Before she was chauffeured around in rare Rolls-Royces, wore designer dresses to official state events and called the Queen of England “gran,” Meghan Markle was an actress, philanthropist and editor-in-chief of her own lifestyle site.
On The Tig, her now-defunct blog, the Duchess of Sussex described her personal style pre-royalty—with a word she made up herself. Introducing “bobret:” The mix of bohemian and breton (a French word most commonly associated with the blue and white stripes worn by sailors, and very Audrey Hepburn) was Markle’s description of how she dressed.
We’ve continued to see a bit of boho and breton in Markle’s wardrobe choices, even since she became a duchess: A blue-and-white striped Ralph Lauren shirt at Wimbledon with wide-leg flowy pants is totally “bobret.” A billowy chinoiserie wrap-dress from Oscar de la Renta. Even her sleeveless trench dress: a bit of classic French-girl flair with a whimsical boho twist.
So, next time you pair a patterned midi skirt with a crisp white button down? You’re totally bobret-ing like the duchess.