The 6 Reasons Meghan Markle Always Wears a Low Bun

Updated 05/01/19
Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle wearing pink hat
Chris Jackson/Getty Images

As much as we love to remain on constant #MeghanWatch, even we (avid hair obsessives) have to admit that the Duchess of Sussex doesn't have a particularly extensive hair repertoire. In fact, over the past few months, she's rarely diverted from her old-faithful style: the low bun.

But that's certainly not a bad thing. In fact, we're kind of jealous—Markle has found the one hairstyle that works for her, whatever the weather, outfit or occasion. Plus, she styles it with aplomb every single time.

We're also sure her continuous wear of a low bun isn't just a fluke, but more a carefully considered styling choice that makes sense on so many levels. Not sure what we're going on about? Bear with us—these are the six reasons Meghan Markle always wears a low bun, and why you might want to consider taking up the practice too.

1. Low Buns Always Work With Hats

Meghan Markle low bun
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Okay, so beyond a baseball cap post-gym or a giant floppy hat on the beach, our social lives don't really demand an array of hats like Markle's. But if they did? Well, naturally, we'd too sport a low bun at every opportunity. Just look how nicely this one nestles underneath Markle's epic millinery creation at this year's Ascot.

2. She Can Easily Transition to a Wavy Style in the Evening

Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle with hair down
Pool/Samir Hussein/Getty Images

With a full schedule of day and night events, there can't be much time for Meghan to perform a full hair wash and restyle in between. So, unlike a hair-denting ponytail or root-ruffling topknot, a low bun is like a form of damage control. Markle can wear one all day and then quickly unwind it—letting her loose waves fall beyond her shoulders, ready for the evening's function.

3. They're Perfect for This Hot Weather

Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle at Wimbledon
Karwai Tang/Getty Images

I mean, when was the last time you wore your hair all the way down in this heat? Sweaty necks are not in right now.

4. They Don't Detract From Her Killer Wardrobe

Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle wearing yellow dress
WPA Pool/Pool/Getty Images

Markle has a wardrobe full of pretty incredible outfits—take this Gen-Z yellow dress, for starters. Rather than anything fancier, a low bun never speaks louder than the outfit itself and keeps the hair from covering any chic necklines.

5. She Can Do Them Herself

Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle wearing low bun
Pool/Getty Images

So it's likely that whenever we see Markle out and about, she'll have spent at least half an hour at the mercy of her hairstylist. But if she did have to go it alone (like, say, us), then the low bun takes little expert precision to nail.

6. A Low Bun Is Never OTT

Meghan Markle low bun: Meghan Markle wearing blue hat
WPA Pool/Pool/Getty Images

Of course, Meghan should reserve the right to wear her hair however she wants, but as the beauty rituals of the monarchy are (rightly or wrongly) heaped in decades of tradition and politics, it's unlikely that we'll see her sporting anything too intricate or fancy anytime soon. The low bun may lack frivolity, but its refinement suits its purpose.

See what we mean? A low bun is one useful hairstyle not to be sniffed at.

Related Stories