As a senior royal, the Duchess of Sussex made serious waves in the fashion world. Every outfit, accessory and shoe the American actress wore was an instant sell-out and encouraged the ‘Meghan effect’ which boosted brands and businesses the world over. The duchess was able to successfully ramp up retail while remaining true to her own minimalist aesthetic. And this Cali beauty never failed to surprise with everything from bird ballgowns to boatneck LBDs to trench dresses and cape creations–Meghan is a one woman tour de fashion force. While there are countless DOS ensembles worthy of a second look, here we roundup her most iconic styles.
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As her style star was rising and she was readying for the role of Windsor wife, Meghan was determined to not resign herself to a closet full of dowdy dress coats and clompy court shoes–instead, she opted for formfitting pencil dresses which looked a little like a Rachel Zane redux with a splash of princess powerhouse.
Undoubtedly Meghan’s most unforgettable fashion moment was at her engagement photo call at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace alongside her prince–not only was the spot sentimental as it was a favorite of Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, but it was the ideal backdrop for a rousing royal debut. The soon-to-be duchess looked impeccable in a coat later dubbed the ‘Meghan’ and those infamous crisscross heels which were a mile away from Mary-Jane territory.
Showing off more than a little affection with cute hand holding, googly gazing and laughter, H&M were quickly the world’s most popular couple after their romantic outing at the Invictus Games in Toronto. Meghan was lauded as a casual style ‘queen’ with her easygoing ensemble of distressed denim paired with saddle sandals a boyfriend style button down shirt and tortoise sunglasses. The most memorable part of the look was an an oversized cognac ‘Day Market’ tote which carried all the Suits star’s essentials.
Joining the royal family for Christmas, Meghan continued to dominate headlines the world over as interest in the future Mrs. Prince Harry reached fever pitch. The duchess-in-waiting didn’t disappoint with her showstopping seasonal style featuring a camel colored wrap coat, burgundy velvet dress along with suede Stuart Weitzman boots. #stylegoals
The Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t have looked out of place at a glitzy Hollywood premiere in her swoon-worthy sheath by Victoria Beckham. The fitted turquoise t-shirt midi was arguably one of Meghan’s most stunning styles.
Prince Charming! The red headed royal pulled out all the stops to make his beloved feel safe and welcome in Nottingham as they greeted crowds following their engagement announcement. Meanwhile, Meghan brought streetwear style up a notch in her maxi length cashmere coat with an asymmetric collar and double-button closure detail.
Opting for a dressed down urbanite outfit, Meghan looked ready for business in Notting Hill. The power princess was busy dining and strategizing with KP’s Deputy Communications Secretary over an afternoon lunch spread. For her city chic style, Meghan wore an unidentified navy coat and carried a burgundy Bayswater bag featuring a postman’s lock from British luxury label Mulberry.
Crushing it in the style game, Meghan looked like a modern fashionista with a career girl gloss in her flirty peplum pencil skirt and maxi length wrap coat in a creamy beige in Northern Ireland. The coat was perfect for a day visiting museums and saloons in Belfast alongside her future husband.
Watching tennis in the open air, the new mom was ready to reign over the court (tennis). The pretty brunette cheered on bestie Serena Williams from the stands after flying from London to see the superstar athlete. For the al fresco outing, Meghan was clad in a cozy cardigan in a dove grey hue which paired perfectly with her classic denim dress.
Flying Canada’s friendly skies in a puffy parka, Meghan looked ready for a solo mission in her winter weather best. The duchess was spotted carrying a classic structured leather tote from sustainable apparel and accessory line Cuyana for a trip to Vancouver.