Meghan Markle recycles her purple maternity dress


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Unlike other fashion-forward celebrities, Meghan Markle isn’t shy about wearing the same outfit twice, which is one of the reasons her royal wardrobe is so appealing.

In fact, it helped her become something of an icon of ethical fashion, as well as her fondness for eco-friendly designers. While many of us can relate to her outfit repeating tendencies, she took it to a new level by repeating a maternity outfit. Maternity clothes, although being a A $2 Billion Industry and another thing expectant mums need to worry about, isn’t usually something non-royals think about wearing again, especially when they are not waiting.

But in his first public appearance since the release of the documentary Harry & Meghan: A trip to Africa, Meghan attended the One Young World Summit in London wearing a dress that was not only quite affordable, but also something she wore when she was pregnant.

According to vogue, the purple long sleeve midi dress is a style from Aritzia called the Babaton Maxwell dress. Before it was sold, it cost $50 (was $138). The Duchess wore it with navy suede pumps by Manolo Blahnik to the summit, which is a forum where young leaders from around the world come together and discuss current issues. The last time Meghan wore the dress was in January this year when she was six months pregnant with baby Archie.

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This time she wore it with a $1,500 red coat, from Canadian fashion label Sentaler, and red heels. (Was this bold color combination a secret homage to the Red Hat Society? I’d like to think so.) Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, is also known to wear her maternity clothes again, but usually when she’s is pregnant.

Kudos to Meghan Markle for once again being an enduring, rule-breaking icon.

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