Meghan Markle’s Subtle Shift to Her Pre-Royal Style

The world watches with fascination Meghan Markle Go from being a bohemian yoga lover to an elegant royal in the blink of an eye.

In 2017, when she became Prince Harry’s Fiancee, everything has changed for the American TV star.

The Duchess of Sussex has quickly evolved her signature style – from her wardrobe, hair and even nail colour – to stick to royal decency.

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Meghan Markle, before royal life, was captured in a photo on her now-defunct Instagram page. (Meghan Markle/TheTig)

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Suddenly, the former Suit The star wore glamorous monochromatic dresses and bodysuits and was rarely seen without a matching coat.

Meghan’s transformation from light-hearted celebrity to stoic royal appears to have come at a price.

The Duchess was forced to shut down her popular lifestyle blog, Tiger, She can’t be an actress anymore.

She follows royal etiquette, remain politically neutral And the topic of divisiveness, perfecting “The Duchess Tendency” in one sitting.

Being a senior member of the royal family is a full-time job and Meghan is expected to abide by every centuries-old royal rule.

That is, until a day in January 2020.Meghan and Harry announce they are Resign as senior royal and will be financially independent.

Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex in London on June 9, 2018.
After Meghan became a royal, her style changed. (Getty)

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Meghan will retain her Duchess of Sussex title, but she is no longer an official royal.

After three years of living and breathing the monarchy, it’s a new dawn for the Duchess.

In her first appearance since announcing her retirement from working as a royal, Meghan returned to the public eye wearing an electric blue dress by Victoria Beckham, a pair of stilettos and a low ponytail.

It’s a subtle change, but Meghan’s hairstyle – unusual for the former royal, who favored upward curls and soft curls during her royal days – marked the beginning of her transformation.

Over the next few months, Meghan’s style became more relaxed. In August 2020, she wore a straw hat, a simple white T-shirt, and white pants, Backyard chat with feminist Gloria Steinem.

In this conversation, Meghan talks about the importance of voting ahead of the 2020 presidential election. It’s a political move the Duchess has typically avoided during her tenure as a senior royal.

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Meghan has adopted classic royal style while living in the UK. (Getty)

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In November 2020, Meghan broke down barriers more than her style.

The Duchess by sharing The devastating news of her miscarriage.

In her own words, Meghan shared the “pain and grief” of the loss of her third child, staring at a rare raw emotion from a royal, ex or not.

Her influential articles, headlines ‘We share the loss’impressed and paved the way for women to talk about pregnancy loss.

While enjoying life as a private citizen in America, Meghan has adopted a new street style that’s a far cry from her royal wardrobe.

Queen Meghan and Harry Palace
The Duchess of Sussex learned “duchess tendencies”. (Associated Press)

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She was wearing jeans, khakis, a baseball cap and linen pants. Meghan also rediscovered the joys of denim, a fabric rarely worn by royals.

Meghan also has a new ability to show her political leanings through fashion. In October 2020, she wore a blue ‘RBG’ T-shirt to pay tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

She also wore a T-shirt that said “The Future is Women” In 2021 video recording with Prince Harry.

Meghan also revisited her classic “boho” style for public events and photoshoots.

for her and Harry’s pregnancy announcementthe Duchess wore an off-the-shoulder maternity “nightdress”.

Meghan wore an all-white power suit for the 2022 Invictus Games. (Getty Images for Invictus Games)

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As Meghan and Harry embark on their new careers as advocates, philanthropists and content creators, she uses style to portray herself as a businesswoman.

Meghan with her during her New York tour 2022 Invictus Games appearance.

‘Stories With Clothes’ founder Abbey Booth told Express.co.uk Meghan is using her power suit to communicate her new ambitions.

Abbey explains: “Meghan Markle loves tailoring and prefers chic, elegant silhouettes that evoke her classic style personality.

“Over the past few years, she has experimented with more free-flowing pieces, including floral prints and embellishments, signaling her new life and freedom from the constraints of royal work.”

Meghan’s style is back to boho and carefree. (Twitter)

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In the absence of a royal dress code, Meghan has blazed her own path with her subtle but significant clothing choices.

No longer bound by the strict guidelines of the monarchy, the former royal is slowly but surely returning to her old style – but with a whole new meaning.

Recently, Megan Attend Prince Harry’s polo game in Santa Barbara And be her 2015 self again.

The Duchess wore bold red lipstick, a floppy hat and a polka-dot blouse, which she paired with a pair of shorts.

Meghan is pictured chatting with Gloria Steinem in 2020. (MakersWomen/Instagram)

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It’s not a particularly outlandish outfit for Meghan, but it’s symbolic of how much she’s come in her brief but remarkable time in the royal spotlight.

It appears Meghan wants to revive many aspects of her past life, and after reports surfaced, she hopes Reactivating her lifestyle brand Tiger.

It’s been just over two years since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as royals, so Meghan has more chances to prove just how much she’s changed.

Her clothing choices for the platinum jubilee could be another way for Meghan to send a clear message of her differences with the royal family.

What better way to change your life than through fashion?

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