It’s a well- known fact that Meghan Markle was a fixture on the small screen for several years in the American legal drama Suits until a date with destiny thrust her into the spotlight and changed the course of her life forever. The arrival of the Californian-born actress to the British Monarchy has been met with erotic intrigue from audiences across the globe, because who doesn’t love a royal rule breaker, especially when it comes to fashion? Since meeting Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s fashion sense and down-to-earth style has cemented her unrivalled ability to sell out pieces and catapult brands to international status, earning her the title as one of the most influential women in the fashion world. Keep scrolling as we take a look back at every time the Duchess of Sussex's clothes won in the fashion stakes.
Announcing the birth of her son to the world — Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor— on May 8, 2019, the Duchess of Sussex donned a white belted blazer dress by British designer Grace Wales Bonner.
Meghan Markle visited New Zealand House, on March 19, 2019, to pay her condolences after the recent terror attack which saw at least 50 people killed at a Mosque in Christchurch. The Duchess was appropriately dressed for the occasion in an all-black ensemble featuring a vintage coat.
Attending the 2019 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019, Markle adorned a white coat and printed dress by British designer Victoria Beckham, who also happens to be a close friend of the Duchess.
The Duchess of Sussex stepped out to attend a Commonwealth Day Youth Event on March 11, 2019, in London, England in an embellished green coat dress with her beloved Aquazzura heels.
Meghan Markle wore a retro black and white mini dress by Reiss whilst appearing on panel discussion convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day at King's College London on March 08, 2019. Markle looked incredibly chic in the patterned dress which she paired with a black blazer and heels.
Meghan Markle arrived hand in hand with Prince Harry wearing a custom Dior gown for a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco during the second day of their tour of Morocco on February 24, 2019, in Rabat, Morocco.
Meghan Markle visited a local secondary school to meet with students and teachers on February 24, 2019, in Asni, Morocco. The Duchess kept it casual for her visit in an Alice + Olivia blazer, scarf, jeans, and loafers.
Visiting King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Meghan looked elegant as ever in a floral Caroline Hererra gown on February 25, 2019, in Rabat, Morocco.
Attending a reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the investiture of The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019, Markle wore an exquisite metallic floral brocade dress by Amanda Wakeley.
We love seeing the Duchess step outside of her comfort zone and deviate from her usual neutrals. Here, Markle wore a red Valentino cape dress to meet Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan, on February 23, 2019, in Rabat, Morocco.
After a five night trip to New York to celebrate the impending arrival of her first child, Meghan Markle left the United States on February 20, 2019, dressed in an all-black athleisure ensemble, layered with a camel-coloured coat and a baseball hat.
On February 19, 2019, Markle stepped out in an A-line black peacoat with black skinny jeans, nude stiletto pumps and a matching nude bag ahead of her baby shower festivities.
In one of our favourite looks worn by the Duchess, Meghan Markle stunned in a white chic Calvin Klein turtleneck dress as she attended a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust & the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy on February 12, 2019, in London, England.
The Duchess of Sussex dared to defy royal protocol once more whilst she attended the Endeavour Fund awards at Drapers' Hall on February 7, 2019. Markle wore a white blouse with a high-waisted floor-length skirt that featured a slit at the right leg.
Stepping out for an appearance on February 1, 2019, Markle wore an Oscar de la Renta dress under a black William Vintage coat with olive green Sarah Flint boots.
Visiting The National Theatre on January 30, 2019, the Duchess wore a monochrome nude outfit (Which also happens to be one of our personal favourites), opting for a Brandon Maxwell blazer and dress.
There's no denying that the Duchess' wardrobe normally comes with that of a hefty price tag but Markle opted more a more budget-friendly ensemble whilst visiting the Welfare Charity on January 16, 2019. The very pregnant Duchess arrived in a monochromatic ensemble, pairing a cream Emporio Armani coat with a beige sweater dress from H&M.
Beautiful in blue, Meghan Markle stepped out to attend a performance by Cirque du Soleil on January 16, 2019, in a dazzling blue gown by Roland Mouret. Princess Di vibes anyone?
For her latest engagement to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen's death on January 14, 2019, the Duchess wore a long red coat by Sentaler with matching heels. Underneath, she wore a purple dress from Babaton by Aritizia.
Visiting Smart Works on January 10, 2019, the Duchess wore a camel oversized Oscar de la Renta coat and a black fitted dress which hugged her growing bump.
