Meghan Markle wore a controversial sandal trend that I hated

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It’s rare to see Meghan Markle these days. So you can imagine our shared excitement when she arrived in Nigeria over the weekend to celebrate the anniversary of the Invictus Games (and therefore , multiple outfits), with the Duchess of Sussex, who is famous for being well-dressed. Now that I have received photos from her trip, I can confidently say that she did not disappoint.

How to watch a volleyball game unconquered nigeria— In partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, a charity supporting wounded, injured and sick military personnel — Ms. Markle, who attended with Prince Harry, wore the already-talked-about Joanna Ortiz oversized striped cutout Heidi Merrick wore particularly notable looks, including sundresses, sunglasses, and Cartier jewelry. These were not the most memorable songs for me in the ensemble. Rather, it was the actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist’s choice of shoes that caught my eye.

On this day, Markle ditched her usual Aquazzura and Manolo Blahnik shoes for a pair of controversial thong sandals courtesy of Emme Parsons. Recently, the luxury of flip-flops and other thongsandals has begun to attract fashion attention, and Zarrow’s pairs are especially popular. Proenza Schouler featured the pair in its Spring/Summer 2024 collection, and Bally followed suit with its Fall/Winter 2024 collection. Now that Markle has given her stamp of approval to a regularly discussed shoe style, I can only assume that a breakout of global fame is just around the corner. -Toe trend. Scroll down to see her looks in Nigeria and shop the ever-growing thong her sandal trend.

Nigeria's Meghan Markle walks hand in hand with Prince Harry in a striped sundress and black thong sandals.

(Image credit: KOLA SULAIMON/AFP, Getty Images)

About Meghan Markle: Joanna Ortiz Tropicana Nights wool-silk midi dress ($2850); Emme Parsons Cecilia leather thong sandals ($450); Heidi Merrick expatriate frame ($225); Cartier Love bracelet S size model ($4750) and Tank Française watch ($22,300)

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