Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect™ with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."
Trying to look professional, or at least sort of covered up, in the dog days of summer can be tricky. High temperatures make it tempting to opt for as little clothing as possible, but if you're someone with good reason to avoid baring it all — let's say, a person with an office job or maybe even a newly-minted member of the British royal family — you may need to avoid wearing a bikini and Daisy Dukes, at least on certain occasions, no matter how hot it gets. As usual, the Duchess of Sussex has proven her ability to navigate this sartorial conundrum with aplomb. Her solution? A sleeveless trench coat dress.
Meghan Markle's version worn on Tuesday, a belted blush-colored dress that hit just below the knee, felt summery and light without compromising Markle's famously put-together style. Donned for her visit to The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London, the structured dress was accessorized with nude stiletto heels by Dior and a simple clutch by Mulberry in the same rosy hue. For those looking to emulate the Duchess's look, you're in luck — her trench dress, made by Canadian label Nonie, is currently being sold for $825.
See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below: