Meghan vs Kate: Who wears it better?
Move over Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle is set to steal the sartorial spotlight with her glamorous Hollywood wardrobe. The actress, whose engagement to Prince Harry was announced just last week, is already crashing websites and making waves in the fashion world.
While the Duchess of Cambridge, who was declared the UK’s most influential style icon of 2016, has caused many an outfit to sell out after wearing it, soon-to-be-royal Meghan, 36, is now be poised to do the same.
Money-conscious Kate, 35, is known for dressing in high street fashion more than haute couture, and she’s not afraid to be pictured in the same outfit multiple times. She’s more conservative than trendy, but the dutchess always seems to hit the fashion mark.Why you don't hear from Drew Barrymore anymore
But is Meghan about to shake things up by bringing her sharp sense of style to the palace? Or will her style change now that she’s about to become royalty?
Take a look below at the similarities and differences between Meghan and Kate’s style. Which do you prefer?
THE WHITE COATQueen, Prince Philip‘s anniversary snap
The $765 white “Mara” coat sold out within minutes after Meghan wore it for her official engagement photocall. The popular item will be reissued by the Canadian label Line in February, under a new name — “The Meghan”. Kate is also a fan of the white winter coat, wearing the chic colour on a number of occasions.THE RED DRESS
Both Meghan and Kate paint an elegant picture of “the lady in red” in vibrant sleeveless dresses — Meghan opting for a V-neck, while Kate has chosen a more asymmetric neckline.
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Meghan keeps the look casual and chic with a classic white shirt, while Kate’s addition of a tailored blazer gives the outfit a more formal appearance.
THE SILVER DRESS
It’s like these two share a wardrobe sometimes. However, the collar and high neckline on Kate’s dress here creates a more conservative appearance, in comparison to Meghan’s lower cut dress.The Don Burke file: ‘Can I lick your back?’
WHITE SHIRT AND JEANS
Yee-haw! Rarely spotted in jeans, Kate happily throws on some denim, along with a frilly white shirt and cowboy hat while attending a traditional Canadian rodeo. Meghan, on the other hand, keeps the look simple yet chic by donning a classic white shirt and skinny jeans at this year’s Invictus Games.
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Pale pink always looks classy — at least it does if you’re Meghan or Kate. The former Suits star’s sleeveless sheath dress has a sleek, timeless feel, whereas the dutchess’s more conservative A-line piece is ideal for a day out and about.
THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS
You can’t go wrong with an LBD, especially if it’s a skater-style dress with cut-out details. Both women have chosen to keep the rest of their look understated with minimal accessories and loose hair. Kate adds a splash of colour with red a clutch.‘It’s painful’: Mel on Harvey scandal
GLITZ AND GLAMOUR
Whether it’s a fashion show or awards ceremony, these ladies know how to shine on the red carpet. The off-the-shoulder neckline is a winner, as is the colour black, however while Meghan impresses with a knee-length all-over-sequin number, Kate stuns in a floral print ball gown.
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Meghan gives lace a modern twist with this sexy navy blue number, while Kate looks every bit the duchess as she arrives at the Royal Variety Performance in her black floor-length lace gown.
Proving they’re not afraid to mix things up with some colour, Kate and Meghan look classy and contemporary in bright shift dresses. Meghan opts for red and orange hues and cropped sleeves, and Kate goes for blues and yellows and full-length sleeves.Meryl Streep: scandal can lead to change
INTO THE BLUE
When Kate Middleton stepped in front of the cameras at her engagement announcement in Issa London’s “Sapphire London” dress in 2010, the dress sold out in less than 24 hours. A few years later, her future sister-in-law showed that she too was a fan of the colour, wearing a more relaxed, draped dress in a similar shade of blue at an Instagram event.
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SAME, SAME BUT DIFFERENT
While the pattern is similar, the two styles are worlds apart. Meghan’s short shift dress is on-trend and youthful, which in turn makes Kate’s longer A-line version look a bit dated a dowdy.