Style Evolution: Meghan Markle

HRH The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, turns 38 this weekend! Markle first rose to Hollywood stardom in her role as Rachel in the hit series Suits. Now, she lives the ultimate fairy tale after marrying Prince Harry in 2018, as a new mum and this month’s Vogue guest editor. From America’s sweetheart to a real-life princess, we look back on how this actress became a royal fashion icon…

1. 2012

At the beginning of Markle’s acting career in Suits, she attended the TV guide magazine hot list party in West Hollywood in a colour block strapless bodycon dress.

2. 2014

Often spotted at fashion shows back in 2014, Markle gained status as a fashion force to be reckoned with. Here she is seen wearing a Hervé Léger white mini dress, grunged up with a studded leather jacket at New York fashion week.

3. 2015

For the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York, bombshell actress Markle went for a head-turning metallic Misha Nonoo mini dress.

4. 2017

On one of her first public outings with Prince Harry at the Invictus games, Markle held on to her Los Angeles roots in the effortlessly chic ultimate California girl combo of a white shirt and blue jeans.

5. 2018

Of course the iconic Givenchy wedding gown will be going down in royal wedding history, but it was the Stella McCartney reception dress that had us all swooning. Simplicity at its best.

6. 2019

Looking positively radiant towards the end of her pregnancy, Markle enjoyed a trip to Morocco with Prince Harry in a blue Carolina Herrera dress.

7. 2019

Post birth, Markle sports Wimbledon whites for the tennis championships with a splash of blue in this abstract printed maxi skirt from Boss.