Meghan Markle named 2018's best dressed woman

Must See 06/09/2018

Meghan Markle has become the first royal to top People Magazine's list as 2018's Best Dressed Star.

The Duchess of Sussex 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 honours to a royal family member is a first for the magazine, who have never included anyone outside of Hollywood.

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"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," People's Style and Beauty Director Andrea Lavinthal told Reuters.

California-born Meghan, 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.

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

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