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Meghan Markle has undergone a style evolution — from Hollywood actress to senior royal and swiftly back to a private citizen. That means her fashions have also changed after no longer being bound by those strict wardrobe protocols handed down by the palace. The Duchess of Sussex has never abandoned her love for a neutral palette, but she has added a touch of California casual into her closet now that her role in the public eye has shifted.
This new era of Meghan is what Vogue dubs her “freedom style” because who could forget her notable quote in the Harry & Meghan docuseries as to why she “rarely wore color.” She shared, “There was thought in that, I was like, well, what’s a color that they’ll probably never wear? Camel? Beige? White?” The Duchess of Sussex didn’t want to tip the balance of power by wearing a glamorous green or a bold blue because it might upstage some of the higher-ranking royals.
While she always looked good, Meghan wasn’t able to take her fashion up a notch — until now. The Duchess of Sussex is playing with shades of red intermixed with her favorite colors of beige, cream, and black. She’s not only on trend, she’s also setting the trends, from her slouchy trousers to her daring off-the-shoulder looks. (Hello to that Christopher John Rogers gown she wore to the 2022 NAACP Awards!) It’s exactly that fashion edge that many royal fans have been waiting for with the Duchess of Sussex — she’s truly a breath of fresh air!
Check out all of the gorgeous looks Meghan has worn in her post-royal life that have taken her fashion to the next level.