemed so random……Now it makes sense. Thanks for the explanation, ladies. 😘😘👍👍

    • magnoliarose says:

      I didn’t realize the buttons were so 80s either until someone pointed it out. I like buttons sometimes but I like them more when they are unexpected. Someone above said Diana thought buttons were a good thing as a focus but then again she died in 1997 so I would take her fashion statements with that in mind.

  15. SM says:

    I thought the Princess of buttons was on maternity leave? But obviously, Kate is making the time to work as Meghan’s stylist?

  16. Becks1 says:

    Oh also lets all take a moment to appreciate those shoes. I love them.

  17. Chrissy says:

    I think she looks great. I especially like the boat neck of the top. She looks engaged and happy not fake or bored.

  18. Ollie says:

    The woman next/behind Meghan looks otherworldly beautiful. Love her dress.
    There are so many gorgeous ladies in the big group photos. Wow.

    Meghan is beige… her fashion game is lame but safe. Dislike the asymmetric skirt and open shoes+pantyhose is a big no.

  19. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I like the top of it — I’m not button averse, so it puzzles me why so many of my sistabitches here hate them. Meghan looks very pretty in the color, but I am getting SO tired of those asymmetrical skirts on her. Her hair looks nice. Her make-up…yeah. Too much blush.

    I think Meghan’s coming along fine. It takes a while to get your Royal MO right.

  20. Millennial says:

    I’m not a fan of all the off-the-shoulder looks she’s trying to make happen. Don’t make this a trend.

    I also think she’s going a bit nuts within Charles’ credit card (I suppose this is who is paying… pre-Harry she was wearing J Crew and Nordstrom brands) and needs to scale it back just a tidge so she doesn’t outspend Kate (think of the headlines).

    • Lluv says:

      I think she gained a lot of fans partly due to her “relatable” working woman, affordable wardrobe. Now, I see the same people (not on this site) complaining about her clothes! Obviously, she was going to step it up after marriage. But I agree that she needs to slow it down a little because the media will start ripping her to shreds over the cost.

      • betty b says:

        Do you think it’s ok to spend 10K on every outfit she has worn recently? All bespoke? Are you a British taxpayer? I would love to hear their thoughts, especially with all of the cuts in healthcare and money for the homeless, etc.
        I don’t think it’s just the media that will rip her apart for her drunken sailor spending.

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        You don’t know the price of her clothes and she obviously didn’t pay that much am sure as an actress she knows how to make deals for clothes.
        @betty b you sound like your fishing.
        The media will rip her for anything and everything that’s neither here nor there.
        Plus she still has an income from her tv show, so maybe she is paying for it herself. Let the numbers come in then we can judge.
        I feel like the people hating on her clothes now are the same one who were hating on other things.

      • Lluv says:

        ^ Meghan’s Royal allowance has fully kicked in. Everything now is directly coming from taxpayers. It’s the same for all the wives. No way is she using her own money lol. Hope she’s saving/investing her own money, though.

    • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

      I LOVE off the shoulder (and I own a lot of OTS tops/sweaters, as well as boat-neck styles). Personally, I find them very flattering (for most women), as well as very feminine. To each her own 😊

    • PrincessK says:

      Well Charles clearly adores his new daughter in law, and she will get everything she is entitled to from him.

  21. Akua says:

    Kate is on maternity leave and already working as a stylist 😂, can she change her pantyhose please

  22. Belluga says:

    The tell will be when she starts on the casual engagements with charities, like the ones she joined Harry on pre-wedding. All of her post-wedding events so far have been ‘formal royal’, so it’s understandable that she’s erring on the side of safe and dull while she gets used to that. As for the colour, I think that’s a ‘not wanting to be seen as trying to draw attention’. Again, safe for now. We know what the reaction would have been if she’d shown up in something bright.

    Anyway, I love her shoes. Lose the second row of buttons and I’ll love the dress too.

    • Naptime says:

      I agree, the dull colors are all about her trying not to outshine anyone. I’m sure she’s been warned about how jealous this family gets when they feel someone, especially a newcomer outsider, is getting the attention they crave. She can’t help that the spotlight is on her, but she can appear not to be trying to attract it.

    • Svea says:

      Yes, it is the Queen who wears the very bright colors (who said because security can always spot her? I think it is just fun for her). A big no no to outshine the Queen!

    • Becks1 says:

      I agree. I also think that is why we are seeing her in $$$ outfits. So far her cheapest post wedding look was the Goat dress for the garden party, but all her other events have been with the Queen, so I kind of get why she feels the need to step it up a bit.

      • Belluga says:

        That’s very possible and would be understandable. Again it’ll be interesting to see her get going on the more “standard” engagements. I hope she keeps up the trousers!

      • Surly Gale says:

        @Becks1 ~ it is interesting how at the top of this post, folks were saying…(paraphrased) that we’ll never see these bespoke items again, so big bucks for one show. We don’t see her (or Kate, etc) everyday. I’m thinking there are plenty of occasions that are not publicized, but are nevertheless royal duties, where the re-wearing of her bespoke items is likely. Also this Prada item is two pieces, so there is mix and match potential. The jacket with her slim trousers, for example, would look lovely. Dresses are so easy to dress up….or dress down. I bet their (K & M’s) clothes (& the Queen’s) are worn around the house (palace) for lunch and casual meetings down the road.

