Meghan Nods to the Royals in a Backless Peach Gown Called the “Windsor”

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Duchess Meghan looked radiant on her first day in Nigeria today with Prince Harry.

The couple visited a school to talk about mental health as part of the academy’s newest initiative. For the occasion, Meghan opted for a fresh, feminine look fit for a princess. The highlight of the ensemble was a beautiful strapless silk dress in a soft peach hue, from Heidi Merrick. The gown is called the “Windsor,” which is also the surname of the British royal family—including Harry and their kids, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. We see you, Meg!

britains meghan, duchess of sussex, gestures as she arrives with britains prince harry unseen, duke of sussex, during their visit at the lightway academy in abuja on may 10, 2024 as they visit nigeria as part of celebrations of invictus games anniversary photo by kola sulaimon afp photo by kola sulaimonafp via getty images
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The dress is cinched at the waist and features a high neck and a plunging opening in the back and sides. The skirt is flowy and slightly pleated—which can only mean the cottagecore trend now has the royal seal of approval.

The piece hails from Merrick’s 2018 collection and retails for $572.

abuja, nigeria may 10 editorial use only prince harry, duke of sussex and meghan, duchess of sussex visit lightway academy on may 10, 2024 in abuja, nigeria photo by andrew esiebogetty images for the archewell foundation
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Meghan accessorized her warm look with gold jewelry, including circular plate earrings, a choker, and her go-to bangles—including a Cartier Love bracelet—and watch, plus some rings. As for her glam, Meghan let her natural beauty shine in sun-kissed makeup and had her brown hair styled in a wavy updo, which she later released into a messy braid with loose strands framing her face. The duchess also wore a brown beaded necklace given to her by locals at the school.

While Meghan’s backless dress seems to be sold out at the moment, we rounded up some similar styles to shop to achieve the duchess’s effortlessly elevated look:

la lune low back halter neck midi dress - antique rose

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Dress the Population Tess Tiered Satin Gown in Apricot at Nordstrom, Size Xx-Large

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Satin Pandora Dress - Blush

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.galvanlondon.com%2Fproducts%2Fsatin-pandora-dress-blush%3Fcurrency%3DGBP%26variant%3D43945502343342%26stkn%3D130b7ce5246c%26gad_source%3D1%26gclid%3DCjwKCAjwi_exBhA8EiwA_kU1MgA9_IGL2iMzaQX97UmEMWb_dlSeElQlcUZoFelvWXgqYztJmhxApRoCim4QAvD_BwE&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Fcelebrity%2Flatest%2Fa60756704%2Fmeghan-markle-backless-peach-windsor-gown-nigeria-shop%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Satin Pandora Dress - Blush</p><p>galvanlondon.com</p><p>£1395.00</p>

MANGO - Pleated dress with knot detail orange - 8 - Women

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fwomen%2Fdresses-and-jumpsuits-dresses%2Fpleated-dress-with-knot-detail_57095149.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harpersbazaar.com%2Fcelebrity%2Flatest%2Fa60756704%2Fmeghan-markle-backless-peach-windsor-gown-nigeria-shop%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>MANGO - Pleated dress with knot detail orange - 8 - Women</p><p>mango.com</p><p>$520.00</p>

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