October 24, 2018 Runway To Red Carpet

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex In Safiyaa – Fiji State Dinner

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex In Safiyaa - Fiji State Dinner

Following the Duke and Duchess arrival in Fiji, the couple attended a State dinner on Tuesday (October 23).

Meghan threw caution to the wind and opted not to wear to go-to black and navy blue.

On this occasion she wore a Safiyaa Ginkgo cape dress which was chosen specifically as the colour was ‘Fijian blue.’

This was once again a clever way to ‘diplomatically’ dressed out of respect to the country that she was visiting, while also referencing Britain as Safiyaa is a London-based designer.

Onto the dress itself.

It’s beautiful, but I just wish that the cap-sleeves didn’t feel so bulky. This is very apparent in the close up. My overall feeling is that the colour is really the hero here.

Perhaps the look may have been elevated had she worn her hair up, especially with those stunning earrings that needed a moment to really shine.

In conclusion, as far as cape dresses go, I’ve seen far better.

Credit: Safiyaa & Getty

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24 Responses to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex In Safiyaa – Fiji State Dinner

  1. Amy October 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

    She looks regal. The color is everything

  2. Jerusa Herrera October 25, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    Her best look so far (even better than the wedding).

  3. pinksugar October 25, 2018 at 4:26 am #

    I think this is beautiful and such a nice change of pace from all of the black and navy.

    • Caroline October 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm #


    • Susie October 25, 2018 at 3:55 pm #


  4. Jas October 25, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    I think Meghan looks gorgeous. This dress is all about the colour and it’s so refreshing to see on her (finally). I like the hair down and the pretty earrings. A red lip would have really made this look for me.

  5. Fee October 25, 2018 at 12:21 am #

    This is her best look ever. I agree it’s not the best caped dress ever, but I really like it on her.

  6. TinaL October 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    I am also one of the few who doesn’t like it. Maybe it’s the lighting but she looks dull. I know she’s pregnant but the cape part looks heavy on her and makes her look bulky and shapeless. The Fijian blue color is amazing though.

  7. Eva October 24, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    I must be in the minority because I don’t like this look much.
    The colour is gorgeous and a refreshing sight. However, I don’t like the shape (or lack thereof) much and I think the styling gives out a slightly prom-ish vibe.

    P.S. Courage on your Meghan marathon FC! :-p

  8. justme October 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

    Her hair down actually makes the look for me. She would have looked matronly if it was up.

    • Arwa October 24, 2018 at 7:29 pm #


  9. Maz October 24, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    She looks so gorgeous…I hope this encourages her to dare to wear more colour. I also love the relaxed feel of her hair being down…this is the most glamorous she’s looked since her evening dress at her wedding and I hope she takes dome confidence from it. A rare resounding win for me.

    • AnnieOh October 24, 2018 at 7:13 pm #


  10. Iva October 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    I agree with you that we’ve seen far better cape dresses, but this is still one of her best looks IMO.

  11. Hannah October 24, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

    I get your point about shoulders and earrings/hair do but I think she looks stunning nonetheless. Her best in a long while.

  12. Laura October 24, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    Love the look from head to toe. The colour is gorgeous on her and the earrings are fabulous – they look great against her dark hair.

  13. TeaAtTwo October 24, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

    Glad to see her in something colourful again. I see your point about the shoulder construction but It’s a nice look.

    • Giada October 25, 2018 at 9:14 am #


  14. brat October 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    Catherine I agree with you, but I feel for her this is a personal best.

    If this was any of my fashion IT girls like Emmy, Sonam, Angela S, etc, I would be underwhelmed. I have a much lower standard for Meghan.
    Considering I’ve either been completely bored and unimpressed by 95% of her wardrobe on this tour, this was a love moment for me.
    Yes, we’ve all seen better cape dresses, but I have to stop and appreciate this rare moment from her.

    • JHH October 24, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      ITA with the overall sentiment though I have not been bored by 95% of her wardrobe on this. I do love this on her. I think this is a personal best since May.

    • Nat123 October 24, 2018 at 10:21 pm #

      I agree with you Brat. This dress in other fashion girls would be boring and outdated even, but on her feels refreshing even though is not her first cape dress.

  15. meme October 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    Meh. The color is beautiful on her.

  16. J October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

    Yay! No black, navy, or beige.

  17. Jk October 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    I am absolutely in love with this. It’s like a Balenciaga 1960s moment.

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