Duchess Meghan looks flawless in Givenchy & Emilia Wickstead in Dublin


Duke and Duchess of Sussex Dublin

Here are photos from Day 1 of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour of Ireland. After a busy morning/early afternoon in London yesterday, Meghan and Harry hopped a quick flight to Dublin and arrived in what seemed like the early evening/late afternoon. They were greeted on the tarmac of the Dublin City Airport by the Taoiseach (prime minister), Leo Varadkar. After the tarmac greeting, they went to the British ambassador’s residence, where they attended a garden party/cocktail party.

For the tarmac arrival, Meghan wore a rich emerald green two-piece by Givenchy. The top and the pencil skirt were made to be worn together, obviously, and I love this look for so many different reasons. One, YAY for separates. Two, YAY for the rich jewel tone. Three, YAY for the sophisticated and flattering skirt length. I just love this. And she managed to do a neat bun without a center part! Hallelujer. Some of you have already been tweeting at me about the pockets and the buttons. You guys… I’m actually fine with the pockets? And the buttons? The buttons are very small and there are only two! And the pockets are cute. Meg also carried a Strathberry tote bag (which I love!).

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Dublin

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Harry Meghan Dublin

After the tarmac greeting, they did the garden party and Meghan’s ensemble change made news. She wore a little black dress by… Emilia Wickstead. The same Emilia Wickstead who threw a sh-t fit about how Meghan’s Givenchy wedding gown looked like a copy of one of her (Emilia’s) designs. I guess Meghan is showing that she’s the bigger person, that even though that sad woman was a Bitter Betty about her wedding gown, Meghan will still take pity on her and wear her clothes. Saint Meg! You can see the full-length dress in the tweet from the palace. It’s actually a really basic black dress. Meg elevates Wickstead’s design somehow.

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  1. stacy says:

    I think Megan looks so much better at events where the Queen is not present. She wears more stylish clothes and looks prettier.

    I really think she down plays her looks and dresses dowdy when she is at an event with the queen so to not distract from the queen/steal any spotlight. I totally get it

  2. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I don’t think the Emilia Wickstead does much for her straight frame but it is still worlds better than some other things she’s worn lately. Lovelovelove the green Givenchy number! Just wish she’d wear more British fashion houses.

    I think Meghan tried to go for a certain Jackie O meets Audrey Hepburn thing and went a bit too far, then realized her pre-wedding style was just fine. She’s taken that and amped it up a bit and now looks incredibly regal while remaining age appropriate and COMFORTABLE. She isn’t losing herself in granny dresses and I am so thankful for that. No offense meant to HM, of course. She wears the hell out of her wardrobe, as one of a certain age should.

  3. CairinaCat says:

    I don’t get how people don’t understand she is building a closet
    All these things can and will be worn many times again.
    That’s why they are neutral colors and separates or like the black dress easy to change up.
    The shoes and the bags are all neutral and can be worn cross seasons.

    • homeslice says:

      I don’t see much of what she has worn so far being “wardrobe building”, they are so specific. Her pre-wedding wardrobe was more mix and match.
      And it was so odd that her bag still had the paper and plastic attached to the bottom? Is there anything inside? Is it just a prop? Like the coat that still had the threads on it. I mean a good tan leather bag is something I think that can be resused, but she seems to grabbing very expensive bags for every outfit. I personally think it’s an excessive waste. Just like Kate’s coats of many colors.

    • violet says:

      @CairinaCat – But early experimentation means I think that at least several expensive ones are going to be retired after one wearing – for sure that ghastly de la Renta tablecloth dress will be, and I’m guessing the Trooping outfit, and the summer dress with the stripes and buttons will be, as well. The ones she wore to Dublin look much more versatile for future wear. It will take awhile for her to sort out the wheat from the chaff, as they say.

    • notasugarhere says:

      All of these are classics, many of them separates, that can be worn for years as the basis of a working wardrobe. The only one I question is the Trooping outfit, otherwise nothing here will be out of date for years to come.

  4. Toulouse says:

    Well she should look lovely she spend almost 20000 euros in 2 days

    • Anna nuttall says:

      But from what i’m reading today, She is paying it for herself. Not the tax payer that is reported in all the newspapers.

    • violet says:

      @Mich – I looked up the Duchy of Cornwall. It belongs to the eldest son of the sovereign but he may not sell its assets for personal benefit. It’s value comes mostly from landholdings. It is exempt from tax, but Charles makes a voluntary contribution from its revenues each year. Its worth at the end of fiscal year 2013 was a staggering £763 million, and profit was £19 million, a revenue surplus gain of 4.1% from the previous year.

      “The income of the duchy is also used to cover the official expenditure of some members of the Duke’s immediate family. Presently, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex all have their official expenses paid from Duchy income, assisted by Grants-in-aid from the Queen.”

      And now we know why Meghan isn’t particularly concerned about how much her clothes cost.

      Who do you suppose is doing the real work of managing and working and maintaining that land, and why would anyone think in this day and age that the eldest son of the monarch is entitled to this wealth producing entity at birth?

      • Mich says:

        It is owned by the Crown and has been since the 1300s. It is also tax exempt but that pissed a whole lot of people off (rightly so) so Charles now voluntarily pays taxes on the income he earns from it. Regardless of whether or not you think Charles is entitled to that wealth it is his by law.

