Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton wear the same outfits but differently
Both the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge are style icons in their own right, but there’s no denying that these two royals are fond of the same styles. Personal stylist and image coach Melissa Lund spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about how Meghan copied Kate’s outfits, before and after ‘Megxit’.
Melissa began: “There have been many instances where Meghan and Kate have worn similar outfits.
“In almost every case, it would appear that Kate wears something first and then Meghan follows Kate’s lead.
“At least I think that was the situation when Meghan was still a working royal.”
But if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it’s possible Meghan chose to replicate Kate’s outfit not because she was a fan of her style, but didn’t fully know the code yet. royal attire.
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Melissa explained: “Obviously Meghan would have received guidelines for royal dress codes, but I think she looked to Kate for inspiration and, perhaps, some ways around some of the royal dress protocols. most mysterious.”
She continued, “It should be noted that as women in the public eye, some clothes work and some don’t (or will be seen as inappropriate).
There’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to fashion, so I guess it’s no surprise to see two relatively young members of the royal family sporting quite similar looks.”
The difference between the looks of the Duchess is therefore not in the style but in the appearance of the clothes.
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She explained, “Both women have great figures but different body types, so they can’t always wear the exact same clothes (or shouldn’t, anyway!)”
Melissa explained that Kate has a long torso compared to her legs, while Meghan has a short torso compared to hers.
Meghan’s smaller bust, which sits higher on her chest, also means she can wear a high neckline if she wishes – but not too high as her neck can “be easily engulfed”.
Although Melissa explained that Meghan may have taken inspiration from Kate during her royal days, there were instances even before they met that the pair were spotted wearing similar styles.
It’s logic; after all, they both have an impeccable sense of style and although they aren’t royals, Meghan’s acting status has given her access to some amazing clothes.
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However, there was an essential difference in the way they wore the clothes.
“Meghan always likes to have a little sex if she can,” Melissa said.
That’s true of her California acting days, as well as the “Mexit” post, according to the expert.
In 2016, the two women wore nearly identical red dresses, Kate on a royal visit to Victoria, Canada, and Meghan on the Today Show.
Both were extremely similar cuts and colors, but Meghan’s necklace was a bit more plunging, revealing a bit of cleavage.
The now Duchess has also worn metallic evening dresses, Meghan “sexiest” at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2015 and Kate “stern” two years later at the UK-India Culture Year.
When Kate and Meghan opted for a teal number in 2014, Meghan looked “sexier” again to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Kate looked “classic” at the 600th anniversary gala for St Andrews in New York.
In recent years – after the “Megxit”, Meghan is free from royal restrictions and can be more free with what she chooses to wear.
Melissa concluded: “Now that Meghan is no longer a full-time royal, she has so much more freedom to wear what she wants, when she wants.
“Tailored shorts? Short dresses? No problem.
“If she’s referring to Kate’s style now, I think it’s because she really likes the way Kate dresses, but Meghan wants to put her own spin on it.”
Melissa Lund is a personal stylist and image coach.