Of All Of Meghan Markle's Looks, This Stands Above The Rest

Meghan Markle certainly knows how to get the public talking. From the moment she was introduced as a major player in Prince Harry's life, people haven't been able to stop talking about the California-born overnight princess. Britain's royal family has always been a huge topic of discussion and, frankly, a major obsession for the public (via Time) — but as soon as Meghan joined, the conversation skyrocketed. But can you blame anyone? Meghan's story is truly like a fairytale, having literally turned into a duchess just by virtue of meeting, dating, and marrying Harry. But while conversations regarding her position as a royal have certainly been tumultuous, there's one topic that we don't plan on dropping anytime soon — and that's Meghan's beautiful fashion.

Being a member of the royal family lends itself quite nicely to developing iconic styles. Kate Middleton, for example, has made a name for herself as perhaps one of the most impeccably dressed royals. Vogue suggested that Kate has developed a clear sense of what she likes, which includes "feminine pieces, worn with increasing regal flair, and often possessing a discreet, diplomatic touch."

Meghan's style, on the other hand, is equally as beautiful and elegant, but it stands uniquely on its own — just as the duchess, herself, does.

Meghan Markle's fashion represents a deeper meaning

According to W Magazine, Meghan Markle's style has developed and grown in the public eye just as she has. "As a royal, she wore more modest silhouettes from beloved British designers, with crisp tailoring and exquisite fabrics befitting a duchess," wrote Lauren McCarthy and Meagan Fredette of the outlet. They added that Meghan loves her bold colored items. In a sort of homage to Queen Elizabeth's penchant for bright colors, Meghan has donned a gamut of monochromatic outfits of primary colors that "photographed beautifully and allowed her to be visible among a crowd." And yes — Meghan has done her duty as a royal by sporting her fair share of intricate hats, a fashion staple within British royalty, per Forbes.

Meghan's fashion is a representation of her innermost self; her simple existence within the royal family exists as a controversial buck to the system due to her American nationality and mixed-race identity. And this deviation from the status quo is exactly what her style represents, her most iconic looks being the ones that are the most understated, effortless, and streamlined.

Meghan Markle knows how to pull of a ballgown

One of the things that makes Meghan Markle's fashion so special and so unforgettable is that she somehow manages to remain totally accessible. She styles her gorgeous looks and high-fashion 'fits with a sense of personable and warm relatability, subsequently bridging the gap between us, the average, everyday people, and her, a duchess.

That being said, we love to see her change things up a bit and go for a show-stopping, jaw-dropping gown. At the 2018 Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney, Markle gave us "Princess Diaries" vibes when she showed up in the most stunning dress out of everyone at the event (via People). Indeed, she wore a tea-length black and white gown by Oscar de la Renta that was covered in a unique bird design; the birds designed started as an outline on her neckline, then grouped together throughout the bodice, and finally began to spread out, giving the illusion of them flying away nearer to the bottom of the dress as the skirt became fuller. The birds were designed by Sarah Esmoingt, a designer who frequently works alongside de la Renta and who shared more details about the look on her Instagram.

But we believe this next look is the one that stands above the rest.

Her most iconic look is a relatively understated one

The Duchess of Sussex could wear a paper bag and we'd still be begging to know where she got it. She has been seen in nearly every style, due to her status as one of the most photographed people of all time (via Vogue). From ball gowns and pantsuits, to yoga outfits and of course, a stunning wedding dress, there's nothing she can't look fabulous in.

But perhaps the outfit that feels the most quintessentially Meghan Markle is one that doesn't scream royal family or exude lavishness. Her classic white button down shirt is one that stands above the rest of her looks. Indeed, according to Grazia Daily, this item is one of Markle's absolute fashion staples, and she is seen rocking this androgynous yet beautifully feminine look all the time. "Meghan practically made Misha Nonoo a household name when she chose the white 'Husband' shirt for her first public appearance with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games in September 2017," wrote Natalie Hammon at Grazia Daily. This look is easily one of the most effortless yet stylish pieces we've seen Markle wear, representing her own understated yet powerful presence.

But the Misha Nonoo shirt is most certainly not the only time we've seen her rock a button-down — indeed, it's a style she opts for time and time again, in the form of shirt dresses and trench dresses, or even simply tucked into skirts (via Town & Country).