Meghan Markle’s Fashion Hits & Misses Of 2019


Meghan Markle’s style is polished, sophisticated and effortless. With multiple tours and appearances each year, Meghan Markle likely has one of the most-watched and praised wardrobes in the world. While she’s had quite a few standout fashion moments this year, she’s also had a few misses. Follow along for our yearly roundup of all of Meghan’s fashion hits and misses of 2019:

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27. Hit: October 2019

On the first day of the royal Africa tour, Meghan recycled a Veronica Beard dress that she previously wore during the royal Australia tour from fall 2018. The first time she wore the bright blue dress she styled her hair in a ponytail and paired the dress with powder blue pumps. This time around, Meghan styled the dress with her go-to black wrap wedges and wore her hair down in soft waves. This look feels quite consistent with Meghan’s basic yet elevated personal style, which is why we totally understand her decision for the repeat-wear!

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26. Miss: March 2019

We weren’t the biggest fans of this conservative look worn by Markle on the second day of their Royal tour of Morocco in March 2019. The dress seemed to drown her in fabrics and felt a little outdated in terms of maternity fashion. The color also wasn’t the most flattering and seemed to wash her out.

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25. Hit: October 2019

For a solo visit to Johannesburg, the Duchess stepped out wearing a chic and affordable trench dress by Banana Republic in a sophisticated shade of khaki. She paired the look with a pair of nude Stuart Weitzman pumps and a bracelet by Alemdara. This dress looks amazing on Meghan and is the perfect combination of trendy yet still classic.


24. Miss: July 2019

Meghan stepped out in July 2019 holding baby Archie to support Prince Harry at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match. Meghan was likely opting for comfort considering this wasn’t an official appearance, but we have to admit this wasn’t one of our favorite looks of hers! She seemed to drown in the fabric and it wrinkled easily, which didn’t appear the most polished.

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23. Hit: July 2019

Meghan stepped out at the premiere of The Lion King in July 2019 wearing a midi-length black dress with sheer long sleeves, which was the epitome of effortless class. She pulled her hair back into a sleek bun and topped the look with slingback heels.

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22. Miss: January 2019

We absolutely love these cow print heels that Meghan wore in January 2019, but we weren’t convinced by the look as a whole. The trench coat seemed to have a lot of excess fabric which drowned her and felt a little messy in contrast to her typical polished style.

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21. Hit: March 2019

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in March 2019 to visit Canada House wearing a stunning emerald green coat by Canadian designer Erdem. We absolutely love how striking this rich jewel tone looks on Meghan’s complexion and how the touch of floral embellishment adds a little sparkle.

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20. Miss: January 2019

We have to admit that we weren’t the biggest fans of this bold colorful look worn by Markle in mid-January during a visit to Birkenhead. The combination of red and purple totally clashed and the entire look came as quite the shock from the neutral-favoring Duchess.


19. Hit: October 2019

Harry and Meghan were all smiles as they arrived at the annual WellChild Awards in October 2019. For the occasion, Meghan wore a deep emerald dress with a bow detail around the waist. For an added layer of warmth, she draped a gorgeous Sentaler coat over her shoulders. The Duchess wore her hair in bouncy curls and accessorized with jewel-toned suede pumps.

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18. Miss: October 2019

On the second day of the royal tour, Meghan recycled a flowing striped maxi dress by Martin Grant that she also wore during the Australia tour last year. While we love the olive and burnt orange stripes, the shape of the dress isn’t the most flattering. Her figure seems to drown in the excess of material on the skirt and it also seems a little too long on her.


17. Hit: October 2019

While visiting female entrepreneurs working in technology, Meghan wore an elegant black jumpsuit that featured a sash around the waist which she tied into a bow. The jumpsuit is from Everlane, which has been a favorite sustainable retailer of Meghan’s for years even before becoming a royal. The royal mom paired the sophisticated jumpsuit with black pumps and dramatic gold earrings by GAS Bijoux which were the perfect choice to complement her sleek low bun.

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16. Miss: October 2019

During the royal Africa tour, Meghan paid a solo visit to the University of Johannesburg where she looked fall-ready wearing a green cotton shirt dress by the US brand, Room 502. While the color and shape of this dress are lovely, the material seemed to wrinkle and crease in all the wrong places which made it appear a little messy. We also would have much preferred if she paired the look with lighter cream heels to complement the color of the buttons on the dress!


15. Hit: October 2019

One of the most iconic appearances of the entire Africa tour was when Meghan and Harry stepped out with baby Archie! This was the first close-up view we had of the royal baby and it was heartwarming to see how similar he looks to Harry. For the occasion, Meghan dazzled in a printed Club Monaco silk dress which she paired with navy pumps. She styled her hair in a sleek low bun and even coordinated with baby Archie in his adorable sky blue overalls.


14. Miss: February 2019

We love this combination of winter whites and olive greens that Meghan wore in February 2019; however, we felt the dress didn’t fit her the best. The ivory number seemed to wrinkle and fold over her budding baby bump rather than flatter it! Meghan has had some gorgeous maternity looks this year, but this admittedly wasn’t a favorite

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13. Hit: January 2019

This monochrome light blush look Meghan wore in late January is definitely one of our favorite Royal looks she’s worn to date! This lovely neutral shade works flawlessly to highlight her complexion and the head-to-toe tonal dressing was very on-trend for 2019.

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12. Miss: February 2019

Meghan is a huge fan of effortless fashion, but we felt this particular look she wore in early February was simply lackluster rather than effortless. The shirt and skirt seemed to buckle and wrinkle in all the wrong places and didn’t highlight her budding baby bump in a flattering way.

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11. Hit: October 2019

Meghan donned a gorgeous purple midi dress with long sleeves by Aritzia to attend the opening ceremony of the One Young World Summit. The purple dress is one that she’s worn previously; however, it was hidden under a red jacket for a visit to Birkenhead earlier this year. This time around, she accessorized the lovely midi length dress with navy heels and a bouncy blowout which she parted down the middle.

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10. Miss: November 2019

One of Meghan’s go-to outfit colors is black and she’s worn some gorgeous black ensembles over the years. This one she wore in November 2019 doesn’t happen to be one of our favorites though. While we love the flattering jacquard texture of this dress, there seemed to be a little too much fabric on the skirt which made it appear somewhat bulky.

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9. Hit: October 2019

Meghan looked gorgeous in October 2019 where she donned a Hugo Boss leather skirt paired with a coordinating burgundy v-neck sweater. She stayed true to the burgundy theme of her look and even wore a pair of matching heels to top off the look. For final touches, she wore her hair in a soft updo and wore minimalistic gold jewelry.

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8. Miss: August 2019

Meghan had an unfortunate fashion miss when she stepped out to visit a mosque in Africa wearing an olive green, cargo-style maxi dress paired with a cream headscarf. The shape of this dress didn’t seem properly tailored to her body and she even got tangled stepping on the hemline a few times.

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7. Hit: August 2019

Meghan stepped out in Africa re-wearing a gorgeous pink trench dress that she first wore in July 2018 during a visit to the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition. Whether coincidentally or not, the Duchess repeated the blush trench dress for another Nelson Mandela-related engagement where she with Graca Machel, the wife of the late Nelson Mandela. For the occasion, she styled her hair styled in a low, loose bun and accessorized with beige heels.

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6. Miss: February 2019

Meghan Markle stepped out during her two-day Morocco tour wearing a muted navy and black look that we felt quite underwhelmed by in all honesty. The look seemed to lack some much-needed texture or contrast in color.

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5. Hit: November 2019

For the Field of Remembrance event, the Duchess stepped out wearing a textured navy coat which belted at the waist. She paired the look with a matching fascinator from her go-to milliner, Philip Treacy, which featured a mesh detail covering her face. She accessorized with slouchy black heels, leather gloves and a red poppy on the lapel of her coat.


4. Miss: August 2019

On one of Harry and Meghan’s first appearances in Africa, the Duchess stepped out wearing a Malawi-made black and white wrap dress by Mayamiko and her go-to black wedge wrap espadrilles. While the shape of this dress is certainly flattering, the bold print didn’t seem to flow with Meghan’s typical personal style which usually consists of simple prints and clean lines.

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3. Hit: January 2019

In mid-January, Meghan absolutely dazzled in a navy glittering dress by Roland Mouret. This gorgeous sequined gown certainly made a statement with its three-quarter length sleeves, leg slit, and sparkly finish. For her beauty look, Meghan opted for a classic low bun that’s become her signature hairstyle. She deepened her makeup for the evening event with a bronzed smokey eye and a glossy berry lip.

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2. Miss: February 2019

Meghan stepped out in Morocco in February 2019 wearing a floor-length patterned dress that we weren’t the biggest fans of. The double-tiered ruffled sleeves overwhelmed her figure, especially when paired with the sweeping skirt that had no shape. We wish this look had cinched in or had an empire waist for a more updated version of maternity fashion.


1. Hit: March 2019

In early March, Meghan opted for a striking gold dress which she topped with one of her favorite white coats by Amanda Wakeley. The golden number hit her just above the knee and featured an absolutely gorgeous cream and gold brocade pattern that gave off a metallic sheen. The shift style shape of this dress really flattered the Duchess’ budding baby bump and the golden tones made her appear even more glowing than she already was!

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Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

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