Meghan Markle uses white as her power colour to regain public favour

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Meghan Markle wowed the world with her latest fashion choice, picking a white jumpsuit to grace the cover of Time magazine as part of their annual Most Influential People list.

The 40 year old looked elegant and polished in her carefully chosen ensemble, striking a power pose with her brown locks sitting atop her shoulders, husband Prince Harry at her side.

But to eagle-eyed fashion watchers, Meghan's bold colour choice was far from accidental – with white fast becoming the Duchess' signature shade.

The mother-of-two has sported the colour at several key moments in her public life, from her first official date at Harry's side, to the announcement of their engagement, her first photos with son Archie, and more recently to celebrate her 40th birthday.

While she had been seen wearing white during her time in the drama series Suits, it appears that Meghan has been wearing the shade – the colour of peace and tranquility – a lot more since meeting her now husband.

TV & Celebrity fashion expert Miranda Holder exclusively tells OK! Meghan has made white her "power colour," relying on it for her most important engagements.

Miranda said: "This trusted hue will generate the most compliments, set the tone for the most flattering photographs, and most importantly put the wearer at ease – all while reinforcing the visual identity of their personal brand.

"I think it's safe to say that Meghan sees the white colour palette – spanning ivory, cream, winter white and bright white – as her true power colour."

For many Royal fans, the first time they became aware of Prince Harry's new love Meghan was at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

Here she was seen wearing a white blouse at the side of her then-new boyfriend.

When the clearly besotted couple announced their engagement just two months later in November 2017, Meghan once again opted to wear white. This time, in the form of a gorgeous Line overcoat.

After her wedding – for which she of course wore the traditional white – Meghan again wore the colour to introduce son Archie to the world in 2019.

Standing alongside Harry – who proudly cradled their newborn protectively in his arms – Meghan wore a white Grace Wales Bonner tux dress.

More recently, she opted for a casual white outfit as she celebrated her 40th birthday and launched her 40×40 initiative.

In a video, speaking with Melissa McCarthy, Meghan wore a white ribbed tank top with a pair of loose trousers.

According to Miranda, this colour choice is deliberate.

She explained: "We are used to seeing members of the Royal family in block colour, albeit often in classic, deep tones such as navy, red and purple.

"For the Time cover Meghan continued to break with convention and opted for all white again, which gives her outfit a timeless classic feel, portraying a sense of formality without being overbearing or overly reserved.

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"Angelic white is often associated with light and goodness – and can be symbolic of peace and hope, so perhaps this is a silent plea to gain public favour following the Oprah interview which was met with divided reaction and opinion."

Miranda added: "Despite being a hue often associated with reassurance and professionalism (think hospitals and doctors waiting rooms) and neutrality (think referees and adjudicators in sport), white can often be a difficult shade to wear, however in this instance it complements Megan's deep, warm skin tone perfectly.

"Historically white has been used to portray equality and innocence – this does feel like Megan may be trying to set the record straight after feeling she has been unfairly maligned in the past.

"It is also often associated with birth and conception, possibly an indicator that Meghan is experiencing a phase of growth as she turns 40, really stepping into her power."

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