The Real Reason Meghan Markle Wears Dark Colours As She Opens Up About Power Dressing

The Duchess of Sussex is often spotted wearing grey, black or navy garments, unlike Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth who experiment with bright shades. And there's a very interesting reason why...

Meghan Markle opens up about power dressing and why she avoids bright coloured clothes

by Maisie Bovingdon |
Updated on

Meghan Markle has been hailed a style icon among fans who are often left swooning over her enviable wardrobe, desperate to emulate her sleek outfits.

However, some eagle-eyed fans have noticed the Duchess of Sussex{ =nofollow}’s wardrobe is not as colourful as Kate Middleton or Queen Elizabeth's, who has pulled off vibrant coloured clothes, including a lime green two piece, which some would think to avoid.

Earlier this week the mother-to-be –who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry – adorned a black dress to show off her baby bump with a camel-coloured coat when she visited Smart Works. When the royal family attended the Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham Meghan looked sensational in her all black ensemble, while the Duchess of Cambridge stood out in a full berry red ensemble.

But there is a reason behind the former Suits stars outfit choices.

Meghan Markle opted for darker shades at the Christmas church service, while Kate stood out in berry shades

Meghan, 37, has previously revealed she changes the colour of her clothes to suit her mood, which is why she favours garments in neutral shades, such as blush pink and neutral shades, as well as darker hues including grey, navy and black.

Speaking in an interview with InStyle back in 2015, Meghan discussed her Suits character, Rachel Zane, wardrobe. She said: “You’ll notice that in season two when Rachel’s [Zane] falling in love with Mike, I wear more blush tones. And season one when she’s really all about business, I wear more charcoal greys and blacks.”

Meghan went on to explain she follows the same style rules as her character when she is picking an outfit. She continued: “I think our clothes are such a reflection of how we’re feeling. If you’re in love, you’re probably going to wear things that make you feel like more romantic when you put them on. Or when you’re going through a stressful time, the same can be said for wearing things that are more monochrome or darker in tone.”

The Duchess Of Sussex looked sensational in earthy tones on her recent visit to Smart Works

Although Meghan opts for a muted colour palette for royal outings, some believe it is to keep the attention away from her and focus on the royal duties at hand.

However, Meghan has insisted she feels more comfortable in black-coloured clothes and has hailed them her ‘power piece’ to make her feel ‘badass’ on a bad day.

She added: “If it’s the one dress that makes you feel so badass, or the one crisp button-down — whatever it is so that when you wake up on those days where you’re not really feeling going into work, you put that piece on and it’s almost like your own anthem. It can really shift the energy of your whole day.

It's safe to say whatever Meghan wears, and in whatever colour, we will want to wear it!


SEE: Meghan Markle's Best Fashion Moments

Meghan Markle1 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a strapless magenta gown

Meghan Markle2 of 20

Meghan Markle wear an all white ensemble

Meghan Markle3 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a tailored shirt and white trousers

Meghan Markle4 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a printed pencil skirt

Meghan Markle5 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a metallic mini dress

Meghan Markle6 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a printed dress

Meghan Markle7 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a short suit

Meghan Markle8 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a lace midi dress

Meghan Markle9 of 20

Meghan Markle wears an all black ensemble

Meghan Markle10 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a dark red mini dress

Meghan Markle11 of 20

Meghan Markle wears an off-the-shoulder dress

Meghan Markle12 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a pleated midi skirt

Meghan Markle13 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a white skirt suit

Meghan Markle14 of 20

Meghan Markle wears an off-the-shoulder mini dress

Meghan Markle15 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a black midi dress

Meghan Markle16 of 20

Meghan Markle wears an embellished mini dress

Meghan Markle17 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a fishtail gown

Meghan Markle18 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a strapless jumpsuit

Meghan Markle19 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a strapless gown

Meghan Markle20 of 20

Meghan Markle wears a red dress

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us