Meghan Markle has influenced this unlikely person’s style

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It's official: no one is immune to the Markle Sparkle. Not even Anna Wintour. The editor-in-chief of Vogue recently admitted that Meghan Markle had inspired her to switch up her trademark tea dresses.

Speaking at Tina Brown’s 2019 Women of the World Summit, she said, 'I think that’s an entirely personal decision... It’s probably an easier decision to wear the same thing every day and not have to be concerned. Maybe it’s a little bit boring and time to change. I’ve been thinking a lot about suits recently so… thank you to the Duchess of Sussex!'

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The fashion journalist also praised the Duchess for breaking the sartorial rules.

'She’s really bringing modernity to the royal family in a way that is inspiring. I think the image that I have in my mind… the Duchess of Sussex walking down the aisle by herself, that to me was representative of a modern woman,' she said.

Meghan is known for her bold fashion choices such as wearing suits and daring dresses, which often cause said items to sell out within hours.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.