      • PrincessK says:

        Well said Surly Gale, we do not see them everyday and they do attend lots of private events both formal and informal and they don’t go naked they wear clothes, so we see only a fraction of what they wear in a year.

        Anyway I am hoping wear ripped jeans again.

    • Mego says:

      I have been thinking the same thing and would love a return to her more mainstream casual looks on tour with Harry etc. If not then maybe it’s the expectation that she wear bespoke couture like Kate. I dunno…

      That said she is still beautiful looking and a big part of that is her charisma – she looks genuinely happy and engaged with the people. Go Meg!!!!

    • Bea says:

      Right. Meghan has had 5 post wedding engagements and 4 were with the Queen. She wore an affordable dress at the garden party for Charles’ birthday celebration. Everything she’s worn pre and post wedding has been appropriate for each event.

  23. OneLumpOrTwo says:

    I think her hair looks great, it’s very pretty and as far as her hair goes, this is my favorite look on her. Her hair is thin enough that when she curls it, it doesn’t look like pageant hair. The dress would look much better without the buttons and if the color were different. I don’t think it fits her well. She has such a tiny figure that it seems to overwhelm her frame, however, this neckline looks very good on her. I have a larger chest area, so I can never wear these off the shoulder looks because I don’t have the support underneath to wear them, so I’m always envious of anyone who can. This dress kind of reminds me of the navy blue Roland Mouret dress, which was one of my favorite looks on her. That Navy dress looked stunning on her and fit her so well, but this pink dress misses the mark. I love the shoes and bag of course, her shoe and bag game is fierce.

  24. Naptime says:

    Harry seems so proud to be there with his wife, I think he feels like a real grown up finally! Lol

  25. aquarius64 says:

    Meghan looks fine and appropriate. I think we need to stop expecting Meghan to bring the Hollywood dress code to Buckingham Palace. Tight , short, over and under cleavage, double and triple tape required outfits are not going to fly in her new life. And with events with the queen she can’t outshine her. Meghan was nominated for Teen Choice Award for Style Icon so somebody thinks her look should be honored, publicity stunt or not.

  26. Jayna says:

    And the transformation into a British Royal Stepford Wife of a Prince is complete. Meghan is officially gone. LOL. J/K

    I really like it. I’m perplexed about the same pale pink/blush tones almost back to back three times. But I think it is a very pretty dress for the occasion. She looks great and very pretty. I like her hair also.

  27. Anna nuttall says:

    On unrelated note, i do think it kind of sweet Prince Harry is wearing his wedding band.

    • Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

      I love that he’s wearing it proudly, too. He’s the only one of all of them that wears it on the proper finger, out in the open. I heard Charles wears a little band, but beneath his pinkie ring, does Phillip, too? Wills can’t be bothered to wear one anywhere at all!

      • Nic919 says:

        Philip had a ring on his pinkie but stopped wearing it due to age. Andrew and Edward also had / have rings next to the signet ring.

      • Jess... says:

        I don’t wear a ring because I hate them, and that doesn’t mean I love my husband any less.
        I despise the criticism for those married people that decide not to wear rings.

      • Surly Gale says:

        I would struggle to wear a ring, as I never have. Occasionally I will wear one when dressed to the nines, but guaranteed it’s in my pocket/clutch/handbag before the evening is done. I don’t wear necklaces often because I keep getting them caught in something and strangle myself, or break the chain. Whenever possible, though, I do enjoy theme dressing through my earrings. I like fun and funky earrings, but as they have to be lead and nickel free, I don’t have a ton of choices.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I like that my husband wears his and he panicked recently when he thought it was lost. He says when he looks it he is reminded of how hard we worked to get to where we are now. For us our rings are symbolic. Maybe Harry feels that way too.

  28. Beth says:

    Blah color and kind of boring look,but I think she looks good. She definitely didn’t end up being the all hit no miss, chic, stylish, high fashion, duchess that everyone was expecting her to be.

    • Masamf says:

      I don’t know who that everyone is because I (maybe I’m the exception) never expected nor do I want Meghan to be a fashionista. I just want to see a hard working woman, a woman that works. I’m not interested in a lady that dresses to the nines and lunches all the time. And I’m okay with her outfits, I like them very much actually and I have no issue with neither the buttons nor the tights nor the colors. And I’m okay with the bespoke outfits…for now. Im not bemourning a bespoke outfit and when she wears an off the rack then bemourning that one too, as if the woman is supposed to wear sackcloth and smear herself with ashes.🙄🙄 Ask me in a year and/or when she hits 200 bespoke Pradas or Givenchys and I might have a different opinion. But until then, I’m not whinging about 4 bespoke outfits.
      And if never complain about Kate’s wardrobe either, nor Camilla’s nor Sophie’s. They all wear incredibly expensive outfits, ALL of them, none of these ladies lives any spendthrift life at all….

