Today at the Royal Foundation Forum, Meghan Markle opted for a dress by Taiwanese born Canadian designer Jason Wu who is based in New York City for the Royal Foundation Forum. This is the first official Royal Engagement carried out by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Much anticipation about this joint appearance has been building amongst royal fans and they did not disappoint.
Meghan wore the ‘Belted Satin Wrap Dress’ by Jason Wu. The midi-length sleeveless dress features hidden closure buttons through the front, a large square buckle belt and an oversize collar. This dress is a perfect dress for Meghan: it is not too showy, but the perfect blend of chic sophistication yet understated elegance.
This dress featured as look 15 from Jason Wu’s Resort 2018 Runway Show, and also featured on the Spring Summer 2018 Runway. It was shown on the Runway without the belt buckle done up – either intentionally or knowing the chaos backstage a quick tie it on her and send her out moment! The difference between the runway version that Meghan wore and the Ready-To-Wear is button shoulder epaulettes.
Meghan opted for another of her favourite shoe designers Aquazzura. She wore the ‘Casablanca Multi-Strap Suede Pumps’, which have a pointed toe, mid-size stiletto heels and are crafted in Italy. They feature a multi-strand strap that fastens at the ankle with an over-size buckle. We will no doubt be seeing these heels on numerous other occasions.
You can purchase these shoes for here, costing £505.
An ankle strap heel is a perfect choice to ensure your heels stay secure on your feet and they can also give you much more confidence to walk in your heels knowing your feet won’t easily slip out of your shoes.
Meghan wore a very vintage looking pair of black and gold enamel earrings circa 1980’s that could be Isabel Marant (though they could also be Chloe or Kate Spade) and a yet-to-be-identified thin gold bracelet.
The bride-to-be accessorised with what is fast becoming her signature style of multiple rings worn on her fingers. She wore pieces you may already recognise from Birks: the Stackable Iconic Yellow Gold Diamond Splash Ring (retailing for £1,082) and the Stackable Rose Gold and Diamond Snowflake Ring (retailing for £3,616 at Birks). See the pic below for a close-up of the rings, worn in Edinburgh, too.
Personally I love wearing many rings myself and think this is a great Meghan signature. However, not quite sure if Meghan may be able to continue wearing so many rings once married as this is quite Fashion Street Style rather than Royal Fashion Style – we will just have to wait and see on that one.