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The Sentebale polo match typically takes place elsewhere, around the world from Barbados to Palm Beach, Fla., but this year’s polo cup is close to home, not too far from where Meghan and Harry tied the knot at Windsor Castle. Sentebale was founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso during Harry’s time spent in Lesotho in 2004. The organization benefits children from Botswana and Lesotho who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
For the occasion, Meghan wore an elegant belted denim dress by American label Carolina Herrera. The dress is from the Resort 2019 collection, which is the debut collection from the label’s new creative director, Wes Gordon. This marks the second time the duchess has chosen to wear a Carolina Herrera design by Gordon to an event. The first occasion was for Trooping the Color, during which she wore a blush-pink two-piece set.
If you were skeptical about wearing a denim dress for formal occasions, Meghan breezily demonstrates that it’s all in choosing the silhouette that best complements your body and choosing the right accessories. If you’re slender like her, opt for a denim wrap dress that hits you at the midi length. If you’re a bit curvier, a peplum dress might be a better fit. If you’re feeling more risky, try a less conservative denim dress, like an off-the-shoulder version or a fun and flirty ruffle minidress.
One key style tip is to add a belt (if the dress doesn’t already include one). This will help accentuate your waist and show off your feminine curves. Top off your look with bold black shades, high heels, and an on-trend straw bag à la Meghan Markle. With that said, why not try a denim dress for your next summer wedding?
If you love the duchess’s royal polo look, shop eight similar fancy denim dresses below for less.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Denim Fit-and-Flare Dress, $95, zappos.com
Anne Klein Chambray Wrap Dress, $119, nordstrom.com
Eloquii Denim Dress with Peplum Detail, $165, eloquii.com
Farrow Felix Dress, $23, needsupply.com
Ulla Johnson Emory Bow-Detailed Denim Dress, $173, net-a-porter.com
Rebecca Taylor La Vie Smocked Tissue Denim Dress, $395, rebeccataylor.com
& Other Stories fit and Flare Denim Dress, $115, stories.com
Brooks Brothers Denim A-Line Dress, $99, brooksbrothers.com
Standards and Practices Jodi Wrap Maxi Dress, $109, Nordstrom.com
Tibi Off-the-Shoulder Tie-Cuff Denim Dress, $157, matchesfashion.com
Michael Michael Kors Ruffled Chambray Dress, $93, michaelkors.com
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