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

Jan 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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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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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Visiting the Nottingham Academy
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Visiting Nottingham with Prince Harry
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Announcing her engagement to Prince Harry at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the third day of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the World Vision event
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending Luminato Big Bang Bash 2016
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Instagram Dinner held at the MARS Discovery District
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Roland Mouret private dinner
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Sephora Unveils Toronto Eaton Centre Remodel
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2015
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Posing in the CAFA portrait studio at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Entering the "Today Show" taping
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Leaving the "Today Show" taping
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Leaving the "Today Show" taping
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending Glamour and L'Oreal Paris Celebrate 2016 College Women Of The Year
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Discussing her role in "Suits" during AOL Build
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending ELLE's 6th Annual Women In Television Dinner
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the 2015 NBC New York Summer Press Day
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Appearing at the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Wearing Miu Miu at Miu Miu Women's Tales 7th Edition "Spark & Light" Screening
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Posing backstage at the Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show Fashion Week Fall 2014
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Marc Jacobs Daisy Chain Tweet Pop Up Shop Party
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits |Attending the Misha Nonoo fashion show during Fashion Week Fall 2015
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Wes Gordon runway show during MADE Fashion Week Fall 2015
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Hudson's Bay And The Isabella Blow Foundation Present Fashion Blows
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the RELAIS & CHATEAUX 60th Anniversary Guest Chef Dinner Launc
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Peter Som fashion show Fashiojn Week Spring 2015
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the London Global Gift Gala
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits |  Entering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the 2013 Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC Partners Charity Day
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Posing backstage at the Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending "Tales Of Endearment" Celebration
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the Self Rocks the Summer Event
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Arriving on the red carpet at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the USA Network 2013 Upfront event
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the ELLE's Women in Television Celebration
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the FINCA Canada Fundraiser At TIFF 2012
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the USA Network Upfront 2012 after party
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Meghan Markle's Most Fashionable Outfits | Attending the USA Network and The Moth presentation of "A More Perfect Union: Stories Of Prejudice And Power"
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