4 Jun 2020
 

Meghan goes out with a bang: emerald Emilia Wickstead for Commonwealth Day

Meghan attended her final event as a member of the Royal Family yesterday, heading to Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day service.  The Duchess of Sussex wowed in emerald green, ending her royal duties on a fashion high.

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Prince Harry and Meghan are greeted by choristers and flag bearers outside Westminster Abbey (Royal Family)

Meghan wore a dress from Emilia Wickstead. The dress had a high neck, bracelet sleeves and a midi skirt with slit to the rear. Exposed seams come from the waistband up the bodice and down the skirt, and can be seen on the sleeves too. What made this a standout look for the Duchess was the cape that wrapped around the neck and draped over the left shoulder – dramatic and elegant.

It is similar in design to the ‘Trista‘ dress (£1105) from the brand, with the cape from the ‘Harley’ jumpsuit (sold out).

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Emilia Wickstead Trista dress and Harley jumpsuit

We really did love this dress, but the fit of it spoilt it a bit for us; considering this is a custom piece made specifically for Meghan, the waist looked too tight, the material across the upper back looked excessive and, and some of the seams appeared to pucker. This is odd considering that Emilia Wickstead criticised the fit of Meghan’s wedding dress! We have noticed poor finishing on some of Kate’s EW garments previously too – it seems Sophie has escaped that…

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The Duchess chose a new hat from William Chambers. The piece was created from a matching green satin, with a teardrop base that sits on the left-hand side of the face, trimmed with green netting, creating a chevron on the base, and exploding into vertical spray at the top of the hat. A lovely style, drawing on the ‘Mesh Bow Teardrop Hat’ (£525) from the milliner – see here.

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William Chambers
Mesh Bow Teardrop Hat

Meghan chose her Birks ‘Snowstorm’ earrings, part of the Snowflake range.

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Birks ‘Snowstorm’ Earrings

Her shoes were from Aquazurra, the ‘Purist’ style in nappa leather. The shoes have a pointed toe, straight heel of 105mm and on-brand pineapple deco on the sole. They are available here for £450.

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Aquazurra Purist nappa heel

She carried her green satin ‘Demi’ bag from Gabriela Hearst, which is sold out in green but available in other colours on a number of second hand designer sites.

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Gabriela Hearst Demi satin tote

What did you think of this as a final ‘royal’ outfit?

Channel Meghan’s look here:

Credits for IDs to be added – thanks to @whatmegwore for info on the Trista and Harley

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