When Meghan Markle attended her first royal Christmas alongside fiancé Prince Harry at Sandringham, she did so in curtsy-ready type.
Having caught only a glimpse of burgundy velvet underneath her camel wool wrap coat by Sentaler — one other Canadian favourite — it was a number of days after Christmas that Club Monaco, which was based in Canada in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, confirmed through Instagram that Meghan had been sporting their Tay velvet wrap costume for her Christmas Day festivities with the royal household.
“The Tay costume was impressed by classic items from the 1930s, but the design components are timeless, so it suited Meghan completely,” Steven Cateron, head of design at Club Monaco, tells PEOPLE, including: “She’s been a longtime good friend of the model and we’re honored she selected to put on it on such a special day.”
Retailing for $298, the below-the-knee costume options ruffled brief sleeves and a low V-neckline in luxurious burgundy velvet. Mostly offered out in U.Ok. shops, only some sizes stay on-line. Chosen by Meghan, the model confirmed it was their costume through her stylist and greatest good friend Jessica Mulroney, who has been styling a lot of Meghan’s public appearances since Prince Harry and Meghan introduced their engagement in November. Meghan accessorized the look with over-the-knee boots by Stuart Weitzman, a brown-and- tan clutch bag by Chloe and a sculptural hat by London milliner Philip Treacy.
It’s a glance that’s stylish for non-royals, too. Today present co-anchor Savannah Guthrie selected the identical costume for this week’s unique PEOPLE journal cowl story, in which she revealed her pleasure to be working with new co-host Hoda Kotb. “I really like the flexibility of this piece,” says Cateron, including, “You can put on it as a costume or open over denims for a gown look.”