Leave it to Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, to commemorate her first public engagement alongside Queen Elizabeth with a subtle yet fresh spin on the traditional royal manicure. Yesterday in Chester, England, Markle adhered to the unspoken rule that discourages bold shades on hands and feet; but instead of an expected neutral pink or unremarkable beige varnish, she played off her demure alabaster Givenchy column dress with nails painted in a soft linen white.
It's a crisp, clean shade with more presence than a wallflower flesh-tone neutral—and one that likely needed legs to transition straight from a rumored two week secret honeymoon with Prince Harry to a formal public outing with her new mother-in-law. Whether worn with a worn tee and denim or an elegant day dress—not to mention her subtle diamond engagement ring (designed by Harry himself)—Markle's polish choice seems destined to shine. Consider a frontrunner for the next big nail color of summer.
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