45 Meghan Markle Outfits That Prove She Was Destined to Be Fashion Royalty

by Jason Pham
Jan 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET

Since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry in November, Meghan Markle has established herself as a fashion icon in the making. In between making us drool with her royaltyworthy attire, she’s selling out items (from her prim white engagement coat to the burgundy handbag she brought to her first royal event) within hours of her wearing them. The phenomenon has been so surprising it’s been dubbed “The Meghan Effect.”

Though Markle’s recent outfits are some of the best in her repertoire, she’s been a fashion maven for years — judging from the head-turning red carpet looks she’s whipped together when she was on a supporting actor budget. Ahead, we take a look at Markle’s most stylish outfits, pre- and post-engagement, to prove she’s always been destined for fashion royalty.

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

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Attending the Christmas Day church service at Church of St. Mary Magdalene on Dec. 25, 2017, in King's Lynn, England, with Prince Harry.

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Visiting the Nottingham Academy on Dec. 1, 2017, in Nottingham, England, with Prince Harry.

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Visiting Nottingham with Prince Harry for their first official public engagement together on Dec. 1, 2017, in Nottingham, England. 

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Announcing her engagement to Prince Harry at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on Nov. 27, 2017, in London, England. 

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5/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the third day of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017  with Prince Harry on Sept. 25, 2017, in Toronto, Canada.

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6/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on Sept. 23, 2017, in Toronto, Canada.

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7/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the World Vision event on March 22, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. 

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8/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016 on June 9, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. 

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9/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Instagram Dinner held at the MaRS Discovery District on May 31, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. 

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10/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Roland Mouret private dinner on April 28, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. 

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11/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Sephora Unveils Toronto Eaton Centre Remodel at Toronto Eaton Centre on May 19, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. 


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12/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2015 Collections Day 3 at David Pecaut Square on March 25, 2015, in Toronto, Canada. 

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13/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Posing in the CAFA portrait studio at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on April 15, 2016, in Toronto, Canada.

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14/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Entering the Today taping on July 14, 2016, in New York City. 

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15/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Leaving the Today taping on July 14, 2016, in New York City.

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16/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Leaving the Today taping on July 13, 2016, in New York City.

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17/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending Glamour and L'Oréal Paris Celebrate 2016 College Women of the Year on April 27, 2016, in New York City. 

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18/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Discussing her role on Suits during AOL Build on March 17, 2016, in New York City. 

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19/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending Elle's sixth annual Women in Television Dinner on Jan. 20, 2016, in West Hollywood, California. 

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20/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards on Nov. 2, 2015, in New York City. 

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21/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the 2015 NBC New York Summer Press Day on June 24, 2015, in New York City. 

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22/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Appearing at the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront on May 14, 2015, in New York City. 

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23/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Wearing Miu Miu at Miu Miu Women's Tales 7th Edition "Spark & Light" Screening on Feb. 11, 2014, in New York City. 

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24/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Posing backstage at the Hervé Léger by Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 on Feb. 8, 2014, in New York City.

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25/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Marc Jacobs Daisy Chain Tweet Pop-Up Shop Party on Feb. 6, 2014, in New York City. 

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26/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Misha Nonoo fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 14, 2015, in New York City. 

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27/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Wes Gordon runway show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 13, 2015, in New York City. 

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28/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit on Oct. 28, 2014, in New York City. 

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29/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Hudson's Bay and The Isabella Blow Foundation Present Fashion Blows on Oct. 22, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. 

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30/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Relais & Chateaux 60th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Launch on Oct. 1, 2014, in New York City. 

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31/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection on Sept. 5, 2014, in New York City.

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32/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Peter Som fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 on Sept. 5, 2014, in New York City.

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33/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the London Global Gift Gala on Nov. 19, 2013, in London, England. 

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34/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Entering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 11, 2013, in New York City. 

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35/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the 2013 Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners Charity Day on Sept. 11, 2013, in New York City. 

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36/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner on Sept. 10, 2013, in New York City. 

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37/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Posing backstage at the Hervé Léger by Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on Sept. 7, 2013, in New York City.

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38/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Tales of Endearment Celebration hosted by Diane von Furstenberg on July 17, 2013, in New York City. 

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39/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the Self Rocks the Summer Event on July 16, 2013, in New York City.

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40/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Arriving on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 16, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. 

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41/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the USA Network 2013 Upfront event at Pier 36 on May 16, 2013, in New York City. 

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42/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending Elle's Women in Television Celebration on Jan. 24, 2013, in West Hollywood, California. 

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43/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the FINCA Canada Fundraiser at TIFF 2012 during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11, 2012, in Toronto, Canada. 

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44/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the USA Network Upfront 2012 after-party at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on May 17, 2012, in New York City. 

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45/45 :Meghan Markle, Fashion Royalty

Attending the USA Network and The Moth presentation of A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice & Power on Feb. 15, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.