When Meghan Markle made her first public appearance with Prince Harry in 2017, at the Invictus Games in Toronto, she wore what would become one of her most talked-about outfits: a white button-down, prophetically called the “Husband Shirt,” and distressed jeans. Ripped denim may now be a no-go for the Duchess, but it looks like Markle has since found a way to work the fabric into her royal wardrobe.
The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance at the 2018 Sentebale Polo match, a charity event organized by her husband, the Duke of Sussex, on Thursday. For the occasion, she opted for a denim midi dress with a v-neck and wide belt from Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2019 collection, designed by Wes Gordon. She completed the summery outfit with a pair of Aquazzura heels, Tom Ford sunglasses, and a straw J.Crew clutch.
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The belted denim dress is a casual departure from the pastel hues and bateau sheaths she has taken to wearing since taking on the title of Duchess. But Gordon’s Carolina Herrera is a familiar part of Markle’s growing royal wardrobe: She wore bespoke look from the New York-based label to the Queen’s Trooping the Color celebration in June.
Carolina Herrera denim is a few steps above her beloved ripped-at-the-knees skinnies, but some parts of Markle’s polo look are a bit more attainable for fans of her style: Her J.Crew clutch is still available on J.Crew’s website—but if it’s anything like the other affordable wares she’s picked out as a royal, it’ll go fast.
So, what have we learned from today’s royal outfit? One, Duchesses still love some denim. And two: Meghan Markle makes walking on grass in heels look devastatingly easy.