Dear Meghan…

The thoughts and prayers of a fash­ion-trans­fixed na­tion rest on your (Bar­dot neck­line-framed) shoul­ders

Look (UK) - - COVER STORY - words: Max­ine eggen­berger @Max­fashed­i­tor

One minute, you’re a glam­orous TV star with a heart of char­ity-do-gooder gold and the hair of a god­dess. The next, you’re the girl­friend of the man fourth in line to the Bri­tish throne. No, this isn’t the premise for E L James’s next tril­ogy; this is the real-life story of Meghan Markle – Prince Harry’s part­ner in life and love, and our very own style pur­veyor. And now, as the world shifts its fo­cus to the quaint coun­try vil­lage of En­gle­field for the wed­ding of Pippa Mid­dle­ton (sis­ter to Kate, Duchess of Cam­bridge – the wife of Harry’s brother Prince Wil­liam) wed­ding, we in­stead turn our at­ten­tion to you, dar­ling Meghan, to carry with you all of our sar­to­rial hopes. Poor, poor Kate. It’s not her fault she’s forced to wear nude 15-de­nier tights – even in 30°C heat – but, alas, this is the path she has cho­sen: a path on which taupe L.k.ben­nett courts will al­ways be called for.

And then, Meghan, there you are – the one woman who can truly make Pippa’s big day a highly fash­ion­able af­fair. All those red-car­pet ap­pear­ances will stand you in good stead, act­ing as mere prep for this cru­cial mo­ment. We’re sure you too see the in­creased sar­to­rial po­ten­tial the fact you’re not a part of the of­fi­cial bridal party grants you. You need not be held back by an un­sightly fascinator. Nor do you need to em­ploy the use of a pash­mina to keep you warm (which, let’s face it, it never does) be­tween post-cer­e­mony snaps.

In­stead, you can make an en­trance just be­fore the cer­e­mony be­gins: a breath of fresh air in metallic Misha Nonoo. Or per­haps a tai­lored two-piece from Ralph Lau­ren. Or even an origami-in­spired March­esa mini. Who knows which de­signer you’ll turn to in this, your time of need. One can­not wait to find out.

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