Although their personal styles are vastly different, the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex attended the Commonwealth Day service on Mon. in perfectly coordinated ensembles. They may not have worn a quintessential "twinning" looks courtesy of '90s-era Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, but Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's monochrome outfits looked as if they were designed to be worn side by side.
Just last week, the duchesses made a joint appearance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles and opted for completely different looks (Meghan went with an embroidered mini, while Kate chose an icy blue maxi). On March 11, Middleton and Markle met again, only this time, their outfits were surprisingly coordinated. The sister-in-laws went full monochrome for the occasion, topping off their looks with elegant fascinators.
Middleton sported a red coat dress by Catherine Walker, a piece she was first photographed wearing in New Zealand in 2014. The mother-of-three styled the double-breasted midi with gray pumps, which complemented the dress' silver buttons, and a matching clutch. She topped it all off with a red fascinator that sat propped forward on the front of her head.
Whether it was intentional or not, Markle's white look made for the perfect companion to Middleton's red one. The expectant mother wore a mid-length, white dress by Victoria Beckham featuring a chainlink print and a high neckline.
She layered with a cream-colored, textured coat that added even more depth and dimension to her look, a subtly edgy tactic she's been known to use time and again. Markle finished it off with two green accents (a color both royals have been obsessed with lately), as well as a white hat placed at the crown of her head.
It's no secret that the royal sister-in-laws typically sport very different aesthetics. Middleton has developed a reputation for classically elegant items with special attention to solid colors, feminine suiting, and skirt sets. Meanwhile, Markle has a knack for bending royal protocol in a super-stylish way, opting for stunning off-the-shoulder tops, mini blazer dresses, and even a see-through skirt.
Whether you consider yourself more of a Middleton or a Markle, the pair's most recent looks prove monochrome doesn't have to fall into a specific style category. Try an uncomplicated look in the form of a plain red dress with soft, gray pumps or add some texture with a dynamic print, a unique-looking coat, and accessories with a pop of color.
Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's curation of pieces inspired by Markle and Middleton's latest outfit formulas.