From her time in the White House to her post-Royal life with her children and Harry in California, Meghan Markle has gone through a fashion transformation, wearing tons of gorgeous looks along the way. Her style ranged from fitted, conservative looks in colorful statements to more neutral and low-key outfits. And would you believe that she doesn’t use a stylist? Here’s a look at Meghan’s top 10 style moments over the years.
1. A vision in emerald
Meghan Markle was a vision in emerald with this gorgeous Emilia Wickstead ensemble. From hat to heels, this is one of Markle’s best looks, and signifies the end of a chapter, as it was the last public appearance Meghan made with the Royals. The lining of Harry’s blue suit jacket was also green, signifying a fashion choice of solidarity and cementing the two as a power couple.
2. Elegant in blue
Markle wore this to the NAACP Image Awards in February 2022, where her mom tagged along. She wore a stunning one-shouldered blue silk gown with a chiffon bust overlay and dramatic train. She paired the look with cascading waves. At the event, she and Harry accepted the President’s Award for the work they do at the Archewell foundation. The dress was custom-made by Black designer Christopher John Rogers.
3. Salute to Freedom Gala
In November 2021, Meghan turned heads in this red gown with a full skirt (and of course a dramatic train moment) complete with red heels. The dress, which featured a fitted bodice, was designed by Carolina Herrera and featured a plunging neckline and slit that she wouldn’t have been able to wear if she were representing the conservative Royals.
On a trip to NYC in September 2021, she wore a ton of swoon-worthy fall looks, but this was one of our favorite. A loungey, monochromatic burgundy suit with loose-fit trousers screamed confident boss babe. The sleek pantsuit was worn to a local Harlem school in the city. The jacket and high-rise pants were designed by sustainable European brand Loro Piana, while the burgundy pumps were by Manolo Blahnik.
5. The Oprah interview
This interview was a big moment for the ex-Royal couple, and Markle chose a sophisticated long-sleeved and belted maxi dress by Armani featuring a white lotus design, complete with a belt. The dress is known as Armani’s Long Silk-Georgette Gown, and many consider the look to be symbolic, as the lotus represents rebirth. She paired the look with heels from one of her favorite brands, Aquazurra. Rumor has it that the diamond tennis bracelet belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
6. Simple in neutrals
Even when she’s next to the queen of England who’s wearing a lime green outfit, Meghan is impossible to look away from in this bespoke, off-white cape dress by Givenchy, which was paired with a simple black belt. As usual, the duchess understood the assignment — come looking flawless, but never outshine the queen.
7. The wedding reception dress
While her look from the actual ceremony was undeniably a head-turner, the royals chose a reception look that was the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic. This sleeveless Stella McCartney number featured a flowing bottom and a high halter neck that commanded attention but remained timeless.
8. A fashion moment with Oscar de La Renta
This tulle, ballerina-inspired dress was truly a work of art. Designed by Oscar de la Renta and designed with black bonded looped laser-cut birds, this work was part of the Pre-Fall 2018 collection. The bodice has a strapless look of birds taking off, and it’s one of Meghan Markle’s most captivating looks to date.
9. Carolina Herrera in Morocco
Worn while she was pregnant, this outfit looks as comfortable as it does jaw-dropping. The custom floor-length gown was her third look of the day, and one of our favorites. Paired with a nude clutch and matching nude pumps, this look has an expensive bohemian vibe.
10. Her first solo engagement
An all black outfit never fails to impress, and this outfit proves that. Attending her first solo event as a royal, Meghan wore a black long-sleeved Givenchy dress with billowed sleeves and sheer panels with calf-length hemline. The shoes were Altazurra slingbacks while the matching satin purse was also by Givenchy.