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