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Meghan Markle got critics for wearing off-shoulder outfit

Following the groundbreaking incident at the British royal family which had a black American actress married into the family, Meghan Markle has been reported to have broken some fashion rules… yea?

Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday celebration was last weekend, and Meghan Markle had to join her new in-laws at Trooping the Colour. However, Meghan’s choice of outfit have been experiencing some brutal dragging over the internet, tagging the outfit as “inappropriate”.

The outfit: A pale pink, off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera dress with a matching wide-brimmed fascinator. She was seen riding with Prince Harry in an open-top carriage with the prince wearing his full military uniform.

At the palace, the duo joined with the rest of the extended family including Prince William, Kate Middleton and their kids, to watch the Royal Air Force fly overhead. Almost everyone thought Meghan’s outfit looked classic, considering the season and the weather, Cosmopolitan notes that her choice of outfit wowed the public, showing her shoulders and comparing her to new sister-in-law Kate.

Why the fuss? Well, The Sun reports that “fashion tradition usually dictates that Royal women do not wear off-shoulder or other more revealing styles.”  For the records, Meghan wasn’t the first rule breaker of this rule. Kate herself has broken the rule several times. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright red Alexandar McQueen off-the-shoulder dress for an outdoor event in Berlin, also a white Barbara Casasola gown to an event in London off shoulder too, and yet another sweet Alexandar McQueen off shoulder gown to the 2017 BAFTA Awards.

Also, Princess Diana, Prince Harry’s mother, was also a huge fan of the off-shoulder dresses back in the ’80s and ’90s, solidifying the fact that this one rule cannot be adhered to as it’s also been broken for decades.

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