Meghan Markle had a busy year in 2019: She gave birth to her son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, she launched a fashion capsule collection for charity, she traveled to South Africa, and she carried out her regular everyday royal duties. For much of the year, we watched the Duchess of Sussex nail her maternity style with ease, and not once did she forget her tailored, sophisticated roots. Post giving birth, the Duchess of Sussex has maintained an effortless and sleek wardrobe. With so much that happened this year, we're taking a look back at Meghan's best outfits of 2019. Lest you forget what she wore to meet Beyonce at The Lion King premiere (one of our favorite looks of Meghan's to date!).
Meghan paired a red V-neck sweater with a Hugo Boss skirt in a similar hue when she hosted a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust and One Young World at Windsor Castle. This outfit showed off the royal's cleverness for selecting the perfect monochrome ensemble.
If you want to get Meghan's style, start with shopping at Aritzia. The Duchess of Sussex selected a long-sleeve purple dress from the retailer for the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London. She's worn the brand on multiple occasions, though this is one of our favorite dresses for its effortless silhouette.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the WellChild awards in London where Meghan wore a green shift dress by Parosh with a wool beige coat draped over her shoulders. The Parosh design was the same one she wore in a BBC interview where she announced her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017. Cue the awws.
For moms on the go like Meghan, shirt dresses are the easiest things to throw on and look chic while you run around town. The Duchess of Sussex packed a white option to pair with her go-to neutral pumps in South Africa.
The Duchess of Sussex loves a good trench dress and she added another one to her growing collection with this option from Banana Republic. The versatile khaki shade means she can wear it for seasons to come, and it makes her look instantly put together.
Meghan wore a black Everlane jumpsuit with Manolo Blahnik pumps for her visit to Mothers2Mothers in South Africa. She always nails it with the simple and clean silhouettes.
An oldie but a goodie, this Veronica Beard dress was spotted on Meghan when she visited the District 6 Museum and Homecoming Centre in South Africa. It looked just as good the second time around, which she paired with espadrilles. We're also feeling Prince Harry's pastel green suit. Looking good, guys.
Meghan packed her trusty Castañer espadrilles for the royal tour of Africa along with a sustainable dress from Mayamiko, whose designs are ethically sourced and created in Malawi. The ensemble was a nod to the continent she was visiting and she looked perfectly dressy yet casual for this laid back public outing.
This was a big day for Meghan as she officially launched her Smart Works capsule collection, which featured her iconic styles like tailored trousers and a white button-down. For every item sold, one was donated to Smart Works, a charity which equips unemployed women from disadvantaged backgrounds with the tools, clothes and conviction to get back into the work place. Is this Meghan's power outfit? We say yes.
Meghan attended the premiere of The Lion King in London while wearing a Jason Wu dress. The sheer sleeves were a nice touch to the LBD and kept it from looking too matronly. The Duchess, of course, had to look her best as she met Beyoncé that same night.
For their first official debut as a family of three, Prince Harry wore a gray suit while Meghan wore a white trench-style belted dress by Grace Wales Bonner and Manolo Blahnik pumps. Though this outfit choice wasn't too exciting (the focus should be on the baby anyways) it's definitely memorable given that this was the first time we saw Archie!
Is there any color Meghan doesn't look good in? She was basically glowing in this Christmas-green outfit from Erdem and despite it not being the holidays anymore, looked festive and cheerful. She carried a Givenchy satin clutch and wore her beloved Aquazzura pumps.
We commend Meghan for rocking heels all through out her pregnancy (give us flats, we'd say!) and these black Manolo Blahnik pumps worked well with her black-and-white printed Reiss dress. She finished the ensemble with a blazer, per usual, from Alexander McQueen.
The couple visited Andalusian Gardens in Morocco, where Meghan kept her Loyd/Ford pleated dress from being too revealing with a white blazer from Aritzia. A pair of Manolo Blahnik sling backs and earrings brought a dressier vibe to the outfit for the royal outing.
Though the Duchess of Sussex has never been afraid to show her baby bump, she kept it under the radar with flowing clothes for her tour of Morocco. Meghan wore this billowy Carolina Herrera dress with fluttery sleeves for a formal but comfortable look.
If Dior dresses you, you'll bound to look gorgeous, such was the case with Meghan who rocked the fashion house from head to toe when she attended a reception in Morocco. The draping details are perfection.
The Duchess of Sussex arrived to Casablanca airport in a bespoke red Valentino dress that featured a caplet across her shoulders and nude pumps. This outfit shielded her baby bump so it wasn't the center of attention and considering she just got off a flight, this ensemble gets a ten out of ten for effort and style.
Meghan braved the white-on-white combo (stains!) when she attended a gala performance of "The Wider Earth" at the Natural History Museum in London. She paired her Amanda Wakeley coat with a Calvin Klein turtleneck dress and donned Ralph Lauren accessories. She looked angelic.
The couple attended the Endeavour Fund Awards in London where Meghan wore a Givenchy blouse with a long black pencil skirt from the fashion house. Though a dress would have easily been appropriate too for this night, Meghan's more understated choice proves she's not afraid to experiment with looks.
The Duchess of Sussex took a break from her usual cream and black tones for this blush-colored dress and matching jacket set by Brandon Maxwell. The outfit is a custom version of one of the designer's spring/summer 2019 looks, which isn't surprising since Meghan has altered her clothes in the past to fit with royal life.
For the Cirque du Soleil premiere of Totem in London, Meghan stepped out in a navy blue Roland Mouret sequined gown. The color was appropriate for the evening occasion with just the right amount of sparkle in a royal's dress etiquette handbook. We loved how she swept her hair up to reveal the neckline of the dress as well.
This $35 H&M minidress highlighted her baby bump and served as a cozy must-have staple in her maternity wardrobe. The stretchy dress was the next best thing to sweatpants, which a royal would never wear out in public. A tailored coat from Armani elevated the look.
The Duchess of Sussex kicked off her royal duties in the new year with a bold color on bold color outfit. She wore a Babaton purple dress from one of her favorite brands, Aritizia, and a red coat by Sentaler. A bowling bag from Gabriela Hearst and Stuart Weitzman heels completed the look. Not many people can pull off the purple and red combo, but for Meg it worked. She looked fantastic.