During the week the Duchess of Sussex attended the The Fashion Awards The Duchess was there to present an award to head designer of Givenchy Clare Weight Keller for British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award. Keller was the designer of the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding gown.
The Duchess choose a bespoke Givenchy black velvet gown. The sweeping floor length gown, showcases an asymmetric shoulder silhouette, fitted over the bodice in a sleek and curve hugging shape showing off Meghan’s baby bump, before trailing into an a-line skirt with thigh high slit up the leg. The luxurious and rich looking black velvet dressed is lined in sumptuous satin. A beautiful look on Meghan.
Meghan wore a new pair of Tamara Mellon gold sandals. Meghan wore the ‘Mingle – Specchio’ style in Palatino colour-way, retailing for £417. The open toe sandals caused a little bit of a stir amongst Royal Fashion watchers as they felt perhaps these broke Royal Protocol, though we have seen the Duchess of Cambridge wear sandals on a few occasions as well.
Meghan returned to her Pacific Tour favourite jeweller Pippa Small, re-wearing one of the bangles we saw on the tour with the addition of three new pieces. Small is a jewellery designer whose pieces are handmade in Kabul by men and women of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Her designs are beautiful and elegant, showcasing the jewellery style of the middle eastern region, especially through the vivid yellow gold hammered metals and highlighting the natural wonder, earthiness and sparkle of the stones that are taken from the mountains in Afghanistan.
Meghan wore Pippa Small ‘Nosheen Stud Earrings,’ which retail at a very affordable £50. These 18kt gold on sterling silver vermeil earrings are quite plain in terms of what we are used to seeing the Duchess wear. Most of Meghan’s earring choices are bolder and full of diamonds. A nice change of pace.
Meghan wore the Pippa Small ‘Omeen Bangle’ retailing for £160. We first saw Meghan wear this bracelet during the recent Pacific Tour. You can purchase the bangle here.
Meghan added a new Pippa Small bangle the ‘Wajiha Bangle’, retailing for £360. This wide yellow gold bangle is crafted from 18kt gold vermeil on sterling silver bangle and showcases a striated pattern. You can purchase the Wajiha bangle here.
The third bangle that Meghan added is currently not available to purchase through the PS site. The bangle has quite an irregular shape almost tapered with moon shaped cutout featuring on one side when viewed in close detail. The bangle is thought to be the larger one on the right.
We are not 100% sold on this outfit in the context of a Royal. We think that Meghan looked great and very appropriate for presenting at an award show as Meghan Markle, though a different choice of outfit for The Duchess of Sussex. There is always one important fashion rule to follow –> choose one piece of your body to show off and highlight that. For example if you want to show your legs cover your chest, if you want to highlight your shoulders cover your legs more. It is one way to help your outfit look polished and put together.
You can get Meghan’s look here: