Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Reiss Swirl-Printed Shift Dress Edition

It's rare to see the Duchess of Sussex wearing prints — let alone such a groovy, '60s-era motif.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in a Reiss shift dress at an International Women's Day panel discussion at King's College London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in a Reiss shift dress at an International Women's Day panel discussion at King's College London. Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

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."

March 8 is International Women's Day, so we're not surprised that Meghan Markle is out and about to help spread awareness. The Duchess of Sussex arrived at King's College in London on Friday to join a panel hosted by the The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, of which Markle was recently appointed as Vice President. She joined a group of activists, including model and Gurls Talk co-founder Adwoa Aboah, to discuss current issues that women face today.

For her latest appearance, she wore a Reiss shift dress, known as the "Azzura," in a black-and-white 1960s-style swirl print. It's rare to see the Duchess wearing prints — let alone such a groovy, retro-era motif. To polish off her look, she paired her dress with a black blazer from Alexander McQueen, a pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Stella McCartney clutch.

As for beauty, the Duchess wore her hair in one of her signature updos — a perfectly coiffed bun that inspired the runway beauty looks at New York Fashion Week — along with minimal, natural makeup to highlight her glowing complexion. We're expecting another MM appearance after the weekend, so stay tuned.

See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below:

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