Chronicling Meghan Markle’s long-standing love affair with fashion

Dec. 8, 2017


Before actress Meghan Markle was in line to become princess, she was a fashion girl.

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Starting in 2006, Markle would pop up at charity events, swag suites and low-key red carpets wearing outfits that were low-key to match.

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But after Suits — the USA show on which she stars — debuted in 2011, Markle’s style, and red carpet appearances, ramped all the way up.

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Suddenly, she was attending events for GQ and TV networks looking sultry, with sophisticated, figure-hugging dresses.

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In 2013, she moved closer to the fashion industry itself by finally attending New York Fashion Week shows.

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Markle’s status as a “fashion girl” was strengthened by the launch of her own lifestyle blog, The Tig.

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All of this is to say that Markle’s recent incarnation as a full-blown fashion icon comes after years of studying and appreciating style herself.

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Since the November announcement that Markle and Prince Harry are engaged, the fashion industry is obsessed with her.

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Since she’s grown from a woman interested in fashion to a woman that has all of fashion’s attention, Markle’s style icon status can only increase from here.

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