- Meghan Markle has worn a variety of new outfits since she announced her pregnancy.
- She’s experimented with both classic dress designs and menswear-inspired ensembles.
- Markle has recently been reaching for designers like Givenchy and Dior.
Kensington Palace announced on October 15, 2018, that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019. The news came five months after their grand royal wedding in May.
Markle’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, has served up some iconic looks during her pregnancies with her three children, and now it’s Markle’s turn to serve as the ultimate maternity style inspiration.
According to People, the duchess was 12 weeks along when the palace made the announcement, which means that, without knowing it, we’ve likely been seeing Markle experiment with her maternity style since July. She also reportedly told fans that she’s due in April during a visit to Birkenhead, UK, in January.
Here are the best outfits she’s worn during her pregnancy so far.
In July, Markle wore a $US2,190 denim dress by Carolina Herrera to a charity polo match.
The duchess paired her dress with Aquazurra pumps and a woven clutch by J. Crew for a casual-chic look.
In August, Markle wore a tuxedo-style suit-dress while attending a charity gala performance of “Hamilton.”
The tuxedo-style minidress is a $US595 design by Canadian brand Judith & Charles that created a look similar to the popular “no pants” trend.
In early September, the duchess rocked an all-black pantsuit while attending the WellChild Awards.
She paired the Altuzarra blazer and pants with a matching black blouse by Deitas.
Markle then attended the “100 Days of Peace” concert in September wearing a blue dress by Jason Wu.
She paired the dress with matching $US950 Portrait of a Lady pumps by Aquazzura.
Later in September, Markle attended the launch of the cookbook “Together: Our Community Kitchen” in a flowing blue coat.
Markle wore the bright blue Smythe coat over a black $US250 skirt by Misha Nonoo and a matching $US110 bodysuit by Tuxe.
The duchess then attended the Coach Core Awards in September wearing a navy blue and black ensemble.
She wore a $US2,290 navy blue belted blouse by Oscar de la Renta with a pair of black trousers by Altuzarra and black pumps by Aquazzura.
Later in September, Markle stepped out in Givenchy while visiting the Royal Academy of Arts.
Markle wore a black dress with sheer puffy sleeves and a velvet triangular panel on the bodice. She paired the dress with a pair of $US750 Aquazzura black pumps and a $US1,990 Givenchy black clutch.
In October, Markle wore a cream and green ensemble for her first official visit to Sussex.
She wore a $US595 leather skirt by Hugo Boss, a matching $US99 blouse by & Other Stories, a pair of $US553 beige pumps by Gianvito Rossi, and a cream Armani coat.
Later in October, Markle attended Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding in a navy blue coatdress.
She paired the low-key dress with a matching navy blue fascinator by Noel Stewart.
For the first stop in Australia on her and Prince Harry’s royal tour in October, Markle opted for a sleeveless white dress by Karen Gee.
She paired the look with butterfly-shaped earrings once owned by the late Princess Diana, as well as suede pumps by Stuart Weitzman that she switched for a pair of comfortable flats made of recycled water bottles.
She then wore a green shirtdress by Brandon Maxwell for an afternoon reception at Admiralty House.
The dress featured a pleated skirt and a small cape overlay at the back.
While visiting Dubbo, Australia, Markle opted for a more casual look with a blazer, white button-up, black jeans and matching ankle boots.
Markle’s $US145 blazer from her friend Serena Williams’ clothing line, didn’t take long to sell out after she was pictured wearing it.
For her stop in Melbourne, Australia, the duchess wore an $US873 navy blue dress by Australian designer Dion Lee.
She paired the dress with some matching Manolo Blahnik heels and a handmade pasta necklace from a young fan in the crowd named Gavin.
Markle then wore a Martin Grant dress while visiting Bondi Beach in Sydney.
While visiting the Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney, Markle opted for a sleeveless navy blue dress by Roksanda Ilincic.
She re-wore the pair of Stuart Weitzman pumps she donned for her first day in Australia.
For her stop in Queensland, Australia, the duchess opted for a casual dress with a thigh-high slit.
She paired the eco-friendly maxi dress from Reformation with some brown sandals by Sarah Flint.
