40 Times Meghan Markle Wowed The World With Her Maternity Wear

Meghan Markle has always been a fashion icon, but since her pregnancy was announced there’s been even more interest in her sartorial choices. Indeed, her maternity wear has sparked a whole new wave of the “Meghan Effect.” Here are 40 of the best outfits that she wore while carrying her and Harry’s child.

40. Victoria Beckham ensemble for the Commonwealth Service

Meghan wore designs by her friend Victoria Beckham for the March 2019 Commonwealth Service in London. She arrived at Westminster Abbey in a white midi dress with a chainlink pattern – perhaps a nod to the theme of the day, A Connected Commonwealth – and a matching coat. A pillbox hat completed the look and added some classy Jackie O vibes.

39. Erdem at Canada House

Meghan wore two stunning outfits for Commonwealth Day in London. During a stop at Canada House with her husband, the Duchess made sure to showcase a Canadian designer, Erdem Moral?o?lu. The dark green coat dress looked lovely on her, and touchingly featured a nod to her mother, Doria. The appliqué on it is known as “Doria beaded rose embroidery.”

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38. Reiss for International Women’s Day

The day that Meghan joined The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust as Vice President, March 8, 2019, she also spoke at a panel discussion for International Women’s Day in London. The Duchess wore Reiss for the occasion, the first time she’d been seen in the brand. She teamed the Azzura Swirl Print Dress with an Alexander McQueen coat and several rings. The royal then completed her look with a brooch in the shape of the Commonwealth Trust emblem.

37. Ralph Lauren for WE Day

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A visibly pregnant Meghan surprised the crowd at London’s WE Day with a visit alongside her husband in March 2019. She wore a navy cashmere jacket from designer Ralph Lauren and black maternity jeans. Perhaps most interesting was her jewelry, though. In addition to two WE bracelets, purchases of which help to build clinics and classrooms, she had on a gold necklace reading “Mummy.” Aww!

36. Bespoke dress at Buckingham Palace

At the celebration to mark 50 years since of the Prince of Wales’ investiture in March 2019, Meghan chose a floral dress created by an as-yet-unknown private dressmaker. To go with the gown, the mom-to-be wore some items she’d been seen in before. They included an Amanda Wakeley coat and a pair of suede pumps from Paul Andrew. The ensemble was a big hit with the royal’s fans.

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35. Carolina Herrera dress whilst meeting the King of Morocco

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Meghan and Harry attended a meeting with King Mohammed VI of Morocco while touring the country in 2019. During the visit, she wore a light, floaty dress from Carolina Herrera. “The House of Herrera is delighted to see the Duchess of Sussex wearing the Fall 2019 lavender and sapphire chiffon dress while visiting the King of Morocco,” said a tweet from the company’s official account.

34. Loyd/Ford at the Andalusian Gardens

While touring Morocco in February 2019, Meghan and Harry stopped off at the Andalusian Gardens. For that event she wore a white blazer from Aritzia and a black dress from Los Angeles-based designers Loyd/Ford. The latter company suddenly received a rush of attention. “It’s insane. Last time we had a reaction like that was with a t-shirt on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter in 2001 with Angelina Jolie,” co-founder Franck Ford said on Instagram.

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33. Dior at Moroccan reception

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Meghan got dressed up to the nines for a reception at the home of Thomas Reilly, the British Ambassador in Morocco. She wore a cream Dior gown which fashionistas noticed bore a resemblance to the country’s traditional clothing. The dress had crystal embellishments all along its sleeves for an extra touch of elegance. It was, unsurprisingly, a hit with everyone who saw it.

32. Valentino at Casablanca Airport

Most people would dress down for airplane travel, but not Meghan. Upon arriving at Casablanca Airport in Morocco in February 2019, she was snapped wearing an elegant Valentino cape dress. In addition, her outfit was all red as a nod to the color of her host country’s flag. The fashion house later tweeted about the occasion, announcing that Pierpaolo Piccioli, the company’s creative director, designed the gown.

