Meghan Markle’s White Blazer Dress Is About To Be Your Foolproof Holiday Look
Meghan Markle is no stranger to pushing the limits when it comes to her royal style. During her and Prince Harry's 16-day tour, the mother-to-be has worn everything from a skin-baring off-the-shoulder dress, to a linen midi featuring a thigh-high slit. Her latest daring royal outfit choice? Meghan Markle's white blazer dress, which is quite possibly the easiest one-step ensemble you'll try this holiday season.
On Mon., the Duchess wore a sleek white blazer dress to a Courtenay Creative event in Wellington, New Zealand. Featuring a short hemline, an A-line silhouette, and pockets, the dress was a bold — and incredibly stylish — look for the royal. The double-breasted piece, designed by Maggie Marilyn, originally featured full-length sleeves with voluminous shoulders, but Markle opted to tailor the dress to her own personal style and make it completely sleeveless.
Although Markle briefly switched up her footwear selection with a pair of white sneakers last week, the Duchess accessorized the blazer dress with her go-to: navy-blue pointed pumps (this time, by Manolo Blahnik). As usual, she completed the minimalistic, polished ensemble by wearing her hair in one of her classic do-it-yourself updos, a low bun with a few wispy pieces strategically placed around her face.
It's clear that Markle doesn't shy away from new trends, and Mon.'s outfit marks the second time she's experimented with a mini blazer dress. The Duchess first tried out the trend in Aug. with a simple, black tuxedo dress by Judith & Charles. The look made immediately headlines, and the question of royal protocol has continued to come up throughout her tenure as Duchess. Although Markle's tights-free, bare-legged look is certainly a change of pace for the family, her shorter hemlines don't break any true royal fashion rules.
It doesn't look like Markle will be parting with this timeless style any time soon, and for good reason. A blazer dress can strike the ultimate balance between trendy edginess and conservative professionalism. Wear it to work with Markle-esque pumps on the day of a big presentation, and swap the heels out for fun booties for a celebratory happy hour. If you're going the sleeveless route, try layering the dress over a form-fitting turtleneck or under a wool trench coat for added warmth.
Whatever your day-to-day life entails this holiday season, there's likely a blazer dress that's suited to your personal style. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's favorite stylish suit dresses, along with Markle's exact pick.
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Double-Breasted Blazer Dress
While Markle opted to remove the sleeves, they actually offer an exciting detail. Pair the dress with leather or suede pumps, or add a trendy component by wearing pointed mules or boots.
Sinead Tuxedo Dress
The satin lapels on this sleeveless tuxedo dress make it easy to dress up for a holiday party or even a cocktail event. If you're sick of wearing your black pumps again and again, try pairing this piece with metallic platforms.
Lucas Suiting Double Breasted Blazer Dress
Add even more intricate detailing to this printed mini by cinching it at the waist with a belt, mixing prints with a leopard slingback, or wearing a neon clutch for a pop of color.
She Means Business Tuxedo Dress
Channel your inner business casual with this boxy mini dress. Pair it with chunky loafers, utility-inspired ankle boots, or your most comfortable sneakers.
Long Sleeve Blazer Dress
You'll love the feminine touch on this menswear-style dress. The best part? It has two pockets to keep all of the necessities that won't fit in your micro bag.
Orion Blazer Dress
This statement mini is an updated version of your grandma's favorite tweed suit set. Tie in one of the many colors in this piece by wearing mustard-yellow pumps, black boots, blue slides, or red loafers.