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Why Meghan Markle will never wear a Victoria Beckham dress

There is a reason the Duchess avoids VB's elegant dresses…

Sophie Hamilton

Ever since Meghan Markle popped onto our radar as Prince Harry's actress girlfriend in 2016, we've watched her wear a stunning array of outfits, from chic trouser suits to elegant shift dresses. The now Duchess rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion and has a fabulous list of designers she turns to for her regal outfits: Givenchy, Strathberry, Self-Portrait, Ralph Lauren. Given that Meghan loves simple one-tone pieces, we'd expect her to wear a Victoria Beckham dress occasionally, especially as the pair are friends. But there's a good reason why the Duchess doesn't choose Victoria's dresses, and it's all down to her body shape.

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Back when Meghan starred as Rachel Zane in Suits, she spoke of her personal style in an interview with Glamour. She said: "Now what I'm starting to learn is, even though things look amazing on the hanger, it doesn't mean they're going to look amazing on me. For example, I love Victoria Beckham dresses, but I don't have the long torso to support that silhouette." So while Meghan may like Victoria's designs, she isn't able to wear them due to her short torso.

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 Victoria Beckhma's Asymmetric Ruffle Dress, priced £1220

Photo credit: victoriabeckham.com     

Meghan told the publication that she prefers monochrome and tonal clothes and tends to avoid prints. The royal explained how her natural style was a laid back LA look of jeans and flip flops but appearing in Suits gave her the chance to learn about different designers.

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Her look, she said, evolved into shift dresses with flats – the ideal travel outfit – and jeans and a blazer for a supper out. Meghan added that she loves getting glammed up for a night out and errs towards 'beautiful craftsmanship' and classic jewellery.

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