Meghan Markle wore a $345 minidress inspired by the 1960s to speak on a panel for International Women's Day

Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesMeghan Markle wore one of her most retro-inspired looks yet.
  • Meghan Markle spoke on a panel for International Women’s Day in London on Friday.
  • She wore a $US345 shift dress by Reiss, which was inspired by the style of the 1960s.
  • The duchess has been turning to more retro-inspired designs lately.
  • Kensington Palace also announced that Markle is now Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

From her cookbook with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen to her stance as a proud feminist, Meghan Markle has been using her platform as a member of the royal family to champion women’s rights. She continued her efforts by participating in a panel for International Women’s Day in London on Friday, which was convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

Markle arrived at King’s College wearing one of her most retro-inspired maternity looks yet.

Meghan markle retro minidressSamir Hussein/Getty ImagesThe duchess wore a shift dress from Reiss.

The duchess wore a long-sleeved black-and-white printed shift dress from British high-street brand Reiss. The $US345 minidress featured a high neckline and pleated detailing at the cuff.

She paired the dress with the black Alexander McQueen blazer she wore to the Endeavour Fund Awards in February 2018 and a black clutch by Stella McCartney.

In the product description on its website, Reiss says the knee-length dress “channels the mood of the 1960s,” and it seems that Markle is opting for a more retro aesthetic lately.

For a reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, she wore a metallic minidress with a swirling silver and gold brocade design that added a classic touch.

Meghan markle metallic dressWPA Pool/Getty ImagesThe duchess wore a shimmering brocade dress earlier in the week.

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She also went with a similarly high-necked design and retro updo when she visited the Natural History Museum in February.

Meghan markle white turtleneck dressChris Jackson/Getty ImagesShe went with a similar design in February.

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According to People, Markle spoke about the importance of using your voice during Friday’s panel.

“If there’s an injustice and a lack of inequality someone needs to say something – and why not you?” she said during the panel. “We must be global feminists and include men and boys.”

Kensington Palace also announced that Markle is now Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which was established to connect young leaders from across the Commonwealth nations.

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