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Royals in Pantsuits: 28 Times Queen Rania, Princess Diana, and More Inspired Us To Power Dress

Royals in Pantsuits: 28 Times Queen Rania, Princess Diana, and More Inspired Us To Power Dress

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‘Power dressing’—the act of styling oneself to assert authority, most commonly in a finely tailored suit—has long been a fine art. In the Seventies, the trousers were flared and fabulous; the Eighties were defined by bigger-means-better shoulder pads; and by the end of 90s, it was all about a relaxed yet perfectly proportioned fit. But one theme has stuck throughout the power suit’s metamorphosis: it’s backed by a legion of ultra-stylish royals.
Princess Anne was an early adopter of women’s tailoring, wearing white suits reminiscent of Bianca Jagger in Yves Saint Laurent as far back as 1973. Later, Diana, Princess of Wales led the pack with an androgynous appeal. The Countess of Wessex took the baton in the early Oughts in a plethora of pastel sets, and now, the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex compete for best dressed, buttoned up in Alexander McQueen and Loro Piana. Queen Letizia of Spain keeps it bold in vivid hues, Charlotte Casiraghi opts for tweed from Chanel or Gucci, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has a penchant for prints.
Those in need of some powerful wardrobe inspiration, look no further. See below some of our favorite royal tailoring moments.

Queen Rania
At the Queen Rania Teacher Academy, 2021
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The Duchess Of Cambridge

At the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, 2022
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Queen Letizia of Spain

At the Creade Refugees Centre, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales

At Wembley Stadium, 1988
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Queen Rania
At the HeForShe IMPACT Summit, New York, 2018
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Princess Anne

Visiting a theatre, 1973
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The Duchess of Cambridge

In Kingston, Jamaica, 2022
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The Duchess of Sussex 

At the Invictus Games, 2022
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Queen Rania
Jordan, 2021
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Diana, The Princess Of Wales

At the Connaught Hotel, 1997
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The Countess of Wessex

At Chelsea Flower Show, 2022
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Visiting the research vessel ‘Skagerrak’, 2022
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The Duchess of Cambridge

Visiting Ulster University Magee Campus, 2021
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Diana, Princess of Wales

At the Royal Albert Hall, 1990
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The Countess of Wessex

At the V&A Museum, 2005
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Diana, Princess Of Wales

At a gala, 1986
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Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting La Otra Corte, 2019
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Princess Sofia of Sweden 

At the Medals of Merit presentation, 2018
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Queen Letizia of Spain

Visiting a students’ residence, 2020
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The Duchess of Sussex

With the Duke of Sussex in Ireland, 2018
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Queen Elizabeth II

At King Edward VII Hospital, 2003
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The Duchess of Sussex

At Royal Lancaster Hotel, 2018
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Charlotte Casiraghi 

At the Gucci Paris Masters, 2012
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Designloungeon, 2017
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

At the Fryshuset Foundation, 2022
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Princess Eugenie of York

With Misha Nonoo at a fashion event, 2019
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Princess Isabella of Denmark

During her confirmation, 2022
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Visiting the Royal Academy of Arts, 2022
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Originally published in Tatler.com
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Hailey Bieber Is the Latest Star To Jump on Board the Real-Life Barbie Trend With a Bright Pink Dress

Hailey Bieber Is the Latest Star To Jump on Board the Real-Life Barbie Trend With a Bright Pink Dress

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Corsetry is a Versace signature, and for autumn/winter 2022, Donatella Versace made it central to the collection. Now, muse Hailey Bieber has become one of the first to road-test Donatella’s new-season corsetry, fresh from the catwalk.
The model and mogul orchestrated an Instagram photoshoot wearing Look 12 from the collection: a satin corset mini dress with intricate boning skimming the chest, torso and side seams, embellished with bejeweled Medusa motifs on the straps.
Hailey accessorized her look with layered Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Photo: Instagram.com/haileybieber
Hailey’s chosen shade? Pink, of course, perfectly in line with the rise of Barbiecore. Stylist Karla Welch posted a picture of the model in her bubblegum look with the caption: “Paging the Barbie movie.”
Nicola Peltz Beckham is another famous fan of Versace corsets. The actor, who incorporated a number of Versace looks into her wardrobe for her wedding celebrations, told Vogue at the time: “There’s just nothing that feels better than a Versace corset… The fit is impeccable. It makes you feel sexy, but classy at the same time. Versace is just the perfect thing to put on after a big bridal gown.”
Versace autumn/winter 2022. Photo: Instagram.com/haileybieber
While Nicola kept her bridal accessories to a minimum, Hailey dialed up the glamour in layered Tiffany & Co. diamond and chain necklaces, and a pair retro white boots from Naked Wolfe. Extra? That’s exactly what she was going for. As she put it on Instagram: “Having a little extra fun today.”
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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How India and the Middle East Have Influenced Each Other’s Fashion Industries Over the Years

