Over the years, Meghan Markle made no secret of her love for beige outfits, frequently choosing the colour for high-profile occasions like her recent video call with Prince Harry and their first Christmas together at Sandringham.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, 42, recently wore a camel-coloured matching set consisting of a £145 sleeveless turtleneck top and a £165 tube skirt from the Malibu-based brand Bleusal. This was for a video to support the Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund, in which she was joined by her husband Prince Harry, 38. And when the mother-of-two was a senior working royal, she used neutral-coloured clothing – which have since been dubbed “sad beige” on social media- as an effort to “blend in” with the Royal Family. In Meghan and Harry’s 2022 Netflix documentary, the Duchess explained: “When I was in the UK I rarely wore colour.
“I wore a lot of muted tones… I also wore it so I could just blend in. I’m not trying to stand out here. I don’t want to embarrass the family.” Bethan Holt, a fashion director, claimed there is another explanation for why Meghan favours “sad beige” after stepping-down from being a senior working royal. Ms Holt observed that although Meghan would be able to wear any colour of her choosing after relocating to California, beige continues to be the norm as a sign of her celebrity status. Writing for The Telegraph, she explained: “Where beige was once a tool for Meghan to blend in, it’s now a hallmark of her alignment with the 0.01 percent.
“Beige speaks of private jets, dry cleaners and generally never having to do anything that could risk a smudge or a stain.” Despite beige being a predictable choice for the Duchess, Ms Holt argued that this recent appearance of Meghan was different for a key reason. She continued: “Her hair isn’t as perfectly groomed as normal – in fact it looks like she might have just returned from a walk on the beach and her make-up is designed to look natural and healthy.
“So perhaps Harry and Meghan have moved on from their ‘quiet luxury’ beige era and are now in their ‘we’re concentrating on a simple life’ beige chapter. “Meghan might once have said she wore the shade because she’s ‘not trying to stand out here’ but somehow the message is anything but that.” One of Meghan’s most iconic beige looks was her first Christmas appearance at Sandringham in 2017 when she was still a royal fiancé.
The Duchess opted for a Sentaler Long Wide-Collar Wrap Coat, which is still available to buy for a whopping £1,418.95. Meghan paired this beige coat with brown accessories, including a bespoke Philip Treacy hat, Stuart Weitzman boots and Marks and Spencer leather gloves. Underneath the coat, Meghan’s dress was actually a burgundy velvet colour and was from the label Club Monaco.