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Welcome to your guide to Meghan Markle fashion brands. Meghan Markle's dress sense has changed drastically over the past few years. During her career as a TV actress in Hollywood, she attended lots of red carpet events, favouring cute strapless party dresses with high heels.
Fast forward a few years, and the Duchess of Sussex has truly embraced royal style, thanks to a more formal wardrobe of tailored pencil dresses, suits and ballgowns. Much like her sister-in-law Kate Middleton's favourite fashion brands, Meghan often champions local designer and high street brands, and she has carried on doing so since moving to America, often wearing a mix of American and British labels. In fact, both royal ladies have been spotted wearing the same labels on multiple occasions. They are both fans of Max Mara coats, Strathberry bags and Aquazzura heels.
Meghan has gone for a more casual vibe since moving to LA with Prince Harry in 2020 (she loves loose trousers, jeans and men's shirts), but nonetheless stylish. Here are some of the brands she's loved and worn in the past. There is everything from Veja trainers to Mother Denim jeans and Carolina Herrera dresses. If you are really wanting to channel your inner Duchess, why not check out our round up of Meghan Markle's makeup, too? We've included everything that the royal uses to achieve her radiant glow. Whether it's her go-to foundation, most-loved mascara or favourite lipstick, your questions will be answered.
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Meghan Markle was spotted wearing a pair of Veja Esplar trainers during a boat ride on Sydney Harbour back in 2018. She styled them with a pair of simple black skinny jeans, and we are loving her off-duty look.
The Veja Esplar trainers are made from white leather with contrasting black 'V' appliqués on each side. They can be worn with everything from jeans to dresses and skirts.
The Duchess of Sussex still tries to incorporate local designers whenever she is on official duty in the UK, and that includes Victoria Beckham, whose label she is fond of (and the pair seem to be on good terms as she and David Beckham were at the royal wedding). She wore a bright turquoise tailored dress during one of her last appearances before moving out of the country.
Recreate Meghan Markle's look with this navy blue midi dress by Victoria Beckham. It is crafted from bonded crêpe and has a defined silhouette that includes darts through the bust and a neat pencil skirt.
In September last year, the royal proved that a classic camel coat is always a good idea. Meghan was spotted in this chic Max Mara number, which she paired with a black dress and matching heels.
Although her exact coat is no longer available, Max Mara have a range of classic camel styles, such as this 'Pauline' belted wool number.
The Goat website crashed within minutes of the Duchess of Sussex being photographed wearing its Flavia silk-crepe pencil dress at Prince Charles' 70th celebrations, and while the dress has long since sold out, you can still buy similar styles. It has now been rebranded as Jane Atelier.
The 'Maxine' dress by Jane Atelier features a super similar shape to Meghan Markle's number. It has a square front and back neckline with an invisible centre back zip closure.
One of the key Meghan Markle fashion brands. Ever since wearing a second wedding dress by Stella McCartney, the Duchess has been a firm favourite of the brand, wearing it on several occasions, including Remembrance Sunday 2019. Whilst you could buy the exact replica of her wedding dress for a few years, it has now been discontinued. However this Whistles wedding dress is very similar.
This Whistles wedding dress is crafted from lace and comes in a halter design with an open back. It also cinches in at the waist for added definition.
Both Meghan and Kate are big fans of Carolina Herrera and we've noticed the Duchess of Sussex stepping out in more of the designer's sophisticated dresses. She dressed things down in a classy denim midi at Prince Harry's charity polo match which won us over, mainly because it had pockets. POCKETS.
We are dreaming of wearing one of Carolina Herrera's denim dresses on a hot summer's day. This style is made from a blue stretch-cotton denim. It features a plunging V-neck and flattering flared design.
If you've ever googled 'Meghan Markle fashion brands' then you've definitely come across this Scottish bag brand. The Duchess loves Strathberry so much that she owns several bags in different styles and colourways. It sells out quite regularly but is often re-stocked, so you can get your hands on the style easily.
You can shop Meghan Markle's exact bag online. It is currently on pre-order, as it is one of their most timeless styles, and will be in your bag collection forever.
When it was announced that Harry and Meghan would make an appearance shortly after they announced their engagement, everyone was wondering what she would wear. She opted for a white coat by Canadian Line the Label, and their website immediately crashed.
Meghan's exact coat is no longer available, however, this style from Joseph looks very similar. The timeless wrap coat is crafted from a luxury wool and cashmere blend and features a belt fastening.
When off duty, Meghan loves wearing a white men’s shirt, teamed with a pair of ripped jeans by Mother Denim - a Californian brand favoured by many celebs. She sported this look when she attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry in 2017. If you want to shop the best Meghan Markle fashion brands, add this one to your list.
These light blue jeans by Mother Denim are bound to be in your wardrobe for years, and can be used to create so many different looks. Pair with a white shirt like Meghan for a stylish, casual vibe.
Since her acting days, Meghan's shoe designer of choice for red carpet events is often Aquazzura, and she even wore a pair for her engagement photocall. The Duchess has been papped wearing her favourite shoe brand several times over the years.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.