Fashion

Is This Meghan Markle-Inspired Trend Becoming Pre-Fall's "It-Dress"?

Plus, see eight ways to wear the trend this season.
IMAGE DAN CHARITY - WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES
Comments

Summer was the season of relaxed, poolside dressing—when the straw hats brimmed ever larger, the logo slides heralded ever grander, and basket bags abounded in every size, color, and shape.

The arrival of September, however, signals the imminent transition to the “ber months," and with it, the re-emergence of up-the-ante glamour looks just in time for pre-fall. When you need an outfit inspiration for the upcoming work-to-cocktail party social engagements of the holiday months, look no further than to the queen of polish, the Duchess of Sussex herself.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the gala performance of Hamilton Sentebale on August 29.

When Meghan Markle turned up at the Hamilton gala in her sleek Judith & Charles number, it was a testament to the enduring appeal of the tuxedo dress. There was an underlying cheekiness to the sexy, legs-for-days look she carried with breezy confidence. A few weeks later, the tuxedo dress and its variations were seen on Instagram feeds and on the svelte figures of our favorite style icons.

Below are some of our favorite looks so far:

The look that started it all: Megan Markle at the Hamilton Gala.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Or was it?

Back in April, Blake Lively who has proven to have an obsession with suiting, rocked a very forward version of the tuxedo dress in navy-blue satin at CinemaCon.

Sara Sampaio was extra-glam in a white Azzaro coat dress matched with a glittering, mesh belt at Russell James' book launch.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Kendall Jenner looked on point as usual in Alexandre Vauthier.

Olivia Palermo looked effortlessly chic at NYFW.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a longer, evening version of the tuxedo dress at Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary Gala & Runway.

Natalie Portman’s cape dress at the Venice Film Festival.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Imaan Hammam’s ultra-sexy, asymmetrical look at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party.

Comments
About The Author
Nicole Tantoco de los Reyes
Nicole has a deep background in both retail and publishing. She had a series of internships in publications, which led her to her first job as an editorial assistant for a lifestyle magazine. Today, she works as an associate research assistant for Rustan's creative office. As a self-confessed bookworm, she draws a lot of inspiration from the things she reads as well as from several creative people in the fashion industry. With her work in retail and writing, she hopes to help others discover and unlock their own creativity and talent.
View Other Articles From Nicole
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Time to use the KonMari method on your suitcase.
 
Share
This amazing news was revealed by Agence France-Presse.
 
Share
There's more to come but each of these films is a pleasure (and possibly a masterpiece).
 
Share
Meanwhile, the funding for the restoration is proving to be less secure than originally thought.
 
Share
To celebrate the return of our favorite women of California's Central Coast, we've tracked down all the picturesque Monterey spots where the HBO show is filmed-and where the cast hangs out.
 
Share
Sotheby's takes T&C inside the mind of groundbreaking designer Suzanne Belperron with an exclusive video.
 
Share
From Arinnera to Zenvo, these are the best supercar brands in the world.
 
Share
Annie Aboitiz’s jewel of a home is a very personal place of gladness.
 
Share
Because sometimes "Happy Father's Day" just isn't enough.
 
Share
Ahead of Christie's upcoming "sale of the century," photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank captures fashion's most powerful wearing important jewels from Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence.
 
Share
Imagine: The museum is a charming little shop filled with fragile plates. The plates are dangerously thin and also cost more than your life.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US