Meghan Markle just wore a very Princess Diana dress

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There were always going to be comparisons between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana, and you certainly can't argue that the Duchess of Sussex dresses just as beautifully as her late mother-in-law - and whether on purpose or not, she seems to sometimes take sartorial inspiration from her.

For instance, last night, Meghan attended the Endeavour Awards with Prince Harry in London. She opted for a monochrome dress by her favourite designer brand, Givenchy.


It was so simple, but elegant, with a white shirt top and high waisted black satin maxi skirt.

The reason it reminded me of Princess Diana is that she also wore monochrome outfits on several occasions, whether black tie or not (see pictures below).

Of course, the style is slightly different, bearing in mind it was the 80s and it was all about those shoulder pads.

However both women understand the timeless elegance of black and white, it'll always be chic.

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.