Duchess Meghan is considered one of the most talked about fashion influencers and many of her clothing articles and accessories sell out within minutes. Despite the fervor for her new attire — the duchess is actually not one to stray from her winning fashion formula. Though she may often step out in new coats, dresses and jewelry — her allegiance to specific styles remains unchanged.
Here are 10 Style Strategies to Dress Like Duchess Meghan Markle:
- A Sheath Dress is Always in Season
The power of the sheath dress cannot be understated — sophisticated and striking, a bold and bodycon statement dress won’t go unnoticed. Meghan pulls off the sleek silhouette with aplomb — she wore a structured but simple ivory Karen Gee dress in Sydney on October 2018. Earlier that year she stepped out in a canary yellow Brandon Maxwell sleeveless cocktail dress which she wisely paired with delicate triple diamond studs from Adina Reyter. Later, she wore a vibrant Victoria Beckham turquoise crepe midi with short sleeves to an Endeavour Fund Awards ceremony in March 2020.
2. A Blazer Over a Dress is Smart Style Strategy
Once again Meghan proved she was ahead of the fashion trends when she stepped out in a Self-Portrait cold shoulder midi but toughened up the girly style with a sharp tailored blazer. She shunned a cardigan or bolero shrug in favor of a McQueen wool blazer over a graphic Reiss swirl shift dress. Finally, she opted for a Babaton textured blazer jacket that had been in her closet for years when she stepped out with Prince Harry on tour in Morocco in February 2019.
3. A Shirtdress is a Classic Summer Staple
One of Meghan’s signature styles is a classic button down shirt — worn for a variety of work occasions and summer outings — Meghan loves the laidback but crisp polish of a poplin shirt. So, it comes as no big surprise that Meghan would embrace the same oxford look but rendered in a long dress. Worn frequently on tour, the duchess loves the easy breezy button front style with simple tie belt closure.
4. A Trench Dress is a Closet Must Have
Singlehandedly, Meghan brought the trench dress craze to the masses. A smidge safari and a drop detective, this chic summerwear statement is a standout. As a diehard fan of classic wrap coats — it’s easy to see what Meghan adores about this outerwear inspired garment. A polished take on the utility look, Meghan has an ever growing collection of sleeveless trenches with matching waist ties.
5. A Striped Dress is a Casual Win
Even in her pre-duchess days, Meghan was inclined to fill her closet with striped Reformation dresses in airy fabrics like linen and cotton. Since joining the royal ranks, the duchess has become even more enamored with vertical striped maxis, pinstripes and classic allover lines and bands. With a bohemian air, Meghan can transition her striped styles from beachwear to workwear in no time at all.
6. A Tuxedo Dress is Trendy Enough for Day or Evening
Perhaps one of Duchess Meghan’s most surprising styles worn on royal assignment was the tuxedo dress. A menswear staple converted into a suit dress — Meghan’s affinity for the somewhat risqué dress was seen as a sign she would not be sartorially sanctioned by the royal rulebook. Instead, the Suits actress did not abide–she dismissed royal protocol and designed her own winning duchess dress code.
7. A Cape Dress Works for any Formal Occasion
One part power suit, one part cocktail dress — the cape dress wearer is not to be ignored. Meghan showed off her trademark Boss Lady best in Stella McCartney cady cape dresses in black and navy as well as donning variations of the Safiyaa capelet evening gown in cherry red and sky blue.
8. A Senatler Coat Never Goes Out of Style
With signature ribbed sleeves and a shawl collar, Sentaler is a celebrity favorite and cult classic. Crafted of baby alpaca and wool, these timeless wrap coats are the epitome of luxurious outerwear. Duchess Meghan has become the unofficial spokesperson for the brand of high-quality Canadian coats.
9. A Bateau Neckline is Always Elegant and Chic
A fashion trademark — the bateau neckline was one of Meghan’s most talked about style moves. Popular in bridal wear, the boatneck trend was pushed by French couture fashion houses like Givenchy and Coco Chanel and later became popular in nautical styles and eveningwear. Meghan embraced the collarbone revealing style and used the simple yet striking silhouette to look more refined and regal.
10. A Camel Coat is a Timeless Staple
Perhaps the Duchess of Sussex is most strongly associated with the camel wrap coat. From Max Mara to Ralph Lauren to Reiss — Meghan loves the neutral fall favorite for elevating a holiday or businesswear ensemble. The ‘Meghan Effect’ has caused a huge never-ending demand for tan ‘dad coats’ and longline coats in soft sand.