When newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped out to attend the wedding of the Duke of Sussex’s cousin Celia McCorquodale, the duchess’s Oscar de la Renta purple and white floral dress divided opinion. The dress’s billowy bohemian silhouette had many royal watchers pondering the oversized fit as an unusual choice for the fashionable royal. “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, Duchess Kate, the newly minted royal re-wore her wedding shoes to the Lincolnshire nuptials.
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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.
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Proving she’s not all high-fashion fancy, Meghan teamed her designer gown with a budget-friendly fascinator by British discount 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 that divisive dress, some suggest Meghan also took inspiration from one particular royal, Princess Diana. Instagram fan account @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.
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From the color match to the loose open neckline and the cinched waist, Meghan and Diana’s outfits do show some striking resemblances!
This article was written by Bettina Tyrrell. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.