Now that she’s a part of the royal family, Meghan Markle rarely gets to wear something even slightly sexy. So who could blame her for taking the opportunity to show some skin on date night?
Meghan attended a performance of Hamilton Wednesday night in London with Prince Harry and made jaws drop by appearing in a sleek tuxedo minidress for the occasion.
The couple’s date night was for a good cause, as the gala performance of musical benefited Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.
For the occasion, the duchess went with a sophisticated yet sexy style. Her black double-breasted dress had a plunging neckline balanced out by long sleeves. The $600 Judith and Charles frock also had a shorter-than-normal hemline for the duchess, revealing a lot of leg, which was accentuated by Stuart Weitzman black suede pumps. And the shine on her gams says she wasn’t wearing pantyhose.
With a snug fit, the look was slightly sexy but also subdued, thanks to a lack of jewelry and a simple gold box clutch.
And social media is super-supportive of it.
“LET THE GIRLBREATHE!” one fan wrote.
Definitely did not just order a similar dress to Meghan Markle already 👀
— hannah (@hannah61275535) August 29, 2018
meghan markle looks insanely good tonight like WOW that dress
— shauna (@pimpabxtterfly) August 29, 2018
The outfit is such a great "F*ck you
U haters!" on so many levels. Absolutely love this couple.
Meghan Markle Attends Hamilton in Her Sexiest Look Yet – Prince Harry Meghan Markle Hamilton Appearance https://t.co/Y7LdXu6FSh
— MissFit (@MissFit56862376) August 29, 2018
Of course, people can’t stop commenting on her visible legs, so one Twitter user pointed out that it’s not the first time a royal has rocked a short hemline.
Seeing as everyone's going off at the length of Meghan's dress, here's a thread of Royals wearing dresses the same length or shorter. #DuchessofSussex #MeghanMarkle #DuchessofCambridge #KateMiddleton #PrincessDiana pic.twitter.com/F1lXclv0ZQ
— mollie (@molliemmarkle) August 29, 2018
It’s about time the girl got to wear a tuxedo. In July, a rumor spread that the Duchess of Sussex really wanted to wear a tuxedo during her first royal tour in Australia but that Prince Harry nixed the idea.
She follows in the footsteps of many amazing women who’ve made menswear their own. Jane Fonda wore a tuxedo for her 80th birthday party. Eva Longoria frequently wears plunging pantsuits. At 2016’s Golden Globes, Evan Rachel Wood wore a sexy tuxedo. And at last year’s Golden Globes, pantsuits held a lot of power, especially among women in support of #TimesUp.
Even her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, rocked tuxedos and skirt suits a time or two, including a Margaret Howell tuxedo in 1984 and a Catherine Walker pink and purple tuxedo-style skirt suit in 1990.
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