Throughout 2018, it felt like the buzz around Meghan Markle’s royal style couldn’t get any louder. That is, until Kensington Palace made the announcement that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child, due in spring 2019. Even before that, though, rumors surrounding her pregnancy were intensified precisely because of her fashion choices. (People started speculating about the coat Markle wore to Princess Eugenie’s wedding and whether it was meant to hide a baby bump.) Now all eyes are on her approach to official maternity fashion—and whether it’ll be as “rule-breaking” as her regular wardrobe.
Like Kate Middleton before her, Markle has adopted an approach to maternity dressing that’s true to her personality—and incredibly polished. Since the news broke in October, the duchess has stepped out wearing everything from simple ASOS sheath dresses to bespoke Givenchy. All the while, she’s kept true to her personal style signatures such as delicate stacking rings, sequined halter tops, and slitted skirts.
Check out our favorites.
Victoria Beckham dress and Jackie O Hat
Amanda Wakeley coat, and Paul Andrew pumps
Amanda Wakeley coat, Calvin Klein turtleneck dress, and Ralph Lauren accessories
Carolina Herrera dress
Coat by Erdem
Dior gown, Dior pumps, and Dior clutch
Dress from Reiss, Blazer from Alexander McQueen and Manolo Blahnik Pumps
Oscar de la Renta floral dress
Ralph Lauren blazer and Manolo Blahnik heels
Red Valentino dress
Roland Mouret gown
striped Equipment shirt, Rag & Bone maternity jeans, a J.Crew mens jacket, and black Stuart Weitzman boots
Theodore peplum top, Outland Denim jeans, and Sarah Flint heels
Antonio Berardi dress and Aquazzura shoes
Club Monaco coat, David Jones sweater, Outland Denim jeans, and Stuart Weitzman lace-up boots
Brandon Maxwell dress, Burberry coat, and Stuart Weitzman pumps
Self-Portrait dress, Manolo Blahnik heels and Dior clutch.
Zimmermann dress, a Stephen Jones fascinator, Tabitha Simmons pumps, and carried a Kayu clutch.
Oscar de la Renta dress and Aquazzura pumps
Prada dress and Stephen Jones hat, Aquazzura heels
Top and skirt from Safiyaa
Dress Brock Collection and a Soia & Kyo coat. The color matched her Aquazurra gray pumps.