As everything Meghan Markle wears turns to sold (out) in a New York (or London) minute, you will understand why we’re so eager to explore her style during these early months of her pregnancy. The baby bump is barely showing. This makes this the perfect stage of the pregnancy as everyone, from those expecting a baby to those who just want to emulate the duchesses’ impeccable style can join in and do so.
Rules are meant to be broken
The Duchess of Sussex already has a reputation of breaking style rules, starting from her engagement photos sheer embroidered gown which certainly ruffled some feathers. People assumed that, once she became an official member of the Royal family she would take on a more ‘serious’ approach to style, but she’s definitely a force to be reckoned with. Just when we thought that the tuxedo dress is over, Markle opted for a black wool tuxedo dress (an environmentally conscientious choice) by Judith & Charles with a double-breasted “Digital” silhouette with peak lapels and patch pockets. The look would have been perfectly conservative if it weren’t for the way-above-the-knee length of the said dress and apparently no Queen-requested pantyhose. If the Duchess can rock a short tuxedo dress at a charitable theatre performance, we mere mortals can certainly rock one, anytime, anywhere. After all, it is the perfect little black dress.
A conscientious choice
Not only is she carving out a new royal fashion era by opting to wear clothes from the countries she has visited during her royal tour, the Duchess is also paving the way for British designers, female designers and advocating for more ethical and sustainable fashion. From rocking organic cotton jeans and flats made from 100% post-consumer water bottles to the frowned-upon linen strappy dress she wore, made with ‘11.9 lbs less carbon dioxide than a conventional design’, we have proof of the fashion path Markle is taking.
It seems that she is using her influence and power for good, as advocating for incredible bamboo clothing, linen, organic cotton clothing and organic wool has never been stronger. We applaud her for both the silhouettes in which she looks amazing, and the message she sends by wearing the mentioned garments. She is definitely proof of just how great sustainability looks.
Bold colors for a bold lady
It’s common knowledge that a woman probably looks her most fierce and powerful when wearing red. Now, for someone who has always favored muted, dark and neutral tones, for the final leg of the royal tour, the Duchess surprised everyone with a gorgeous show-stopping red dress. The baby bump is now a tad more visible, and the embroidery and slight pleating on the skirt make it look absolutely fabulous, along with the subtle red belt. The best part is, the Self-Portrait dress costs a mere £380, which is, we have to say, fairly affordable, especially for a British royal, so if this dress is speaking to you, save up a bit and you will be able to channel your inner royal vibes in two to seven days.
Although she tends to stray away from convention, Markle is most certainly one of the best-dressed women of today, and although she takes risky fashion moves every now and then, she tends to know her audience and dress for the part when necessary. The long loose cerulean blue dress with cut sleeves is a true testament to that. A dress so simple, yet so effective that you wouldn’t need anything aside from a pair of statement earrings and classic pumps to look spectacular, even if you were attending a white-tie event.
A royal in jeans
This one is definitely for everyone – moms who are very further along in their pregnancy, those at the very beginning and even stylish ladies who aren’t expecting. Who would have thought that one could look stylish and dressed up enough to attend a lunchtime reception hosted by the Prime Minister when wearing a pair of black jeans, a turtleneck sweater and an oversized white pinstripe blazer? This is a look we could all copy, as all of these items are available to us at every high-end or fast-fashion store in the world. We can rock this look at the office, when running errands, having brunch or taking a romantic stroll with our beloved. By the looks of it, we can even attend an upscale luncheon. Yes, Markle seems to be changing the face of fashion and royal attire one look at a time and we love her for it. It was high time to break some rules.
Finally, always keep your hair clean and simple, wear minimal makeup just to emphasize your gorgeous features and let your natural beauty shine through. If the Markle effect is real, we should all be going out with just a BB cream and some mascara by the end of the year.