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."
They say life isn't full of enough surprises, so on Thursday, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle took that to heart and surprised event-goers at Duke of Sussex Prince Harry's charity fundraising polo match, in support of children affected by AIDS.
For the occasion, the Duchess wore a navy, chambray-like belted wrap dress courtesy of Carolina Herrera's Resort 2019 collection — also known as Wes Gordon's fantastic debut as creative director of the American legacy house. The Duchess has formally worn Gordon's designs for Carolina Herrera in the past, most recently a powder pink off-the-shoulder two-piece set at the Trooping the Colour celebrations at Buckingham Palace last month.
Thursday's look, however, is decidedly more casual as it's not for a formal ceremony: She paired the denim-style dress with J.Crew's Fan Rattan Clutch, Aquazzura's nude Deneuve 105 Pumps, Tom Ford's Emma Sunglasses and a pair of blue topaz Bee Chic earrings from Canadian jeweler Birks.
Something I can't help thinking about: When one is a Duchess, surprise appearances occur at polo matches of all places, rather than at wine-bar happy hours at which you told your friends you'd "try to make it" if you were able to "get out of the office in time." Whatever!
See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below: