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Holly Willoughby's purple outfit on This Morning had a very special meaning

Holly Willoughby opted for bold purple on IWD

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Hollie Brotherton
Hollie BrothertonLifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
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Holly Willoughby isn’t shy of a statement skirt as she's proven this week, stepping out in not one but two by luxe Belgian label Essentiel Antwerp.

The mum-of-three hosted This Morning on Wednesday wearing a jacquard midi skirt in a bold purple floral print. She paired the statement piece with a matching purple sweater from Boden and her nude Givanito Rossi pumps.

Holly IWD© Photo: Instagram

Holly wears Boden and Essentiel Antwerp on International Women's Day

But it’s not just her penchant for a bright springtime shade that’s behind the outfit, 8 March marks International Women’s Day and purple is one of the official colours. Originating from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), it was worn by British suffragettes and is said to symbolise justice and dignity.

Sharing her outfit to Instagram, Holly captioned the post: 'Morning Wednesday… join us for a celebration of International Women’s Day … we will be surprising a very determined and inspiring woman… can’t say any more than that… see you 10am @thismorning … #hwstyle  skirt by @essentielantwerp knitwear by @boden_clothing'

If you want to shop the look, Holly's Essentiel Antwerp skirt is still available at Farfetch, but you’ll have to be quick, it’s in very limited stock.

Essentiel Antwerp floral skirt

Essentiel Antwerp diploma jacquard skirt, £143, Farfetch


Her Boden knit is currently out of stock but we’ve found a super soft lookalike at M&S for just £17.

Marks & Spencer purple jumper

Supersoft crew neck jumper, £17.50, Marks & Spencer



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