While we all dream of greener pastures and having our own stylist and living in a castle, being a princess has its challenges when it comes to following the princess fashion rules. Poor Meghan Markle seems to be living this first hand, in front of millions of people. Unless she really doesn’t care what anyone thinks….then that would make her life a lot easier…but seriously what else does she need to worry about?
When her engagement was first announced to Prince Harry she showed us how she was going to bend the rules by showing up in bare legs and we all know that’s a big NO NO with the royal fashion rules because we see the royals in panty hose in 100 degree heat! Well times have already changed because she has made a few appearances already and she is wearing hose!! YIKES….who even wears those anymore except grannies?
Now keep in mind that this is a California girl who showed us her true self to be the fun loving girl in distresses denim. Now she has gone from that to wearing prim and proper dresses and out there hats and little clutches. This is in stark contracts to the pre-princess Meghan.
I can’t imagine this is easy for her. Based on the panty hose rule alone I would never be able to be a princess. The royals have to follow fashion rules (panty hose, only natural nail polish and hats were a tradition because women couldn’t show their hair) but you know what happens to people when they are told they have to follow rules. They becomes rebels!
The issue I have with Meghan’s style is simply the fact that she seems uncomfortable and frankly not authentic to who she is. The wedding dress (forget that it was not even form fitting) and minimal make up on her wedding day were intentional statements where she simply and clearly downplayed everything! She used to love a smokey eye and here she was on her wedding day au natural….just so not her.
She has only been wearing Givenchy, with the exception of a recent Prada 2 piece outfit, but why is she always wearing the same ivory colour? Also because she is a tall girl, those loose and strangely looking uneven hemlines she has been sorting are not the least bit flattering on her.
I am not here to diss poor Meghan and I know she will find her princess style one day…it just will take some time. The issue I have is that she is clearly not being herself and this pains me. I strive to inspire others to be their best selves…yes THEIR best selves…not anyone else’s best self….It’s just so evident that this style is so clearly not her. She seems very uncomfortable…and she is always clutching to Harry….and I do hope she finds her princess way.
So yes Meghan is in a style rut for now but let’s hope she finds her way out of it. Let’s hope she doesn’t care too much what we all think either….I mean she’s 36 years old….she’s a princess now….does it really matter what anyone thinks? As long as she is comfortable in her style. I would like to see this princess bend some rules and show us who we thought she was. Go get em Meghan!