How India and the Middle East Have Influenced Each Other’s Fashion Industries Over the Years

Deepika Padukone in Saudi’s Ashi Studio. Photo: Courtesy of Ashi Studio
When one considers everyday dress in India, the salwar — a pair of loose-fitting, drawstring trousers, and the kameez — a tunic worn with a dupatta — a scarf also used as a head covering — probably come to mind. The roots of this dress style can be attributed to Persia, home of the Mughals, the Muslim dynasty that ruled India from the early 16th to the mid-18th century. The Arabian Gulf played an important role, too. The two regions not only have a geographic proximity to each other, but have been trading partners for centuries. The fact that the word kameez comes from Arabic is one such proof. India has always been known for its textile traditions, and its goods would reach central Europe via the ports of the Gulf. Scientists from the Museum of Natural History in Paris, while examining remnants from UNESCO world heritage site Mleiha, found that the earliest cotton in the Arab world came from Northwestern India, and the oldest surviving pieces of chintz, a calico cloth decorated with woodblock prints that became popular in Europe in the 1600s, was found in Egypt. Textiles, crafts, and silhouettes from India became a source of inspiration, with many of the mirror and metal embroidery forms in Arab dressing traditions influenced by savior fair coming from its South Asian trading partner. In turn, the motifs and decorative forms of this region began to influence embroidery patterns in India. The cultural exchange between the two is ancient and can still be seen today.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wears a dress by Lebanon’s Elie Saab. Photo: Getty
Contemporary Indian designers have been borrowing and showing their appreciation of the Middle East for years. Rohit Bal, known as the enfant terrible of Indian fashion, made the jalabiya part of his design repertoire since his early days in the 1990s. Manish Malhotra, Bollywood’s go-to costumer, designed his 2018 couture collection ‘Zween’ in celebration of Middle Eastern culture. Meanwhile, Indian Gen Z’s favored silhouette is the kaftan. In return, the Middle Eastern region has welcomed Indian designers with open arms; fashion shows and pop-up events are regularly hosted in the region.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Indian couturier Manish Malhotra’s 2018 ‘Zween’ couture collection
When Indian celebrities are looking to make a statement on the red carpet at international events, time and again they turn to designers based in the Middle East. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known for her love of Michael Cinco and Elie Saab, and Priyanka Chopra has been photographed in Zuhair Murad on multiple occasions. Deepika Padukone, who wore a custom-made Zuhair Murad gown to her wedding reception in 2018, stepped out onto this year’s Cannes Film Festival red carpet wearing an orange, one-shoulder gown by Ashi Studio. It was her most well-received look of the festival. The Paris-based Saudi label has been worn by many well-known Indians including Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and heiress Isha Ambani. “There is a similar aesthetic in terms of taste and culture, and both regions love their glamor,” comments the couturier. Celebrity stylist Shaleena Nathani who styles Padukone, adds, “The region has a strong love of Bollywood, so they have a good understanding of our celebrities and occasions, and this does help. As a stylist, the reason I turn to Middle Eastern designers is because of their cut, it flatters an Indian body.” She chose the Ashi dress as it had drama, something she considers essential when walking the red carpet, and was both sensual and modest. This is a balance Middle Eastern designers have always understood.
Priyanka Chopra wears Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad. Photo: Getty
One such designer is Reema Ameer, who is of Sri Lankan and Lebanese descent. She moved to Dubai 16 years ago, working from her studio at home in Dubai. Nathani notes that both regions have a heritage of craftsmanship and bespoke detailing, an important binding factor between the dressing styles. Nathani recently received much attention in India as actress Neetu Kapoor, the mother of actor Ranbir Kapoor, has been wearing her designs on repeat. “If European clients are more understated and individual in their approach to style, the Middle Eastern and Indian markets prefer a more groomed image. In that vein, there is a shared appreciation for hand-crafted textiles from beadwork to embroidery, which automatically ups the luxe factor, too. My Arab and Indian clients share a love for color and sparkle. I would say that they are both daring in their sense of style, and always open to trying new things.”
On the other side of the Arabian Sea are the Indian designers for whom the Gulf is almost an extension of their own market, with many Indian designers looking to open stores in Dubai, and seeking to make in-roads into Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi. Designers Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Manish Malhotra, and Suneet Varma all come to the region to host pop-ups, with Mukherjee’s jewelry instore at Dubai-based concept, Bayt Damas. Mumbai-based Anita Dongre, one of India’s most successful designers, who retails on the Ounass platform and has participated in pop-ups in the Gulf, comments, “This is a region where old-world traditions and charms meet cutting-age technology and lived experiences. Like India, there is a value for culture and tradition, but people are also happy to celebrate 21st-century progress and modernity. There is an overlap in both regions’ dressing styles.” Delhi-based Rajdeep Ranawat, who retails in a multi-brand boutique in Dubai’s Jumeriah and who is also part of the Ounass edit, adds, “There is a vast South Asian community living here today, they are bound to visit boutiques and exhibitions for their social wardrobe essentials.” This explains why pop-ups in cities like Dubai, Doha, and Riyadh are now a part of an Indian fashion designer’s calendar. Ranawat says the UAE alone accounts for 15% of his turnover, and that today, many of his clients are Arab. Since Indian designers are open to making customized changes and have a tendency to be more modest in their approach to designs, their fashion is appreciated. “The Middle East is an important fashion hub for Indian designers,” he asserts. Given the historical relationship between the two regions and similarities in approach to dressing, it is a very natural relationship. As both India and the Middle East continue to affirm themselves as leaders in the fashion space, their long-term affection for each other will only help them thrive.
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Skin-Tight Leather in the Summer? Kim Kardashian Says Yes to the Trend With Her Latest Outfit

