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Meghan Markle's signature style trick you need to steal

Meghan Markle's signature style trick you need to steal

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Meghan Markle's signature style trick you need to steal

The Duchess of Sussex has been donning an array of stylish pieces to her royal engagements—but the majority of her most flattering looks have this in common.

One scan through Meghan Markle's best looks of the year and you're sure to make one particular conclusion: The Duchess of Sussex loves boatnecks. Since her Givenchy wedding dress that featured a bateau neckline, Meghan has chosen pieces boasting this flattering cut to wear to many royal engagements. And who would blame her? The neckline is elegant, flattering and super-sophisticated.

Here are some of Meghan Markle's top three looks featuring her favourite neckline and nine ways to copy her style.

 

Meghan's top 3 looks featuring boatnecks:

1. The now-infamous Givenchy wedding gown.

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On May 19, Markle wore a Givenchy gown for her wedding to Prince Harry. The dress was custom made by Clare Waight Keller and featured a simple bodice and, of course, a boatneck. There was said to be a peak in Google searches for the word "boatneck" on this day.

2. The nude suit.

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Image by: instagram.com/aduchessmeghan

Shortly after the Royal Wedding, the Duchess of Sussex wore an elegant Prada boatneck dress to the Queen's Young Leaders Awards.

3. The yellow stunner.

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Image by: instagram.com/canadianliving

In July, Meghan Markle stepped out in London at a Commonwealth event wearing a bold yellow boatneck dress.

 

9 pieces to copy Meghan's style:

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Petite Machine-Washable Windowpane Tiered Sleeve Dress, $170, bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca.

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This dress incorporates several of Meghan's favourite features: a trendy checkered pattern (similar to the Theory jacket she wore in April), it's midi length and it features a flattering boatneck.
 

 

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Meredith Textured Top, $76, anthropologie.com.

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Looking for a versatile shirt that will bring you from the office to drinks after work to running errands on the weekend? Look no further. This wear-it-everywhere textured top is one that you'll keep going back to.
 

 

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Pima Cotton Jersey Top, $15, hm.com.

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Classic stripes will never go out of style and this boatneck top is no exception. The burgundy and white colour combo is a refreshing take on the classic navy and white pairing. 
 

 

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J.Crew Tie Waist Knit Midi Dress, $110, nordstrom.com

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This throw-it-on-and-go dress is a great transitional piece. Wear it as is while it's still warm and come fall, top it off with a jean jacket or leather moto.
 

 

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Babaton Luc Sweater, $138, aritzia.com.

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The Duchess of Sussex has been spotted numerous times wearing cozy knit sweaters, often while she filmed Suits in Toronto. Spice up your fall wardrobe with this boatneck pullover in a honey mustard hue.
 

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Modern Long Sleeve Boatneck Tee, $30, gapcanada.ca.

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Swap your plain white tee with for a boatneck long-sleeve top in a pretty berry colour. The slim cut is figure-flattering and the collarbone-baring neckline will draw the eyes upward.
 

 

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Eileen Fisher Boat Neck Dress, $308, thebay.com.

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This simple dress can be dressed up or down when paired with the right accessories. Add a belt to give it more shape around the waist or leave it as is for a more laidback, oversized look.
 

 

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Seasonless Stretch Flounce Sleeve Top, $110, anntaylor.com.

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Looking to add a little more drama to your outfit? This bell sleeve top will do the trick. Pair it with trousers for your nine-to-five or a patterned midi skirt to dress it up.
 

 

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Jersey Boat Neck Pleated Dress, $80, lechateau.com.

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This form-fitting dress flatters the waistline with a pleated starburst detail. The dusty rose hue is similar to colours that Markle has worn in the past.
 

 

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