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Meghan Markle’s Sequin Top At The Royal Variety Performance Was Surprisingly Glitzy For The Duchess

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The Duchess of Sussex is no stranger to a fashion risk, although she tends to return to her love of understated pieces with a timeless flare. With every passing royal event, comes a new opportunity for a style statement. At her most recent appearance on Mon. evening, Meghan Markle's sequin top elegantly illustrated how easy it is to blend sophistication with a touch of sparkle.

On Nov. 19, the night of their 6-month wedding anniversary, Markle and Prince Harry celebrated by attending their first Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium theater. The formal event serves to gain support for the Royal Variety Charity, which provides assistance for members of the entertainment industry in need.

Choosing to forego a traditional gown, Markle stunned in a unique combination of a top and skirt. She wore a black-and-white sequin top by Safiyaa, featuring an intricate floral print and a black-belted detail. To elevate the ensemble, Markle added a floor-length black skirt, pointed pumps, and a bejeweled box clutch. In classic Markle fashion, she styled her hair in a low bun with a middle part, and let her bronzed cheeks be the focal point of her beauty look. She added a final touch of glamour in the form of diamond earrings.

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It appears that Markle is quickly becoming a fan of the British designer, seeing she wore a Safiyaa cape dress in Fiji last month. That time around, she stuck to a more classically Markle ensemble, opting for a bold blue with a smooth, unique silhouette.

Bringing a seemingly daring choice into the royal style sphere with ease has proven to be Markle's speciality. While this is the first time she's been photographed in sequins, the Duchess has managed to turn heads with protocol-bending looks over the past year, including a super-sheer skirt and a leg-baring dress with a slit.

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By wearing this sparkle-infused top, Markle so effortlessly proved that glitz and grace can go hand in hand. Although sequins are known for their appearance in costumes, they work double-duty to provide a pop of excitement for a formal event.

Styling an outfit with sequins is easy, especially when you let the statement piece speak for itself. Pair a sequin top with a pencil skirt, structured trousers, or a pair of dark-wash jeans. If you're nervous about the statement a sequin dress makes, wear it with subdued details like suede pumps, a simple clutch, and minimal jewelry. Ahead, explore The Zoe Report's favorite elevated sequin pieces that are bound to add some serious pizazz to your next event.

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If you find yourself at a loss for what to wear under your favorite black blazer, this could be the ultimate upgrade for that over-worn blouse. Stay warm for a formal event this winter by opting for this sparkly addition to your pantsuit, rather than a leg-baring dress.

The sparkly overlay on this black midi is the perfect match for a wedding, holiday party, or night on the town. Keep it simple by wearing the dress with neutral pumps, or turn up the volume with a leopard-print pair.

Incorporate the trend in a slightly more subtle way with this racerback tank top. Throw it on with jeans, a leather jacket, and boots for an edgy happy hour look.

Go for two Markle-inspired styles within a single look by wearing this embellished midi featuring a sleek slit down the center.

Pair this sequin piece with a cozy faux-fur coat and black booties. Make the sparkly statement the center of attention by pulling your hair back into a sleek ponytail or bun.