What Meghan Markle Wore Before She Joined the Royal Family

She's since said goodbye to rompers and plunging necklines.

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In hindsight, Meghan Markle seemed destined for royal life. Well, at least her wardrobe was. She has very specific tastes, namely clothes that are feminine, tailored, and polished. Back in her Suits days, Meghan's red carpet dresses and tops neither featured crazy colors nor insanely bright patterns; she stuck to pussy-bow blouses and formfitting gowns. Her wardrobe preferences changed ever so slightly when she became a royal (i.e. the addition of fascinators and the riddance of plunging necklines). While there are quite a few things she likely can't wear at all anymore, at least not in public (think: rompers), the Duchess of Sussex has managed to maintain her sense of style, toeing the royal line with tuxedo minidresses (opens in new tab) and sleek black trousers (opens in new tab). Here, our favorite looks from before she and Prince Harry said "I do."

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.