Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham Both Wore Winter's #1 Dress Trend

Aside from the fact that both Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham are married to men who I would acknowledge as British royalty, the two have never struck me as having very much in common. But now, I'm starting to conclude that their similarities might outweigh their differences. Both extraordinary women are former performers and they've both spent many years in the public eye. And, upon further analysis, they both seem to possess quite a similar sense of style.

The two favour a relaxed but polished approach to style, often opting for comfortable jeans for a casual event or a smart suit set when dressing up. Fond of a refined look, both manage to experiment with seasonal, trending silhouettes without veering from their personal styles, consistently creating chic ensembles that I'm always drawing inspiration from. This winter, their similarities have been staring me in the face, as both women recently took to styling the draped dress trend that has been cropping up everywhere this season.


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Styling her beige. off-the-shoulder draped dress to the Variety Power of Women event in L.A., Markle kept her accessories to a minimum, choosing a small black clutch bag that stood out against her neutral-toned dress. The nature of the draped dress affords the wearer the option to veer on the minimal side when it comes to accessories, as the added pleats and folds inject enough texture and interest into the look.

Meanwhile, Beckham wore her draped dress to a press event in Notting Hill earlier this season, opting for a similar styling route by forgoing layers of jewellery and paring back her look to only the essentials: large shades, a compact handbag and her favourite peep-toe boots.


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If Markle and Beckham declare it fashionable, I'm more than happy to concede. Shop the chicest pieces that work with the draped dress trend 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.