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31. Givenchy at the Endeavour Awards

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In February 2019 Meghan and Harry attended an awards ceremony for Britain’s Endeavour Fund, which seeks to assist injured service personnel. The mom-to-be wore a Clare Waight Keller-designed Givenchy outfit. Incidentally, Keller is the same designer who created the Duchess’ wedding dress. Eagle-eyed royal-spotters might have also noticed her Ecksand ring, which would have cost around $1,600.

30. Hatch for Smart Works visit

Meghan’s debut 2019 outfit came courtesy of the maternity line Hatch. When visiting the London-based non-profit Smart Works in January, she wore a black “Eliza” dress. The Duchess coupled that with a camel color Oscar de la Renta coat. The company who created the piece, it seems, was delighted. “When Meghan Markle steps out in the Eliza Dress, it’s the best day ever!” the company gushed on Instagram.

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29. Roland Mouret gown at Sentebale fundraiser

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Meghan brought some Markle Sparkle to a January 2019 fundraiser in London for Sentebale, a charity co-founded by her husband. There, she wore a sequinned dress created by Roland Mouret, a friend of hers. As if her look wasn’t already glamorous enough, she also had on a gold bracelet which belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

28. Different brands for animal charity visit

When the Duchess visited the London animal charity Mayhew in January 2019, she wore a combination of different brands – some expensive, some inexpensive. Her coat was by Armani and her bag was a $1,295 Stella McCartney creation. Her dress, however was from H&M and retailed for a mere $34.99. All of the available ones sold out in a flash. And, before long, people were putting them on eBay with inflated prices.

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27. Bright colors for Birkenhead

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When Meghan visited the U.K. town of Birkenhead in January 2019, she wore unusually vibrant colors. The design of her Sentaler coat had been seen before, at the 2017 Sandringham Christmas service. Now, though, it was in a shade named “Scarlet Red.” And her purple dress was from Canadian-based fashion house Aritzia, although she appeared to have had it customized. Unsurprisingly, it quickly sold out.

26. Different brands at Christmas

For the 2018 Christmas service at the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Meghan had to wow a crowd of 800 onlookers. She opted to wear a $3,085 cashmere coat by Victoria Beckham, but picked a hat from a lesser-known designer. Indeed, she wore a creation by milliner Awon Golding, who was thrilled. “Best Christmas gift ever! H.R.H. Duchess of Sussex wears a customized ‘Vika’ Beret in navy and black for the Christmas service at Sandringham this morning,” she wrote on Twitter.

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25. Brock Collection at Brinsworth House

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In December 2018 Meghan visited London’s Brinsworth House, a care home funded by the Royal Variety Charity. She wore an attractive and quite summery $1,480 dress from the fairly new label Brock Collection, teamed with a Soia and Kyo coat. While at the care facility, the royal was overheard telling a resident that she felt “very pregnant.”

24. Clare Waight Keller at the British Fashion Awards

The British Fashion Awards ceremony in December 2018 was a big night for Meghan… And also for Clare Waight Keller, the designer responsible for the royal’s famous wedding dress. That night, she was presented with an award by the Duchess herself. It probably goes without saying that the former actor wore another Keller creation for the event, namely a clingy black gown through which her baby bump could be seen.

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23. Club Monaco at the Hubb Community Kitchen

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The Hubb Community Kitchen is an important project for Meghan. It was started by former residents of London’s Grenfell Tower, destroyed by fire in 2017. She even helped create a cookbook to raise funds for survivors of the disaster. When the Duchess visited the kitchen in November 2018 she wore an all-Club Monaco outfit: a burgundy coat, which sold out immediately, and a velvet-collared dress with similar coloring.

22. Safiyaa at the Royal Variety Performance

Meghan decided to shimmer at Britain’s 2018 Royal Variety Performance in November. She wore a strapless peplum top from Safiyaa, matched with a black version of their Gayeta Fishtail Skirt. It was something a bit different, but very much appreciated. The Evening Standard described the Duchess’s outfit as “a contemporary spin on royal eveningwear.”

