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Meghan Markle Debuts her First Eveningwear Outfit – And It’s A Suit

Our God and Queen Meghan Markle just stepped out to attend an awards ceremony for wounded veterans in London and she’s chosen a rather bold look for the occasion: a menswear-inspired suit. Her suit is by Alexander McQueen, which she’s paired with a crepe bodysuit by Tuxe Bodywear, and a particularly sturdy-looking umbrella of unknown origin. (Will the Meghan Markle Effect extend to rain gear as well?)

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This is Meghan’s first nighttime appearance since her engagement to Royal Ginger Prince Harry and we love that she’s chosen a Le Smoking-style suit, reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich or Katharine Hepburn. While Meghan Markle donning a suit is hardly a revolutionary outfit choice, it does read as a bold move for a future member of the British Royal Family. Can you imagine Kate Middleton, lover of the long-sleeve shift dress, ever wearing anything more casual than a dress suitable for afternoon tea? Do you think the Queen has ever worn a pantsuit in her entire life? Exactly.

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