Markle then wore a blue cape dress by Safiyaa to a state dinner in Fiji.
The dress was similar to one of Middleton’s most memorable maternity looks, and it was also one of the first times people noticed Markle cradling her baby bump.
During her visit to Fiji, Markle wore a silk floral dress by Figue that matched perfectly with Harry’s tropical button-up.
For her final Fiji appearance, Markle went with a deep green dress by Jason Wu.
She paired the design with Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps.
She then opted for a bold red colour when she arrived in Tonga.
The duchess made headlines when people spotted the tag still attached to her Self-Portrait dress.
She then went with an understated yet elegant white gown by THEIA Couture for a state dinner in Tonga.
She paired the bespoke design with Aquazzura pumps.
Markle wore a striped design by Martin Grant while visiting an exhibition in Tonga.
The dress featured a belted waist and an A-line silhouette.
Markle opted for a blue shirtdress while visiting Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
She paired the Veronica Beard dress with pumps by Banana Republic.
For the Australian Geographic Society Awards, she wore her most princess-like dress to date.
Her Oscar de la Renta gown featured an intricate bird design and a sheer illusion neckline.
For the Invictus Games in late October, Markle opted for fitted pants and heels.
She then debuted for a new tuxedo dress for the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony.
Markle wore one of her most affordable looks yet during a visit to Wellington, New Zealand, in late October.
She wore a $US56 ASOS dress, which she paired with a plaid trench coat by Karen Walker.
She also wore a custom Gabriela Hearst dress during her visit to Wellington, New Zealand.
She paired the dress with matching heels by Stuart Weitzman.
Markle went with a white tuxedo dress by Maggie Marilyn during a visit to Courtney Creative in October.
She paired the dress with Manolo Blahnik BB Heels.
Markle re-wore a dress she has owned for some time during a trip to Auckland, New Zealand, in October.
The navy $US2,695Antonio Berardi tuxedo dress featured a double-breasted design, which she paired with suede Stuart Weitzman heels. She previously wore the design to watch Harry play in the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, UK, in May 2017.
The duchess then wore a Brandon Maxwell dress during a visit to Auckland, New Zealand in October.
She wore it with a trench coat by Burberry and heels by Stuart Weitzman.
On the last day of her first royal tour, Markle chose a blue ensemble with matching Manolo Blahnik heels.
Her Givenchy skirt caused some controversy for appearing sheer at certain angles, though some believed it was an optical illusion created by the fabric.
For the Remembrance Day service at Westminster Abbey in November, Markle wore a double-breasted blue jacket and matching skirt.
Kate Middleton was at her side in a recycled green dress by Catherine Walker.
She then attended her first Royal Variety Performance in November wearing a sparkling sequined top by Safiyaa.
Markle opted for a deep shade of burgundy while visiting the Hubb Community Kitchen in November.
Markle then wore another Givenchy design for her appearance at the British Fashion Awards in December.
She paired the black velvet gown with jewellery from designer Pippa Smalls’ collaboration with Prince Charles’ Turquoise Mountain Foundation.
She opted for a white, floral dress while visiting the Royal Variety Charity’s nursing and care home in December.
The $US1,480 midi-length dress is from Brock Collection, which she paired with a $US550 grey wool coat by Soia and Kyo. Her taupe Aquazzura Deneuve pumps and a clutch by Wilbur and Gussie completed the look.
For her first Christmas as a royal, Markle wore a deep navy coat by Victoria Beckham.
In January, Markle switched up her style with a bold pair of animal print heels while visiting the Smart Works offices.
She wore one of her most colourful outfits yet for a visit to Birkenhead, UK, in January.
She debuted one of her most affordable dresses yet from H&M during a visit to the Mayhew animal charity in January.
Markle wore the $US34.99 “MAMA” dress from H&M, which she paired with a cream coat by Emporio Armani that she has worn before.
On the same day she wore the H&M dress, Markle changed into a sparkling $US5,595 gown by Roland Mouret for a performance of Cirque du Soleil.
She paired the dress with a gold bracelet that previously belonged to Princess Diana.
In late January, Markle went with a blush pink ensemble while visiting the National Theatre in London.
