Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton’s Different Takes On Formal Summer Dressing Were Equally Chic
The royal family set out for 2019 Trooping the Colour on Sat., an annual event celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. The matriarch turned 93 earlier this year, and Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton shared a horse-drawn carriage ride for the momentous affair. Prince Harry and Duchess Camila Parker Bowels were also onboard for the grand occasion, with each family member flashing a smile as they waved to the crowds.
Having given birth to baby Archie only one month ago, Markle is technically still on maternity leave, and will be skipping out on public appearances to prioritize rest and her newfound motherly duties for the next two months. Despite taking time off, the former Suits actor made an exception for the day, pleasantly surprising the world with a chic appearance alongside her husband.
Donning a custom Givenchy navy midi dress and overcoat by her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, the 37-year-old topped off her look with a coordinated hat by Noel Stewart. The Duchess of Cambridge also went the monochrome route with a pale yellow ensemble by her wedding gown designer, Alexander McQueen. The mother-of-three finished her look with a floral-adorned fascinator by Philip Treacy, which she first wore for Markle's wedding last summer.
Flawlessly accenting one another with contrasting color waves, the stylish royals proved how a chic hat will instantly add a sophisticated flair to your look this season. And though you might not have a horse-drawn carriage ride in the pipeline for summer, you can still channel their elegant aesthetics by borrowing from their lineup of refined millinery.
Whether you're headed to Sunday brunch or are looking for a stylish shield from UV rays, there are plenty of royal-approved hat options on the web. The Zoe Report gathered a few standout styles that the fashionable sister-in-laws would surely approve of, below.
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Top off a printed sun dress with this deep navy beret from the same label behind Middleton's fascinator.
Add a dash of lively sophistication to your beachside look with this yellow ribbon-adorned straw style.