Meghan Markle has come under fire by the fashion police for stepping out in ensembles that look like they need a darn good ironing.
It’s a hard graft being a duchess. The eyes of the world are watching your every move and so you have to look like a million dollars every minute of every day. As a rule Meghan’s adoring public have been beguiled and bewitched by her sartorial standards, but there’s always a few beady eye observers who will find fault no matter the cut of the cloth.
The Daily Mail reports that Meghan is guilty of one particular fashion faux pas that has her critics all hot under the collar – the wrinkled wardrobe.
The fashionistas have sought out Meghan’s kinked collection of wrinkled skirt hems, awkward fold lines, and crumpled tops and have held them up like terrible exhibits before an aghast jury.
“Ladies and gentleman of the court,” they announce in hushed gravitas. “Most recently the duchess visited Smart Works based at St. Charles Hospital in North Kensington and was spotted,” whisper it, “wearing a crumpled ensemble.”
Apparently, Meghan’s £2,600 tan Oscar de la Renta coat was tainted by a heavy crease before the engagement had even begun.
Oh, the horror!
And these stylish sophisticates in high places have accused the duchess of being a repeat offender when it comes to skimping on the ironing. Back on Christmas, they state in accusing tones, Meghan was seen in a nursing home in Twickenham wearing an £834 floral frock by Brock collection. The trouble being the frock in question was rather rucked up behind.
Oh, the indignity!
These dedicated followers of fashion have even claimed that the Givenchy gown Meghan wore to her wedding looked like it needed a good steam.
Is nothing sacred?
Yet Meghan’s “raggedy doll” look is not because the hardworking girl is too lazy to iron her clothes, it’s all to do with her choice in fabric apparently.
Creative Director of Mulberry Scott Henshall explained, “With any royal engagement, you want to arrive at your destination looking stylish and polished—a near impossible task when all you’re wearing are easily wrinkled clothes.”
To add insult to injury, Henshall then recommends in the future, Meghan might opt to take a leaf out of Kate Middleton’s book and wear fabrics such as knitwear, polyester, and Tencel, where the crease should release and leave the wearer looking unruffled and effortless.
“For future reference, all the Duchess or her ‘people’ have to do is familiarize themselves with the best wrinkle-free fabrics, and keep these in mind next time.
“Typically synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, acrylic and olefin, have a natural resistance to wrinkles and a greater stability since they do not absorb water as efficiently.
“Even fabrics that do have a tendency to wrinkle (i.e. cotton, rayon, and silk) are much less likely to when blended with other fabrics.”