Meghan Markle's maternity wardrobe has gone from strength to strength in her second pregnancy - and this weekend's outfit was no exception. Appearing in a pre-recorded video message for Global Citizen's Vax Live Concert, which also featured messages from President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Markle chose a poppy-printed shirt dress from Carolina Herrera, the label she wore for her and her husband's pregnancy announcement on social media, which is still available to buy for £1,515. It's another great example of how, even when heavily pregnant, it is possible to side-step maternity clothes that will then, inevitably, languish in your wardrobe.
And P.S – the dress' tomato red colour and floral pattern are also set for greatness this summer (Sienna Miller wore a pleated and blossom-sprinkled cape dress from Gucci, confirming the trend late last month).
But what was even more notable than the dress was her jewellery, which she often makes sure carries a symbolic message. Markle wore £25,000 worth of necklaces and bracelets, while her watch, a £17,800 Cartier design, famously belonged to Princess Diana.
Cartier's Love bangle, which retails for £5,650, sat on the same wrist next to a gold tennis bracelet from celebrity-favourite Jennifer Meyer. But perhaps the most significant of all was her choice of necklace from Awe. The Women Power Goddess Charm, which is made from ethically-sourced materials, combines the protesting first with the female symbol for Venus, and it couldn't have chimed more with the video's message about how the virus has had a disproportionate impact on women.
'With the surge in gender-based violence, the increased responsibility of unpaid care work, and new obstacles that have reversed so much progress for women in the workplace, we're at an inflection point for gender equity. Women, and especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out,' she said.