It would, however, be remiss of me not to mention that this is the first red carpet appearance the couple have made since the trailer of their new Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan, was released, and with that comes the understanding that all eyes would be on them even more so than usual. We all know that Meghan Markle dresses with purpose; that every item she chooses to wear tells a unique story, so why would this night be any different? While the colour white features regularly Markle’s wardrobe—she’s a classicist at heart—choosing to wear it now could be symbolic. We all know the impact that colours can have on our moods and well-being; individual people will gravitate towards specific shades when, say, they want to feel empowered in a work meeting. In chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy, the colour white is said to attract “positive spiritual energy and cultivates purity for the wearer,” and wearing white is a statement of peacefulness. Perhaps this is the true message Meghan Markle wants us to take away from her ensemble; one which I support, particularly over the coming days.
Still, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that Markle’s outfit didn’t have me searching for a white dress of my own. Scroll on to see my edit of the best white dresses on the market that are as close to Meghan’s one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton number as I can find.