Meghan Markle Wears an Armani Belted Dress for Her Oprah Tell-All Interview

She also debuted a bolder beauty look for the occasion.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's sit-down conversation with Oprah has been teased as an explosive, honest, and intimate conversation the likes of which royal fans have never seen (opens in new tab). But it also marks the first joint televised interview the couple has done since stepping back from their duties (opens in new tab) as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and since announcing the news of their second child (opens in new tab). So what does one wear for such a momentous occasion? Armani.

In a new teaser (opens in new tab) for the special, airing this weekend (opens in new tab), Markle can be seen in a black silk Armani dress, embellished with an asymmetrical floral pattern and matching belt. She completed the polished look with a simple yet sophisticated pair of black stiletto pumps from one of her favorite footwear brands, Aquazzura. (Her exact dress is now sold out, (opens in new tab) but shop a similar style below.)

Her hair, unsurprisingly, was swept into her signature low bun (opens in new tab) for the event. But Markle did add a surprise twist to the look via bolder beauty (opens in new tab), opting for a heavier lined eye, coral cheeks, and a pink glossy lip.

According to the fashion account @MeghansMirror (opens in new tab), Markle's accessorized the outfit with a necklace by designer Pippa Small, earrings by Canadian retailer Maison Birks, and a diamond bracelet which is believed to a Cartier heirloom from Princess Diana's collection.

People magazine confirmed (opens in new tab) that the bracelet belonged to the late royal and that the couple specifically chose to showcase the piece of jewelry during the televised event "so Diana could be with them." Two of the bracelet's diamonds were also used as part of Markle's engagement ring (flanking a center stone that originated in Botswana).

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'A closer look at Princess Diana’s bracelet which Prince Harry later gave to his wife. '

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The outfit is definitely a departure from Markle's approachable (opens in new tab) and (fittingly) California-girl style which she's largely returned to since moving to Montecito—consider the $30 Velvet Torch dress (opens in new tab) she was spotted wearing on FaceTime with Prince Harry during his James Corden appearance. But the overall dressier feel seems appropriate considering how heavy and emotional the interview is poised to be.

In clips released on February 28, viewers hear Prince Harry speak about his mother's struggles with the press and the royal family—making Markle's accessory choice all the more poignant. “My biggest concern was history repeating itself,” he says with candor. “For me, I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side, because I can’t begin to imagine what it was like for [my mother] going through this process by herself all those years ago."

Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special airs March 7.

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Neha Prakash
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As Marie Claire’s Entertainment Director, Neha oversees and executes strategy for all editorial talent bookings and culture coverage across the brand's print and digital entities, including covers, celebrity profiles and features, social takeovers, and video franchises as well as handles talent relations for our flagship summit, Power Trip. She's passionate about elevating diverse voices and stories, loves a hot-take, and hates TV reboots. Her bylines have appeared on Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Brides, and Architectural Digest, and she is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.