If you’ve paid close attention to Meghan Markle’s style evolution since she officially became the Duchess of Sussex, you’ll have noticed that there’s one accessory she wears again and again, and no, I’m not referring to her favourite shoes which Princess Eugenie recently borrowed.
It’s perhaps a little less exciting but most definitely as effective: the humble belt. That’s right, Meghan has been drawing attention to her petite figure by often wearing a dress, cinched in at the waist.
The denim Carolina Herrera dress she wore recently to the polo, the white Givenchy shirt dress and the olive green dress she wore to Prince Louis’ christening are just some of the many examples.
I must admit belts have been a bit of an after-thought for me, but I can see the appeal now. Whether it’s to give shape to an oversized shirt or add a finishing touch to a tailored dress, it definitely pulls an outfit together.
To follow in Meghan’s sartorial footsteps, pick a belt that’s in the same tones as your dress, or at least matches your accessories. Shop my top picks below:
Shop now: Leather belt for £12.99 from H&M
Size-wise, I love a chunky belt like the denim Carolina Herrera one, though Meghan makes a case for a thin minimalist one too, so it’s worth investing in both. Because if Meghan Mania has taught us anything, it’s that this is one trend that is not going to go away anytime soon.