Skin-Tight Leather in the Summer? Kim Kardashian Says Yes to the Trend With Her Latest Outfit

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Nothing will separate Kim Kardashian from her skin-tight uniform these days, not even the soaring summer temperatures right now.
Giving a sultry twist on The Matrix, Kim sported a criss-cross leather bralette from Alaïa with her beloved Balenciaga pantaboots for her sister Khloe’s birthday celebration. Finishing off the look, Kim donned her favorite butterfly sunglasses and silver Hourglass bag, both by Balenciaga.
This isn’t Kim’s first outing in skin-tight black this month. Just over a week ago, she wore a stretch-and-go Balenciaga catsuit with the house’s Knife boots, a silver version of Balenciaga’s cult Le Cagole bag and sunnies; and earlier in June she wore a halter neck all-in-one with a metallic Balenciaga rain coat.
Surprising as it may seem, there’s a wearable way to interpret Kim’s stretchy style. The sock-like Knife boots can elevate a simple jeans and T-shirt combo, and if you’re feeling brave, try the pantaboots with an oversized tee or shirt – they certainly deliver on the comfort front.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Amina Muaddi Wears a Trifecta of Colorful and Minimalistic Outfits at Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Amina Muaddi Wears a Trifecta of Colorful and Minimalistic Outfits at Paris Men’s Fashion Week

In Louis Vuitton. Photo: Instagram.com/aminamuaddi
Amina Muaddi is once again turning the streets of Paris into her personal runway. Known for her bold-meets-cool girl style, the Jordanian-Romanian accessories designer’s sartorial choices truly shine ahead of the menswear fashion shows in the French city.
Her first look of the week was worn while attending the Louis Vuitton show, which was created and held in its late artistic director Virgil Abloh‘s memory. Muaddi was spotted in an oversized outfit from the French fashion house, consisting of a matching jacket and pants, which came with contrasting panels of blue and neon green over black. She paired the sporty two-piece with a white T-shirt which was knotted at the waist, gold necklaces, and a satchel bag by Louis Vuitton with neon detailing.
In Loewe. Photo: Instagram.com/aminamuaddi
The former Vogue Arabia cover star followed this outfit with an even more colorful one for Loewe‘s recent dystopian show. Making a serious case for color-blocking, Muaddi’s flared pants from the Spanish fashion house came in four different hues—red and yellow on one leg, and green and orange on the other—and a double waistline for extra quirkiness. A plain white bralette-style top balanced the look out, while a yellow cross-body bag brought just the right amount of drama back to the ensemble.
In Jacquemus. Photo: Instagram.com/aminamuaddi
Proving that she can do minimalism just as well, Muaddi’s next fashion week outing saw her step out in an all-white dress. Muaddi attended Jacquemus‘ Le Papier (The Paper) show in Arles wearing a backless figure-hugging number by the brand, which featured straps for sleeves. Going for gold open-toed sandals, the only other accessories worn by the designer were a brown Le Chiquito, light grey hoop earrings, and a couple of bracelets.
With many more fashion shows coming up, watch this space to see how Muaddi plays up her style next.
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Bella Hadid’s Silky Halter Neck Scarf Dress is the Ultimate Throwback to the 2000s

Bella Hadid’s Silky Halter Neck Scarf Dress is the Ultimate Throwback to the 2000s

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Over the years, Bella Hadid‘s personal style has become synonymous with throwbacks to the early aughts. From low-rise jeans to halter neck tops, the part-Palestinian model has continued to make a strong case for clothing from the 2000s, with the latest being the scarf dress.
The 25-year-old recently celebrated the launch of a new product in her co-founded non-alcoholic drink brand Kin Euphorics, for which she was dressed in a pink silk number characterized by its asymmetrical hem. Also known as a handkerchief dress, Hadid’s pick came with a halter neck and corset-style buttoned bodice, and a floral print that made it modern and ideal for a summer soirée. The model elevated the youthfulness of her look with Loewe’s black open-toed sandals with roses for heels, a mini handbag in the same color, and pink and silver jewelry.

For the celebration, Hadid’s dark brown hair was worn up in a sleek ponytail tied with a black ribbon, and her newly-cut fringe framed her face. Complementing the feminine outfit, Hadid’s makeup featured glowy, blushed skin and a glossy pink lip, while body gems made an appearance on her arm. Pink rhinestones on her left bicep were shaped like a butterfly, as a nod to the botanical garden-themed branding for Kin Euphorics.

The former Vogue Arabia cover star was joined by some of her close industry friends—and family—at the party, which was hosted at West Hollywood’s The Fleur Room. Hadid was seen posing with father Mohamed Hadid, sisters Alana and Marielle Hadid, stylist Law Roach, model Lori Harvey, fashion blogger Devon Carlson, and more.
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Deepika Padukone Wore a Dreamy White Gown By This Beyoncé-Approved Bahraini Brand

Deepika Padukone Wore a Dreamy White Gown By This Beyoncé-Approved Bahraini Brand

Deepika Padukone with Yasmine Sabri. Photo: Instagram.com
There’s no denying the sartorial prowess of Arab designers, which has stars around the world reaching for their pieces time and again. Now, Deepika Padukone has become the latest celebrity to champion talent from the Middle East when she made attendance at the star-studded Cartier event in Madrid this week. To celebrate the brand’s new high jewelry with Yasmine Sabri, Rami Malek, and Annabelle Wallis, Padukone wore a dreamy white gown by celebrity-loved Bahraini label Monsoori, helmed by designer Shaima Al Monsoori.
Padukone with Yasmine Sabri and Rami Malek. Photo: Instagram.com
Two distinct fabrics—one with an iridescent satin finish, and the other, a lightweight tulle—distinguished the piece which came in a peplum silhouette. Featuring a plunging neckline, the sleeveless bodice flared out at the waist in petal-like shapes, sitting on top of the skirt. Diamond jewelry, befittingly from Cartier, accessorized the Indian actor’s look, while her signature updo with tousled waves complemented the elegant number. Scroll through the post below for a closer look at her ensemble.

The outfit marks the second time Deepika Padukone has opted for an Arab designer’s creation for an international event this season. Just last month, the 36-year-old walked the red carpet at the 75th Cannes Film Festival wearing a custom dress by Saudi label Ashi Studio, another favorite in her book. While this marks her first time wearing Monsoori, it is worth noting that the brand has found a fan in many A-list stars, including Beyoncé, who wore the label in Black is King, Jhené Aiko, Bebe Rexha, and more.
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Yasmine Sabri Wore a Strapless Red Nicolas Jebran Gown for Her Afternoon With Deepika Padukone and Rami Malek in Madrid

Yasmine Sabri Wore a Strapless Red Nicolas Jebran Gown for Her Afternoon With Deepika Padukone and Rami Malek in Madrid

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Madrid is once again witnessing global star power as Cartier invites friends of the house over to celebrate its new high jewelry collection. Representing the region is Yasmine Sabri—the jeweler’s first Middle Eastern ambassador—with two stunning looks by an Arab designer in tow. The Egyptian actor’s first pick for the occasion was designed by Lebanese couturier Nicolas Jebran, whose form-flattering and dazzling pieces have long found a fan in Sabri.

