Hi there. My name is Nama, and I’m a writer, a mum, a daughter, a friend. You know, like lots of women.
And also like lots of women, I am a proud woman of colour.
The time has come for me to speak out about something that’s annoyed me about fashion for years, which not many people have cared about until recently. And that’s ok, because it’s ‘just’ an issue for a minority – it’s not a world-ending problem.
But this year, it’s an issue that’s become an international discussion, which is actually part of a much broader issue, and we have the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to thank for that.
You see, Meghan has been making a fashion faux pas – according to some. She’s insisting on wearing nude stockings and it just doesn’t make sense.
The lighter colour of the Duchess of Sussex’s stockings has been noted, for example, at Prince Charles’ 70th birthday garden party (as opposed to the gala of this week) earlier this year in May, as seen in this tweet:
Meghan looks absolutely stunning but if she has to wear skin coloured tights then why can’t her stylist actually find the right skin colour tights for her?! Those tights are pale for her! #MeghanMarkle #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/0nELVAqOJf
— Chloe (@_chloehx_) May 22, 2018
So, it’s not enough that Meghan has attempted to stick to royal protocol and not have bare legs – but it’s also a matter of why did she bother if she couldn’t get it right?
Meghan’s inappropriate stockings happened again this week at the Remembrance Day service in London – where not only was the Duchess sporting strange-coloured nude stockings that did not even match her skin tone, one of her feet also seemed to have a ‘stain’ on the stocking.