Effortlessly chic: Meghan Markle named People’s best dressed woman

Meghan Markle was named the best dressed woman of 2018 by People magazine in a rare accolade for royalty by the celebrity publication.

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Markle, 37, topped People’s annual list ahead of Hollywood actresses including Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and reality star Kim Kardashian.

Giving top honors to a royal family member marked a departure for the magazine. “We have never had the list with royals or anyone outside of Hollywood.

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“But when you talk about style and 2018 you cannot have that conversation without mentioning Meghan Markle,” People’s Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal told Reuters.

The Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II on their first official engagement together on June 14. Photo/COURTESY

“Her style was the one that really had the spotlight this year so we felt we had to not only put her on the list but make her the best dressed,” Lavinthal said.

The former star of the TV show “Suits,” has featured prominently in magazines and newspapers since her engagement to Harry in November 2017. Their wedding was watched by millions around the world.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, May 22, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via Reuters

Markle has won plaudits for mixing outfits from retail fashion stores with designer couture, while flouting traditional British royal style by showing her bare legs, wearing off the shoulder outfits and arranging her hair in a messy bun for her wedding.

“Whether she is wearing a classic button down shirt and ripped jeans, like any other girl, or a couture wedding gown and a tiara, unlike most of us, she always looks effortlessly chic.

Meghan the Duchess of Sussex arrives to watch Spain’s Rafael Nadal continue his semi final match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

“There is something about her that looks polished without being too perfect,” Lavinthal said.

Meghan Markle arrives in Birmingham, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Meghan Markle in different outfits. Photos/REUTERS

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