When newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out to attend Harry’s cousin Celia McCorquodale’s wedding, Duchess Meghan’s Oscar de la Renta blue and white floral dress divided opinion. The dress’s billowy bohemian silhouette had many royal watchers pondering the over-sized fit as an unusual choice for the fashionable royal.
However, dressgate aside, it’s what was on Meghan’s feet that caught more positive attention. Following in the thrifty footsteps of her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, the newly-minted royal rewore her wedding shoes to the Lincolnshire, England nuptials.
Meghan’s handcrafted satin shoes designed by Aquazzura were last worn by the royal to her nighttime wedding reception at Frogmore House. The heels feature chic cut-out detailing and a symbolic pale blue sole for luck.
Proving she’s not all high-fashion-fancy, Meghan paired her designer gown with a budget-friendly fascinator by British high-street brand Marks & Spencer, which retails for $53. Perhaps Meghan has taken style-inspiration from Duchess Kate who is often praised for mixing high-low fashion and rewearing outfit favorites to events. As for her divisive dress, some have suggested that Meghan also took some inspiration from Princess Diana.
An Instagram royal fan account called @loveprincessdiana pointed out the similarities between Meghan’s Oscar de la Renta dress and a print tunic by Catherine Walker worn by Princess Diana during a visit to Saudi Arabia in 1986. From the color match, to the loose open neckline to the cinched waist, Meghan and Diana’s outfits do show some striking resemblances!
This post was written by Bettina Tyrrell. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.
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