This was truly Meghan Markle's year: 47 million people around the globe watched her royal wedding; she became a duchess and began her charity work, writing a community cookbook and delivering moving speeches about women's empowerment; she's expecting her first child with Prince Harry. Through it all, she has worn some unarguably impeccable outfits by designers like Givenchy and Stella McCartney—as well as more accessible labels like J.Crew and Club Monaco.
Markel has worn her share of stately fascinators and coats, and has singlehandedly brought back the bateau neckline. And many of her looks have had shoppers reaching for their credit cards: According to eBay, sales for trench coats went up by 44 percent month-over-month in October, after the duchess wore two (by Martin Grant and Karen Walker) while on her royal tour of Australia; similarly, sales for black boots from J.Crew went up by 70 percent when she wore her own pair on the same trip. The Meghan Markle Effect is very much real.
Whether it's an off-the-shoulder blazer or a cozy camel coat, Markle has used fashion as a way to build her new brand as a royal. As her first official year as a duchess comes to a close, we're looking back at some of her very best outfits from 2018, from pre-wedding engagements to proper royal tours.
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Published at Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:00:00 +0000