Meghan Markle has finally started shopping in the maternity department.
On Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex, 37, visited Smart Works, a sponsorship that provides unemployed women with free clothing and job interview training. And for her first public appearance in 2019, Markle, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry this spring, showed off her growing baby bump in a maternity dress for the first time since announcing her pregnancy last October. .
Markle wore Hatch’s “Eliza” dress ($ 218), a curvaceous midi-length knit pattern with short sleeves. The maternity brand is a favorite of celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Kourtney Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson. Founder Ariane Goldman is undoubtedly thrilled to add the Duchess to her list of famous fans: In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter last fall, Goldman joked: âDo you know someone who knows Meghan Markle ?
The Duchess of Sussex teamed her dress with a khaki twill coat from Oscar de la Renta ($ 2,990), cow-print Gianvito Rossi pumps with sheer PVC panels ($ 537 for a similar style), the bag Victoria Beckham’s “Vanity Box” leather ($ 1,355), Kimai “Felicity” earrings ($ 804 a pair) and a Missoma “Interstellar” ring ($ 59).
Midi dresses have long been Markle’s favorites, but some fashion experts say she should consider other silhouettes for the rest of her pregnancy.
âWe saw her a lot in this midi length which is very fashionable, and I’m not sure it’s flattering when you’re pregnant. So I think we could see her shorten the hem compared to what we saw her before pregnancy, âsaid designer Cecile Reinaud, whose maternity label SÃ©raphine is loved by both Kate and Pippa Middleton. , at Page Six Style in October.
Reinaud continued, âThis kind of mid-calf length tends to make the skirt look like a tent, and obviously nobody wants that. It is therefore quite difficult to achieve this midi length, unless it is a body-con. As soon as it’s a bit of an A-line, it gives you too much circular volume on the skirt and gives you the effect of a tent.
By selecting looks that hug her curves, like the Hatch dress, Markle will be able to hold onto her beloved midi until her due date.