Why Pale Pink Might Be Meghan Markle's New Signature Color

The Duchess of Sussex has been looking pretty in pink as of recent

Updated 06/28/18

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Meghan Markle could sport a potato sack and fans would still want to know how to copy her look, but the Duchess of Sussex has been fueling our #OutfitGoals even further as of late, taking to a pretty-in-pink wardrobe for her royal outings.

Just a few days after her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, the fashion-forward royal newlywed first kicked off this pale pink trend at Prince Charles' 70th birthday celebration, rocking a light silk-crepe dress by Goat, a matching Philip Treacy hat, and blush Tamara Mellon pumps. Markle again appeared in this flattering shade on June 9 at her Trooping the Colour debut, this time opting for an off-the-shoulder, button-front Carolina Herrera dress with a fascinator. Most recently, the Duchess of Sussex donned a similar look—a pale pink Prada skirt suit with black pumps—to accompany Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry to the Young Leaders Awards Ceremony June 26 at Buckingham Palace.

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Meghan probably has plenty more pink summer looks up her sleeve (at least we hope so), especially since there's apparently more to this tone than meets the eye. Karen Haller, an applied color psychology practitioner, told Daily Mail that Meghan may be choosing light pink intentionally for its "calming" effect.

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"The number of high profile engagements Meghan has had since officially becoming a member of the royal family would no doubt be quite nerve wracking," says Haller. "As the softer end of the pink spectrum is physically soothing, it's the perfect antidote to calming those nerves and easing the pulse rate." Seems like we should all take a cue from this royal.

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Haller also believes it's a nod to Meghan's new spouse. "She's subconsciously communicating through [color] that she's clearly in love," she added. "Soft pinks communicate the nurturing, compassionate, caring side of love." New engagement wardrobe color, anyone?

This hue was a popular pick for royal wedding guests, as well, including Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Camila Parker Bowles. It seems even wedding attendants wanted to spread the love.

We have a feeling the Markle Effect will quickly and unsurprisingly take hold once again regarding Meghan's recent fashion statements, thus making summer 2018 the season of pale pink. Stock up now, ladies!

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