We’ve obsessed over every non-maternity coat the Duchess of Sussex has donned throughout her pregnancy, but now that Meghan Markle is in the home stretch, we’d be remiss if we didn’t do a deep dive into her shoes, most of which were sky-high. Yep, no swollen ankles for this royal mama. In fact, Meghan wore flats only a handful of times. (We’re impressed.) Without further ado, our trimester-by-trimester guide.
From Flats to Four Inches: Meghan Markle’s Maternity Shoes by Trimester
October 15: Rothy’s Flats
October 17: 2.5-inch J.Crew Ankle Boots
A day in the Australian countryside requires booties, no? Meghan chose a more sensible (sort of?) suede option for a low-key farm tour.
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October 18: 4-inch Manolo Blahnik Pumps
She met guide dogs, cooked and even playfully tossed around a football while wearing these suede navy pumps in Melbourne.
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October 21: Veja Sneakers
October 22: Sarah Flint Sandals
We know Meghan was still in her first trimester, but we applaud her effort to squeeze her toes into this strappy style for a walkabout on Fraser Island.
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October 24: 4.3-inch Castaner Espadrilles
We all know that wedges are sturdier than your average heel—which is probably why Meghan wore them while traipsing around Suvo, Fiji’s capital city.
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October 28: 4-inch Stuart Weitzman Heels
Meghan threw this barely-there "Nudist" style on for a reception at the Government House in New Zealand.
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October 29: 3.5-inch Stuart Weitzman Boots
Meghan chose this lace-up style for the second day of her tour in New Zealand.
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October 29: Adidas x Stella McCartney Stan Smiths
As she rounded out the first trimester, Meghan chose another pair of sneakers for a day of hiking Abel Tasman Park.
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November 21: 3.75-inch Givenchy Ankle Boots
With a barely-there bump in November, Meghan wore this funky style for a visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen. (We like that they’re structural but also appear to have some give.)
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December 10: 4.25-inch Tamara Mellon Heels
Meghan had totally “popped” when she decided to throw on this gold strappy pair of Grecian-like heels for the British Fashion Awards in London. Well-played.
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December 18: 4.25-inch Aquazzura Pumps
This isn’t the first (or last) time Meghan wore the “Deneuve”: Here, she put on a bow-heel style for a visit to the Brinsworth House care home.
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January 10: 4-inch Gianvito Rossi Pumps
Meghan wore this sheer (called “plexi”) cow print style to a royal event at Smartworks in January.
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February 1, 2019: 3.3-inch Sarah Flint Boots
Meghan was in Bristol, England. It was snowing. But there were royal well-wishers to be greeted—and a pair of suede olive-hued knee-high boots to be worn.
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February 7: 4-inch Aquazzura Mules
February 24: Birdie’s Slipper
February 24: 4-inch Dior Heels
Girl is in her third trimester—but that didn’t stop Meghan from dressing to the nines in these metallic stilettos for a formal dinner reception in Morocco.
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February 25: 2.75-inch Manolo Blahnik Slingbacks
More from Morocco: These black satin and polka-dot pumps were dainty—but kept Meghan steady—as she strolled around the Andalusian Gardens with Harry.
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March 11: 4.25-inch Aquazzura Pumps
Note the royal repeat! There must be something about this brand that keeps Meghan coming back. For a visit to the Canada House in March, she was nearing 36(ish) weeks, but still chose to teeter in this slim stiletto style.
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