5 Times Meghan Markle Stole Sartorial Inspiration From Her Iconic Suits Character Rachel Zane

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Recently, Meghan Markle returned to New York on official business. From celebrating Nelson Mandela Day at the UN to having lunch with journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem—the Duchess of Sussex was rubbing shoulders with heavyweights across town. Fans of the former actor and current royalty were quick to notice that her wardrobe on this trip reminded them of her Rachel Zane days. A solid sheath dress, towering high shoes, crisp white shirt and an overall sleek vibe that her character represented back in the day.

Meghan spent 7 years playing the smart and sassy paralegal who dressed like she meant business. Her wardrobe on the show was made of every corporate worker’s formal wear dreams. Neutral palette, tailored pencil skirts, shirts, wrap-around blouses and well-fitted one-toned dresses—Suits costume designer Jolie Andreatta practically nailed the memo. Even when she quit the show and moved on from showbiz to pursue a different life with Prince Harry, Meghan’s sartorial sense always had a heavy influence from her iconic character. Here are all the times Meghan’s reel-life and real-life style interspersed, give her fans a hint of nostalgia while she carried on with her royal duties.

1. Straight Fit Black Skirt Set


For her day at the UN, Meghan opted for a black mid-length Givenchy skirt set with front pocket detail and finished the look with a Mulberry bag, stilettos and a sleek ponytail. A simple look that reminded us of her all-black skirt and shirt ensemble from her Suits days.

2. Buttoned Up White Shirt


The white shirt has been a staple in Meghan’s closet since her Suits days. She likes big collared shirts with a scrunched up sleeve which can be paired in versatile ways. Exhibit A: A black pencil skirt, as she wore while arguing her case in the show. Exhibit B: A pair of black straight-cut denims, Meghan wore this Misha Nono shit for a launch event and pair it with tan pumps and belt.

3. Sharp Pencil Skirt


Nobody loves a good pencil skirt quite like Meghan. She is often seen experimenting with the cut within the style. This flared peplum pencil skirt was first worn by her during one of the early seasons of Suits with a sheer laced black blouse. This time around, Meghan styled her emerald green peplum skirt with an off-white blouse and a dull grey jacket.

4. All Things Neutral


Every shade under the neutral palette has been tried and tested by the Duchess of Sussex. Not a fan of bright and bold since her Suits days, Meghan loved wearing nude shades with a bit of ivory or tone-on-tone. Matching through and through, she even likes to coordinate her accessories with the attire, like seen in both pictures above.

5. More Of The Monochrome


Less is more has been her motto from the beginning, especially when it comes to adding colour to her wardrobe. Back on the sets of Suits, Meghan was often styled in monochromatic ensembles—sticking to her styling mantra from the acting days, Meghan continues to pick monochromatic outfits over jazzy colour combinations.

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- Junior Digital Editor


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