Meghan Markle's $1,995 sleeveless dress called 'inappropriate'

There’s still a month to go before the world gets a look at Meghan Markle‘s highly anticipated wedding dress, but she’s already making a statement in white.

The bride-to-be cut a stylish figure as she joined Prince Harry Wednesday for a youth forum celebrating the Commonwealth.

The sunny day called for a summery outfit, and Markle delivered with a white-and-black pinstriped dress by Altuzarra — available to buy for $1,995.

The outfit’s styling suited the former actress’s budding reputation as a fashion icon. She wore her black Camilla and Marc blazer on her shoulders, fashion editor-style, while an Oroton crossbody purse — a Markle staple — continued the striped theme.

Meghan Markle made a statement in stripes. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
In a nod to the Commonwealth, Markle’s bag and blazer both came from Australian labels. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Strappy black heels by former Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon completed the look.

Once inside, Markle ditched the blazer (it’s 77 degrees in London), exposing her bare shoulders in a rare sleeveless piece.


Many on social media called the look “inappropriate.”





However, others jumped to her defense (and, considering Kensington Palace posted a photo of her without a blazer draped over shoulders, it seems to signify that the royal family doesn’t have a problem with it either).




Will she go sleeveless on the big day? Or is this as close as it gets?

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