Women's Fashion

The Hidden Symbolism Behind Meghan Markle’s Unexpected Colour Combo

To quote Taylor Swift, what if I told you none of it was accidental? Meghan Markle’s most recent outfit may seem unexpected at first, but there’s actually a hidden meaning behind the colour combination she chose to wear. Listen, I don’t blame you if you were too focused on Meghan Markle’s empowering discussion to notice the colour of her shoes, but you know we’re all about style and substance here at Who What Wear, so you can bet I’ll be talking about both.

Markle attended a fundraiser for the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, which runs programs for women on intimate violence prevention, executive leadership, mental health, and more. For the event, the Duchess of Sussex wore a green Giorgio Armani dress with purple Manolo Blahnik shoes.

As Page Six smartly pointed out, green and purple, along with white, are actually the official colours of International Women’s Day. The organisation explained the significance on its website: “Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolises hope. The colours originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK in 1908.” So there you have it: It was all by design because she’s a mastermind. Okay, I’ll stop with the Taylor Swift references now. Scroll down to see Meghan Markle’s outfit and shop similar pieces.