Meghan Markle is a fashionista; there is no question about it. However, once she became a Royal, some of her favorite pieces of clothing were forbidden for her to wear.
The former Suits star used to be spotted wearing stylish crop tops that bared her killer abs. There are no crop tops allowed per Buckingham Palace. All members of the Royal family are required to not show too much skin that means belly-baring has been banned. Also wearing anything strapless that shows off her shoulders is forbidden. Yes, she has been spotted in public wearing a dress with cap sleeves that bared part of the shoulder, but apparently, full strapless dresses are a thing of the past for the 37-year old.
According to PureWow, those strappy open-toed shoes Meghan could often be seen sporting are also a big no no per the Royal rules. The shoes are considered too informal for anyone in the family to be wearing. Ripped denim jeans were another staple for the Duchess of Sussex but are one she had to give up when she married Prince Harry. There strict rules about clothes being fitted, tailored, and without holes.
Deep plunging necklines that show off too much of her chest are also on the "can no longer wear" list. Any formal dress or fun top must cover up her breast area. Again, it goes back to the "not showing skin rule" that the Palace is very strict about enforcing. Along those same lines, the soon to be first-time mom can no longer rock a mini skirt. All hem lengths must be approved by Buckingham Palace. Short is not acceptable, which explains why both Kate and Meghan wear skirts or dresses that are close to knee length.
The Royal family must dress in a modest fashion at all times, meaning the Duchess is not allowed to wear curve forming outfits. Clothes must be comfortable, form-fitting but not tight. Remembers those leather leggings Meghan has been photographed in? Those are a thing of the past. Oh, and anything with a high slit showing off to much leg is unacceptable.
Meghan Markle has had to adjust her style since becoming a Royal, but we can all agree she always looks gorgeous.