FOLLOWING small roles in TV shows such as CSI: NY and 90210, Meghan Markle shot to fame when she was cast as Rachel Zane in USA Network’s courtroom drama, Suits.
Since, Markle has dabbled in many projects; as well as assuming the role of editor-in-chief of her lifestyle website The Tig (and subsequently calling time on the site earlier this year), she became global ambassador for World Vision Canada in 2016 and is an advocate for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
With a palette of monochrome and tonal looks under her belt, Markle has honed her red-carpet style to polished perfection. The actress has been known to frequent New York Fashion Week, and isn’t afraid of adding designer looks into the mix.
The model-turned-actress once cited Paris Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Emmanuelle Alt, as her style inspiration: “I also love that French way of styling, where if your outfit is pulled together, then something’s got to be dishevelled – your hair, your make-up,” she told Glamour in an interview.
Rarely seen without her signature blow dry and pointed stiletto heels, Markle often draws a comparison with her Suits character, Rachel Zane, with a penchant for the pencil skirt. From small-screen star to Princess potential, we take a look at the actress’s best looks.
September 2005. The actress went for a casual-cool look at an event in 2005
November 2006. Meghan wore a black top and jeans combo with pearl accessories to the National Kidney Foundation event in California.
January 2007. At ABS/Allen Schwartz in LA, Meghan wore this LBD.
September 2009. Markle went for a laid-back LA look at an event in 2009.
October 2011. The actress opted for stylish simplicity in a black peplum dress and heels.
January 2012 It was vibrant hues for Meghan at the Golden Globe after party.
February 2012 Markle attended the USA Network’s and The Moth’s Storytelling Tour ‘A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power’ wearing a navy lace Diane von Furstenberg dress
June 2012 A sequinned off-the-shoulder dress was Meghan’s outfit of choice for a Suits event in 2012
November 2012 The actress wore a bodycon dress on the red carpet
January 2013 At the NBC Universal’s 70th Golden Globes After Party, Markle wore a sparkly dress.
January 2013 The actress wore a magenta Marchesa peplum dress for Elle’s Women in Television event
June 2013 Meghan swapped her usual blow dry for a sleek and straight look to go with her short, white dress at the Much Music Video Awards.
October 2013 Markle attended a night at the ballet in a nude one-shoulder dress and matching nude stilettos
November 2013 In London, Markle attended the London Global Gift Gala
September 2014 Markle kept it classy in a wide-leg white trousers and shirt.
October 2014 At Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit, Markle stunned in a blue mermaid style Roland Mouret dress and Sergio Rossi shoes.
November 2015 Markle attended the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in a silver Misha Nonoo dress and court shoes.
March 2016 At the World Vision event in Toronto, Markle stunned in a nude Theory dress and heels.
March 2016 Markle paired her shorts-and-blazer suit with a white shirt for a filming of The Today Show.
June 2016 At Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016, Markle wore a strapless black dress.
July 2016 Markle wore red dress to The Today Show to promote season six of Suits.
September 2017 The couple made their first official appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto, for which Markle wore a casual ensemble of a white Misha Nonoo shirt, jeans and sunglasses.
November 2017 On the announcement of her engagement to Prince Harry, Markle wore a white Line The Label wrap coat, nude Aquazzura heels and Birks earrings.
December 2017 On their first joint royal visit, the couple wore matching navy jackets. Meghan’s coat is from Mackage, a Canadian brand, which she styled with a Wolford turtleneck, Joseph twill skirt, Kurt Geiger boots and a Strathberry tote.
December 21 2017 For their official engagement photoshoot, Meghan is captured alongside Prince Harry.
December 25 2017 On Christmas Day at Sandringham, Meghan wore a long Sentaler coat with a Chloé bag, Club Monaco dress, Stuart Weitzman boots, Marks & Spencer gloves, Birks earrings and a Philip Treacy hat.
January 18 2018 As the couple make their first official visit to Wales, Meghan wears a long black Stella McCartney coat over a Theory jacket with jeans by Welsh brand Hiut Denim and Tabitha Simmons boots. She carries a forest-green bag by DeMellier London.
February 1 2018 Arriving at the Endeavour Fund Awards, Meghan wore an Alexander McQueen suit, a Tuxe Bodysuit blouse, Jimmy Choo heels and a Prada clutch.
March 8 2018 While visiting Birmingham, Markle opted for a J Crew coat, AllSaints jumper and Manolo Blahnik shoes.
March 12 2018 For her first official royal engagement with the Queen for a service to mark Commonwealth Day, Markle chose a dress and coat by Amanda Wakeley, and a hat by Stephen Jones.
April 18 2018 Meghan wore a Altuzurra pin-stripe dress with a Camilla and Marc blazer while meeting with delegates of the Commonwealth Youth Forum in London alongside Prince Harry.
April 21 2018 Meghan attended a reception for Invictus Games at Australia House in London wearing a green Self-Portrait dress.
April 25 2018 Markle dressed in an all-black ensemble for the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey.
May 19 2018 Markle wore Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller to wed Prince Harry in.
May 22 2018 The Duchess of Sussex opted for a Goat dress, Philip Treacy hat, Wilbur and Gussie oyster silk clutch and Vantugen La Rose earrings to celebrate the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday garden party at Buckingham Palace.