Let me start this post off by saying that this is no way a comparison between the the former Miss Meghan Markle and Princess Charlene who are amazing on their own right. Let me also say that I think that the Duchess of Sussex definitely has her own style. Now that this is out of the way, since November, we’ve seen Princess Charlene in a wide array of turtlenecks. Princess Charlene has worn turtleneck tops quite often since becoming a princess. But recently they became a part of Princess Charlene’s signature style with a selection from Loro Piana, Akris, and Givenchy. Meghan seems to have jumped on this bandwagon yesterday at Canada House in London with a turtleneck and skirt combo.
Her Royal Highness, curiously, wore 4 different shades of brown 🤔
Massimo Dutti turtleneck sweater made of silk and wool blend in mulberry.
This outfit did remind me of the ensemble Princess Charlene wore in November to one of the medal awarding ceremonies as part on the National Day celebrations. Princess Charlene’s version, of course, was quite a bit on the higher end with a cashmere Loro Piana turtleneck, Dior ombré skirt and Louis Vuitton coat (4,800) and pumps ($830).
I think you already know which outfit I prefer. And the reason for my choice is that when you’re wearing something as bold as a midi skirt, you need to be careful with how you style it. Too many textures, colours, or tones of the same colour can clash and the outfit would not well put together.
In Charlene’s outfit, we have two tones of beige, the turtleneck and the pumps with the ombré skirt being a medium that transitions from one tone to the other. This sea of nude is only broken by the crisp white coat. In Meghan’s version, the sweater is a colour, the skirt is a colour, and the pumps are a colour. And she could’ve gotten away with it, even with the velvet shoes, if it wasn’t for the camel coat. Each piece in Meghan’s look is gorgeous on it own right, this skirt could look AMAZING even with a boxier sweater tucked out, but this, for me, just didn’t cut it. Kudos on the lovely hair, though!
Turtlenecks are en vogue this winter for both men and women, especially nude tones, black, and grey. They are versatile and can be dressed up or down and even for cocktail events like Princess Charlene showed us in the New Year’s video appearance.