Meghan Markle’s Latest Outfit Supports Black Designers And Sustainable Fashion

A fashionable statement

Meghan Markle has always garnered attention for her wardrobe choices, but this time it’s about more than looking good. 

Joining Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Virtual Summit from her home in Santa Barbara, the 39-year-old made a powerful (and very chic) appearance. 

And, as it turns out, her outfit actually has a little more to it than meets the eye. 

The graphic maxi dress she was seen wearing is designed by African-American designer Tracy Reese—a talent who is a favourite of Oprah and Michelle Obama—as part of her ‘Hope For Flowers’ collection.

The range aims to create stylish pieces that are sustainably produced and give back to the world, with 10% of sales going to Detroit Dirt to offset environmental impact.

Meghan also appropriately paired the stunning dress with a pair of statement earrings made from recycled brass by Cuyana. 

Speaking on the topic of social media, it was clear the Duchess had tuned in to Netflix’s The Social Dilemmaas she seemingly borrowed some lines about the toxic effect that it can have.

“There are few things in this world where you call the person who’s engaging with it a ‘user’,” she began. “People who are addicted to drugs are called users and people who are on social media are called users.” she said. 

Meghan, who ditched her and husband Prince Harry’s social media account when they stepped down from royal life, then went on to discuss how social media sites go about encouraging an unhealthy level of engagement.

“There is something algorithmically that is in there that is creating this obsession that I think is very unhealthy for a lot of people,” she continued.  

“I have a lot of concerns for people that have become obsessed with it and it is so much a part of our daily culture for so many people that it is an addiction.”

Below, the Sussexes’ final Instagram post in March of 2020.

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