Behind every great man prince, is a woman who really wears the pants in the relationship. Just ask Meghan Markle, who’s been turning the royal fashion game on its head since the first time she stepped out with her fiancé, Prince Harry. Markle often eschews ladylike decorum in favor of menswear-inspired pieces and sometimes even—gasp—jeans. Here, seven times the royal-to-be stepped out wearing pants.
All the Times Meghan Markle (Literally) Wore the Pants
When She Rocked The Divisive Ripped Jeans Seen ’round The World
The Markle fashion saga begins in a relatable place—the land of ripped jeans. Markle turned heads (and deeply offended some members of the Twittersphere) when she made her first appearance with Prince Harry in ripped Mother Denim jeans and a Misha Nonoo button-down fittingly titled the “Husband Shirt.” Is it the perfect farmers’ market getup? Duh. Would we wear it for our first public outing with a prince? Wait, why? Who’s asking? *Blushes*
When She Wore All The Neutrals For Her First Public Outing Of 2018
Markle offset her fashion-forward wide-leg Burberry trousers with a camel Smythe Brando coat, Jigsaw scarf, black Marks and Spencer bell-sleeve sweater and black almond-toed heels during a visit to Reprezent Radio on January 9. Looks like Markle’s fashion motto is, “When in doubt, neutral it out.”
When She Donned All Black Everything (with A Pop Of Color)
Markle gave a sartorial nod to the locals during her visit to Cardiff Castle in Wales with Prince Harry on January 18. The royal fashionista paired jeans by Welsh company Hiut Denim Co. with a Stella McCartney coat and a bag by the British brand DeMellier. The overall look? Practically perfect in every way.
And Suited Up For A Night Out
Markle proved she’s Kate Middleton’s fashion foil in a structured Alexander McQueen tuxedo during an evening appearance with Prince Harry for the Endeavor Fund Awards in London on February 1. It’s simple, polished and much easier to move in than a ball gown, amirite?
When She Proved A Monochromatic Look Can Be Bold
When She Strutted Her Stuff In Tapered Trousers
Markle feted International Women’s Day in skinny black Alexander Wang trousers, a white turtleneck from British brand AllSaints, a classic J.Crew coat and a navy Altuzarra handbag in Birmingham, England, on March 8. The ensemble's simultaneously fresh and classic, which is basically the royal-in-training's fashion M.O.
And Finally, When She Kept It Casual At The Invictus Games Trials
Markle payed homage to her 2017 Invictus Games outfit by wearing black boot-cut Mother Denim jeans at the 2018 Invictus Games Trials on April 6 in Bath, England. She kept the ensemble looking polished with an olive duster from Babaton by Aritzia, heeled booties and the same Invictus Games polo as Prince Harry.