Why Meghan Markle has made ultra-feminine pale pink her go-to colour

Publish Date
Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:30AM
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Her most high-profile engagements since becoming a Duchess have seen Meghan Markle turning to delicate shades of blush pink. 

Her new, ultra-feminine favourite shade is in marked contrast to her outfits for public appearances with Prince Harry before their wedding in May, which saw the 36-year-old rely heavily on chic LBDs, sharp black trousers, and - on occasion - dark wash denim jeans. 

Now an expert has told Daily Mail that Meghan's girlish new wardrobe may reflect more than simply the changing seasons.   

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Karen Haller, an applied colour psychology practitioner, said soft pink has a "calming" effect on the wearer. 

"The number of high profile engagements Meghan has had since officially becoming a member of the royal family would no doubt be quite nerve-wracking," she said.

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"As the softer end of the pink spectrum is physically soothing, it's the perfect antidote to calming those nerves and easing the pulse rate."

Not only that, Karen said the Duchess - who wore pink to a Buckingham Palace garden party days after her wedding, to her first Trooping the Colour, and to attend the Queen's Young Leader's reception with husband Prince Harry - may well be communicating another message with the "romantic" shade. 

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"She's sub-consciously communicating through colour that she's clearly in love," Karen said.

"Soft pinks communicate the nurturing, compassionate, caring side of love," Karen said. 

"I'm not at all surprised she is feeling this way given the body language between her and Prince Harry - and she is reflecting this in picking the softer pinks." 

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The Duchess, who was often seen in dark wash denim, cropped or flared black trousers, and sleek LBDs during the period leading up to her wedding, has embarked on a change of fashion direction since joining the royal family. 

At a Buckingham Palace garden party to officially mark her father-in-law Prince Charles' 70th birthday days after her Windsor Castle wedding, Meghan wore a dress by Goat - a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge - in a delicate shade of blush pink. 

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She accessorised with a Philip Treacy hat in the same shade, and a pink Wilbur & Gussie clutch. 

Her new favourite colour had another outing at her first Trooping the Colour for which she chose a pale pink bespoke dress by Carolina Herrera on June 10th. 

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And earlier this week, when Meghan and Harry joined the Queen at Her Majesty's Young Leaders ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, the Duchess was once again a vision in baby pink. 

The 36-year-old newlywed wore a short-sleeved Prada dress with a slender belt - although this time she added black accessories, including heels from one of her favourite labels, Aquazzura. 

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Meghan has a busy month ahead, with a Commonwealth Youth Reception in her diary at the start of July as well as Prince Louis' christening on the 10th - the day before she and Prince Harry fly to Ireland for their first official overseas engagement as a married couple. 

It remains to be seen whether the Duchess will revert to her old monochrome ensembles, or pack an all-pink suitcase.  

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.