MEGHAN MARKLE IN A WHITE SHEATH DRESS FOR FIRST ROYAL TOUR APPEARANCE IN SYDNEY

Meghan Markle in a Karen Gee Dress and Martin Grant Trench

This has been a HUGE week! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney, Australia on Sunday prior to the start of their first official royal tour…. but they also announced Meghan is expecting her first child on Monday! I’ve been calling this pregnancy for over a month, having suspected it first at the WellChild Awards on September 4. This is when Meghan first began using a handbag to shield her stomach from photographers – it was a subtle change in behavior that stood out to me from her photos at previous engagements. She then started to wear less fitted clothing and items that were clearly (at least to me), meant to hide a growing bump! The blue Jason Wu dress, the Oscar de la Renta peplum blouse… the list goes on. I do have to admit I was a bit thrown off by this look a couple weeks ago, where she again donned a fitted pencil skirt and looked absolutely radiant. Her bump must have really popped in these last two weeks!

I for one am SO EXCITED about this news and am very happy for the couple. I can’t wait to see how Meghan styles the bump throughout her pregnancy… and she’s off to a great start with this look! She wore this beautiful white sheath dress by Australian designer Karen Gee for their first official appearance on the royal tour. She wore this look to meet the Governer-General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove, and his wife Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House where the two are staying. It’s a simple dress, but the name of it is somewhat ironic/maybe planned? It’s called the “Blessed” dress, which as I’m sure you can imagine they feel right now with their pregnancy. For footwear, she’s wearing her go-to Stuart Weitzman pumps that she also wore in this outfit.

After this initial meet and greet, she topped her look with a gorgeous beige trench from Australian designer, Martin Grant’s, Resort 2019 collection before they then departed for the Taronga Zoo and Sydney Opera House. She also threw on these Krewe sunglasses in black and a pair of pointed toe Rothy’s flats as she made her way to Sydney Opera house. They met with many well wishers, hung out with some koalas, and then watched a rehearsal for Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theater. It was an incredibly full day for the couple, and they even had plans later in the evening that she wore a completely different outfit to (you’ll see that one here tomorrow!).


One more special thing to note about her look is her choice of jewelry. Both her butterfly earrings and bracelet once belonged to Princess Diana! Not only that, but Diana wore those pieces on her first royal tour 35 years ago. Such a sweet nod to Harry’s beloved mother, don’t you think? Meghan looked beautiful, relaxed and very happy all day! Shop her look below at a variety of price points and stay tuned for more outfits from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal tour!

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COLLAGE: DRESS // TRENCH // SUNGLASSES // SHOES // BRACELET

  • While Meghan’s “Blessed” dress is still available for purchase, it just so happens to be $1,800. Not exactly wallet-friendly! If you want to try the look for less, don’t miss thisthis, this and this (same silhouette, but in lace!).
  • If you don’t mind spending a little more for a closer match, check out this sleek style from Lela Rose and this Narcisco Rodriguez piece (on sale!).
  • Also love this Roksanda piece for a similar, luxe look!
  • I couldn’t find a super similar trench to Meghan’s – for some reason they all have a ton of black buttons, or none at all… with that said, my favorite investments are this, this and this.
  • On the less expensive end of the trench coats, don’t miss this style, this style and this style.
  • The Duchess’ shoes are still available here!
  • For a less expensive alternative to her suede pumps, check out these, these and these.

{ photo credits: Reuters, Getty/Pool, Getty/Mark Metcalfe}

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