Meghan Markle Seriously Stuns in Bright Red Carolina Herrera Gown During Surprise NYC Appearance

We woke up this morning to find that Meghan Markle had brought us an early Christmas present in the form of a gorgeous red gown.

Markle returned to New York yesterday with Prince Harry after visiting the city only a couple months ago. The pair attended the Salute to Freedom Gala hosted by the Intrepid Museum in order to present the Intrepid Valor Award to service members and veterans living with the invisible wounds of war.

While rumors floated that Prince Harry would be in attendance, Markle's appearance was a complete surprise, and she certainly caught everyone's attention.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a bright red gown designed by Carolina Herrera's Creative Director, Wes Gordon. The elegant design featured a plunging neckline and heart-shaped bodice, as well as a flowing pleated skirt. The skirt included an interior layer with a slit cut right down the middle. She paired the gown with matching red Samia slingback pumps from Giuseppe Zanotti.

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You might have noticed that Markle is sporting a red poppy flower pin, as is Prince Harry. This is to show support for the fallen WWI soldiers as a symbol of remembrance in honor of Remembrance Day on November 11th.

In addition to her monochromatic ensemble, Markle accessorized with some brilliant jewelry as well. Thanks to the Instagram account @elitefashionpolice, we learned that the duchess is wearing a pair of Snowstorm diamond earrings in white gold from the Birks Snowflake Collection. They can be seen in the shot below of Markle laughing. She also added a Cartier Love bracelet and one of Princess Diana's diamond tennis bracelets.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen holding hands while walking the red carpet (as they often do), and we got a better look at the back of Markle's dress where we can fully appreciate that formidable skirt.

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An original sketch of Markle's dress was shared to the Carolina Herrera Instagram account, too.

Markle's fashion is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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