06 July 2018

Royal Outfit of the Day: The Duchess of Sussex Opts for Sunshine

As noted on Monday, we aren't having a full week of posts due to the holiday. There's nothing like a much-awaited for occasion to bring us back.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a Commonwealth Youth reception at Marlborough House yesterday.
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That occasion being the Duchess of Sussex in a bright color! A moment many have been waiting for. (Not all, I'm sure several of you will need noted.) As one who has been waiting for such a moment, I don't think it disappoints.

The couple with Tijani Christian, Chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council
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Interestingly, Meghan's use of a bold, bright color has cancelled out her usual interesting accessories; she seems to have left the purses at home and the shoes are a basic beige suede.

The couple were welcomed by Secretary-General Patricia Scotland
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But if you're going to let a dress stand on its own, best you make it one in a color like this. This brightness doesn't need much more than the simple line this Brandon Maxwell sheath dress provides. That color is enough. (Though I, being card-carrying member of the Interesting Shoe Club, think it certainly could have handled a more in that department. Maybe a touch of metallic.)

Brandon Maxwell crepe midi dress, retail and runway