On her first official event alongside the Queen, the Commonwealth Day service held at Westminster Abbey, her outfit was elegant and demure, with a below the knee hem length and arms covered up in a stylish ensemble. She chose British designers Amanda Wakeley for her Frock Coat and dress and Stephen Jones for her hat. Classic Heritage brand Mulberry for her bag, and Spanish Cordwainer Manolo Blahnik for her navy heels.
So here are my three inspiration tips that we can take from this Princess in waiting. Of course she's a beautiful lady with the worlds press inches away but the winning formula is there for us all to follow.
1) Less is more: Take a leaf out of Meghan's style here and leave the oversized statement hats at home. This simple beret style hat is from famed milliner Stephen Jones but as this is an on trend shape expect more high street stores to follow. Note also that her hair is worn down but away from the face and her make-up and nails are natural, highlighting her natural beauty.
3) Choose functional fabrics: Here she's chosen to wear a dress by well established British designer Amanda Wakeley which is made from Ponte fabric, also known as Ponte de Roma, because of the way it is knitted together. Why Ponte? Well for several reasons, as it's a combination of polyester, Rayon and Spandex. it has some give and won't wrinkle or crease, meaning it looks good however long you've been sat down for.
Also as it's a double knit fabric it has a good weight and gives more coverage as it's thicker, so nothing will show through, especially when photographed. The spandex content means it's got some give so it will hold you in the right places and give you a streamlined look. However do wear it in your size or slightly smaller as baggy ponte is a definite no no, and won't be flattering at all.
It also wears well and is durable. Some items may say dry clean only but in the main it can be put on a warm wash and look as good as new. See Amanda Wakeley Ponte dresses at The Outnet below.