Meghan Markle Just Wore the Classic Flat Shoes French Women Made Famous

Attending the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex styled a smart monochrome shorts suit set with the trending closed-toe shoe style that we've been seeing all over city streets this fashion month—flat slingbacks.

Leaning in to two major autumn/winter trendsco-ords and slingbacks, The Duchess styled a look that felt both timeless and relevant, whilst balancing the weather demands of this time of year. Able to withstand a bit of drizzle, but accommodating for the warmth of mid-September, Markel's Chanel closed-toe sling backs were a fitting choice for the autumn event. The first iteration of the French maison's classic toe-capped pumps came over sixty years ago, and they still remain at the top of many an editor, influencer and celebrity wish list thanks to their enduring appeal and ability to work with a multitude of outfits. Chanel's slingbacks come in varying heel heights and an array of finishes, but it's perhaps no surprise that Meghan, in our current era of understated quiet luxury, would opt for something in tune with the mood.


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Meghan Markle styled her white co-ords with classic slingbacks from Chanel and Givenchy belt.

Wearing her cuffed, high-waisted shorts with bare legs and a black leather belt, Meghan added further polish to her sharp tailoring with classic accessories. Forgoing an extravagant neckline or layers of jewellery, she kept her look clean and neutral by opting for some simple earrings over a necklace for the occassion.

Attending the event with her husband Prince Harry, who founded the games in 2014, The Duchess wore her hair down and gently waved for a casual effect. Her glowing complexion carried her relaxed makeup look, which she emphasised with a touch of peachy blush and a lick of eyeshadow.


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Meghan Markle dressed up her outfit with smart accessories and light layers.

We'll be copying Meghan's shoe-styling well into autumn, leaning upon the trusty flat slingbacks as the perfect transseasonal footwear option for when the weather is too warm for boots but far too cool for sandals. If you're in the market for a Chanel pair, we'd highly recommend looking secondhand as you can find some great quality options on the likes of Vestiaire Collective. Otherwise, see our edit of the best flat slingbacks below.


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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.