Women's Fashion

Meghan Markle’s Date-Night Dress Isn’t Just Beautiful—It’s Loaded With Meaning

It would, however, be remiss of me not to mention that this is the first red carpet appearance the couple have made since the trailer of their new Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan, was released, and with that comes the understanding that all eyes would be on them even more so than usual. We all know that Meghan Markle dresses with purpose; that every item she chooses to wear tells a unique story, so why would this night be any different? While the colour white features regularly Markle’s wardrobe—she’s a classicist at heart—choosing to wear it now could be symbolic. We all know the impact that colours can have on our moods and well-being; individual people will gravitate towards specific shades when, say, they want to feel empowered in a work meeting. In chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy, the colour white is said to attract “positive spiritual energy and cultivates purity for the wearer,” and wearing white is a statement of peacefulness. Perhaps this is the true message Meghan Markle wants us to take away from her ensemble; one which I support, particularly over the coming days. 

Still, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Markle’s outfit didn’t have me searching for a white dress of my own. Scroll on to see my edit of the best white dresses on the market that are as close to Meghan’s one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton number as I can find.