  29. Aang says:

    I like the retro look, especially on such a petite woman. She could do much worse than JAckie Kennedy as inspiration. I do think the buttons and belt were too much. One or the other would have been better. And I’d loose the asymmetrical hem, but that’s just my preference. And she probably doesn’t need much makeup at all with her coloring. But she looks far better than I ever will so I’m not judging.

  30. Melania says:

    I don’t understand the disappointment. Meghan’s dress is very Audrey Hepburn. It’s elegant and modern. I like it

    • Violet says:

      @Melania – I adore Hepburn, her style was matchless. But she was several inches taller, had a tiny waist, and ten+ years of ballet training shaped those legs. Meghan has a completely different body type: she’s box-shaped with matchstick legs and no waist. It’s always dangerous to copy the style of someone whose body type is so different, no matter how much you admire it. I would kill to wear Hepburn’s style, but I know I never could – I’m just not built like a tall, slender ballet dancer. I think Meghan needs a new style model, only I can’t quite think of the right one.

  31. Ramona Q. says:

    If you take off the row of decorative buttons, and just leave the one row of functional buttons, the dress is great. Do this with any double-breasted garment made for women, and it will look asymmetrical and modern with just the one row. Double-breasted buttons are a travesty.

  32. Flying fish says:

    The skirt is nice. The top is too busy, the buttons and the belt. She loves wearing a belt.
    I like the skirt.
    The hose in some pictures, as someone said before, was rather granny looking, wrong color and thick. Wear hose, but not those. I don’t really care for hose with open shoes.
    I am loving Meghan’s shoe game.
    Way to much blush. The Smokey eye and heavy eyeliner seem to age her.

  33. Leyton says:

    Color: Meghan is a bit of a minimalist. She’s really only worn big color for red carpet or photo shoots. Her personal style features a lot of neutrals and some blues.

    Buttons: I LIKE IT! It doesn’t bother me and honestly, I just like the fit of it.

    As for her style: People she’s been a Royal for a little over a month and attended exactly 4 Royal events. She hasn’t found her royal style yet but is sticking with what she normally wears. Maybe she’ll expand, maybe not but all of this is VERY Meghan. Anyone who followed her knows that.

    I think some of ya’ll expected her to dress the way she does when she is “made up”. Her personal style has NEVER been like that. Maybe ya’ll need to rethink your expectations on her.

    Overall, I like it! Stay true to yourself, Meghan!

  34. TeamAwesome says:

    Her hair looks fabulous!
    I can’t really see it in these pictures, but the shoes have a bow detail on the back which is really cute, and I love the skirt. I’d rather it didn’t have the buttons. I think the fit in the chest is a bit wonky. And I agree that her highlighter is catching the flash, but that’s a lot of contouring going on. Mostly I envy her resting engaged face. I have RBF in spades, but she just looks so pleasant all the time.

  35. beatrixkiddo says:

    I loved her style pre-wedding, but she looks fussy and dated these days.
    She needs her Canadian stylist back…

    • Masamf says:

      😂😂😂This made me LOL. Her Canadian stylist has been bashed to hell and back. It’s been stated on here that Meghan needs to lose he Canadian stylist as JM (Canadian stylist) has no clue of how to dress a British Royal. Now you want her back????😂😂😂😂😂 Very Bizarre. This just reinforces why Meghan should just go with her heart. As long as her hubby and her in-laws are not complaining, as long as majority of UK citizens not complaining, I think she is alright. I noticed that most people that complain the most on ALL these sites are non UK citizens, do I guess at the end of the day, for the most part at least, our opinions or complaints matter little to nothing because we arent any UK taxpayers. That is not to say that there aren’t any UK taxpayers on here or that their opinions don’t matter, it’s just that I believe us that complain the loudest far out number those posters that actually pay UK taxes and have a legit right to complain.

  36. teehee says:

    She looks beautiful, and shes abslutely loving her job. BUT I AM SICK OF BUTTONS. I blame Kate for this. She ruins any fashion item she touches.

  37. jferber says:

    Sorry (not sorry), but she looked fabulous! She is picture perfect! She’s the best looking and best dressed royal. They are damn lucky to have her.

  38. Lilix40 says:

    I am consistently amazed with Meghan’s heels. They are so high and so thin and how can she walk in those?! That is seriously impressive.

  39. zappy says:

    so we know that you must love buttons if you want to be BRF’s wife LOL
    I dont mind buttons, they can look good and stylish too
    anyway Kate need upgrade her button power

  40. Jen says:

    I actually really like this look. But my first thought was “another button competition!”

  41. Anare says:

    I think Meghan looks appropriate but a little too daytime business for that event. Too buttoned up. Lol. Bad pun. Her makeup is bad lately. She looks too harsh. Someone needs to be told to stop with the dark rouge. It’s aging on her.

  42. Jacky says:

    Is it possible for her to ask Michelle Obama, Queen Raina or Letizia for help in recommending a stylist and a make up artist? If she doesn’t want to go that far, can she ask the British Vogue editor? Or better still, whoever is styling Sohpie can lend a helping hand.

  43. Abby says:

    I saw the photos yesterday and I immediately laughed because BUTTONS. I like this outfit though. It seems appropriate. But I don’t understand why she is wearing more makeup than on her wedding day like, every day now. It doesn’t look good! She’s gorgeous. WHO IS DOING HER MAKEUP??

  44. aerohead21 says:

    Conspiracy theory…someone higher up might be influencing the Duchesses’ Dre’s code. As in maybe the Queen likes the buttons and the ugly pinks…

  45. Elisabeth says:

    I like what she’s wearing. For me, it’s got more style than what Kate wears!

  46. Chef Grace says:

    I like her dress. She looks mature and chill.
    I never understand why everyone wants to find something wrong with her clothes.
    Wonder what the Button Queen thinks of the dress?
    ;)

    • harla says:

      I so agree Chef Grace, mature and chill! Personally I like Meghan’s style and can’t wait to see more of it. I’ve read that many find her style repetitive and boring but gosh if you looked in my closet you’d see a lot of the same color and styles as I know what I like and what works for me and my body shape and if that’s the case with Meghan what’s wrong with that?

  47. bread says:

    The belt is fighting the buttons and that blush/bronzer is much too heavy.

    Will we ever see her in a colour that isn’t beige/nude/off-white/blush/brown/black?

  48. Ophelia says:

    She suits boatneck dresses, is my take away on it.

  49. Vogue says:

    There’s too much going on with the outfit. The large buttons combined with the belt and asymmetrical skirt doesn’t work. The top & bottom don’t compliment each other.

    I think the make-up looks different because of the tan from her honeymoon & it’s been very hot in the UK. When your skin tone changes your normal foundation can look slightly off.

  50. Lluv says:

    I think Meghan looks better in jewel colours. They compliment her skin tone. I really liked the outfit she wore to the Invictus games and the navy outfits.

  51. Tan says:

    The heels are a repeat if I can remember which is good.

    And I love the dress, buttons and all. They look good on her petite frame and it is something I would choose as well.

    It seems Meghan is building up a ofc wardrobe. Only the colors are all nude, offwhite. I wish she will play with silver grey, grey blue and some other colors other than beige and light brown

  52. Tiffany says:

    Since the skirt was symmetrical, she should not have used the belt. It is out of place on a this two piece.

  53. April May says:

    I think either go with the buttons or the belt, both is to much. Or wear the pretty much identical piece she wore to Trooping. Or a British designer….

  54. Gigi LaMoore says:

    I have that same undefined waist/body thing going on with my body. I feel she doesn’t dress for her body type. She doesn’t know how to highlight the better aspects of her figure. And for God sakes, would it kill her to wear some color?

  55. Skylark says:

    Eh, apart from the slightly heavy-handed blusher, she looks lovely: low-key, professional and engaged, which is all that’s required of her at an event which belonged to the award winners, not the royals.

  56. homeslice says:

    Yeesh. I could find a hundred more dresses just shopping online that are prettier and more interesting than anything Duchess Meg has worn thus far (what a waste of a million!!!). Alexis Carrington is calling, Meg, and she wants her dress back.

  57. Cerys says:

    I don’t mind the outfit. it is a bit bland but it is appropriate for the event. I really liked her shoes although the make-up is a bit heavy handed.
    I know this will not be a popular comment, but when she has appeared at post-wedding events, I feel as if she is playing the part of a princess in a made-for-tv movie.

  58. Michelle says:

    I think the color is a little bland and the cloth covered buttons are dated IMO. But does anyone not notice how she is sitting?? Did anyone call her out on that?

  59. Wood Dragon says:

    Okay. I have to ask a slightly generic question: What is it with these clutches women use?
    They seem to be the most impractical objects when one goes out. You have to be constantly mindful as to where it is, have to carry it all I we the place, and be alert lest you put it down and someone picks it up.
    Someone explain the appeal of these things to me.

    • Skylark says:

      The royals do it so as to avoid unwelcome contact – ie. someone grabbing their ‘idle’ hand to shake it, hold it, kiss it or whatever some liberty-taking upstart might decide to do with a royal hand. Having one hand permanently occupied limits the opportunity for awkward encounters.

      Queenie would be wise to carry one in each hand on the 13th July.

    • Skylark says:

      Sorry @Wood Dragon – I know that wasn’t your question. They’re only really practical for dressy events where you just want to show off what you’re wearing without a shoulder bag or equivalent spoiling your look. That’s the only time I use them.

      Totally impractical otherwise for the reasons you say.

    • Lluv says:

      Lol clutches are only for evening/night time outfits for me. They are impractical during the daytime unless it’s a formal event. It’s different for Royals because they only have to show up for under an hour or so.

  60. Sage says:

    Her makeup is too heavy. Her celeb photos don’t show this heavy application. I wonder why she decided on stage makeup.
    The dress is appropriate and dated. The buttons, belt and sheer pantyhose are all a bit comical.

  61. Rainbow says:

    I can’t wrap my head around the fact that she’s wearing bespoke pieces. Not just for the staggering costs she’s already accumulated, but there’s something missing? For the amount she’s been spending, the results should be better.

    If that skirt had been a pencil skirt and the outfit was light blue, or a bold colour like fuschia, this look would have been classic and chic.

    You look at the group picture and you see most of the attendees wore vibrant colours and varying styles and they looked great.

    On her own, Meghan is fine. Put her in a group and she disappears. And no, don’t lecture me and say Meghan is a superstar who is just being considerate and that she’s doing this on purpose to not take attention away from the Queen or some nonsense. You can’t hide charisma and gravitas. There’s always something missing to complete her outfits or, in the case of that tragic de la Renta dress, make it work despite the flaws. The clothes are wearing her.

    • harla says:

      I have to respectfully disagree with you Rainbow, I think Meghan has tons of charisma and gravitas and in no way are her clothes wearing her. Imho, while she might be wearing neutral colors or similar style several times in a row, her “presence” and poise shine through. This is the great thing about discussing fashion, all the differing opinions, tastes and preferences.

      • betty b says:

        Meghan is small and pretty, but I agree that she doesn’t really show up in group pictures. You have to look for her. You never had to look for Diana, she had charisma in bushels. Harry the Dim has it, too. Kate doesn’t, but she is tall, so you see her.
        Meghan may be charming one on one, but her public persona is very practiced and actressy. I definitely see it and I bet people can feel it. You are all in love with her the way Trumpers love him – if Meghan ate a live puppy on tv, you would all say the puppy deserved eating. It’s been boring reading this all for months.

      • Cafelady says:

        @ Betty B, why are you on every thread referring to Harry as ‘dim’? How many Apache helicopters have you qualified to fly, how many successful charities have you conceived of?

      • Olenna says:

        @Cafelady, this is what betty b, AKA Betty/veronica/Veronica T/Trixie, does. SOS, just paraphrased.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, I am sick to the teeth of people calling Harry dim. He had a poor academic record at school because of very traumatic teenage years following the death of Diana and the following years and years of ugly and salacious gossip and revelations.

    • MrsBump says:

      @rainbow – that’s so true. She really does tend to disappear in a group setting. On her own, i find her really beautiful but next to other women she looks very girl next door level pretty. Honest to god, the first time i ever thought “wow Kate is actually really beautiful” was when i saw them together for the first time. I had assumed, that Meghan being an actress would completely eclipse Kate in the looks department but Kate really held her own.

      • Rainbow says:

        Same for me MrsBump. Their appearance at the Christmas Mass was the first time I thought Kate outshone anyone. I’ve always thought Kate has zero charisma but Meghan disappeared when with William and Kate in the same photo. At Trooping it was the same. I don’t believe that she does it on purpose. Rather, she’s just not as charismatic and eye-catching as her fans insist she is. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Not everyone can have explosive charisma.

        But the hard sell that’s been going on since she was revealed as Harry’s gf made it really surprising to see Meghan looking invisible in the company of others.

    • betty b says:

      @Cafelady, because he is Dim. Having mechanical aptitude with no matching intellect? You are dim. And if you do your research, his Daddy had to send in the troops to save Harry’s Sentable charity, because he made a disaster of it. And Harry doesn’t run the charities!! That is too funny!! He is lazy and basically unemployed.

      • Cafelady says:

        I have done my research, Sentabale struggled in the beginning because he was barely 21 when he founded it, since then with guidance it’s been successful . Imvictus has had a massive effect and before you say he ‘stole” the idea he admits it he expanded and invigorated it. Harry is not ‘dim’, in interviews he come across as engaged and informed. He is extremely involved in the charities on a day to day basis, they serve to execute his vision. So stop with the ‘dim’ remarks he is anything but that.

  62. Pirate Dread says:

    She’s so happy not because she got married, but because she is out of the U.S.A

  63. Jfla says:

    Roll out the buttons,
    We’ll have buttons of fun!
    Zing, boom, bang!

  64. minx says:

    She looks beautiful, of course. Not a fan of the extra skirt fabric, it just looks dumb to my eye. With buttons that big I might have ditched the belt. And please, she’s so pretty, she doesn’t need all that blush!

  65. Cee says:

    Those shoes are amazing!!! I like that the fit is right, even if I don’t like the buttons+belt. Her makeup seems fine, she just had a super satin highlighter that’s magnified with flash photography.

    However, her latest work outfits have been very expensive. If Kate’s constantly criticized for systematically purchasing couture and bespoke, high end pieces, so should Meghan. If she’s not careful, she will drive herself into a storm of criticism. She’s not a private citizen anymore and people, and the media, will hold her accountable for her high expenses and accounts. If she outspends Kate, even if she’s worked 4x more, she will face a lot of backlash.

  66. Lexa says:

    I think there’s too much going on between the buttons, the belt, and the asymmetrical skirt, and that color is just so meh! This feels like it’s incorporating all of the elements of everything she’s worn before, so it doesn’t feel fresh to me in the way I was expecting with her style.

    Some of these photos make me think she’d look great with short hair.

  67. The Original G says:

    I could live without the skirt flounce, otherwise I think she looks very nice without upstaging the event. I think the buttons add some texture without adding pattern and colour. This is a look that I think is going to age well.

  68. CityGirl says:

    I want those shoes!!!!!
    I think she looks good. I don’t think the buttons are the end of the world – frankly when you are trying to dress respectfully and conservatively, the option always seems to be either a sheath dress or a dress-suit, there’s not a lot that can be done to give a punch – buttons and/or a belt is usually it, right?

  69. Bettyrose says:

    6 months 6 months 6 months…give her 6 months…so.much.beige.

  70. Incognita says:

    I really don’t get the complaints regarding Meghan’s styling choices. As for myself, I think her style choices are nice and dare I say, refreshing? She appears to be finding what works for her – instead of wearing the boring, dowdy looks others in the BRF are apt to wear. I like her boat neck collars, asymmetrical skirt lengths and fabric-covered buttons. I suspect that Meghan tends to wear muted colors during events that she attends with HM in an effort to blend in. If she selected “louder” colors, folks would be clutching their pearls and complaining about Meghan making everything all about herself.

    • harla says:

      She really can’t win can she?

      • MrsBump says:

        Meghan can’t win? To be fair, she’s married a prince, will never have to worry about finding acting jobs, paying healthcare or rent, and is buying haute couture like nobody’s business. Girl has already won, she can handle some criticism about the tax payers’ money she is spending.

      • Violet says:

        @MrsBump – This.

        @Incognita – I find lots of her choices just that: dowdy; the items with the asymmetrical hems are swamping her tiny frame because of the extra cloth she is so enamored of. And, lastly, the cost of these bespoke luxury brands will at some point boomerang on her. She is given all those perks to represent Britain, and for the women in the family, that means first and foremost appearing to support British fashion. Meghan isn’t paying for bespoke Prada: someone else is.

  71. Elle says:

    Forget Meghan.

    Did you see the awardees’ dresses?!

    All of the young women behind Meghan in the front row look outstanding! The pale dress with the red hem is beyond gorgeous.

  72. MargaritasForBreakfast says:

    Harry looks happy. Married life agrees with him thus far.

  73. ladie says:

    I actually love this? But then I love a vintage-y look, cloth-covered buttons and all. The only thing I don’t love is the asymmetrical skirt, actually. I do wish she’d wear some more colours however. She looks beautiful in neutrals, but I’d love to see her in some brighter outfits.

    • Violet says:

      @ladie – This. What about powder blue, coral, teal, primrose? The thing with vintage is, you risk looking “vintage” yourself, it has to be done carefully. Cloth-covered buttons? Adorable. Put them with short sleeves and a belt and a lot of cloth . . . too much of a good thing, and we know how tiny Meghan is.

  74. Violet says:

    I’m disappointed again in this outfit, and it seems as if she has worn beige-y pink/blush for three out of five outfits. It’s a lovely color, but it’s not the only lovely color out there! I’m not fond of the angled hem, which looks odd with what I have to say is another somewhat dowdy 1980s Mother of the Bride look up top. The buttons, again, are pulling a bit at the bustline, and the buttons, belt, and short sleeves – it’s just not flattering on anyone, I think.

    Her hair looks pretty but again the makeup looks very heavy, and I noticed that the DM is having a field day with that (left her “natural” look for a “youthful peach blush and glamorous dark eyes” – the malicious undertone is not missable), and also that Meghan is copying Kate’s “glossy curls”.

    Lastly, this is bespoke Prada – I’m beginning to see references to a very expensive wardrobe bill climbing. This is another luxury Italian designer. I’m afraid Meghan is leaving herself open to some backlash here.

    I wish I knew what she was aiming for with these ensembles, but I can’t quite figure it out. But whatever it is, it isn’t hanging together quite rightly.

  75. AJ says:

    First time commenting on her. I hate the buttons. Too many buttons. It’s like Kate keeps giving her bad advice on buttons. But that being said, she looks beautiful. I don’t want to complain about her because the British media keeps giving her bad press related to the “faux pas” she keeps committing. They have to remember she didn’t grow up with Carol Middleton to coach her on the royal rules. I hate that they keep giving her a hard time.

    • Violet says:

      @AJ – Can we please stop shifting the blame for Meghan’s wardrobe choices on Kate – several people have mentioned it in a sideways sort of way? It’s unfair to both women. Kate isn’t giving her advice – she has better things to do with her time and I doubt Meghan calls her up and asks, and Meghan is a functional adult making her own choices here, not a scared teenager. And Carole Middleton didn’t coach her daughters on royal rules. The family didn’t come into contact with royalty till their daughter started dating William at university and Carole Middleton was born in a council house (what we call the projects), not next door the way Diana was. It’s likely that with 8 years of dating William and functioning in his circle, Kate got the lay of the land pretty quickly, and she is English. And, in addition, Meghan has been assigned an advisor who was part of the Queen’s staff. So she isn’t being left high and dry with no help or input, and her wardrobe choices, for better or worse, are hers to succeed or not at.

      • Rainbow says:

        It’s interesting how Kate is being blamed even for Meghan’s fashion choices. Someone upthread even said they’re sick of buttons and it’s all because Kate “ruins everything she touches”.

