Despite coming from a non-royal background, Meghan Markle has nailed her sartorial choices with a fine balance between demure and daring, fitting perfectly into the royal dress code. Right from the day she walked the aisle in her Givenchy wedding dress, her minimal sensibility and effortless appeal became her signature in the months to follow. With monochromatic outfits, boat necklines, and suits, Meghan not only ushered in a new wave of modernity to the British royal family’s style files but became a style icon across the globe.
However, what makes Meghan’s choices the point of discussion ever since her engagement to prince harry is the effortless mix of high-end designer labels with high street fashion. While Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Dior, Gucci, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen remain Meghan’s staples, she has never shied away from wearing affordable labels to look as great as she does.
Let’s take a look at some affordable brands from Meghan Markle’s closet.
A Canadian retailer that tops Meghan’s affordable list, Aritzia sells clothing and accessories from multiple brands.
For her very first public meeting with Prince Harry, Meghan was spotted wearing a pleated wine hued dress by Aritzia, and since then there’s been no looking back.
In 2018 for the Invictus Games with Harry, Meghan was yet again spotted wearing an olive trench coat from the brand.
Similarly, during her pregnancy, she styled a purple midi dress from the label’s Babaton collection that was paired with a long red coat.
For years, Meghan has been sporting J. Crew apparel. But the brand garnered so much attention when the duchess wore its denim dress to support Serena Williams at the US Open tennis final that it got sold out within a few hours of her being spotted in it.
Likewise, the navy coat she wore on International Women’s Day 2018 was sold at lightning speed.
Meghan has a penchant for sustainable brands, and Everlane is one such affordable brand from Meghan Markle’s closet that she looks upto for bags and clothing. As a guest editor for British Vogue, Meghan was spotted wearing an Everlane black jumpsuit that she also wore for her trip to South Africa.
The Duchess of Sussex is known for her collection of chic shoes. From stilettos to pointed bow pumps she has a spectacular collection of footwear even by royal standards.
Reebok & Adidas
Nothing can beat the comfort of running shoes that provide a supportive fit with optimal energy return. And Meghan loves to ditch those high heels for these two brands among other athleisure shoes.
Not just for dresses, but Meghan has been spotted wearing light blue suede Banana Republic’s Madison Side-Cut out Pumps that the brand boasts of giving 12 hour comfort.
For years, Meghan’s Madewell Panama Hat has been a mainstay in her wardrobe. And not just that, Madewell’s woven brown leather sandals are also her favourite.