How Has Meghan Markle Inspired the Fashion World as a Royal?

In 2011, when Prince William married Kate Middleton, everyone was in awe of her amazing fashion sense. Almost everything she was seen wearing sold out instantly and her style quickly became known as the “Kate Effect”.

Now that Prince Harry has married Meghan Markle, royal fans are always eager to see what incredible outfits she chooses for royal engagements. The wife of Prince Harry has an amazing sense of style. So, how has the “Meghan Effect” impacted the world in the months since the royal wedding?

Meghan Markle’s royal wedding dress

The entire world took a collective gasp on May 19th, 2018, when Meghan Markle, soon to be Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped out of her car in a dress fit for a princess. The beautifully cut gown featured 3/4 length sleeves, a boat neck, and a short train. The veil took center stage, flowing approximately 16 feet behind Meghan and embroidered with the flowers of all the commonwealth countries plus the state of California. Brides-to-be immediately began copying the design by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, opting for clean lines and a royal look.

Meghan’s messy bun

Just like with her clothing choices, Meghan has created a fashion frenzy with her go-to hairstyle, the messy bun. Typically parted in the center and loosely pulled back, Meghan leaves a few face-framing layers for added effect. The end result is casually elegant, perfect for daytime or evening engagements. The messy bun is so convenient and suits Meghan’s style so perfectly that she even chose to wear it for her wedding day. Since then people all over have been wearing their hair in the “Meghan Markle messy bun style”. 

Sustainable fashion

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Meghan Markle is famously a fan of sustainable fashion, which has been gaining in popularity ever since she married into the British royal family. Most of her favorite brands are ethical and eco-friendly, and she chooses classic pieces that have a timeless effect and can be worn many times. In recent months, Meghan has inspired many royal fans to do exactly the same!

Meghan also enjoys simple dresses

For many events that she has attended, Meghan has chosen to wear simple dresses in neutral colors. She recently wore a dress by the brand “Black Halo”, and the design flew off the racks within hours! The dark green dress that Meghan chose for her engagement interview had a similar effect, as the look was simple yet glamorous at the same time.

Trendy jewelry

Of course, the jewelry that Meghan chooses to accessorize with has just as much impact as her clothing does! Meghan’s jewelry never fails to disappoint, whether it comes from her own collection, or if it is a piece that is borrowed from the royal vault. She has worn several pair of “climber” earrings, a look that perfectly compliments her amazing style. Meghan is also a fan of small, understated pieces, such as a stunning pair of diamond and pearl earrings that were gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth II. Her breathtaking, three-stone engagement ring has inspired many engaged couples to choose this style, as it’s ease and classic beauty speaks for itself. 

No matter what Meghan chooses to wear, she always manages to pull off the look beautifully! Her personal style is nothing less than spectacular, whether it be a neutral skirt, a flowing dress, or wide-cut pants with a classic button down shirt. Meghan’s timeless style and ethical beliefs are an inspiration to fans around the world, and the Duchess of Sussex continues to make jaws drop every time she steps out in a new outfit. Looks like the “Meghan Markle” effect is here to stay!