For so many, Meghan Markle represents all our princess fantasies of marrying a prince. We first fell in love with Rachel Zane from Suits back in 2011, but now that we’ve seen her in action as the Duchess of Sussex, we’re officially obsessed. When she married Prince Harry, she also added several weighty titles to her name: dedicated humanitarian, out-spoken feminist and of course, style icon.
No surprises here — her maternity fashion has remained incredibly polished, while still being true to her personality (she’s a little bit of a rebel, ain’t she?). The best part: her outfits look so comfortably chic, you could probably wear them long after the baby and into postpartum. From her signature monochrome ensembles to bold, statement prints; we’re drinkin’ up what she’s serving!
#1: MONOCHROMATIC OUTFITS
Working mums, this one’s for you. It can be hard to pull together chic, work-appropriate maternity outfits, but MM has a few tricks. Think, black on black — it’s so simple, it’s genius. For days when you need to look absolutely stunning and put-together, pair a solid-coloured dress under an outerwear of the same colour and shade.
An easy way to get started is to play it safe with black or white, before venturing into other colours. Try pairing this dress with this blazer in black for a start! The pleats on the dress add texture while the relaxed fit of the blazer softens the whole look and nicely cradles the bump.
#2: SHIRT DRESSES
Strike the perfect balance of smart-casual with maxi or midi shirt dresses in every shade. The longer hemline will easily cover the bump, while still maintaining an element of fun. Pair your shirt dress with minimalist accessories like a thin bracelet or dainty rings.
Ready for a casual day outfit? Meghan tends to opt for a pair of comfy sandals and striped sundresses with a cinched waist or ribbon ties. Try out this look with our camisole dress or our kerchief hem dress from the Embrace collection — both frocks come with a detachable ribbon tie for that beach-holiday vibe. Complete your Duchess-inspired summer look with a pair of oversized sunnies perched on your head.
MM sure knows how to make a statement with prints! We’re still not over that stunning blue printed dress she wore in Morocco (right). The best thing about prints is how they completely capture attention – meaning you don’t have to worry about accessorising or layering; the rest of your outfit is easy.