In the wake of the ritzy as f^*k royal wedding, some thoughts about what makes an iconic style (Meghan Markle, pay attention!).
Members of the British monarchy aren’t known for being frontline fashionistas — the whole proposition of royalty is that it’s enduring, immutable and sacrosanct. Kate Middleton may have sported Alexander McQueen on her big day, and Princess Di ingeniously paired high top Nikes with Catherine Walker way back when. But since then it’s been a royal bust — a ho-hum wardrobe characterized by old-line hems, a few hyperbolic headpieces and predictable, pedestrian-looking D&G gear.
We all know that Meghan Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, routinely lags when it comes to cool rags and dazzling ensembles — she wears tacky totes and basic bitch stuff that burns our eyeballs out — YAWN. Hopefully she’ll pay more attention to Melania’s majestic, mind-blowing personal glam when trotting around red carpets and royal galas. However, we did love that Givenchy get-up she wore at the wedding (courtesy of Clare Waight Keller) — definitely one of Meg’s more dignified looks to date. But The Duchess should really study up on the Queen’s sartorial strategy — a perennial style that pulses with wit, colorful originality and pretty consistency.
There’s something to be said for staying stylistically consistent, as demonstrated by the Queen Bee herself, Elizabeth II. Her sense of regal normcore is notably cool, especially her propensity to wear uniformly matching color ways, boxy silhouettes and retina-zapping neons. But then again, she doesn’t have to fret over the latest fad or feel pressured to appear avant-garde — she’s the reigning Queen.
Anyway, we hope the DoS will up her fashion game going forward!
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