Meghan Markle's latest dress has a plunging neck and thigh-high split

Meghan Markle's latest dress has a plunging neck and thigh-high split

Meghan Markle is undoubtedly one of the most stylish women of our era and has become a style icon thanks to her chic, minimalist and sustainable approach to fashion.

From her stylish farewell tour wardrobe to that black Givenchy dress and even her first official public appearance in a white shirt and ripped jeans to the Invictus Games, Meghan has brought a touch of LA cool and glamour to every occasion.

The California native has proved she's not afraid to break the Queen's style rules (that engagement outfit, though) and during her time in the royal family, gave the style rulebook a thoroughly modern makeover; championing both small and big brands, setting trends in the process, creating the Meghan Effect.

Both the white coat she wore for her official engagement announcement from Canadian brand Line the Label and her burgundy bag from Edinburgh brand Strathberry sold out in minutes. Plus, who can forget her Stella McCartney slinky wedding reception dress?

To that end, we're taking a look through the Duchess' style file to see why Meghan's wardrobe is the one we all want to raid...

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At the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala

Meghan Markle's most recent red carpet look is one for the ages. At last night's 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala in New York City, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex worth both in attendance, with Meghan wearing a breathtaking ruby red evening gown designed by Carolina Herrera.

The dress in question features a plunging neckline, thin straps, a fitted bodice and thigh-high split, making it a slightly bolder royal look than the kind we're used to seeing. Megan teamed the dress with matching red satin pumps, silver jewellery ad winged eyeliner. Notably, both Harry and Meghan wore poppy pins in honour of Remembrance Day.

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At the One World Observatory in Manhattan

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently stepped out for their first major public appearance since moving to the United States and welcoming their daughter Lilibet Diana back in June. Appearing at the One World Observatory in New York City, the Duchess of Sussex opted for an all-black ensemble consisting of sleek trousers and matching turtleneck, layered under an Emporio Armani coat, coupled with a pair of pointed pumps. Beauty-wise, Meghan wore her hair in her signature low bun and, honestly, she looks RADIANT. In an interview from the day, the Duchess said "it's wonderful to be back" and, yup, we couldn't agree more.

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Arriving at the Commonwealth Day Service

As one of her final royal duties, Meghan arrived at Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day Service wearing an emerald green Emilia Wickstead cape dress, a matching hat by William Chambers, neutral Aquazzura pumps and a Gabriela Hearst top handle bag.

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Attending The Mountbatten Festival of Music

The Duke and Duchess arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in matching red looks, with Meghan sporting a Safiyaa cape dress teamed with matching Stuart Weitzman shoes and a Manolo Blahnik clutch.

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Arriving at Canada House

The camel coat is a royal staple and Meghan's Reiss style is utterly timeless. The Duchess wore the piece over a silky chocolate slip skirt, caramel jumper, complete with a pair of bronze velvet heels.

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Attending the Endeavour Fund Awards

Meghan opted for a striking turquoise blue Victoia Beckham shift dress for the 2020 Endeavour Awards, which she accessorised with an indigo Stella McCartney clutch bag to match her navy suede pumps.

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Video calling with Smartworks

Smartworks charity shared a video on Instagram showing Meghan Markle talking to a client, as part of her work as patron of the woman's organisation. Zooming in from her new home in Los Angeles for the call, which took place on March 27th, Meghan chose to recycle one of her favourite red sweaters by Joseph, which she accessorised with layering dainty gold pendants. With natural fresh-faced makeup and a casual half-up do, Meghan looks relaxed in her new home, where she is currently in lockdown with Prince Harry and baby Archie. Scroll through to see the last time Meg wore the sweater and how she styled it for a royal engagement...

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Arriving at Windsor Castle with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrived at Windsor Castle to attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust and One Young World in October, 2019. For the occasion, Meghan opted for a V-neck ruby red sweater, with a matching leather BOSS midi pencil skirt and suede finish court pumps. The Duchess kept her jewellery to a minimum, donning only a pair of small earrings, her rings and an understated gold bracelet.

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Visiting Canada House for Commonwealth Day

Meghan Markle just casually wore the coat of our dreams during a day of engagements with Prince Harry. The heavily pregnant (then) Duchess chose a custom Erdem coat with matching green dress, which she wore with court shoes by go-to brand Aquazzura. And if the colour looks familiar, that might be because Kate Middleton has been wearing it a lot recently. Looks like that style advice is starting to rub off...