Stepping out for her second Christmas Day Church service on December 25, 2018, with Prince Harry by her side, the Duchess wore a chic coat and slouchy leather boots by Victoria Beckham, of course, with a black v-neck dress.
The Duchess looked beautiful as ever (that pregnancy glow though) on December 18, 2018, as she visited the Royal Variety Charity's at Brinsworth House in a grey coat by Canadian label Soia & Kyo and an Odilia floral printed dress.
Rebelliously defying royal protocol yet again, Markle made a surprise appearance at The Fashion Awards 2018 at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018. The Duchess stunned the crowd in a black one-shouldered Givenchy gown.
Meghan Markle visited the Hubb Community Kitchen on November 21, 2018, wearing a burgundy dress and matching coat by US Club label Monaco.
Attending The Royal Variety Performance 2018 on November 19, 2018, the Duchess opted for a black and white top featuring white floral details and a black skirt, both of which are by the label Safiyaa.
The Duchess of Sussex attended a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018, in London, England. The Duchess kept it simple in a deep-blue suit dress and a Stephen Jones beret.
Needless to say, Markle has an affinity for the French couture house Givenchy, so when she stepped out in this pleated multi-toned Givenchy skirt, on October 31, 2018, whilst in New Zealand, we weren't surprised. She paired the skirt with matching three-quarter sleeve top and navy suede Manolo Blahnik pumps
Stepping out for their final official evening in New Zealand, on October 31, 2018, the Duchess wore an Antonio Berardi navy double-breasted dress with her beloved Deneuve cutout-side bow-back nude pumps.
Attending another engagement in New Zealand, on October 30, 2018, the Duchess opted for another monochromatic ensemble, wearing a cream Brandon Maxwell midi dress, beige Burberry trench coat and beige suede pumps.
Attending an engagement celebrating the city's thriving arts scene on October 29, 2018, in New Zealand, Markle donned a knee-baring sleeveless white blazer dress by Maggie Marilyn. Did we mention Kylie Jenner is also a fan too?
Markle kept her courtside look chic and casual - in a pomegranate crepe knit wrap jacket from Australian label, Scanlan Theodore, paired with fitted black pants and black Sarah Flint heels - at the Wheelchair Basketball final of the Invictus Games on October 27, 2018, in Sydney, Australia.
Arriving in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on October 26, 2018, the Duchess stunned in a red Self-Portrait dress.
The Duchess stepped out to attend a state dinner hosted by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u of Tonga on October 25, 2018, in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. She opted for a breathtaking floor-length white gown and paired it with black suede Aquazzura Deneuve bow pointy toe pumps.
On October 23, 2018, to attend her first official state dinner since joining the British Monarchy, Markle wore a floor-length cape Safiyaa gown in Fijian blue. Despite state dinners being an acceptable time for a royal woman to wear a tiara, the Duchess opted to forgo the headpiece for diamond earrings borrowed from the royal family.
On October 22 to visit Fraser Island, the Duchess of Sussex turned heads in another budget-friendly number from cool-girl brand Reformation, paired with Sarah Flint sandals and Karen Walker sunglasses.
To attend an Invictus Games reception with the Prime Minister on October 21, 2018, the Duchess wore a black turtleneck, black jeans and a white double-breasted L'Agence blazer with black pinstripes. Accessories wise, she wore Aquazzura pumps (surprise, surprise), Adina Reyter earrings and a black-and-white crossbody bag by Australian favourite Oroton.
After a visit to Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018, Meghan changed into a dress by London-based label Roksanda, paired with suede nude pumps and her hair styled half up-half down. The ‘Athena’ dress, which retails at $2,080, is surprisingly still available to shop.
On October 19, 2018, on route to Bondi Beach, Markle wore a striped dress by Melbourne designer Martin Grant and espadrilles by Castañer (AKA, shoes that shouldn't be worn around Queen Elizabeth).
For day three of the royal tour in Melbourne, Markle wore a blue custom-designed dress from Australian designer Dion Lee and paired the outfit with a beige trenchcoat by Martin Grant and navy Manolo Blahnik pumps.
Arriving at Dubbo Airport on October 17, 2018, the Duchess wore black skinny jeans from Australian denim brand, Outland Denim, a white Maison Kitsuné shirt, J.Crew boots and an oversized blazer from the Serena Williams Collection.
For her first official engagement in Sydney, Australia, on October 16, 2018, Meghan Markle donned a white sheath dress by Australian designer Karen Gee and Stuart Weitzman pumps.
