Meghan Markle keeps wearing these during her pregnancy and it’s dividing people

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Meghan Markle is not one to follow the style rule book, and we love her for it. She's been effortlessly stylish throughout her pregnancy, proving she needn't give up her signature polished look just because her body is changing.

Case in point: Meghan's shoes. The Duchess of Sussex is hardly ever spotted in flats, preferring to attend official events in heeled pumps, such as her preferred Aquazzura heels. But that little fact seems to be dividing people.

Some critics have argued that because she is at least eight months pregnant, she should be wearing flats, whilst some experts warned her it could cause unnecessary pressure on her stomach and therefore her baby.

However, others have been quick to jump to her defence, saying she can wear what she likes as long as she feels comfortable, and we tend to agree.

No matter what she, or Kate Middleton for that matter, wears, it's never going to please everyone, so you're damned if you do and damed if you don't.

How about we just let people wear whatever they feel like wearing? There's a novel idea.

Penny Goldstone

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, 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.