Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Brandon Maxwell Shirt Dress in Australia Edition

The Duchess of Sussex paired the look with heirloom jewelry that belonged to Princess Diana.
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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in Brandon Maxwell at a reception hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove in Sydney. Photo: Andrew Parsons — Pool/Getty Images

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in Brandon Maxwell at a reception hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove in Sydney. Photo: Andrew Parsons — Pool/Getty Images

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."

As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex continue their Aussie tour, Meghan Markle continues to display impeccable wardrobe choices Down Under. After wearing a white sheath dress by Australian designer Karen Gee, the Duchess chose to don the work an American designer for a second appearance. 

At a reception hosted by the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove, she wore an olive, button-up Brandon Maxwell shirt dress with a pleated skirt and additional pleating detail on the bodice. A piece from the designer's Spring 2019 collection, the frock is tailored but not stiff and covered-up but still fun. (Though the dress in that exact shade does not currently appear to be for sale, it can be pre-ordered in red.)

The Duchess paired the dress with simple nude heels and gold jewelry, the latter of which has been identified as heirloom butterfly earrings and an heirloom bracelet from Princess Diana's collection. Incredibly touching.

For the occasion, the Duchess wore her hair in a low bun, with some loose tendrils framing her face — as has become somewhat of a signature for her. Her makeup, as is usually the case, was muted and natural, allowing her natural skin tone and freckles to show through.

Photo: Andrew Parsons — Pool/Getty Images

Photo: Andrew Parsons — Pool/Getty Images

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