        Kate also spends lavishly on clothes. What got her heat for it in the early days was that she was doing it while the world was being wrecked by a financial crisis – and she did so little work to ‘justify’ it.

        I’m not particularly impressed by the enormous amount of spending on the clothes but I’m guessing Charles gifted Meghan with a significant shopping spree as a wedding present to welcome her into her new role. She is very new to this and I have no doubt she will learn.

  5. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    I love Meg, plain and simple. I saw a really cute article on People with a little boy tugging at Harry’s beard and touching Meg’s hair. They handled it so well and were so cute that I literally started tearing up.

    She looks great and clearly has such a great knack with people. AND DOES HER HOMEWORK, praise the LORD! Also, slayed the fashion game this week.

  6. Mich says:

    Oh my goodness. The DM is vicious towards her.

  7. liriel says:

    Frankly, Harry and Meghan (AND WIMBLEDON) are a bit unfortunate because of England and the semi-finals now and possibly final. It’s definitely more important for the majority. Frankly, I totally get it.

  8. nikki says:

    She looks stunning. That’s a perfect color on her.

  9. vespernite says:

    YES! MEG! Kate could never top Meg’s style! I love the shoe/bag combo with the rich green tones. Lovely!

  10. paddingtonjr says:

    Meghan really shines in simple, stylish clothes with just a hint of jewelry as she is wearing here. She looks very professional and polished, especially in the arrival dressed, and this is something I would wear when traveling for business if I have to meet clients right away. I hope she sticks with the modern working woman style for everyday “work”.

  11. Lady Medusa says:

    I love Meghan and think she always looks stunning. I love Kate, too; she’s a different person with different priorities from Meghan, and I don’t think it’s fair to either woman to compare them constantly.

    But I’m weary of the neverending “what Meghan wore” posts. It seems like every other article is about Meghan and her clothes. There is other celebrity news out there that is much more interesting than a whirlwind tour of Meghan’s closet.

  12. PodyPo says:

    In this green she looks well tailored and ready to represent. In the black she looks lovely with her hair down and side parted and some noticeable earrings. Both outfits are perfect.

    If she can create these kinds of looks in clothes that are not couture or bespoke, she will win many doubters over. If she continues to spend like this she will be criticized, and rightly so.

    • liriel says:

      I agree but let’s not forget one thing. She’s supposed not only to find herself stylise-wise but be a great speaker, involved, caring. Looking good while wearing less expensive items isn’t my ultimate goal for her to be honest!
      To be honest, I know it’s not the news site, but sports (wimbledon, soccer), the thai rescue are omitted here. Instead we get several posts about Meghan which reveal close to nothing about her passions, goals. It’s the BRR but she was hailed to changed something.

  13. Justwastingtime says:

    Harry looks like he still can’t believe she is his. Sweet.

  14. liriel says:

    Ok, so the tour is over. Other than small issues with tailoring and the bust area she looked ok, behaved well. Like other royal trips they did serious and fluffy stuff. no on here complained about it. No one complained here how much she spent here either. The majority found the cost understandable. Different rules for different couples. I’m kind of glad she didn’t chose a local designer like Kate. Not pleased that she didn’t throw in a cheaper outfit. She went all in with mostly non british designers. Overall – a success slightly overshadowed by the fact that yesterday England lost semi-finals so the game gathered more headlines. Well, even the final of wimbledon would be in the shadow of soccer.
    We’ll see how they continue. I’ll nitpick – nothing groundbreaking, a usual royal trip. Missed opportunity for Meghan to give a speech. She was polite, smiling, nice to kids. Behaviour to applaud but it’s a norm. Maybe the time wasn’t right and it’d be too much. I don’t know.
    No one complained here that it’s vacation, stupid, pointless (brexit? ambassadors? no one takes it seriously, the magazines all about clothes!)
    I’m curious what she does next!

  15. liriel says:

    This! Meghan is loved here so we can’t say a bad world but she completely doesn’t care about the cost of her outfits. To this day people here remember how costly Kate’s engagement ring is. I wonder when Meghan will choose something more reasonably prized.

  16. liriel says:

    Exactly, the cheapest dress was accompanied by a 5k bag. It’s becoming a circus. Like.. Please throw something reasonably prized, please.
    She’s choosing the most expensive designers, most of them not even british. It’s her fairytale but a PR disaster!

  17. liriel says:

    I don’t know how bad it’s going to be. I admit, she looks great on this trip (minus the bra thing – ill fitting!) but she’s spending a lot and from the start she lived her own fairytale, after the TM mess (not her fault at all) she felt at ease again and is buying expensive outfits and living like a princess. She’s not careful which isn’t a good sign. You don’t want to make people angry.

  18. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    BettyB you nailed it. These aren’t basic staple pieces. They’re trendy bespoke items that won’t wear from one year to the next, and they’re horribly expensive. She could have definitely worn a black pantsuit from a British label that was significantly less expensive and fit better. The fit of all these super pricey outfits has been terrible for the most part. She can and should do better (but then again we’ve been saying this about Kate for 7 years and her tailoring is still ghastly).