On October 3, 2018, Meghan Markle stepped out first her official appearance in Sussex, wearing a green leather pencil skirt by Hugo Boss, paired with a shirt from & Other Stories. Markle paired the ensemble with suede nude pumps.
Stepping out on her own to attend the opening of 'Oceania' at The Royal Academy Of Arts, the Duchess wore a black Givenchy dress with Aquazzura pumps on September 25, 2018.
The Duchess attended The Coach Core Awards on September 24, 2018, wearing a blouse by Oscar de la Renta paired with Altuzarra trousers. Markle stepped away from her iconic messy bun and instead sported sleek straight tresses.
Meghan Markle attends the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on September 4, 2018 in London, England.
Attending the Sentebale Polo 2018 on July 26, 2018, Meghan Markle wore a belted denim dress by Carolina Herrera with her signature nude Aquazzura pumps.
Meghan Markle donned a blush pink Nonie trench coat for her visit to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17, 2018, in London, England.
Attending the twelfth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on July 14, 2018, the Duchess opted for an effortlessly chic ensemble, wearing a crisp pair of Polo Ralph Lauren high-waisted wide-leg pants. She also paired the pants with a blue-and-white striped button-up also from the designer.
The Duchess of Sussex visits Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at Aras an Uachtarain during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland.
Meghan Markle visited the Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation on July 11, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. She opted for a tailored black Givenchy pantsuit paired with Sarah Flint heels.
The Duchess of Sussex stunned in a forest green Givenchy assemble as she attended a meeting at the Taoiseach during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland.
Attending a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence during her visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018, Meghan wore a bespoke black Emila Wickstead dress with Aquazzura's Deneuve Bow Pointy Toe Pump and a satin Givenchy clutch.
Alongside the other members of the British Royal Family, Meghan Markle attends events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018, in London, England.
The Duchess of Sussex arrived to meet youngsters from across the Commonwealth in a vibrant yellow design by American designer Brandon Maxwell. on July 05, 2018 in London, England.
For her first solo engagement with the Queen, Markle donned a cream dress by Givenchy paired with black heels and a small black clutch.
Marking her royal debut, the new Duchess of Sussex wore a Flavia silk-crepe pencil dress by Goat and hat by Philip Treacy as she attended The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018, in London, England.
Visiting a London's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for a Commonwealth, Meghan Markle arrived wearing a Camilla and Marc blazer, Oroton cross-body bag, a striped Altuzarra day dress and Tamara Mellon pumps, on April 18, 2018.
For a visit to Northern Ireland, on March 23, 2018, Markle wore a Double-Face Front Drape Wool Coat by Mackage with a green skirt by Greta Constantine. She layered up in a cream cashmere sweater by Victoria Beckham and carried a Bloomsbury's bag from British designer Charlotte Elizabeth. The Duchess finished the look off with Manolo Blahnik suede pumps.
Markle celebrated Commonwealth Day Service, with Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family at West Minster Abbey. It was the most formal event Meghan attended succeeding her engagement, which included a Royal Procession headed by Her Majesty The Queen herself. The former American actress adorned an Amanda Wakely tailored midi dress and cream coat, a Stephen Jones beret and heels by Manolo Blahnik.
For her second royal engagement, Meghan ditched the polished royal look we've become accustomed to and opted instead for a messy bun and trousers (just when you thought it was impossible to love her any more). The 37-year-old wore black wide-legged trousers underneath a Smythe wool coat - which available for pre-order now - an alpaca scarf by Sentaler, which is now sold out, and a pair of simple black pumps by Sarah Flint.
Markle’s Christmas outfit for her first Christmas with Prince Harry and the Royals comprised of a camel Sentaler coat, Chloe ‘Pixie’ suede crossbody bag, Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee suede boots, diamond drop earrings and a Philip Treacy hat. Underneath the coat, Meghan wore a velvet Club Monaco dress. Safe to say, she nailed it.
It was the outfit that broke the internet and subsequently sparked the craze we now affectionately refer to as the 'Meghan Effect'. Announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle wore a white coat by Line the Label - which crashed the company's website - over a green dress by P.A.R.O.S.H. Markle stepped out in Aquazzura's Matilde crisscross suede pumps in nude and accessorised the look with Les Plaisirs de Birks yellow gold and opal earrings.
For her first official outing with Prince Harry, the Duchess wore the Husband Shirt (yes, that’s the official name) by designer Misha Nonoo paired with ankle jeans, an Everlane tote, and Sarah Flint flats.