Inspired By Meghan’s Stunning Endeavour Fund Awards Look, 4 Cool Ways To Style A Classic White Shirt
The Duchess of Sussex continues to impress with her maternity wardrobe.
13 February 2019
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The Duchess of Sussex gave us another maternity fashion masterclass last night at the Endeavour Fund Awards, teaming a classic white shirt and high-waisted black maxi skirt by Givenchy with a pair of statement high heels.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards (Tolga Akmen/PA)
But first, where to get your perfect white shirt?
Brands that excel in high quality basics are your best bet. It’s got to be cotton and you want to go for a loose, mannish cut – if necessary buy one size up.
Here are our three top picks from Hobbs, & Other Stories and Boden.
Hobbs Victoria Shirt, £79/AED 374
Boden Maria White Relaxed Shirt, £60/AED 284, John Lewis
& Other Stories Oversized Crisp Button Up, £69/AED 327
And now, four ways to style a classic white shirt the modern way…
1. With A Maxi Skirt
Similar to Meghan’s outfit last night, Emma Watson rocked the white shirt and maxi skirt combo in a typical Ralph Lauren ensemble at a charity event at Windsor Castle.
The key to making this look work? It’s got to be a high waisted skirt to create a sleek, leg-lengthening silhouette – and don’t forget to pop that collar.
Emma Watson arrives for a dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden at Windsor Castle in 2014 (Chris Jackson/PA)
2. With Tuxedo Trousers
When you think about it, Angelina Jolie and the Duchess of Sussex are very similar in terms of their personal style, favouring monochrome fitted frocks, neutral hues and lots of tailoring.
Case in point? It doesn’t get much more classic than this white shirt and tuxedo ensemble that Jolie chose for the 2014 Baftas, and Meghan wore an almost identical Alexander McQueen suit last year.
Angelina Jolie arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 (Ian West/PA)
3. With A Pencil Skirt
Alexa Chung has always been a fan of a mannish white shirt so it’s no surprise that the model-turned-designer chose one to take a bow at her brand’s first ever London Fashion Week show last year.
The 35-year-old showed off her signature cool but quirky style, teaming the bib front shirt with an elegant pencil skirt and vintage style stilettos.
Alexa Chung after her London Fashion Week SS19 (Isabel Infantes/PA)