Meryl Streep gives us a summer style masterclass in chic white trouser suit and silk shirt

She looked incredibly stylish at the Cannes Film Festival, and we're keen to copy

Meryl Streep attends the Opening Ceremony Official Gala Dinner Arrivals during the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Casino Le Palm Beach on May 14, 2024 in Cannes, France.
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Meryl Streep became the latest in a long line of A-listers we've spotted wearing a white trouser suit when she attended a photocall at the Cannes Film Festival in France this week. The Mamma Mia actress is receiving an honorary Palme d'Or - the highest prize awarded - so this was certainly her time to shine.

Proving that tailoring is a key part of an over 50s capsule wardrobe, Meryl, 74, wore a white Michael Kors Collection suit, adding Prada sunglasses, silver Jimmy Choo heels, jewellery by Zameer Kassam and a Gigi Burris fedora. Add in a rather affordable striped shirt by Lilysilk, and the French Riviera feel is complete.

The Princess of Wales and Meghan Markle aside, Meryl is following on from Claudia Winkleman's white suit at the BAFTAs, as well as Gillian Anderson's power suit and Emily Blunt's white suit with black accessories. It's clearly a trend we need to try, but if you don't have Meryl Streep's superstar stylist Micaela Erlanger on hand, we're here to help you get suited and booted instead.

Meryl Streep attends a photocall as she receives an honorary Palme d'Or at the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2024 in Cannes, France.

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When you think of the Cannes Film Festival, red carpet glamour springs to mind, so we're loving this more attainable tailoring inspiration. British Vogue has dubbed Meryl's look “Nancy Meyers-core”, and it really is that kind of clean and classic aesthetic that gave rise to the coastal grandmother trend.

Shop Meryl's look

Stripes are a Hamptons-style must-have, and one of our favourite parts of Meryl's look is her blue and white shirt. The closest Michael Kors Collection blazer we can find will cost you around the £1,500 mark, but Meryl's exact shirt can be yours for just £129.

As well as suits and blazers, the Lilysilk shirt will look amazing with white jeans outfits or linen trousers for summer, so it's well worth investing in.

How to style a white trouser suit

Caroline Parr
Digital Fashion Editor

Caroline is Digital Fashion Editor for woman&home, and has been a fashion writer and editor for ten years.

After graduating from the London College of Fashion, she has spent the last decade tracking down and writing about celebrity outfits, covering events ranging from the Met Gala to the King’s Coronation.

She has an encyclopedic knowledge of brands, but always likes to know about new and under the radar labels. She’s originally from Liverpool, and outside of work, her great loves are leopard print and her lively but adorable cocker spaniel, Ghillie.