Meghan Markle rarely makes a wrong fashion move.
Of course, it helps that the 36-year-old wife of Prince Harry has a team of advisers and the world’s greatest designers scrambling to dress her.
But the Duchess of Sussex may have taken her first major sartorial misstep this weekend, when she wore a dress that has garnered some negative opinions from fashion experts and the public.
The look in question was an AU$7,000 blue-and-white floral-print frock from Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2019 collection.
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Meghan wore the dress to the wedding Saturday of Prince Harry’s cousin Celia McCorquodale and George Woodhouse.
She paired the dress with Aquazzura heels, a Carolina Herrera Scala Insignia clutch in white (believed to be bespoke) and a pillbox bow fascinator from Marks & Spencer.
Many thought the outfit “swamped” Meghan, while others took swipes at the floral pattern. Her white fascinator also divided fans.
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However, there were some people who loved the dress…
Loving #DuchessMeghan #meghanmarkle blue @OscardelaRenta printed shirt dress at #princeHarry ‘s cousin #celia ‘s wedding! Just Love the way HRH PH’s #morningsuit includes a #babyblue tie that matches Meghan’s Dress! Pretty! Pic attributed to @DailyMailUK pic.twitter.com/Rohg8Rquee
— PrincessRoyal (@PrincessRoyal) June 17, 2018
That dress is so magnificent. I love Meghan’s style so much. Always sleek & classic.
— vampiresa en tu novela (@bettyhonest) June 16, 2018
The model wears it the same way as Meghan did it’s the style plus who wants to out dress the Bride love Meghan’s choice of dress it’s a country wedding and a country style she looks beautiful in it. I love it!
— Patricia Jones (@jonespatjones1) June 17, 2018
The Oscar de la Renta number is a far cry from the look Meghan normally goes for — which may be why it generated so much scrutiny.
Her style is usually minimalist and elegant; florals and prints tend to be more the Duchess of Cambridge’s vibe, or even Princess Diana’s style.
We’ve recently seen Meghan wearing a caped Givenchy dress for her visit with the queen, as well as a custom pink Carolina Herrera skirt suit and Philip Treacy hat worn to her first Trooping the Colour.
Both looks were well-received by fashion experts and fans alike.
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