The Duchess of Sussex stunned the public with a Windsor wardrobe like never seen before. While many royals seek to dress in conservative clothing — wearing modest full coverage coats, prim pantyhose and Princess Anne proper pumps  — the former actress turned Duchess was far from resigned to a closet full of dowdy dresses and somber shoes. Instead, Meghan brought the drama — from an engagement dress that was barely knee high (worn on a cold winter’s day no less) to slinky stilettos with suggestive laces and plenty of (gasp!) sleeveless and thigh baring blazer dresses which would’ve made the Queen Mother turn any number of shades of red — the California born beauty created a new fashion rulebook for the Firm. Meghan has been such an influential force that perhaps Princess Charlotte will one day stride down the halls of Buck House wearing a bandage cocktail dress or mesh slingback heels and no one will blink an eye.

Still, it’s Meghan’s cape dresses which will likely be regarded as her most memorable fashion feat — let’s take a look:

Stella McCartney Cape Dress

Meghan donned this navy blue cady cape dress for the Queen’s birthday concert and later for an Invictus Games event at the Sydney Opera House. The midnight tone dress features a high neckline and beautiful billowy cape. Shop HERE

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Givenchy Cream Sheath Dress with Capelet

For a day with the Queen, Meghan looked polished in a wool crepe sheath dress with a removable capelet. The stunning Clare Waight Keller design was a haute couture homerun. Shop HERE and HERE

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Safiyaa Kalika

The duchess stunned in this unforgettable scarlet cape effect gown with a back drape detail on one of her and Harry’s final engagements as Senior Royals. Shop HERE and HERE

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Safiyaa Gingko Cape Gown

Meghan brought down the house in this full-length cape dress with a long tailed back–crafted in bluette stretch crepe. Shop HERE

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Emilia Wickstead Green Cape Effect Dress

The duchess looked elegant and enchanting in this bespoke dress by Emilia Wickstead. Meghan’s custom design combined elements of a jumpsuit and midi dress by the acclaimed New Zealand designer. Get the look HERE 

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