Audrey’s Signature Style Was the Boatneck, Too

Gloria Vanderbilt inspiration

Since the royal wedding, Meghan Markle has worn a boatneck top or dress on more than a few occasions. It’s become clear that it’s her signature style. I’ve read articles where some stylists have speculated that it’s a way for her to be sexy while being royally appropriate and many have speculated whether she’ll make the style popular again in the ready-to-wear market. I guess we’ve been ahead of this trend, though as our clients know we don’t care about trends, but our Audrey tops are one of our best sellers. Clients love the easy elegance.

It’s named for Audrey Hepburn, who favored the boatneck because she was self conscious about her thin body.  She preferred styles that showed off her swan-like neck and the boatneck does exactly that. It frames the face and lends an immediate elegance to the wearer that a plain crew or v-neck simply can’t accomplish.

That the top travels well (check out our saved Instagram stories to see how easy wrinkles fall out of this item with a quick spray of wrinkle release and a little steam) and looks as good with jeans as it does a ball skirt. It’s easily the most versatile piece in the Senza Tempo collection.

I designed this style because I wanted something that was more elegant than a plain tee shirt. The Duchess of Sussex has it right to claim this as her signature style. It’s a style that she can wear forever and be known for the way Jackie was known for her sunglasses, shift dresses and pill box hats.  You can read more about how to find your own signature style here.

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