By Laura Harman
The Queen has a style tip that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have both emulated in their fashion choices.
- The Queen has nailed a style trend that has been copied by other members of the royal family.
- This trend began decades ago but still remains a fashion-forward look copied by other royals.
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Her Majesty's fashion is simple but classic and revolves around the basic principle of color blocking. This is a tip that has been stolen by other members of the royal family who have opted to dress all in one color in a bold statement.
Recently, Kate Middleton wore a gorgeous bright red turtleneck sweater with a full-length pleated red maxi skirt from Christopher Kane. This look was paired with a pair of nude court heels that added a slight contrast but kept all eyes on the bright red outfit.
Similarly, Meghan Markle has previously color-blocked in an all-red outfit which emulates the regal style. Meghan even took this look one step further and accessories with all red accessories to complete the look.
This trend doesn't just apply to red clothes, the Duchesses have been known to color block in a variety of colors as a fashion tribute to the Queen.
The Queen always matches her hat to her coat but regularly adds a plain bag to the ensemble. In contrast, Meghan opts to color block with her bag too but she will often pick a slightly different shade to her color blocking.
During the height of the pandemic, the Duchess of Cambridge even tried to match her masks to her outfits and would often pick a floral design or pattern to add a little something to the otherwise plain, block color outfit.
It seems that all you need to do to steal this look is to dress in one color from head to toe. Then you can accessorize with colors on the same spectrum—eg, blue and navy, or red and maroon—or go for a neutral color to keep the attention on your colorful outfit.
This isn't the only one of the Queen's fashion hacks that is copied by members of the royal family. Kate and Meghan are also fond of repeating outfits, as is her majesty. This means that the royals can make more environmentally friendly fashion choices
while still changing up the accessories that pair with the look and keeping the outfit fresh.
This is a tried and tested hack for many celebrities, and was even used by Zahara Jolie-Pitt when she wore her mother Angelina Jolies' 2014 oscar dress for a red carpet premiere of Eternals.
Laura is a news writer for woman&home who primarily covers entertainment and celebrity news. Laura dabbles in lifestyle, royal, beauty and fashion news, and her favourite stories to cover as anything and everything to do with television and film. She is also passionate about feminism and equality and loves writing about gender issues and feminist literature.
Laura loves drinking and eating and can often be found trying to get reservations at London's trendiest restaurants. When she's not wining and dining, Laura can also be found travelling, baking, and hiking with her dog.
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