Myriad recent appearances by the Duchess of Sussex have proved to be catnip for royal watchers and fashion lovers alike. Shortly after joining sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on Saturday for the women’s final at Wimbledon (wearing Ralph Lauren), the royal has proved that she’s found her fashion stride. On Tuesday, the Duchess was photographed on her way to the Southbank Centre to visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibit with husband Prince Harry. For the occasion, HRH opted for a blush pink, trench dress by Calgary-based label House of Nonie, which is available online (though will likely soon sell out, thanks to the “Meghan Effect”). The sleeveless, double-breasted dress features a front-wrap, and felt like a cool alternative to the quintessential British trench coat. The versatile piece successfully bridges the gap between London’s unpredictable sunny and rainy weather, and can be styled in an array of ways. In the duchess’s case, she completed the look with a sophisticated Mulberry clutch, matching pointed-toe pumps from Dior, and an unfussy, center-parted chignon.
The new royal, who lived in Toronto for several years during her stint as Rachel Zane in the American drama series Suits, has a well-documented penchant for designs by Canadian-based fashion labels. Back in April, HRH was spotted on the sidelines of the UK team trials for the Paralympic-inspired Invictus Games with her then-fiancé Prince Harry wearing an olive-hued tailored trenchcoat by Canadian clothiers Aritzia. In fact, many of the Duchess’s most memorable fashion moments were powered by the Vancouver-based retailer, including the now-sold-out, pleated burgundy dress she wore at the Invictus Games opening in Toronto, one of her first public appearances with her now-husband.
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