Duchesses in Denim! The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex may be well-known for their elegant evening attire and classic midi dresses but these two royal ladies love a laidback look as much as a commoner. Both glamorous women enjoy opting for dressed down denim when they’re out running errands, spending time with family or traveling.

Here are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s Favorite Jeans:

Mother Denim Looker Ankle Fray Jeans in Love Gun

While Duchess Meghan opted for a very telling ‘Husband’ shirt at her first public outing with her prince, she also slyly wore distressed stretch jeans in ‘Love Gun’–perhaps another clue as to her romance with Britain’s most eligible bachelor. Meghan’s flattering and slimming skinnies feature whiskering and fading along the front with along with a distinctive raw cut hem.


J. Brand 811 Navy Twill Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Jeans

While the Cambridge matriarch is often spotted in sparkly sequin ballgowns and modest floral dresses, the mom of three does love a pair of basic blue jeans. Kate has worn her J. Brand jeans on and off duchess duty and has been photographed in the slim fit navy style on more than 10 occasions. She often pairs the luxe twill pants with striped tops and her favorite Duchess blazer by Smythe.


Mother the Swooner Ankle Slice Jeans 

The duchess looked chic and sophisticated in a blazer and blues combo for Wimbledon. Not long after giving birth to baby Archie, mama Meghan was in fine fashion form in high-rise jeans in dark blue with an ankle slice detail. The jeans made in her native California are the perfect wardrobe staple for this international style icon.


Diesel Jeans Ronhar Bootcut Denim (similar)

Pre-royal life, Kate Middleton earned marks for her sophisticated street style which included these medium wash jeans with a wide, contoured waistband and a slight distressed, fading effect from Diesel. The urbanite was partial to these pants when paired with button down blouses or classic cardigans.


Paige Black Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans

While trekking around Toronto, these low-slung jeans were a favorite of the Duchess of Sussex during her acting days. The solid black wash jeans feature ripped knees and have a flattering ultra-skinny fit. Meghan was spotted in the denim on at least two occasions and paired the skinnies with Birdies slippers and her Kamik Sienna boots.


J. Brand Skinny 811 Ankle Jeans in Coral

Duchess Kate sticks to her style favorites and owns her J. Brand jeans in coral, navy twill and a vivid royal blue. The mom of three loves to wear the style for sporty outings and often enjoys adding a bit of interest to an outfit with her colorful bottoms.

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