        So it’s not enough that Kate is apparently jealous and insecure of Meghan. Now she’s also responsible for Meghan not looking good, and Meghan sitting the wrong way is because she didn’t have Kate’s upbringing, like that’s Kate’s fault.

        It’s beyond odd at this point that’s it’s hilarious.

      • AJ says:

        The part about the buttons was pretty much a joke as Kate does wear a lot of outfits with buttons and the writers of this blog talk about it all the time. Frankly I hate all the buttons but my opinion doesn’t matter at all. She looks great in anything. My main beef is that the media won’t leave her alone. Your biting response reminds me why I have never chosen to comment here before🙄

  76. Elisa says:

    From now on I shall call you The Duchess of Beige. ;)

    On a positive note: Harry looks fab in his suit!

  77. Psu Doh Nihm says:

    Am I the only one mesmerized be the beautiful woman standing behind the duchess?

    I love everything about her. She has a gorgeous ethereal radiance that seems to transcend those standing around her.

  78. joannie says:

    I like her shoes but otherwise she looks frumpy and the skirt appears too large. Plus her make up is so heavy. She doesn’t dress for her small stature. Big fail imo. I don’t find her all that attractive.

  79. YankLynn says:

    I feel like she’s building a collection of things in neutrals that she likes and saving color maybe for “off duty”. White/cream, blush, black will be her go-to work palette ?

    She seems to like the twist of an offbeat hemline with a more traditional or retro overall style. A dress I loved and hope to see again is that navy dress she wore for tea with the Queen the day before her wedding. We really only a glimpse of it as she and her Mom arrived at the hotel that evening. Typing that I realize its out of the palette I just described above :p but it did have that different hemline or extra fold in the skirt, whatever thats described as.

  80. ladida says:

    Seems like Aquazzura is custom making her shoes for official events, these are divine. The suit-dress is ok, doesn’t quite fit right.

  81. Cara says:

    She pretty much always looks prettt, but…….
    That suit doesn’t fit and her color choices have been so boring! In my opinion, she was dressing way better before the wedding.

  82. Keepitreal says:

    She was an actress for how many years and does not know how to professionally apply her own make-up at 37, taking into consideration lighting, photography etc.? Okay. No comment on the clothes. Access to the best make-up that money can buy and this is it? Sorry, absolutely no excuse at all.

  83. whatever says:

    A few thoughts on this outfit…

    1) The double-breasted dome-y, cloth covered buttons are dated and as ugly as sin.

    2) Pair the ugly, dated dome buttons with a cheap looking belt and it downgrades the outfit even further.

    3) This bespoke outfit is very similar to the bespoke Carolina Herrera out she wore at Trooping. She should have just worn that one again but if she wanted to cover her shoulders she could have also worn the bespoke Givenchy dress she wore to Chester (without the cape bit) and paired it with a nice blazer and a belt at the waist. She would have got the exact same look as today without spending any money. It seems incredibly wasteful to get ANOTHER bespoke outfit made which looks similar to ones she already has.

    4) This outfit reminds me of the powder blue outfit Kate wore to her trip to the Netherlands and the family Christmas card last year, for which she was mocked for (surprise, surprise!) but in comparison to Meghan outfit Kate’s was actually better. On Kate’s outfit, there were only 4 buttons and they didn’t overwhelm the rest of the outfit, the belt didn’t look cheap and belt and the buttons balanced each other out.

    5) On the plus side her Aquazzura shoes are nice.

  84. Chrissy says:

    As I sit here in my dirty gym clothes on Long Island, let me comment about what the Duchess wore to the palace:
    I’ve said this before on this site, she is so pretty and doesn’t need so much makeup!!! It is hurting me! I wish someone would tell her. I also just don’t completely understand the color choice in clothing.. she has worn this shade before and it is not that flattering, in pictures anyway.
    I get that she married a prince and there are protocols and bullshit like that, but she was so stylish before this union, I wish she would keep it up.

    My mom said this: It seems as if she has lost her confidence a bit, which is understandable considering the amount of stuff she has to learn and the WHOLE country’s public opinion, not to mention the world’s, her shitty dad, etc.

    I hope she gets that back soon.

  85. Jenny says:

    I think she misunderstood how to sit like a royal, she’s crossing her legs and then turning them to the side. And Harry is man-spreading like a true master. That’s all I got. The outfit is meh but she’s such a baby at the royal fashion game yet, she has time to grow into her own.

  86. artistsnow says:

    Alright, maybe I am wrong, but I believe that “bronze” everyone is criticizing is her COLOR!!!! That is NOT heavy makeup. She went to a sunny place for her honeymoon and got tan. It is NOT makeup. You can see all of her lovely freckles. Meghan is NOT wearing the WRONG blush and foundation, it is her own SKIN COLOR!!!

  87. aerohead21 says:

    On the cheeks specifically I think it’s too much make up. Otherwise, yes she’s come back from their honeymoon with more color to her skin. And really, just pick one embellishment. The color is very BLAH, especially when she was wearing some amazing stuff before the wedding. What’s with such a boring color when you have the skin tone to pull of some Queen colors? The buttons are big and are only decoration. Maybe some other embellishment? And no belt. That or a belt and no buttons. But not both.

