The Message Behind the Clothes in 

The fashion Meghan Markle wears in Harry & Meghan plays out like a carefully curated reel of normalness. Plaid J. Crew shirts, Ray-Ban aviators, and denim cut-offs populate the montage clips of the couple’s love story as they work hard to show that, at the heart of this media storm, they are just two regular people who found one another via Instagram and wore animal onesies to celebrate their engagement.

Except that nothing about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s narrative is ordinary. And the curation of those clothes has been pored over to the nth degree. For the interview segments of the Netflix documentary, during which Meghan lays bare the reality of becoming a prince’s girlfriend, the former actor wears a pale blue cashmere Krista Elsta sweater. The relaxed piece, designed to comfort yet still look chic, was selected for its affordability (yours for $189), anonymity (you might only come across the Latvia-based brand on Etsy), and accessibility (most labels will offer a variation on this slouchy style). The everywoman sweater shows a softer, more approachable side to a public figurehead who is putting down her armor to tell her side of a tale that has been rehashed countless times.

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