Today in Australia Meghan Markle chose a dress by ethically conscious American label Reformation. She wore the blue and white striped linen frock during a trip to Fraser Island with Prince Harry.
The label’s Pineapple dress retails for $218. It has spaghetti straps up top, a tie waist and a wrap-style split silhouette that reveals rather a lot of thigh — predominantly while walking in the breeze or crouching down, both of which tend to happen when you’re on a walk about and/or meeting the public.
She teamed the dress with a pair of wraparound leather flat sandals by another U.S. label, Sarah Flint, a favorite of hers that she also chose for her first public engagement. The Grear style comes in at $245.
But while the royal family might be slightly wringing their hands regarding aforementioned split, you can’t knock the label’s eco credentials. Reformation uses a combination of sustainable materials, including rescued dead-stock fabrics, repurposed vintage clothing, linen and Tencel. The semisynthetic Tencel is manufactured from Eucalyptus trees in a process using 80 percent less water than cotton, while linen uses practically zero water.
Earlier today, Markle teamed the same Sarah Flint sandals with a wrap dress by & Other Stories. This was the first time on the royal tour of Australia that she’s opted for a high-street look. The dress is now sold out; at $114, it’s easy to see why.
On Sunday, the Duchess sported a pair of French girl favorite Veja sneakers in the label’s classic V10 low-top style. Veja works closely with cooperatives of small producers in Brazil, supporting local communities while using upcycled and sustainably produced materials. The low-tops retail at $140.
Markle paired her kicks with a black turtleneck and black skinny jeans. The Duchess of Sussex wore the outfit for an Invictus Games sailing event in Sydney. She and Prince Harry also wore matching windbreakers embroidered with the Invictus logo on the sleeves.