Meghan Markle Wore a ’00s-Inspired French Manicure for Her Latest Public Outing

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Meghan Markle is well-known for her minimalist looks, whether it’s her makeup, hair, or nails. It’s no secret that colorful and bold shades are against the royal protocol. According to the unwritten rules, everyone in the royal family should keep things natural and neutral. However, Markle’s latest manicure didn’t quite follow royal beauty traditions. Take a look at her most recent nail design, which was heavily Mean Girls-inspired.

Meghan Markle and Her Classic French Manicure

On January 23, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the official premiere of Bob Marley: One Love in Kingston, Jamaica. As always, the Duchess of Sussex looked elegant and classy with her low bun and natural makeup.

So far, so good, according to the royal “rules.” The manicure, however, wasn’t as neutral as the rest of Markle’s look. She had opted for a classic square French manicure that looked like the one Rachel McAdams had in Mean Girls in 2004.

Quiet-Luxury Nails Are Here to Stay

Yes, Meghan Markle’s nails took us back to 2004 and reminded us of our all-time favorite, Regine George. However, the French manicure is timeless. Michelle Nguyen, a nail expert, founder, and CEO of PLA Nails, says that sleek and quiet-luxury nails are not going anywhere and will always be trendy. Hence, opting for a French manicure with a clear base and vivid tips is the perfect combination between classic and modern.

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What we love about Meghan Markle is that she isn’t afraid of trying new things, but she’s always on the trend and can pull off any look. Maybe she’ll inspire some of you to give white-tipped French manicures a chance again. Every retro trend is making a comeback, after all. Plus, a French manicure will look great with any outfit in your wardrobe!