Sophie Trudeau Stands by Kate Middleton, but Her Style's Way More Daring
Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister of Canada in October and is settling in at 24 Sussex Drive, Canada's answer to the White House, with his three children and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. Sophie, who grew up in Montreal and studied communications, is certainly polished; prior to her marriage, she spent five years as an entertainment reporter for eTalk, interviewing stars including Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.
It should come as no surprise that Sophie has great judgment when it comes to dressing perfectly for any given occasion, including the British royal family's visit to Canada. She's swiftly becoming a master of fashion diplomacy, choosing important Canadian designers on special occasions. And just like Kate Middleton, who she's welcomed to her home, she even has a fondness for high street brands. Sophie's taken to her new position with grace — and here are the 17 style lessons we have learned from her so far.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Wasilak
She Opts For the Unexpected
While Kate chose a collared dress for a photo opp, Sophie was drawn to the bows on this indigo Éditions de Robes shift, and she added extra color with a fedora by The Saucy Milliner and Gianvito Rossi pumps.
But Coordinates With Her Crew
Kate's Alexander McQueen dress did a lot of the talking thanks to a loud print, but Sophie played her neutral counterpart, choosing a Tanya Taylor lace dress, Ron White shoes, and Anzie earrings.
She Owns a Little Red Dress That's Modest, but Striking
She chose the Tracy Moore by Freda's design for the China state dinner.
And Her Jumpsuit Game Is Beyond Cool
Sophie wore this one-shoulder Aleks Susak design at the 38th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade.
She Loves a Dainty Top-Handle Bag
Sophie's is by Mackage, and she styled it with her satin Wayne Clark floral dress, Jon de Jong earrings, and metallic Zvelle shoes to meet the Japanese prime minister.
She Dabbles in New Trends
Sophie's caped look was perfectly daring for a red carpet event, featuring a deep, plunging neckline.
Her White House Style Is Bold
Sophie can obviously wear any combination of colors. Just look at how she glowed in this Lucian Matis gown at the state dinner in March 2016.
She's Not Afraid of Bright Color
For her first engagement during an official trip to Washington DC, Sophie selected a colorful dress by Canadian-based designer Lucian Matis. She finished the look with a clutch from the Montreal-based brand Aldo. Michelle Obama coordinated in a green Spring dress.
She's Had Her Princess Moment
At her 2005 wedding, Sophie wore a gown from the Canadian dressmakers Les Noces Couture.
She Knows Her Fashion Politics
For Justin's swearing in, Sophie wore a coat from the Canadian design house Sentaler — and underneath was a dress from Canadian-British designer Erdem.
She Wears Fascinators With the Best of 'Em
Sophie wore a pink fascinator and dress to accompany Justin on a November, 2015 trip to Malta.
Sophie and Justin Have Red Carpet Coordination Down Pat
She Knows the Power of a Good Pair of Jeans
She Goes Understated — on Purpose — on Special Occasions
Like election day.
And victory parties.
She Adds a Modern Touch to a Suit
Sophie Knows Traveling Calls For Sophisticated Comfort
A movable LBD is the answer!
And She Knows the Importance of a Power Suit
Sophie's is two-tone.