Are Royal Women Banned From Bare Shoulder Dresses? Here's A Look At The Most Daring Styles Of Queen Letizia, Queen Elizabeth, And Kate Middleton

Date July 25, 2018

Meghan Markle’s fashion choices have exactly two effects on royal enthusiasts. Her clothes either make them happy or result in public outrage.

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Meghan Markle: hits and misses

Remarkably, the former actress has only managed to score a few hits with the royal gatekeepers. Here’s why.

She seems have a love for dresses that show off her bare shoulders. And for British royal fans, this is a no-no.

Are these reactions unfounded?

Some critics have gone ahead to call Markle out for having the fashion sense of a commoner. A few others think she’s still hung up on her Hollywood lifestyle.

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But, Markle isn’t the only former star turned royal we have seen in recent time. Queen Letizia had a thriving career as a journalist before she married into the Spanish royal family. And yet, she gets free rein with her fashion choices.

Double standards

Just in case you are wondering if this is a British thing, it turns out, it isn’t! Guess who’s worn the most provocative bare shoulder dress in the past? The Queen!

Interestingly, it’s not just something the Queen indulged in long ago.

Most women in the royal family, including Kate Middleton, have been seen with their shoulders bare without facing the same outrage. Do these critics need to back off?

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