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When it comes to great personal style Meghan Markle is the perfect example of it’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.
On Wednesday, she stepped out in a £1,450 Altuzarra dress with a Camilla and Marc blazer nonchalantly draped over her shoulders.
It’s a style tip that’s been referred to as the ‘editors cape’ as it’s a look that started on the front row (FROW) at New York fashion week a few seasons ago.
American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is fan, emerging from her chauffeur driven car and darting to her front row seat with a designer jacket perched deftly on her slender shoulders.
It’s a look that says, ‘I’m busy, I’m somebody.’ It also means you’ve probably got a driver and someone big and burly to open doors for you.
For Meghan it’s also a clever fashion move because it means you can still see her outfit underneath. If she’d worn her blazer we would have lost a lot of the detail on her pinstripe dress.
The jacket over the shoulders also has a more feminine, romantic connotation. It resembles the look when a women borrows a man’s jacket on a chilly evening and drapes it over her gown.
It’s no coincidence that Victoria Beckham is also fan of this trick. No one knows more than putting in a good red carpet appearance and making the best of an outfit than the A-list fashion designer.
It’s also a little trick we can all try. Now, where’s my driver?
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