This was probably Meghan Markle’s most controversial outfit of the Royal Tour, if you can let the price tag thing go from this outfit. The Duchess of Sussex wore this custom Givenchy knit top/bodysuit and contrast pleated skirt for a walkabout in Rotorua to greet well wishers with her husband, Prince Harry. At first glance, nothing seems off about this look. But the second the sun came out and shined down on Meghan, the skirt appeared to be see through – you could see the entire outline of her Givenchy top (which we now think is in fact a bodysuit) where the skirt pulls tighter around her hips. A lot of media outlets were calling this a “bold” move, however I do not think Meghan would have worn this skirt if she knew it was going to do that. When people question this, I have to ask: how often do YOU try on clothes in full sunlight? I definitely never have. I think it’s anyone’s guess, but if I had to, I’d say this was an accident.
Sheerness aside, I think this skirt is MAGICAL! The cobalt and navy contrasting pleats are a feast for the eyes. The colors are absolutely stunning on her! The knit top/bodysuit looks like an exact copy of this one she wore in Ireland, just in a different hue. Shop more cobalt pieces and similar pleated skirts below!
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- This contrast pleated skirt has a very similar look to Meghan’s and in similar colors too! It also happens to be on sale!! Pair it with it’s matching top or a solid matching knit like Meghan has.
- This contrast pleated skirt is a shorter style, but looks VERY close.
- If you love brights, don’t miss this skirt! Pair it with this red sweater for a fun holiday party look.
- This pleated skirt has the same cobalt and navy colors, but also features a fun mix of prints!