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21. Givenchy for Remembrance Sunday

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Remembrance Sunday is an occasion where royals should dress professionally, not flashily. For the 2018 memorial service – Meghan’s first – she wore a fairly simply black dress from Givenchy. Like many of the Duchess’ most important outfits, it was designed by Clare Waight Keller. And its only real decoration was a poppy, the symbol of war remembrance in the U.K.

20. Stella McCartney in Rotorua

When Meghan and Harry visited Rotorua, New Zealand, for a p?whiri ceremony welcoming them, she wore a Stella McCartney dress. Yet, with the greatest respect to the famous designer, the dress took a back seat to the items the royal was given to wear. She had round her neck a hand-carved Pounamu Kouma designed by Maori artist Kiri Nathan. And, later, she was gifted a traditional Korowai cloak.

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19. Different brands in Auckland

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During a walkabout in the New Zealand city of Auckland in October 2018, Meghan wore a tried-and-true fashion staple. She chose a plain dress under a complementary coat and matching shoes. In this case the coat was a silk trench coat from Burberry, the dress was from Brandon Maxwell, and the pumps were Stuart Weitzman. And as the royal greeted the crowd, she was seen holding her pregnant belly.

18. Seasalt jacket at Abel Tasman National Park

The mom-to-be gave a big boost to British company Seasalt Cornwall in October 2018. And she did this by wearing their jacket to tour New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park in October 2018. “Imagine the excitement in the design studio when we saw pictures of Meghan wearing Seasalt Rain on the #RoyalVisitNZ,” tweeted the company. The royal also wore a Loro Piana scarf, which – you guessed it – sold out.

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17. Gabriela Hearst at Government House

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As part of Meghan and Harry’s 2018 tour of New Zealand, they attended a reception in Wellington to mark 125 years of women’s voting rights in the country. She wore a custom “Herve” dress from Gabriela Hearst to the event. Alongside that, the royal chose a Dior Bee clutch which was curiously minus the decorative bee. She also had on a Maori-inspired necklace, no doubt a nod to her host country.

16. Karen Walker in New Zealand

For day one of Meghan’s New Zealand tour, what else could she wear but a coat from a Kiwi designer? Upon exiting the airplane the royal had on a gray Karen Walker coat, and under it, a dress from the maternity collection at A.S.O.S. The Duchess frequently wears Walker’s creations in fact, and it’s seen the company’s sales shoot up.

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15. Scanlan Theodore at the Invictus Games

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The Invictus Games are very important to the royal couple, as Harry was the one who founded the whole event. So needless to say they were both there for the last day of the 2018 competition in Australia. And Meghan wore an Aussie label – she chose a red jacket from Scanlan Theodore, a luxury ladies’ fashion company. Despite the piece’s high price tag – $550 – it quickly sold out after the Duchess was seen in it.

14. Oscar de le Renta at the Australian Geographic Society Awards

The Duchess brought out something special for the Australian Geographic Society Awards in October 2018. She wore a tulle dress from Oscar de la Renta, white in color but embellished with multiple black birds. Which was ideal considering the event was about conserving wildlife. The dress was, of course, much remarked upon by the media, with the Evening Standard calling the ceremony “Meghan’s most princess-worthy moment to date.”

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13. Martin Grant in Tonga

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While visiting Tonga in October 2018, Meghan and her husband met with Akilisi Pohiva, the country’s prime minister. For that event she wore a green striped Martin Grant dress, something simple but effective. Grant seemed to have fast become a favorite designer of the royal’s, as she wore several pieces by him on the couple’s Australian tour. That has, of course, massively boosted interest in his work.

12. Theia Couture at a royal reception

As part of their Tonga tour, Meghan and Harry were hosted by Queen Nanasipau’u and King Tupou VI at a black tie dinner. There, the Duchess brought out the big guns and wore a beautiful jewelled crepe dress from Theia Couture. The man who created it, Don O’Neill, celebrated the gown’s appearance via Twitter. “Beyond excited, thrilled and delighted to dress The Duchess of Sussex,” he wrote.

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11. Figue dress in Fiji

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Meghan chose something a little unusual when she visited Fiji – a floaty, floral pink dress from Figue. It even had quirky little pom-pom ties around the waist! Also of note were the shoes the royal wore on that day. They were black wedges made by the Spanish company Castañer. But the mom-to-be should probably never wear them around the Queen – she apparently hates wedges.

