If two’s a coincidence and three makes a trend, what do you call it when you spot a pattern four, five, or six times in a row? A craze? A movement? When this instance happens to be a very specific silhouette—a bateau neckline—on a singular high-profile person—Meghan Markle—perhaps it’s something completely different altogether. Which is where we called in some backup, specifically in the form of professional advice from fashion psychologist Carolyn Mair, Ph.D., founder of Psychology for Fashion and author of The Psychology of Fashion.
For starters, let’s break down just how prevalent the boatneck trend has become on the newest member of the British royal family.
Now take a closer look at Meghan Markle’s style before and after royalty.