Royal rebel! How Meghan’s pregnancy inspired her to make THIS risky fashion statement
Meghan Markle has enjoyed the status of a fashion icon since long before her wedding to Prince Harry in May, but it is only since the announcement of her pregnancy that she has started to push the boundaries of Royal protocol, a fashion expert has stated.
Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy at the start of her tour of Oceania in October, and the Royal has since been seen departing from her conservative fashion choices which Royal spectators had become accustomed to since the Royal wedding.
Meghan, 37, has been pictured in a series of over-the-knee dresses and increasingly high hemlines.
Personal stylist Keren Beaumont told Yahoo Style UK that Meghan is employing a cunning trick for maternity dressing, which was also used by the Duchess of Cambridge.
When a woman becomes pregnant and sees her body shape evolving, this can often call for a change in her usual formula for dressing
“In addition to a shape change, many pregnant women experience physical discomfort when wearing tight fitting garments around their middle area.
“A naturally slim woman such as Meghan or Kate who would normally wear form fitting silhouettes suddenly finds herself in a situation where she needs to wear slightly roomier shapes around her middle.”
Notably, Meghan turned heads in a £520 white, above-the-knee, tuxedo dress by New Zealand designer Maggie Marilyn when she visited Courtenay Creative in Wellington, New Zealand, which runs programmes for young individuals looking to get into film.
She also donned a black maternity dress from ASOS worth just £44 upon arriving in Wellington, which also featured a very high hemline.
Ms Beaumont noted that the Duchess may be opting for shorter skirts in a bid to draw attention away from her blossoming bump and to show off her assets which are not changing significantly throughout her pregnancy.
She said: “Being in the public eye, these women will be very conscious of wanting to look great, so they will offset these larger silhouettes by making the most of the assets that don’t change as much in pregnancy, especially their legs in the case of the two ladies in question.
“Both are blessed with long slim legs which are showcased beautifully in higher hemlines.”
The fashion expert even believes that Meghan may start branching out further during her pregnancy, with brighter colours and more daring prints.
She concluded: “It is possible that Meghan will start introducing a little more colour and print to her look once she gets further into pregnancy, breaking her trademark palette to draw attention to her beautiful colouring and skin tone.”
Meghan has nevertheless opted for very traditional outfits since returning from Australia, donning a long black Stella McCartney coat for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
She also opted for a conservative black Givenchy coat with shoulder-cap detail for the Armistice Day commemorations at the Cenotaph on Sunday November 11.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK