What to Expect From Meghan Markle’s Maternity Style

Before Meghan Markle became the Duchess of Sussex, many including the press, the masses and those with a keen sartorial eye had mused about the style expectations that came with her new role as a royal.

Now that she’s pregnant with her first child — and found her fashion footing as a duchess — the conversation has instead shifted to Markle’s expected maternity style.

Meghan Markle wears a dress by Lady Gaga favorite Brandon Maxwell at a Sydney reception.
Meghan Markle wears a dress by Lady Gaga-favorite Brandon Maxwell at a Sydney reception.
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If her latest public appearances are any indication, it appears the mom-to-be will be married to a number of wardrobe staples for the next six months, including a mix of tailored outerwear and figure-hugging pieces. (The 37-year-old is said to be 12 weeks pregnant and due in the spring.)

During a recent outing in her namesake of Sussex, for instance, Markle embraced her naturally lithe figure through a silk shirt and leather pencil skirt pairing. She topped off the ensemble with a timeless cashmere double cloth overcoat.

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Meghan Markle wears a cashmere coat from Giorgio Armani, a silk dark green shirt by & Other Stories, a green leather pencil skirt by Hugo Boss and beige suede Stuart Weitzman heels.
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As for shoes, the former actress has kept to her rotation of signature pumps, counting among them Aquazzura and Sarah Flint.

However, that’s not to say she’s eschewing more comfortable footwear altogether. In fact, Markle traded her nude heels for a simple pair of black flats by Rothy’s during the first full day of her royal visit to Australia, promptly putting back on the pumps after getting to point B.

Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex depart following a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on the first day of the Royal couple's visit to Australia.Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex tour of Australia - 16 Oct 2018
Meghan Markle wears flats.
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During her pregnancy, it is likely Markle will keep her penchant for commingling textures and clean silhouettes, flaunting a growing baby bump with favorites such as her fitted sheath dresses and careful suiting — pointed-toe stilettos, notwithstanding.

And just like we witnessed her transition from actress to duchess, we’ll continue to keep an eye on this mom-to-be’s effortlessly chic style.

Meghan Markle wore Givenchy to Princess Eugenie's wedding.
Meghan Markle wears Givenchy.
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Click through to see all of Meghan Markle’s maternity style, thus far. 

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