Thursday 14 June 2018

How Meghan's neutral dress was a 'show of respect' for the Queen

Meghan's figure-hugging Givenchy dress was a 'show of respect' for the Queen, a fashion commentator has said.

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a 'regal' monochrome number as she joined the Queen for their first official joint engagement in Cheshire on Thursday, proving herself an 'exemplary royal' according to Lucas Armitage.

The custom-designed number, which fell to just below the knee, featured a thin belted waist and was paired with a sensible black clutch and pumps - and sheer tights.

Lucas told MailOnline FEMAIL: 'Meghan has opted for a neutral colour once again. I feel this is a clever styling tactic as it will always work with the Queen's look; she is known and applauded for her use of bright fun colours.'

Fashion fans eager for a glimpse of Meghan's outfit were not disappointed, with the royal giving her ensemble a modern twist in the form of an unusual cape as she embarked on a day of engagements in the North-West. 

It was a decidedly more conservative choice than Meghan's outfit last weekend, when she wore a fitted pink number that showed off her bare shoulders as she joined the Royal family at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour. 

Her Majesty wore a pistachio coloured coat by Stewart Parvin and hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Her hat featured an elaborate floral decoration, and the monarch appeared to be wearing a floral-print silk dress underneath.

Commenting on their outfit choices, Lucas ( added: 'Train travel, for most of us, is a commute where we are in far too close proximity to other people; for the Queen and Meghan it’s a much more regal affair.

'The use of neutral colour on Meghan part is also a show of respect to the Queen so she never looks like she is trying to outshine her. 

'I would be shocked if Meghan ever opted for a bold colour, although it’s interesting to note in her previous life she was a fan of bright hues.

'I think the Queen and Meghan's relationship at this point is one built on respect, and Meghan has shifted her own personal style to adopt a more demure regal look - something I think the Queen will be thankful for. 


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