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From Meringue To Slinky, We Rate Six Different Wedding Dress Options For Meghan Markle’s Big Day



CHOOSING the perfect wedding dress is not easy… especially when the world will be watching.

But Meghan Markle is said to have at last picked “the one” – or a designer, at least. Rumours are rife the 36-year-old has gone for Australian duo Ralph & Russo – the fashion label behind that £56,000 frock she wore for her engagement photos with Prince Harry – to design her bridal gown.

NBC Continue below for a sneak peak at what Meghan might look like on her big day

But will the former actress choose a traditional style like future sister-in-law Kate or surprise the crowds by flaunting her famous figure?

Here, Meghan lookalike Sarah Mhlanga tries on bridalwear from the High Street ahead of the wedding in May.

And fashion assistant CIGDEM TANRIOGLU rates each for their royal potential.


Perfect for a register office but we can’t imagine this making its way to Windsor Castle. While it might show off her wedding shoes, it is too ageing for Harry’s girl.

Stewart Williams – The Sun Perfect for a register office but we can’t imagine this making its way to Windsor Castle Dress, £350, Phase Eight Veil, £15, Asos Earrings, £20, Jon Richard Shoes, £120, Dune 2/10

This tiered skirt reminds us a little bit of a loo-roll holder. With so much fabric, it would be too overpowering for Meghan’s petite frame and would make her look like a meringue.

Stewart Williams – The Sun With so much fabric, it would be too overpowering for Meghan’s petite frame Tulle dress, £90, Chi Chi London Bracelet, £30, Jon Richard 10/10

Nips in at the waist and skims over curves without flashing too much. Beading gives it luxury feel fit for a royal wedding. Here’s hoping that Meghan looks this elegant.

Stewart Williams – The Sun Here’s hoping that Meghan looks this elegant Capped-sleeve dress, £450, Nine by Savannah Miller at Debenhams Earrings, £7.99, New Look 8/10

This flattering satin dress reminds us of Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid gown at her sister’s wedding. Slinky and seriously sexy but we doubt the Queen would approve.

Stewart Williams – The Sun Slinky and seriously sexy but we doubt the Queen would approve Fishtail dress, £80, Lipsy Earrings, £7.99, New Look Necklace, £50, Jon Richard 4/10

Meghan is a rule breaker when it comes to royal protocol but would she dare to wear a white jumpsuit? Unlikely. She would look great but this is a step too far.

Stewart Williams – The Sun Meghan is a rule breaker when it comes to royal protocol — but this might be too far Off-shoulder jumpsuit, £129, Coast Earrings, £6, Asos Shoes, £27.99, New Look


Here Are The Top Beauty, Fashion And Lifestyle Items Of The Week… From A Marble Clutch To Floral Perfume




THIS week, hop to the high-street and pick up some treats to celebrate the imminent start of Spring. Prada Candy Sugar Pop, £69 for 50ml EDP, John Lewis


How cute is the bottle? Plus we love the summery floral scent

We’ve found a pair of sandals for just £12 which will have you dreaming of warmer weather.

Or get your dressing table Instagram-worthy with a stunning Prada perfume and unicorn inspired bronze.

If you’re having friends over, there’s no need for boring white china – serve up the perfect afternoon tea with a floral cake stand and cute slogan mug.

And we found a stunning marble clutch bag which will take you straight into Spring.

Cake stand, £50, Sara Miller

Show off this beautiful bird and floral print cake stand any time you fancy a sweet treat with your tea Samsung Rose Pink Galaxy S8 64GB, £44 per month on EE

Rose gold will never get old. FACT. Pick up this phone and go matchy-matchy with your jewellery Jeans, £35,

It’s all about indigo denim this season, the darker the better. This belted pair will be super-flattering Bag, £49.99, Zara

This colourblock marble clutch will instantly brighten up any outfit Mug, £12, Oliver Bonas

What better way to drink a cuppa than with a statement mug reminding everyone how great you are? L’Oxygéné Oxygenated Nail Lacquer in Hollywood Rose, Maliblue and Sunset on Venice, £14.50 each, Nailberry

Channel West Coast vibes with one of these vibrant shades – each named after an LA hot spot Sandals, £12, Matalan

These burnt-orange sandals will be the perfect addition to any spring/summer wardrobe. Wear with a pair of glitter socks for an extra fashionista edge

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From Rocking The Red Carpet To Hanging Out Backstage At Glastonbury, Jo Whiley, 52, Really Is On Fire Right Now




ALTHOUGH this year’s Brit Awards will be remembered for Dua Lipa’s candy-floss ballgown, Este from Haim “interview-bombing” Cheryl and Liam and Stormzy laying into Theresa May, there was someone else who caught our eye last month.

Wearing a sparkly Roland Mouret dress and Spice-Girls-inspired platforms, Jo Whiley not only looked half her age, she was also one of the best-dressed of the night. Whatever the 52-year-old mother of four is having, we want some.

Rex Features At this year’s Brit Awardas, wearing a sparkly Roland Mouret dress and Spice-Girls-inspired platforms, Jo Whiley was one of the best-dressed of the night

We’re not sure how our new style crush slipped under the radar for so long – perhaps because she is best known for sporting mud-splattered Hunters and a poncho at Glasto. She joined Radio 1 in 1993, has been one of the most familiar voices of our music-listening lives, and was the first female DJ to present the Top 40 – but she’s certainly not just a face for radio.

Back in the ‘90s, she was the Top Of The Pops presenter we all wanted to be. Wearing midriff-flashing vests and combats as she chatted to the likes of Blur and Oasis, Jo was the ultimate I’m-with-the-band ladette.

