The Meghan Markle Effect
The Royal Wedding Style Forecast
Set to tie the knot with Prince Harry this May, the actress, journalist and socialite Meghan Markle has captivated the country with her unmistakable style and elegance – and she’s turned a few heads for her uncompromising approach to style.
With her mixture of classic British pieces and American chic, Meghan is redefining what it means to be royal and is fast becoming our favourite beauty icon of the moment. So far, there’s been little fashion news about what to expect from the Royal Wedding, so we’ve taken a look at Meghan’s style evolution to see what we can predict for the big day.
Unlike her soon to be sister-in-law Kate, Meghan’s style moves outside the realms of the traditional. Meghan has had a successful acting career and has been in the public eye for many years pre-Harry, and it seems she is determined not to be defined by her engagement and future role as princess, which shows in her eclectic fashion timeline.
But, when it comes to her wedding, will Meghan favour a more traditional wedding dress like the stunning Alexander McQueen piece worn by Kate, or will she opt for a more contemporary ensemble like Poppy Delevingne’s custom Chanel gown.
Hair & Makeup
Meghan’s distinctive hair and makeup set her apart from the classic minimalist look favoured by other royals. Meghan has been seen wearing several different hair and makeup looks: whether it’s a light, natural look with nude lipstick and soft waves, or a more striking smokey eye and updo, it seems there’s no look Meghan can’t pull off. Her down-to-earth messy bun, in particular, has taken the media by storm.
Will there be a hint of Meghan’s personal style in the newest royal’s wedding hair and makeup?
We could be seeing a more smokey eye on her wedding day, or perhaps she’ll favour a half-up, half-down hairstyle as a compromise between traditional and modern. Whatever she decides, we can’t wait to see what unfolds on the big day.
Get the Markle Look
While we wait eagerly for more announcements about the Royal Wedding, here’s our list of bridal beauty tips inspired by the lady herself:
- Glowing skin is a must – prep your skin for the wedding with the ABC collection from Tropic. 100% Natural Skincare. 100% Gorgeous! –
- Enhance, don’t mask: embrace your natural colouring and skin. Meghan’s adorable freckles, dark eyes and olive complexion are what make her unique. Choose a professional wedding stylist who will help bring out your stunning natural beauty for your special day.
- Opt for a soft and stylish updo. Meghan is often seen with her hair in a variety of different updos: from messy buns to elegant chignons, your wedding day is the perfect moment to embrace this timeless look.
- Be your authentic self. Meghan doesn’t shy away from expressing her unique personality through her hair and makeup. Don’t be afraid to express your quirks: it’s your special day after all!
She’s the one to watch for brides-to-be everywhere. Meghan has brought a touch of informality and relatability to the traditional look of the royals, and we can’t help loving her for it.
Is Meghan Markle your wedding inspo? For loads more bridal tips and inspiration from Meghan, take a look at our dedicated Pinterest board.
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