Meghan Markle has just confirmed her signature look and you can get it too

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As Meghan Markle gets into full swing with her royal duties we decode her sartorial style 

Do you sometimes find yourself still thinking about Meghan and Harry’s wedding? Daydreaming about your turn in the royal carriage? Masterminding how you can coerce Clare Waight Kellar to make your wedding dress even though you might be lacking someone to marry (no, just me?). 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Her Majesty The Queen

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. 


KITRI Apollo tie waist white cotton dress for summer dressing boatneck

White cotton tie-waist dress, £85, KITRI 


Blue blouse with gold button details, £17.99, Mango 


Camel boatneck cashmere sweater, £715, Chloé at


Yellow blouse, £170, CEFFIN at


Arket cinched waist dress with boatneck

Boatneck poplin dress, £69, Arket 

Vivienne Westwood 

Black ruched dress, £260, Vivienne Westood at

WEEKEND by John Lewis 

Boatneck balloon sleeve striped top, £35, WEEKEND by John Lewis

Calvin Klein Collection 

Calvin Klein Collection striped top with tie waist

Striped boatneck satin top, £198, Calvin Klein Collection at

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