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Visiting the National Theatre

For her first visit as patron of the National Theatre, Meghan wore a £1,728 Brandon Maxwell mini dress with a matching £2,004 blazer, £440 Aquazzura pumps and a Carolina Herrera clutch. She added a sleek updo to finish the look.

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At the British Fashion Awards 2018

Pregnant Meghan was a surprise guest at the 2018 British Fashion Awards and looked incredible in a one-shouldered black Givenchy gown. Presenting an award to her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, Meghan thanked her for the "incredible kindness" she had shown her.

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Attending a Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, Meghan attended a Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey. Wearing a navy peplum top and skirt, Meghan finished her look with her favourite beret style hat.

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Arriving at the Royal Academy of Art in London

For her first-ever solo outing, Meghan opted for one of her favourite designers, and floored us in this black Givenchy dress with sheer sleeves and fitted velvet bodice. Keeping her accessories simple, the Duchess went for matching black heels and clutch.

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Attending the launch of her cookbook

Meghan was joined by her mum, Doria, for the launch of her charity cookbook, with both ladies embracing autumnal vibes with their outfits. Meghan wore a blue coat by Smythe, which you can still buy here, with a pleated black skirt and roll neck.

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Attending the '100 Days to Peace' commemorative concert

Meghan opted for a head-to-toe royal blue outfit to attend a charity concert in London with Prince Harry. Her sleeveless dress was by designer Jason Wu and she paired it with matching blue heels by her favourite shoe designer, Aquazzura.

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Attending a performance of Hamilton

Turns out that both Meghan and Prince Harry are big Hamilton fans, and Meghan wore one of her most daring looks yet for a performance in London. Opting for a Judith Charles Tuxedo dress, Meghan showed off her legs (sans tights may we add), and flawed us all.

Attending a wedding with Harry

For the wedding of Harry's friend Charlie van Straubenzee, Meghan opted for a navy Club Monaco dress with green, white and pink accents. The Duchess paired her look with a Philip Treacy hat and Aquazzura shoes.

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At the Sentebale Polo, Windsor

Meghan Markle's denim dress by Carolina Herrera definitely turned a few heads as the royal couple arrived at the charity Polo in July. We have our eyes on that bag, too...

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Visiting the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition

To visit Nelson Mandela's Centenary Exhibition, Meghan went for a sleeveless trench coat dress by Canadian label Nonie. Accessorising with some nude Dior pumps and a Mulberry Clifton Shoulder Bag, Meghan looked as chic as ever.

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At Wimbledon 2018

For her first Wimbledon appearance as a royal, Meghan wore a blue striped shirt and white wide leg trousers by Ralph Lauren. Although she had her favourite Panama hat, Meghan was unable to wear it as hats are banned in the royal box.

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Visiting the Gaelic Athletic Association

Meghan is showing no signs of slowing down her royal duties and made her 5th outfit change in less than 48 hours to visit the Gaelic Athletic Association with Prince Harry. This isn't the first time Meghan has worn a suit and it's a look that she pulls off like no other.

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Visiting Ireland's President

If the Roland Mouret dress Meghan Markle wore for her meeting with the President of Ireland looks familiar, that's because she wore the same design but in navy on the eve of her wedding.

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Attending a reception in Dublin, Ireland

For Meghan's third outfit change of the day (it's tough being a royal), the Duchess wore a black dress by designer Emilia Wickstead. While her outfit might seem anything but controversial, her choice of designer was a surprising one after Emilia made headlines claiming Meghan's Givenchy wedding dress was a rip off of her own design.

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On a visit to Ireland

Although original reports said Meghan's Irish outfit was a green Givenchy dress, she was actually wearing a matching top and skirt (who'd have guessed it?!). Meghan paired her emerald look with The Strathberry Midi Tote bag in tan.

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Attending the Royal Air Force centenary service

The day after Prince Louis' christening, Meghan attended the RAF centenary service at Westminster Abbey in a navy fit and flare Dior dress, that marked a completely different silhouette style for the Duchess. Meghan teamed it with another dramatic headpiece, designed by British milliner Stephen Jones and a pair of nude heels.