She wore a custom blazer and matching dress by Brandon Maxwell with white Aquazzura heels – the same pair she wore to officially announce her engagement to Prince Harry – and a white Carolina Herrera clutch.
She then rewore a black Givenchy coat while attending the Association of Commonwealth Universities at the University of London.
She previously wore the coat during a Remembrance Day memorial service in November 2018. Markle added a fresh spin to the old coat by wearing her hair in a sleek topknot.
In February, she wore a chic coat by William Vintage while visiting Bristol, UK.
She paired the coat with $US695 olive-green boots by Sarah Flint.
She later removed the coat to reveal a $US1,813 silk chiffon dress by Oscar de la Renta.
The dress featured a whimsical print of various animals and foliage.
The duchess then took her maternity style to the red carpet during the Endeavour Fund Awards in February.
She wore a white button-up blouse and high-waisted skirt by Givenchy. Her $US750 Rendez Vous added a metallic edge to the black-and-white outfit.
Later in February, she wore a cream-coloured coat by British designer Amanda Wakeley.
She paired the $US1,190 coat with a custom version of a Calvin Klein dress that Meghan’s Mirror reports originally retailed for $US1,900.
For a trip to New York City in February, Markle wore a black coat by Courrèges.
She paired the coat with black skinny jeans for a casual-chic look. The duchess was reportedly in New York City for a private baby shower with some of her closest friends.
The duchess then showed off her athleisure style on the way to the airport.
According to What Meghan Wore, she wore an $US88 zip-up jacket by Ingrid & Isabel with $US98 pants by Lululemon. She completed the look with a $US180 pair of Adidas UltraBoost sneakers and a casual baseball cap.
She started her royal tour of Morocco in late February while wearing a red dress by Valentino.
The dress featured a shoulder overlay with subtle floral embroidery.
She then wore a navy-blue blazer while visiting the Education For All boarding house for girls in Asni, Morocco.
Markle opted for a custom Dior design for a reception in Rabat, Morocco.
She wore a caftan-inspired cream gown with gold shoes and a matching clutch, all designed by Dior.
For a visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports, she went with a casual ensemble.
Markle then wore a black and white outfit while visiting the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco.
According to Fashionista, she wore a $US198 white collarless blazer by Aritzia with a $US565 black pleated minidress by Loyd/Ford underneath. She also added a pair of polka-dot slingback pumps by Manolo Blahnik.
She later changed into a flowing floral gown by Carolina Herrera while visiting the residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The light-blue silk chiffon dress is currently available to pre-order for $US2,990.
The duchess debuted a metallic maternity look for a reception at Buckingham Palace in March.
She wore a dress with gold and silver brocade dress with gold floral embroidery, which she paired with the $US1,190 Amanda Wakeley coat that she debuted at the Commonwealth Day service in March 2018. A pair of $US695 Pump it Heels by Paul Andrew and a £205 ($269 USD) silk clutch by Wilbur & Gussie completed the look.
She made a surprise appearance onstage at charity event WE Day UK wearing a navy-blue blazer by Ralph Lauren.
She paired the $US2,990 cashmere blazer with black jeans and matching heels by Manolo Blahnik. Markle accessorized with the “Mummy” necklace by Jennifer Meyer, which is made of 18-karat yellow gold and retails for $US850.
She then wore a retro-inspired look while speaking on a panel for International Women’s Day.
The $US345 shift dress by Reiss featured a black and white pattern and high neckline. She paired the knee-length dress with the black Alexander McQueen blazer she wore to the Endeavour Fund Awards in February 2018 and a black clutch by Stella McCartney.
Markle wore a Canadian designer while attending a Commonwealth Day Youth Event at Canada House in London.
She wore a forest-green coatdress by Canadian designer Erdem with sparkling black designs on the collar and sleeves. The duchess completed the look with $US750 heels by Aquazzura.
She then changed into retro-inspired look by Victoria Beckham while attending the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
The dress featured a ’70-inspired black and white chain-link print. She paired the dress with a cream coat and matching pillbox hat, while a pair of dark-green heels and a matching clutch added a pop of colour.
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