The art of going duchess: It’s just a bump to the left
Meghan Markle’s best maternity fashion moments
After months of royal engagements and a star-studded baby shower, Meghan Markle is finally on maternity leave. The duchess is rumoured to be going on a six-month sabbatical, after which she will return to her royal duties. Over the course of her very public pregnancy, she has shown off some top maternity fashion moments. Here are some of them:
The dress we could all (sort of) afford
Markle looked flawless when she visited a London animal shelter in a beige outfit topped with nude shades. The dress, which cost a mere R480 at H&M, was paired beautifully with an Armani coat and Stella McCartney bag.
She donned one of her best looks yet when she went to the Royal Albert Hall for the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s Totem. The event was in support of Sentebale, the Lesotho charity Prince Harry is part of. We loved the sparkly Roland Mouret number.
In their first joint event of the year, Meghan and Harry visited Birkenhead in northwest England. Colour-blocking beautifully, the duchess wore a bright red wrap coat by Canadian brand Sentaler with a purple dress by Babaton, making dressing for a baby bump look effortless.
Meghan looked stunning in a navy blue Dion Lee number, with killer heels by Manolo Blahnik, while in Melbourne, Australia. With the perfect fit in all the right places, we got to see just enough of the bump to make us feel somewhat broody.
The baby blues
While visiting the South Pacific, the duchess attended a state dinner hosted by Fiji’s President Jioji Konrote. She wore a beautiful Safiyaa Ginkgo cape dress in the perfect shade of Fijian blue to bring out her pregnant glow.
Shades of grey
Meghan did not let the icy weather in the UK in December get her down and was radiant in a Soia & Kyo Adelaida maxi coat, minimal accessories and a simple bun. An elegant clutch bag by British designers Wilbur & Gussie finished off the look perfectly.
Bumping it up
To the crowd’s surprise, the duchess made a special appearance at the British Fashion Awards in December, sporting a sexy one-shoulder black Givenchy dress which showed off her tummy. She presented Clare Waight Keller, who designed her wedding dress, with an award.