Meghan Markle's Been Wearing This 1 Accessory on Repeat, and You've Probably Never Noticed
In less than a year as an official member of the royal family, Meghan Markle has taught us many a valuable fashion lesson. Whether she's following the protocol or completely ignoring it, the Duchess of Sussex has wowed us more than once thanks to her impeccable sense of style and incredible wardrobe.
During her time in the royal limelight, Meghan has developed a few signature style moves. However, while her apparent love for bateau necklines has been well documented, there is something else that the duchess has repeatedly worn over the past few months: belts.
From belted coats to belted dresses, Meghan's used this accessory on multiple occasions in order to perfectly frame her silhouette. Ahead, take a closer look at all the times the former Suits star has put her belt obsession on display this year so far.
Meghan's Carolina Herrera Dress
On July 26, Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance at a polo match alongside Prince Harry, where she wore a denim midi dress by Carolina Herrera, which featured a V neck, deep pockets, and a thick belt. She finished her outfit with a J.Crew raftan clutch, a pair of white Aquazzura Deneuve pumps (which she also owns in black), stud earrings, and oversize sunglasses.
Meghan's House of Nonie Trench Dress
When Meghan Markle stepped out to visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London, she wore a stunning blush trench dress by Canadian label Nonie, which she belted at the waist. She accessorized her outfit with a Mulberry bag, neutral heels, and stud earrings.
Meghan's Givenchy Pantsuit
For a fun event alongside the Gaelic Athletic Association in Dublin, Ireland, Meghan wore a black Givenchy pantsuit and relaxed white tee-shirt. She accessorized with black Sarah Flint pumps, a Givenchy belt, and a leather clutch.
Meghan's Emilia Wickstead Cocktail Dress
When she attended a Summer party at the British Ambassador's residence in Dublin, Ireland, Meghan wore a gorgeous black dress by Emilia Wickstead. It featured a square neckline, pockets, and a thick belt around the waist.
Meghan's Dior Gown
When she attended a commemorative service to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Meghan wore a full-skirted black dress with a nipped-in waist, thin belt, and bateau neckline, which immediately reminded us of her wedding dress.
Meghan's Ralph Lauren Ensemble
On July 9, Meghan made a very special appearance at Prince Louis's royal christening. For the occasion, the Duchess of Sussex wore an olive green Ralph Lauren dress, which featured a boat neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves. She accessorized her stylish ensemble with a thin belt, a matching Stephen Jones hat, a clutch, gloves, and Manolo Blahnik suede pumps.
Meghan's Givenchy Dress
Meghan's Givenchy Cape Dress
On June 14, Meghan Markle traveled 200 miles north of London with Queen Elizabeth II for a visit to Cheshire. For the special occasion, the Duchess of Sussex turned to her wedding dress designer and opted for an elegant Givenchy dress which featured a cape top. She simply accessorized her outfit with a chic black and gold belt and a matching clutch, pearl earrings, Sarah Flint pumps, and the all-important tights.
Meghan's Black Dress
Back in April, Meghan attended a memorial service organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who was killed in a racially motivated attack in London 25 years ago. For the occasion, she wore an appropriate black dress with a thick belt.
Meghan's Sophisticated Black Halo Dress
On April 19, Meghan wore a Black Halo dress to the Women's empowerment reception at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The midi number featured an asymmetrical neckline and came with a belt to cinch in her waist. She finished her outfit with a black Gucci clutch, a pair of simple diamond earrings, and a pair of lace-up pumps from Aquazzura.
Meghan's Striped Altuzarra Dress
when she stepped out for the Commonwealth Youth Forum, Meghan took our breath away in a stunning Altuzarra midi dress. Paired with a Camilla and Mark blazer, Tamara Mellon heels, and an Oroton crossbody bag, it was a fresh yet incredibly chic outfit that perfectly suited the occasion.
Meghan's Jason Wu Trench Dress
For her first onstage appearance alongside Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William, the Duchess of Sussex chose a simple yet striking Jason Wu trench dress. Accessorized with her go-to jewelry and a gorgeous pair of Aquazzura suede pumps, the number adorably matched with Kate's blue Seraphine dress.
Meghan's Stella McCartney Coat
For her third official engagement in Cardiff, Wales, Meghan kept warm in a long belted Stella McCartney coat, scarf, cigarette Hiut Denim trousers, and velvet Tabitha Simmons boots. She accessorized her dark outfit with a green DeMellier handbag and earrings by Zofia Day and Gabriela Artigas.
Meghan's Christmas Outfit
In 2017, Meghan joined the royal family when they attended the Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, Norfolk. For the occasion, the duchess wore a camel Sentaler wrap coat and her very first fascinator. In keeping with the brown scheme, she wore matching brown gloves, a pair of over-the-knee boots from Stuart Weitzman, and an eye-catching Chloé pixie leather shoulder bag.
Meghan's Beige Skirt
Almost a week after announcing their engagement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on their royal duties. For one of her first public events, the duchess wore a tailored Mackage coat over a beige pleated skirt by British label Joseph, which she belted with a thin black belt, and a Wolford bodysuit. She finished her outfit with a Strathberry leather midi tote and black slouchy boots.
Meghan's Engagement Coat
Back in November 2017, Meghan Markle chose a sophisticated three-piece ensemble to announce her engagement. She stepped out for an official photocall at Kensington Palace wearing a sleek, white belted trench coat from Canadian label Line, which she wore over a Parosh green dress. She finished the look with a pair of Aquazzura lace-up pumps.