Meghan Markle’s best maternity moments and how to steal her style for less

Meghan Markle’s best maternity moments and how to steal her style for less

March 21, 2019

When Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy back in February there was never any danger of her reaching for the comfort step shoes and slipping on a pair of comfy leggings.

But no one could have predicted quite how influential her maternity style would be. 

The Duchess has clocked up an impressive 75 plus maternity outfits to date, experimenting with a selection of new labels, continuing to champion her designer favourites and managing to source a selection of incredible vintage finds. 

And even more impressively she’s attended all but one official engagement wearing four inch heels, except for one occasion in Melbourne where she wore a pair of ballet flats to the beach. 

Which any mum will tell you is no mean feat.

According to Meghan's top brands during her pregnancy have been Aquazzura, Givenchy, Stuart Weitzman and Outland Denim. 

Meghan wore the Australian jeans brand six times in the space of one month and according to Vanity Fair the ethical brand saw sales increase by +2,300% with searches for the brand also shooting up +3,000%.

So you can see there's a serious side to Meghan's style as she has the influence to boost sales and give small businesses massive exposure. 

Thanks to the 'Meghan maternity effect' searches for brand Karen Gee shot up by 5,800 per cent, giving the designer a global reach she would probably never achieved without the influence of the Duchess. 

The designer's website crashed after the Duchess wore her bespoke 'Blessed' shift dress. 

“It’s an absolute honor to have Meghan wear our dress,” Gee told

“The fact that she could choose anyone in the world and she’s chosen Karen Gee on her first day is phenomenal.”

Mum-of-five Karen added: “The purpose of the brand is to encourage women to feel good no matter what size and shape they are.

"I truly believe Meghan is empowering because she is confident, backs herself—and who doesn’t love her?”

When Meghan was spotted wearing a pair of Veja V-10 trainers during the royal tour of Australia searches for 'Veja sneakers' went up by 300% overnight. 

It's no coincidence they're now one of the most popular and fashionable trainer brands. have also reported her most liked outfit was the black one shoulder Givenchy gown she wore to the Fashion Awards in December which received over 356K likes online. 

Another favourite was the golden Dior gown she wore to a state dinner in Morocco on February 24 which received 287,000 likes. 

Her least liked outfit was a Givenchy semi see through sweater and skirt worn in October, which received only 39,000 likes, still not to be sniffed at.

Meghan, 37, has incredible style so it’s not surprising she’s aced maternity chic.

 But her love of fashion has meant she’s tackled maternity style with a fresh approach and there are some simple style tips we can all learn from.

Here’s how to steal her maternity style.

Brocade dress and Amanda Wakeley coat to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Prince Charle's Investiture on March 5

Meghan is a fan of sharp tailoring and has continued to channel this look throughout her pregnancy. 

A style top we can all steal is layering a elegant long line jacket over a dress to give a sleek silhouette. 

To honour the Prince of Wales at a Buckingham Palace reception Meghan opted for a silver and brocade dress and a chic white Amanda Wakeley coat.

The Duchess accessorised with a £205 Wilbur and Gussie oyster silk clutch and a pair of £525 suede Paul Andrew pumps.

Get the look:

Notch lapel single breasted wool coat was £259 now £181.30 The White Company

Yumi metallic jaquard gold dress was £90 now £63 John Lewis

Envelope clutch £7.50 Boohoo

Nude suede courts £69 Office


Reiss dress at panel discussion at Kings College London on International Women's Day

Meghan joined a host of powerful women including Annie Lennox, Adwoa Aboah, Julia Gillard, Chrisann Jarrett and Angeline Murimirwa for a panel discussion on International Women's Day. 

The Duchess opted for a retro inspired shift from British high street brand Reiss.

She teamed the £185 'Azzura' dress with an Alexander McQueen blazer her favourite Manolo Blahnik pumps and a Stella McCartney clutch.

Get the look:

'Azzura' swirl printed shift dress £85 Reiss

'Ava' tailored blazer was £229 now £114 Isabella Oliver

'Billiee' metal trim clutch £63, Dune

Meghan Markle opted for an all cream ensemble consisting of an H&M maternity dress and an Armani cashmere coat for a visit to the Mayhew animal welfare charity

The Duchess championed the high street in an H&M 'Mama' maternity dress on a visit to Mayhew, the animal welfare charity she is Patron of. 

The £24.99 dress looked fantastic teamed with the tailored coat. 

Unsurprisingly the affordable dress sold out in under 24 hours but they still have a grey version available online. reported that searches for 'H&M maternity' shot up by 179% overnight. 

The dress soon popped on ebay for much as 6 times the retail price (£150).

Meghan completed the look with a Stella McCartney bag and a pair of suede nude courts.

Get the look:

MAMA fine knit dress £24.99 H&M

'Maisie' mid length coat £285 Reiss

Cream chain trim bag was £42 now £20 River Island

Wearing bespoke Givenchy to the Endeavour Fund Awards in February

The Duchess looked incredible on the red carpet when she arrived at Draper's Hall wearing a bespoke Givenchy ensemble that was designed to create the illusion of a gown. 

Meghan teamed her  crisp white shirt and long black skirt with a box clutch a pair of £530 'Rendez Vouz 105' Aquazzura black and gold mules.

Get the look:

White maternity button through shirt £22 Next

Black maternity maxi tube skirt with comfort panel was £19.99 now £10 Yours Clothing

Leather mules £89.99 Zara

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