Here’s the Genius Reason Why Meghan Markle Wears Her Shoes Too Big

By now, we know a lot of things about Meghan Markle, or shall we say the Duchess of Sussex. The obvious: she’s recently married Prince Harry, she used to be an actress on the show Suits, and, most importantly, she has a totally chic sense of style.

Even as a former American commoner, Meghan has totally adapted to royal fashion, and looks stunning no matter what she wears. Each and every time we see her out in a mint coat or feathery fascinator, we swoon a little harder.

However, there has been something fishy going on with the way Meghan has been wearing one of her pieces lately: her shoes.

If you look closely a some of the photos she’s been in from the past few months, you can see it. She does it so many times that there’s no way it could be a mistake— even though it kind of looks like one.

Ready for what it is? Meghan is a total culprit of wearing shoes that are just a little too big for her feet!

To name just a few occasions she’s done this, Meghan wore too-big shoes in March when she was visiting Northern Island with her then-fiancé; in April during a memorial service in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London; and recently in June during her first solo trip with the queen. There have been tons of other occasions where her shoes have appeared too big for her feet, as well.

The last thing any woman needs when wearing heels is to be even more uncomfortable, so we know what you’re thinking—isn’t it painful or difficult to walk in shoes that are too big?

Actually, not at all! It turns out to be the opposite.

Some people who do this even stuff their shoes with tissues or cotton—some kind of fabric for added comfort. Another option is to put silicone pads inside the shoes. This is actually more comfortable than donning pumps that fit your feet most of the time, believe it or not.

“Celebs often go a size up, or even two, in the shoe department when they’re at an event or on the red carpet, and it’s for one reason we can all relate to,” said fashion expert Harriet Davey.

That’s right—sizing up is actually a trend for many Hollywood stars. In addition to Meghan, celebrities from Jennifer Lopez to Kristen Bell and Elizabeth Banks have all been guilty of doing this. There must be a good reason for it then!

All right, so why do Meghan and so many other celebs go up in shoe size? Check out the video below to find out.


We might be able to get behind this interesting trend! What do you think about sizing up in shoes for this reason? Do you think you’ll ever wear shoes that are too big on purpose?