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Meghan Markle Can't Stop Wearing This Unexpected Fashion Item

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This afternoon, Meghan Markle (or the Duchess of Sussex, to give her official royal title) will attend a reception at Kensington Palace to mark the release of Together, the community cookbook helping families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Naturally, given the fervor with which each and every one of her outfits is received, details of what the Duchess is wearing are already circulating online, noting her coat by Smythe, her skirt by close friend Misha Nonoo and her top, a $110 style by Tuxe.

If that latter label sounds familiar, that’s because the Duchess has in fact worn it for another, pre-wedding, royal occasion. Back in February, when she attended the annual Endeavour Fund Awards, a celebration of the achievements of wounded service men and women (which also marked her first official evening engagement as part of the royal family), she paired a white blouse from the label with a sharp black suit by Alexander McQueen in grain de poudre wool.

There was, however, more to the look than we’d initially realised: the white pussy-bow style was in fact not a run-of-the-mill blouse but a bodysuit from the under-the-radar US label, which is favoured for its simple shapes and clean lines. Given that Tuxe actually only sell bodysuits, we can assume that the top Meghan is wearing today (which appears to be roll neck in style) is one, too.

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Further investigation finds that Meghan is an unexpected aficionado of the bodysuit, even including one in her capsule collection for Canadian fashion brand Reitmans. Is the bodysuit becoming an unanticipated royal style staple? Only time will tell, but it certainly seems that way. Perhaps it's just another example of Meghan ripping up the royal rulebook and staying true to her personal style...