• Meghan Markle stuns in red gown
  • She explains why she chose this colour
  • Duchess Meghan turns heads with this dress

Meghan Markle, the style icon and Duchess of Sussex, has once again turned heads, this time in Nigeria! Known for her elegant and often neutral-toned wardrobe, Meghan decided it was time for a change. In a heartfelt attempt to "fit in" with Nigeria's vibrant fashion scene, she chose a radiant red dress by the Nigerian designer Oríré. This choice wasn't just about fashion; it was a tribute to the country's rich cultural tapestry.

"It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo that I need to wear more colour, so I can fit in with all of you and your incredible fashion!," Meghan said. 

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From neutrals to radiant red

Meghan's tour wardrobe has been a mix of sophisticated neutrals until she dazzled in red. From a chic white trouser suit to a sleeveless peach maxi, her outfits have been the epitome of class. However, the red ruffled hem midi dress marked a significant, colorful pivot. Crafted from heavyweight crepe and featuring a ruffled structured bottom in deep orange, the dress is a masterpiece of Nigerian craftsmanship, available worldwide for £265.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Visit Nigeria - Day 2

Meghan's fashion choices are never just about looking good; they're about making a statement. By choosing Oríré, a brand that explores artistic femininity and is ethically crafted in Lagos, Meghan highlighted the importance of supporting local designers and sustainable fashion. Her dress, named 'Dire,' symbolizes good luck and good wishes, sentiments that perfectly encapsulate the Duchess's message of empowerment and unity during her visit.

Embracing heritage and motherhood

Beyond fashion, Meghan's visit was filled with heartfelt moments. She opened up about her love for motherhood and the challenges of balancing it with her career. Speaking at the Women in Leadership event, Meghan shared insights into her life changes and priorities since becoming a mother to Archie and Lilibet. Her message was clear: balance evolves, and embracing these changes is key to fulfillment.

Meghan's journey to Nigeria was more than a royal tour; it was a personal pilgrimage. Discovering her 43% Nigerian heritage was a revelation that brought her closer to the country and its people. Her speech, where she referred to Nigeria as "my country," resonated with many, highlighting the importance of understanding one's roots and the power of representation.

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