Meghan’s Pregnancy Style Is Surprisingly Thrifty
By Lucy Morris Posted on 22 Oct 2018
With her couture suits and customs dresses, Meghan Markle may have been the Duchess of Sussex for less than a year but she’s already proven herself to be a fashion plate, which makes it all the more surprising how pregnancy has turned the royal thrifty,
It’s been rumoured that her royal wardrobe costs the equivalent of a London house at over £750,000 but the Duchess seems to now be taking a leaf out of her high street-loving sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s sartorial book. As Meghan and Prince Harry’s 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji continues, the new royal isn’t just taking a pregnant pause on her schedule but also her fashion spending.
Over the weekend pregnant Meghan spent & Other Stories shoppers into a tailspin when she wore a £89 polka dot dress. Next, she donned a pair of celebrity-favourite Veja £110 leather sneakers, which are a far cry less spenny than the Altruzza heels she commonly wears. Keeping pace with her new sartorial habits she retired the custom Givenchy suits for a L’Agence blazer, £510, and gave her Emilia Wickstead dresses a day off in favour of a pair of Outland Denim ‘Harriet’ jeans, which cost £140. Accessories also took a turn for the more affordable when she picked a £171 Orton cross-body bag instead of Gabriela Hearst top-handle handbag.
It’s hard to know what’s brought about the change in shopping habits, but Meghan’s personal style hasn’t changed. Indeed, the Meghan-effect is still in full swing - just ask small Aussie label Karen Gee that dressed her on the first take of her tour. Though Meghan has yet to wear any maternity wear, we wait with baited to breath to see if this refrained spending spree continues into motherhood.
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