Flashback to September 24, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (and sweet, sweet Archie) officially kicked off their royal tour of Southern Africa—the first since they jetted to Australia and New Zealand this time last year. (Yes, it’s only been a year since Markle announced her pregnancy, had a baby and is back in action—whew!) Sure, with every royal tour, we have their admirable work to look forward to (like Prince Harry retracing Princess Diana’s footsteps), but there’s also the fashion. Oh, the fashion. Here, every gorgeous ensemble Markle donned on the trip.
Meghan Markle’s Best Looks from Her Africa Tour
When Meghan Wore A Sustainable Wrap Dress In Nyanga
The black-and-white maxi style—paired effortlessly with her go-to wedges from Castañer—is from Mayamiko, which sources its materials from Malawi. (It was also perfect for dancing.)
Get the look: Reformation dress ($218); Leith dress ($59); Castaner wedges ($120); Boden wedges ($110)
And Rewore Her Veronica Beard Shirtdress For A Night At The Museum
#Tbt to the royal tour last October when Markle wore this look in Tonga. It’s also proof that royal blue (with a twinge of aqua) is definitely her color. (Love the repeat Castañer wedges, too.)
Get the look: Topshop dress ($85); DVF dress ($485); Castaner wedges ($120)
When Meghan Kept Things Casual At Monwabisi Beach
White button-up? Check. Denim jacket? Check. Huarache sandals? Check. Markle really nailed the beach vibe—and demonstrated that even a duchess can dress low-key.
Get the look: Mother jeans ($147); Madewell jacket ($118); Grayson button-up ($138); Sbicca sandals ($80); Brother Vellies flats ($225)
And Looked Effortlessly Put Together For Heritage Day
This Staud dress—worn for the celebrations in the Bo Kaap district of Cape Town—was sophisticated and easy. Even better? Girl knows how to mark an occasion in flats.
Get the look: Staud dress ($325); Rosetta Getty dress ($875); Sam Edelman flats ($120)
Cue The Next Royal Repeat At A Reception For Yopros
Markle first debuted this Martin Grant dress on Bondi Beach last fall. This time, she wore the maxi style to an evening reception honoring youth leadership and activism at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Cape Town. Bravo.
Get the look: Marnie dress ($149); Bailey Blue dress ($30)
When Meghan Dressed Easy Breezy To Intro Archie To The Archbishop
This silky, belted Club Monaco style was a standout for Markle, even though all eyes were actually on Archie. (Come on, did you see his pinstripe overalls?)
Get the look: LoveShackFancy dress ($495); Rixo dress ($330); Les Reveries dress ($560); Gianvito Rossi pumps ($675)
All Hail Meghan’s Black Jumpsuit To Celebrate Mothers2mothers
Cool and classic—especially in all black. (Did we mention she previously wore this while guest editing the September issue of Vogue?) The best statement-making outfit for her first solo event. Also, meeting with female entrepreneurs = power heels.
Get the look: Everlane jumpsuit ($120); Manolo Blahnik pumps ($665)
But Also Her Pivot To Jeans And A Tank To Honor A Victim Of Gun Violence
In a shirt from Madewell and jeans from DL1961, Markle privately tied a ribbon in remembrance of a 19-year-old who was tragically killed.
Get the look: Noisy May top ($35); Rebecca Taylor top ($195); DL1961 jeans ($168)
When She Wore A Total Power Skirt To Meet With Female Activists
What could have been a simple black and white ensemble is anything but thanks to the bold piping on this pull-on flare sweater skirt. (Also, fun fact: Her top is said to be designed by Meghan’s bestie, Misha Nonoo.)
Get the look: Sonia Rykiel skirt ($224); Gabriela Hearst skirt ($1,450); Treasure & Bond tank ($29); ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo tank ($68)
And—surprise!—showed Up In Johannesburg To Visit Victoria Yards
Another day, another belted shirtdress. (Love the pop of color via the red flats, Meg!)
Get the look: Wilfred shirtdress ($148); Heidi Klein dress ($430); Everlane flats ($155)
When She Wore A Trench Dress To Tour The University Of Johannesburg
We all know how much Markle loves a double-breasted style, but this time she had a slight wardrobe malfunction. (Also, her signature Stuart Weitzman pumps.)
Get the look: Banana Republic dress ($139); Stuart Weitzman pumps ($415)
And Another Shirtdress To Honor The Work Of Actionaid
It’s officially her 2019 signature look. (Love the green.)
Get the look: Topshop dress ($75); Sam Edelman pumps ($140)
It’s Official: The Shirtdress Is The New Boat Neck For Meghan
On the final day of the Africa tour, Markle stepped out to meet with young entrepreneurs in Tembisa with Harry wearing all white (the dress is from ethical label Hannah Lavery), plus a pop of color via her red Madewell earrings. She also rewore her favorite Stuart Weitzman pumps.
Get the look: Sies Marjan dress ($895); Co shirtdress ($695); Panacea earrings ($48); Oscar de la Renta earrings ($390); Stuart Weitzman pumps ($395)
On The Last Day, She Wore A Lengthened Trench Dress To Meet With Nelson Mandela’s Widow
It was one final royal rewear with a reason: The dusty pink style was the same one from House of Nonie that she wore to an exhibition marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth in London in July 2018. Brava, Meg, brava.
Get the look: Halston dress ($318); Asos dress ($64); Sam Edelman pumps ($120)