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At Prince Louis' christening service

For the christening of her new nephew Prince Louis, Meghan went for head to toe khaki green in a dress by American designer Ralph Lauren and matching hat by British milliner Stephen Jones.

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Attending the "Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge Reception

Taking a break from her neutral coloured wardrobe, Meghan flawed us in this bright yellow shift dress by American designer Brandon Maxwell. It is thought that Meghan has stuck to a neutral colour palette when attending events with the Queen, in order not to upstage her Majesty. But as Queenie was nowhere to be seen, Meghan went bright, although she kept her shoes neutral in nude Manolo Blahnik heels.

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Attending the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony

In a dress that was reminiscent of her Trooping the Colour look, Meghan wore a light pink, double breasted Prada dress for her latest royal engagement with the Queen. Teaming it with black Aquazzura heels and a black clutch, Meghan looked elegant as always.

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At Royal Ascot 2018

Since her wedding day, Meghan is clearly having a Givenchy moment and arrived at Royal Ascot in a button down white dress by the design house. Sticking to a monochrome look, Meghan paired it with black accessories including a Philip Treacy hat.

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With the Queen at a royal engagement in Cheshire

Meghan joined the Queen for her first royal engagement without Prince Harry and while her Majesty opted for bright green, Meghan again chose a nude dress by Givenchy.

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At Trooping the Colour 2018

Meghan attended her first ever Trooping the Colour with all the members of the royal family in June 2018. For the occasion she went for a pink buttoned Caroline Herrera dress, teamed with a Philip Treacy hat.

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Attending Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Party

For her first official royal engagement, Meghan chose a pale blush dress by one of Kate Middleton's favourite designers, Goat. Although previously being a fan of bare legs, Meghan stuck with royal protocol and wore nude tights for the first time (much to the Internet's delight).

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Heading to her evening wedding reception

For her evening reception Meghan slipped into this slinky halterneck gown by British designer Stella McCartney. In fact we were so busy staring at the dress that we almost missed the turquoise ring on her finger, which belonged to Princess Diana and was a gift to Meghan from her new husband.

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On her wedding day

For her big day Meghan wore a beautiful yet simple Givenchy gown but turned up the drama with her dramatic 16.5ft veil and tiara, which previously belonged to the Queen's grandmother, Queen Mary.

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Arriving at Clivedon House

On the eve of her wedding Meghan was pictured with her mother Doria Ragland arriving at Clivedon house in a smart navy dress and grey suede heels.

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Attending the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey

After attending a 5am Anzac Day memorial, Meghan had a quick outfit change for a service at Westminster Abbey. Opting for all black, Meghan went for black culottes with a matching black jacket and beret.

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Attending the Anzac Day memorial service

For her first Anzac Day service, Meghan opted for a muted outfitaccessorising her grey coat with a black wide brimmed hat and mini black Gucci bag.

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At the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence

Meghan decided to wear a navy and white printed Hugo Boss dress to attend the memorial service for Stephen Lawrence. Arm in arm with Hazza, Meghan matched the gown with nude court shoes and a silk clutch by Wilbur and Gussie.

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At the Queen's Birthday Party

Not all superheroes wear capes, as Meghan proved when she arrived at the Queen's birthday party in this stunning navy Stella McCartney design.

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Attending the Invictus Games Reception

Following Kate Middleton's lead, Meghan did her first outfit repeat, pairing her Alexander McQueen suit jacket from February with a stunning green floral Self Portrait dress.

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Attending the Women's Empowerment reception in London

Who would have known that Kim Kardashian wore Meghan's exact same chic dress all the way back in 2007. In fact, the Halo dress is a celebrity favourite and has been seen on Blake Lively, Tyra Banks and Scarlett Johansson.

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Arriving at a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum

Meghan totally embraced the UK's heatwave in this white pinstripe dress by Australian designer Altuzarra. Plus she might have just worn her most affordable accessory yet, a £171 bag by Australian brand Oroton.

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At the 2018 Invictus Games Team Trials

Single handedly bringing the boot cut jean back, Meghan went for a much more casual look (heels aside) to watch the trials for this year's Invictus Games.

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Visiting Northern Ireland

Some people might not be able to cope with Meghan's messy bun, but we are so here for it. Making a surprise visit to Belfast, Meghan wore a Mackage coat, Victoria Beckham jumper, Greta Constantine skirt and Charlotte Elizabeth bag.

