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.
The next several months are, presumably, set to be a parade of inspiring maternity looks courtesy of the Duchess of Sussex, so we’ll be rounding up up her best outfits until Baby Sussex makes its grand entrance. Check out our favorites, ahead.