Pictured mingling with fellow Cartier ambassadors and acclaimed actors Deepika Padukone, Rami Malek, and Annabelle Wallis, Sabri wore a bright red dress from the Beirut-based fashion house. The figure-hugging number came with a statement off-shoulder neckline in a zig-zag pattern, ruched detailing on the bodice, and a side slit. A sparkling ruby and diamond necklace, and earrings by Cartier were naturally the ideal choice of jewelry to go with her look.

During her Madrid trip, the former Vogue Arabia cover star was also seen arriving for lunch wearing another Nicolas Jebran creation, styled by Carole Bou Khaled. The couture gown came in a fuchsia pink hue, with full sleeves,and a floor-grazing hem, while Jebran’s signature silhouette and all-over pink studs elevated the piece. Her makeup for the day, courtesy of Lebanese artist Shariff Tanyous, featured a neutral glam with defined lashes and a nude lip. Overall, the perfect pick for a summer afternoon in Spain.
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Gigi Hadid Brings Back Everyone’s Favorite Pink + Red Color Palette With a Couture Gown by Rising Designer Sohee Park

Gigi Hadid Brings Back Everyone’s Favorite Pink + Red Color Palette With a Couture Gown by Rising Designer Sohee Park

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You can always rely on Gigi Hadid to deliver a head-turning party look. Case in point: the model’s contrasting pink and red gown by rising couturier Miss Sohee at IMG agent Luiz Mattos’s masquerade-themed 50th birthday bash in New York on Saturday night.
Opting for high glamour, Hadid paired the strapless dress – which featured a corseted bodice and molten skirt with a delicately-embroidered wave motif on the hem – with a pearl choker from Briony Raymond and white opera gloves. She completed the dramatic look with a feathered mask and a bold red lip.

Hadid’s gown is from Sohee Park’s autumn/winter 2022 collection, which was supported by Dolce & Gabbana. The South Korean-born designer, who also counts Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Gemma Chan among her fans, places an emphasis on using sustainable materials, with the collection featuring upcycled fabrics from the D&G archive, as well as abaca, a fabric made from banana leaves.
Craftsmanship, too, is central to Park’s designs: a traditional Korean folk art called Minhwa, or “paintings of the people”, has influenced her creations. “For me, embroideries are like art, like paintings telling a story,” she previously told Vogue. “And Minhwa is such a beautiful, rich Korean tradition; I wanted to share it with the world.”
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Meghan Markle Wore the Perfect Denim Shorts and Shirt Combo to Cheer on Prince Harry

Meghan Markle Wore the Perfect Denim Shorts and Shirt Combo to Cheer on Prince Harry

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Meghan Markle broke out her casual summer wardrobe to support Prince Harry at a recent polo match.
On June 17, the Duchess of Sussex was photographed watching her husband play polo in Santa Monica, California, wearing an oversized denim button-down top over a pair of loose-fitting denim shorts that one fan account has attributed to the brand DÔEN. According to their website, the “Lane” short retail for $148 and are currently sold out in all sizes.

Markle styled the summer take on a Canadian tuxedo with a pair of black sunnies and brown sandals, keeping her hair in a half-up-half-down style with loose face-framing strands.

According to The Daily Mail, the Duke of Sussex plays for the Los Padres polo team under the name Harry Wales. Unfortunately, his team lost their semi-finals match on Friday and will not play in the upcoming Pacific Coast Circuit Intra-Circuit Cup finals.
Meghan Markle is seen watching Prince Harry play polo on June 17, 2022, in Santa Barbara, California. Photo: Instagram.com
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently returned to The States from their first family visit to the U.K. since stepping back from their royal duties in March 2020. In early June, the Sussexes brought their three-year-old son Archie and one-year-old daughter Lilibet Diana to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. This marked Lilibet’s first-time meeting her great-grandmother and coincided with her first birthday.
The royal couple kept a low profile during their visit and were only briefly spotted behind the scenes at the Trooping the Colour before attending the National Service of Thanksgiving. Based on photographs from the festivities and reports from royal experts, the couple did not spend time  with Kate Middleton and Prince William.
In lieu of attending Platinum Jubilee festivities on June 4, the Sussex family celebrated Lilibet’s first birthday at Frogmore Cottage with friend and photographer Misan Harriman, who shared photos from the intimate gathering on Instagram. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Wales with eight-year-old Prince George and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte. They sent their regards to their niece on Twitter, writing, “Wishing a very happy birthday to Lilibet, turning one today!”
Originally published on Glamour.com
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