In 1991 she married music exec Steve Morton, and the couple now live in Northamptonshire, where she grew up, with their four children – India, 25, a cook and food stylist, Jude, 18, Cassius, 16, and Coco, nine. Although she regularly tops the polls for the sexiest voice on radio and counts everyone from Bono to Chris Martin as a mate, she says she’s happiest pottering about her garden.

So what’s the secret to looking this smokin’ in your 50s? A one-time county-level swimmer, Jo is now a keen runner.

Back in the ‘90s, Jo Whiley (right) was the Top Of The Pops presenter we all wanted to be

“I watch what I eat and go to the gym, but being on TV now is an amazing incentive,” she has admitted. “Saying that, I can only go so long without coffee and a croissant.”

In 2014, her Sport Relief challenge to walk, jog and run on a treadmill for 26 hours was so impressive, Coldplay alone donated £260,000.

Jo looked almost suspiciously fresh-faced at the Brits, yet she swears she’s not been under the knife: “Occasionally I’ll say: ‘Oh god, I really should do something about the wrinkles around my eyes,’ and my kids and husband will shout: ‘Don’t you ever do that!’” she has said.

“They say they’re my laughter lines and they would hate it if they weren’t there. You have no choice about getting old and you just have to go with it.

Instagram/Jo Whiley Jo enjoying another festival

“The thing I’m incredibly grateful for is my health. The older you get, the more you see people’s bodies failing and the more it makes you appreciate what you have.”

And while her Roland Mouret number was total fashion inspo, Jo says she doesn’t always get it right. “I once wore a radical green dress to the NME Awards. As I was about to leave the house, my husband said:

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Earn Street-style Cred With These Burberry-esque Checks, Baseball Caps And ‘ugly’ Trainers




GIVE your wardrobe a 90s makeover and make like a street style blogger in Burberry-style checks, baseball caps and ‘ugly’ trainers.

Add a bumbag, and 90s style is officially back for good!

Jonas O’Sullivan

Make like a city slicker in a nineties suit and trench combo.

The more layers, the more important you will look!

Kea wears:

Mac, £129, Linea at House of Fraser Coat, £69.99, Zara Shirt, £39.99, Zara Trousers, £29.99, Zara Sunglasses, £1, Primark Bag, £19.99, New Look

A plastic rain mac will give your wardrobe an instant update.

Try wearing one over a bright hoodie for a total 90s look

Jonas O’Sullivan

Chiara wears:

Mac, £29.99, Zara Hoodie, £17.99, Zara Shirt, £29.99, Zara Skirt, £35, M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer Cap, £20, New Era Bag, £19.99, New Look Trainers, £95, Dune

Nineties sportwear is totally cool right now.

A logo will give you a stylish head start.

Jonas O’Sullivan

Kea (left) wears:

Jacket, £69, M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer Top, £70, ASOS X Umbro Trousers, £45, Next Cap, £25, New Era Sunglasses, £1, Primark Bag, £19.99, New Look Trainers, £49.99, Mango

Chiara (right) wears:

Mac, £39.99, New Look Jacket, £34, Topshop Trousers, £39.95, Gap Cap, £15, M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer Bumbag, £55, Vagabond Trainers, £49.99, Zara

If a classic trench is not your style, try a brightly coloured mac and just add a bumbag for a total yuppy vibe.

Jonas O’Sullivan

Kea (left) wears:

Mac, £49.99, Zara Jacket, £35 Shirt, £25.99, Zara Trousers, £30, Topshop Cap, £17, New Era Sunglasses, £16, River Island Bumbag, £12.99, New Look

Chiara (right) wears:

Mac, £65, Principles at Debenhams Jacket, £79.99, Mango Trousers, £35.99, Mango Top, £39.99, United Colors of Benetton Cap, £20, New Era Sunglasses, £4, Primark

Check, Check, Check! Checks are BIG business this season.

The high street has gone crazy for them, and so have we.

Jonas O’Sullivan

Chiara (left) wears:

Mac, £89, M&S Collection at Marks & Spencer Jacket, £69.99, Mango Trousers, £35.99, Mango Hoodie, £39.95, United Colors of Benetton T-shirt, £16, Miss Selfridge Cap, £20, New Era Sunglasses, £14, River Island Bag, £12, George at Asda Trainers, £59.99, Mango

Kea (right) wears:

Mac, £110, Weekday Jacket, £59.99, H&M Hoodie, £24, Next Trousers, £10, Primark Sunglasses, £1, Primark Bag, £17.99, New Look Trainers, £49.99, Zara

Dress up slouchy joggers with a cool outsize blazer for a total nineties vibe, and add a cross body bag to finish the look

Jonas O’Sullivan

Kea (left) wears:

Jacket, £69.99, Zara Top, £15.99, New Look Trousers, £29.99, H&M Sunglasses, £1, Primark Bag, £12.99, New Look

Chiara (right) wears:

Jacket, £79.99, H&M Hoodie, £116, Gymphlex Trousers, £20, Pretty Little Thing Cap, £20, New Era Sunglasses, £45, Quay Australia Bumbag, £55, Vagabond Stockists

ASOS X Umbro




George at Asda



House of Fraser


Marks & Spencer

Miss Selfridge

New Era

New Look


Pretty Little Thing


Quay Australia

River Island


United Colors of






Photography Jonas O’Sullivan Hair Dino Pereira, using L’Occitane Make-up Pascal Marin using Nars Stylist’s assistant Maddie Burrough Models Chiara & Kea at M+P Models

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