  88. harla says:

    Interesting that 231 people commented on Meghan’s clothes but only 47 commented on the fact that Terry Crews has been dropped from a movie due to speaking out against sexual assault. What does this say about us?

    full disclosure – I commented on both posts.

  89. HeyThere! says:

    She looks fine. It won’t go down in the history books or anything for me, but fine. I am looking forward to her wearing some bright colors!!

  90. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I guess she’s pulling from the new duchess playbook: Ugly oversize buttons, bad unnecessary belt, sausage curls, poor fit, makeup applied with a trowel, insane amount of money spent for bespoke. And the color of that dress adds to the Blergh Clothing Museum she’s building. It’s all so boring and wasteful. I had such high hopes for her.

    Now the lovely young lady behind her hit it out of the park. Gorgeous dress, perfect red lip. I like it.

  91. Katebush says:

    This comment loaded in the wrong place but I just wanted to agree with @whatever. Compare the picture of Kate on her trip to the Netherlands last year in the powder blue dress. Look at the fit of the two dresses of nothing else. It’s just bizarre to me to be spending so much money on bespoke clothing that doesn’t seem to fit right.
    Also lay off the makeup. On the photos in the Daiky Mail she has thick black eyeliner and false eyelashes looked way OTT for a daytime event.

    I know I sound picky but I just love discussing clothes! I’m glad that she looks happy and engaged though that’s the main thing!

  92. LittlefishMom says:

    I LOVE this and her!! She looks fab.

  93. Belluga says:

    Martina Caruana, one of the award winners, made a comment that Meghan already knew her name and country and had obviously been reading up on them. The young people at Reprezent Radio said the same thing.

    I love hearing these comments come out because it makes such a difference to people meeting the royals to feel that they really are interested in you and aren’t just going through the motions. It really helps foster that feeling of connection and I hope that she continues.

  94. loislane says:

    I am calling it again. The Sussexes are Pregnant !
    Look at her face. There are changes there. The heavy makeup is a distraction.
    Time will tell but…

    • betty b says:

      I hope she isn’t. I know she is almost 37, but she just got married. It’s so much healthier for a couple to get used to each other first, plus she lived overseas for most of their relationship, has only been in England 6 months, and why is everyone so excited for her to have a baby? ?
      I’m always confused that on a site with so many people claiming to be feminists there has been so much “buy-in” to the whole Princess fantasy, complete with Prince Charming getting Cinderella pregnant after she gives it all up for true love with the handsome Prince. The enthusiasm for a woman who certainly did a lot to make it on her own marrying into an institution in which everything is given due to the luck of your birth confuses me.
      I’m always disheartened reading these threads.

      • loislane says:

        I am not wishing or fantasizing about anything.
        They just look pregnant to me. Simple as…

        That being said, being pregnant right now doesn’t mean she is not a feminist. If SHE chooses to be pregnant then she is a feminist.
        And being a feminist doesn’t mean you don’t feel pressure. She is a Duchess. She is almost 37. She is being criticise for so many things. And we all know she would be rip to shreds if she can’t get pregnant. So it seems logical for them to try sooner rather than later.
        And again that doesn’t make her any less a feminist. Just human.
        Peace.
        Ps. I love these threads. Unlike elsewhere, peeps here are still humans. Thank you everyone.

  95. Anon55 says:

    I feel slightly gross asking, but does anyone else think the small bump in the chest area of the top pic makes it look like she’s not wearing a bra? I’m SURE she is wearing one, but once I saw it, I couldn’t unsee it. No one is safe from bad angles and lighting :(

  96. Shannon says:

    I’m the boring commenter when it comes to Kate and Meghan I suppose lol. I think she looks lovely – I’m not crazy about the shoes. But the dress and the clutch look very nice. I don’t get the button-hate? I’m not a huge fan but then I rarely dress up “fancy.” But I don’t hate the buttons either. Honestly, I’m not incredibly impressed or unhappy with either of them. To me, they both seem to dress well and very unoffensive. Actually, the BRF is all kind of boring and uninteresting to me personally, but I do enjoy the fashion and I like both fashion-wise. Just in this, the heels seem to be a bit discordant with the whole conservative fashion tone but that’s a minor nitpick. Overall she looks great.

  97. spargel says:

    Yup. As expected by some, and as we’ve seen gradually creeping up, the queen gets her stuffy matronly leftover-50s taste slathered all over other royals’ approved wardrobes. She’s wearing stuff the queen would wear . herself if she were younger. It’s downhill from here, folks. Un-surprised as heck.

  98. Jessica says:

    Too busy looking at the Prince. He looks incredibly hot here.

  99. Kathy Morbach says:

    I hope that she will lay off the buttons and heavy make up. She is lovely as is and no need to copy waity kaity.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      Yes! Both women are naturally beautiful and don’t need masks. Well, Kate succumbed to the Botox super early but still looks better without the spackle. They both had beauty and style before becoming Stepford Wives. I was hopeful Meghan would maintain some sense of individuality but this whole outfit screams CopyKate and it is a poor fit for both women. Neither dresses appropriately to their body type.