Meghan Markle Chooses Playful Plexi Pumps for Her First Appearance of 2019

Meghan Markle pulled out a pair of shoes from her pre-duchess wardrobe for her first royal engagement of the new year.

Visiting the Smart Works charity in London today, the former “Suits” star wore a black knee-length Hatch dress that hugged her growing baby bump. The form-fitting dress — which is the first piece of maternity apparel Markle’s worn during her pregnancy — retails for $218. Over the dress, Markle wore a chic cotton-twill Oscar de la Renta coat that sells for nearly $3,000.

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Meghan Markle visits Smart Works in London on Jan. 10.
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For footwear, the 37-year-old selected Gianvito Rossi pumps from 2016 — she wore the heels on Instagram before disbanding her account. The trendy shoes feature a black and white spotted pattern, with a stiletto heel and PVC detailing at the sides. The heels are no longer available for purchase.

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A close-up at Markle’s Gianvito Rossi pumps.
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Smart Works is one of four new patronages Markle announced for the new year. The organization helps longterm unemployed women regain skills and confidence as they look to re-enter the workforce.

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Meghan Markle chats with interview coach Marina Novis, during her visit to Smart Works on Jan. 10.
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Inside the charity, Markle ditched her jacket and got down to business. After sitting down to talk with one of Smart Works’ interview coaches, the well-dressed royal played the role of stylist, looking through racks of handbags, shoes and apparel as she helped put together an ensemble.

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Meghan Markle looks through racks of clothing at Smart Works.
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Click through the gallery for a look at Meghan Markle’s maternity style.

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