Kate Middleton Vs Meghan Markle Fashion Style: Know The Different Between 'Kate Effect' And 'Markle Sparkle'

Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits the University of Johannesburg
Britain's Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, visits the University of Johannesburg
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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle don't only play the role of a Duchess but fashion icons as well. A lot of people have been following their styles, and every piece they are wearing is a sure hit. However, the wives of Princes William and Harry differ in fashion choices. So, here are the three differences between the so-called "Kate Effect" and "Markle Sparkle."

Wedding Dress

From their wedding day, we already know that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have different styles. The Duchess of Cambridge donned a long-sleeve, Victorian tradition-inspired wedding gown by the English designer and Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton on her wedding day in 2011. The handmade lace appliqué corset narrowed at the waist to give her an hourglass figure with a nearly nine-feet-long train.

The Duchess of Sussex, on the other hand, wore a simpler, pure white wedding gown by the British designer and Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller. Compared to the lacy dress Kate donned, Meghan Markle's haute couture has no-frills boat neckline and three-quarter length sleeves, per Daily Mail.

Color Choices

By the looks of it, Kate Middleton's choices of color when it comes to clothing are inspired by Queen Elizabeth II herself. The monarch has been known for wearing matching bright and bold-colored clothes so that people can easily see her. It looks like Prince William's wife is following her style, which may be her preparation as the future queen.

"Kate does wear colored clothes, but they are often mid-length and tailored," Richard Fitzwilliams told Express. "She wears rather demure outfits, as she is dressing as the future Queen."

Alternatively, Meghan Markle seems to be fond of neutral shades like black, grey, navy, and dark green, which compliment her relaxed and edgier style. Although these hues maybe her favorites, it may also be her way to avoid getting too much attention.

Prints And Solids

Evidently, Kate Middleton's fashion style is more conservative compared to Meghan Markle's more modern style. The mother-of-three dresses more proper and reserved than Prince Harry's wife. When it comes to fashion choices, the Suits star is bolder while still making sure that her clothes are following the royal rules and codes.

However, Kate Middleton is bravely donning wild-patterned and printed clothes, whether she has an important dinner to attend to or has to bring her kids to school. On the contrary, Meghan Markle goes for safe, solid-colored ensembles.

Despite their differences, it cannot be denied that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are the fashion icons of today. In fact, a lot of people are always waiting for what they will wear next to every royal event.

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