Meghan Markle Just Wore the Colour That Experts Agree Looks Good on Everyone

A few years ago, I had my "colours done," which involved various fabric swatches draped around my neck to show how they worked (or didn't work) with my skin tone. I very much believe that if you like a colour, you should wear it, as there are really no rules in fashion—at least none that I encourage. Still, if you're faced with a piece you love in various colours, where do you begin? It's easy to stick to reliable base colours of black, white and grey, but for those looking to add more colour to their wardrobe, there's one hue out there that suits all skin tones, and Meghan Markle has proven just how brilliant this colour is: primary red. 

Every few months, we get a sighting of Meghan Markle and are reminded of just how stylish she is. Whether meeting up with feminist pioneers or attending sporting events, she seamlessly balances trending styles and classic combinations. Stepping out at the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit in head-to-toe Valentino, Markle reminded me of the power of red. It's bold, striking and, according to the experts, the one colour that everyone can wear. What's more, it just so happens to be one of 2022's biggest colour trends. 


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Markle wore a red Valentino outfit for the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit.


(Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Take note from Markle, and wear it from head to toe for maximum impact, or ease in with a few pops of red. 

During my consultation, I learnt that this is the one colour that suits everyone. We know the power of a red lip, so red clothing is not to be overlooked. Whether you love to dress for spring, summer, autumn or winter, this universally flattering colour celebrates all complexions, so I think its time we celebrated it right back. And it seems our favourite high-street and high-end brands got the memo about this one-colour-suits-all tone. 

Here are some of the best red pieces around right now that we think Markle would approve of. 


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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.