Suits actress, ELLE contributing writer and now the Duchess of Sussex has had many stylish moments. Here, we chart her fashion evolution.
Suits actress, ELLE contributing writer and now the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s most stylish looks.
Arriving at the London Palladium, the pregnant royal looked sparkly in a £895 sequin halter-neck top with a leaf pattern and a £850 maxi skirt by London-based designer Safiyaa, whose clothing she first wore during her royal tour of Fiji last month.
She teamed the look with a black and gold clutch bag, black high-heeled Aquazzura pumps, and Snowstorm earrings from Canadian jewellery brand Birks.
The royal wore a navy peacoat dress with bateau neckline — similar to her Givenchy wedding dress silhouette — accessorised with a velvet fascinator.
The ensemble was reminiscent of the pink Prada look she wore back in June 2018 when she attended the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards.
For the occasion, the 37-year-old wore a smart black ensemble which is widely believed to have consisted of a coat by Stella McCartney with structured shoulder detail and black buttons, and a pair of Vanesssa Tugenthaft ‘Precious’ earrings.
Meghan Markle sporting a Stella McCartney tie-detail coat (similar available here), over a black off-the-shoulder sheath dress by M&S (which is only £49.50) to Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
The event — which was the first Remembrance service attended by Markle since she joined the royal family earlier this year — saw the pregnant star team the look with a Stella McCartney shaggy deer faux leather crossbody bag, her favourite Manolo Blahnik black suede BB pumps, and earrings by Zofia Day
Looking super cosy, Meghan borrowed her handsome beau’s puffer jacket to keep herself warm, over her faithful Givenchy top, J. Crew jeans and Rothy’s flats.
Wearing a blue Givenchy top and skirt the former Suits star took a moment to hug and play with a little local girl.
For the moving proceedings Meghan wore her hair in her signature chignon, with the Stella McCartney Cady Crepe dress in midnight blue, a traditional necklace and her repeated navy Manolo Blank BB stilettos.
Wearing the same heels as earlier in the day, she paired them with an Antonio Beradi dress she wore for her first ever event with Prince Harry — the Audi Polo Challenge in May 2017.
Re- wearing her nude-coloured suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ pumps, Markle wore another trench, and a custom Brandon Maxwell cream shift dress.
We chart Meghan’s fashion history, from her days as a Hollywood actress to her new role as a royal
January 2020 The Duchess of Sussex wore a silk Massimo Dutti slip skirt with a rollneck and velvet Jimmy Choo heels for a visit to Canada House in Central London.
November 2019 Meghan looked elegant in an all-black ensemble with a wide-brimmed hat for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.
November 2019 For the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, she chose bespoke Erdem.
November 2019 Meghan wore a navy coat by Sentaler with knee-high slouchy leather boots for a visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
October 2019 For a roundtable discussion with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, the duchess mastered tonal dressing in a red leather skirt by Boss and a matching knit.
October 2019 Meghan wore a purple Babaton dress for the One Young World summit in London.
October 2019 For the WellChild Awards, Meghan rewore her engagement dress (from Parosh), pairing it with a Sentaler coat and a bag by Montunas.
October 2019 Meghan rewore her sleeveless trench dress by House of Nonie for a visit to the British High Commissioner’s residence in South Africa.
October 2019 The duchess wore a white shirt dress for a Youth Employment Services meeting.
October 2019 Meghan wore another sleeveless trench dress for a visit to the University of Johannesburg.
October 2019 Meghan wore a green shirt dress by Room 502 for an engagement at Action Aid.
October 2019 The duchess wore a black sleeveless jumpsuit by Everlane as she visited the Woodstock Exchange in Cape Town.
September 2019 As Meghan and Harry brought baby Archie to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the duchess wore a printed blue Club Monaco dress.
September 2019 Meghan wore a striped Martin Grant dress as she attended a reception for young people, community and civil society leaders at the Residence of the British High Commissioner.
September 2019 Meghan wore a Staud dress as the couple visited Bo Kaap in Cape Town.
September 2019 Meghan wore a blue Veronica Beard dress for a visit to the District 6 museum.
September 2019 Meghan wore a black printed wrap dress for her first engagement during the royal tour of South Africa.
September 2019 The duchess launched her Smart Works capsule wearing designs from the collection.
September 2019 Meghan wore a denim shirt dress by J Crew as she cheered on friend Serena Williams at the US Open.
July 2019 The Duchess of Sussex wore a black satin Jason Wu dress as she joined Harry (and Beyoncé) at The Lion King premiere.
July 2019 Meghan paired a white Givenchy shirt with a pleated Hugo Boss skirt as she watched the Wimbledon women’s final.
July 2018 The duchess tackled the heatwave in a green dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez as she and Archie watched Harry play polo.
July 2019 Meghan dressed down for a day at Wimbledon in a pair of jeans, court shoes and a white blazer.
June 2019 The duchess took a break from maternity leave to attend a baseball match in London. For the occasion, she wore a navy dress by Stella McCartney.
June 2019 The duchess joined the royals for the annual Trooping The Colour parade wearing a navy Givenchy outfit.
May 2019 As Harry and Meghan presented baby Archie to the world, the new mother wore a trench coat-inspired dress by Grace Wales Bonner.
March 2019 In her last public appearance before giving birth, Meghan wore a black coat as she arrived at New Zealand House to pay her respects to those affected by the Christchurch terror attack.
March 2019 The duchess wore a Victoria Beckham dress for an appearance at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.
March 2019 On the same day, the couple visited Canada House for another Commonwealth Day event. Meghan wore a green Erdem dress and coat.
March 2019 Meghan wore a printed Reiss dress to an International Women’s Day panel.
Get all of the Duchess of Sussex’s chicest looks—from her pre-royal life to her appearances with Prince Harry.
It’s not every day you marry a prince, and even rarer to posses a natural style so chic you glide effortlessly though royal life. While we love her sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s classic aesthetic, Meghan Markle’s outfits take a much more modern approach—giving us the sartorial envy we crave and the inspo we need to upgrade our closets. Even though Markle’s style has evolved some as she’s made her way from girlfriend to duchess, a couple things are certain: Her wardrobe is uniquely her and a true representation of fashion’s storytelling power. Check back often to track Meghan’s fashion journey, and shop her chicest looks for yourself, ahead.
When: July 14, 2019
What: The Lion King premiere in London.
The Look: Meg wore a Jason Wu dress with sheer long sleeves, Nikos Koulis earrings, and a Gucci Broadway clutch.