10. Safiyaa at a Fiji banquet

Meghan chose a loose-fitting dress for the royal banquet she attended upon arrival in Fiji. Her baby bump was still just about visible, however. The gown was the “Gingko Cape Dress” from luxury British company Safiyaa. The company’s website describes it as “a full-length fitted short sleeve cape dress with a long tailed back with a deep split and covered buttons.” And its color? “Fiji blue.”

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9. Reformation on Fraser Island

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Meghan wore a summery “Pineapple” dress from Reformation when she toured Australia’s Fraser Island with Harry in 2018. But she nearly didn’t get to, as doctors encouraged her to rest. “We were concerned about the roads on the island which are incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman,” a royal aide told ITV. Yet the Duchess did appear, and she looked great in the L.A. brand.

8. Emilia Wickstead in Sydney

Meghan wore an appropriate black ensemble when attending the dedication of the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, Australia. It was designed by Emilia Wickstead, which was interesting in two ways. Firstly, Wickstead is a New Zealand designer, and the Anzac Memorial honors New Zealand soldiers among others. Secondly, the designer made news when she claimed the Duchess’ wedding gown was the same as one of her dresses. She later retracted that claim, however. Perhaps the royal wanted to show her there were no hard feelings.

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7. Roksanda at Macarthur Girls High School

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For a trip to Syndey’s Macarthur Girls School in Australia, Meghan chose a dress in what’s fast becoming her signature color, navy. But this one had a few flashes of different hues to keep things interesting. The dress, from Roksanda Ilincic, a Serbian designer, was, in fact, a pretty costly item. Those who wanted to dress like a duchess could expect to part with around $1,470 – but it still sold out.

6. Martin Grant at Bondi Beach

For Meghan’s trip to Australia’s famous Bondi beach in 2018, she opted for something stylish but sensible. She chose a maxi dress from Martin Grant. And, it seems, the designer had been asked to create something for the Duchess just before the tour got started. “We asked for a few measurements and turned it around quite quickly ? in a matter of five to ten days,” Grant told Harper’s Bazaar.

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5. Dion Lee in Melbourne

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Meghan wore a pretty Dion Lee dress when she greeted crowds in Melbourne, Australia. And she also showed off what sort of mother she was going to be. At one point, a little boy called Gavin handed the royal a pasta-based necklace that he’d painted gold, and the Duchess immediately put it on. It actually went very well with her navy and beige ensemble.

4. Serena in Dubbo

The Duchess loves to highlight the achievements of her friends. So, when she arrived in Dubbo, Australia, in 2018 she wore a jacket from the label Serena, created by none other than her friend, tennis champion Serena Williams. And her jeans were from Australian company Outland Denim, which gives jobs to vulnerable women to help create its clothing. It was the perfect Meghan outfit.

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3. Brandon Maxwell in Sydney

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While being welcomed to Sydney, Australia, in 2018 Meghan wore a dress from Brandon Maxwell, a much-in-demand designer. Maxwell then spoke of the Duchess to People magazine the following year. “I’m always thrilled when I see Meghan Markle wearing a dress of ours. But I also always find out what she was doing and think about another young woman seeing her there,” he said. “It makes me proud to be part of a day where she is making a difference.”

2. Different brands in Admiralty House

Meghan and Harry announced the Duchess’s pregnancy just before they embarked on a 2018 tour of Australia. So, as you’d expect, excitement was at a high when they arrived. As such, the mom-to-be chose an outfit that showed off her silhouette and thus her baby bump: a “Blessed” dress from Australian designer Karen Gee. She paired it with a Martin Grant trench coat, which proved popular enough to sell out.

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1. Givenchy at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

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Ah, the outfit that started it all. When Meghan attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie, she wore a navy blue dress by Givenchy, the same house that created her wedding dress. But it wasn’t the designer that raised eyebrows. Rather, it was the fact that the Duchess was wearing a loose coat. People speculated that there was a baby bump under there – and, of course, they were completely correct.

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