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Arriving at the 2018 Commonwealth Day Service

It takes a lot to pull off a beret (especially a white one), but Meghan flawed us all with her matching cream Amanda Wakeley coat and hat. Continuing her support for British fashion designers, Meghan teamed her outfit with a Mulberry bag.

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Visiting Birmingham

Meghan might not have been born a Brit, but with her impressive coat selection, she clearly should have been. She teamed her J Crew coat with a white All Saints jumper that had a very special hidden meaning.

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Visiting Edinburgh

Meghan went all out with the tartan for trip to Scotland with this tartan Burberry coat and matching green Strathberry bag (just don't mention the fact that she was wearing the same outfit as a horse).

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Attending the Endeavour Fund Awards in London

One of our favourite looks to date, Meghan looked incredible in this Alexander McQueen suit, complete with a white pussy-bow blouse and stiletto black pumps. Props to Harry for sacrificing himself in the rain, what a gent.

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On a visit to Cardiff

Underneath that black Stella McCartney coat of dreams, Meghan wore a checked, off-the-shoulder jacket by Theory proving that she has learned how key it is to layer in this cold, cold place.

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Attending Church on Christmas Day

Meghan Markle arrived at Church on Christmas Day wearing a camel wrap coat with tan boots and a matching hat. No word on where her coat is from yet, but we're sure it'll be sold out in seconds anyway!

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Official engagement photos December 2017

It's fair to say we all lost our tiny minds when Harry and Meghan released their official engagement pictures. Meghan did not disappoint with her outfit choice, going against the grain and the Queen's style rules in this sheer Ralph and Russo gown which costs a mere £45,000.

On her first official royal engagement in Nottingham, 2017

Meghan looked her usual classy self for her first official royal engagement with Prince Harry. Wearing a navy double breasted wool coat from Canadian brand Mackage and a Strathberry Midi-Tote handbag, both of which sold out instantly obvs.

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Toronto Invictus Games, 2017

Meghan wore some seriously chic casual looks at the 2017 Invictus Games, including this trench and black skinny jean combo.

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Toronto Invictus Games, 2017

The day that she stepped out holding Harry's hand, Meghan did actually have a little bit of knee on show but perhaps the Queen's rules don't extend to ripped jeans.

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Toronto Invictus Games, 2017

Meghan Markle elegantly 'shrobed' (shoulder robed) her berry leather jacket to cover her shoulders at the 2017 Invictus games. The actress took a leaf out of Kate Middleton's book and went for a colour-blocking look all the way down to her accessories.

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Suits season 7 premiere, 2017

For a red carpet event celebrating the new season of Meghan's show, Suits, the actress wore a pretty floral dress that finished at her calves. Red strappy sandals completed the look.

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Watching Harry play Polo, May 2017

Meghan was spotted for the first time with Prince Harry when she watched him play Polo this summer. The star wore a long, ruffled Antonio Berardi dress with a white blazer.

July, 2016

Meghan wore a scarlet red dress for an appearance on the Today Show in July 2016.

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May, 2016

Before dating Harry, Meghan wore this short shorts suit co-ord to a party in Hollywood.

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April, 2016

Meghan really pulled off the whole sheer trend in this cut-out lace dress.

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March, 2016

Is it just us or is Meghan serving Sandy from Grease realness in this all-black get-up?

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January, 2016

For an awards back in 2016, Meghan matched her berry lipstick to her mini dress.

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June, 2015

If the Queen isn't a fan of exposed knees or shoulders, we're not sure how she'd feel about bras...

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February, 2015

At the 2015 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund gala, Meghan went for a tuxedo-style mini metallic dress.

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October, 2014

This navy elegant fishtail dress was the perfect choice for the charity benefit Meghan attended.

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February, 2014

This studded leather jacket was the perfect addition to Meghan's otherwise prim and proper look.

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November, 2013

We love this strapless LBD on the suits actress. The wavy hair and gold accessories are giving us vintage Hollywood vibes.

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October, 2013

For a film premiere in 2013, Meghan wore some seriously statement shoes with her green and black bodycon dress.

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September, 2013

A khaki suede mini dress and gold heels were the order of the day at fashion week in 2013.

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September, 2013

Meghan selected this fashion-forward midriff-baring co-ord for a trip to Fashion Week in 2013.

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