As Meghan Markle gets into full swing with her royal duties we decode her sartorial style
Wedding aside, Meghan Markle’s royal wardrobe has been a feast for the eyes: Prada, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta we can’t get enough of her elegant take on occasion dressing. But how do we recreate this for ourselves without the good fortune of a curated designer wardrobe? Through some diligent photo analysis, we have finally cracked the code to dressing like Meghan Markle. It’s all in the neckline, specifically a boat-neck.
The Duchess of Sussex is bringing back an Audrey Hepburn favourite, a shape that had for a while been solely reserved for nautical-inspired Breton tops. Feminine and considered yet revealing in the most grown up way, the boat-neck was made famous by Coco Chanel when she was inspired from the wide neck uniforms of French sailors. Très chic, non?
Much like Meghan has taken inspiration from the OG Givenchy muse, Hepburn, we in turn will take inspiration from our latest girl-crush M.M and embracing what will undoubtedly be a huge shape this summer. Shop our edit of the best boat-necks now.
White cotton tie-waist dress, £85, KITRI
Blue blouse with gold button details, £17.99, Mango
Camel boatneck cashmere sweater, £715, Chloé at matchesfashion.com
Yellow blouse, £170, CEFFIN at net-a-porter.com
Boatneck poplin dress, £69, Arket
Black ruched dress, £260, Vivienne Westood at matchesfashion.com
WEEKEND by John Lewis
Boatneck balloon sleeve striped top, £35, WEEKEND by John Lewis
Calvin Klein Collection
Striped boatneck satin top, £198, Calvin Klein Collection at matchesfashion.com