(Photo: Getty Images) Meghan Markle was, hands down, one of 2018′s biggest style stars.
The Duchess of Sussex, who officially became a royal in May when
she wed Prince Harry (in a beautiful custom Givenchy gown), has her royal style down to a science.
The former “Suits” star has her signature styles and go-tos, like the classic
boat neckline and dark colors, but she’s not afraid to break royal convention by wearing crossbody bags or skipping pantyhose.
And much like her royal sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, she has the clout to increase a brand’s exposure and even
make a garment sell out after just one wear. The phenomenon has aptly been dubbed “ The Meghan Markle Effect.”
The duchess has worn countless outfits this year, some of which have given us lasting closet envy. From her classic wedding gown to her
Australian royal tour looks, take a look back at the royal’s most gorgeous looks of 2018: April 21: Self-Portrait Markle attends the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House in London on April 21. April 21: Stella McCartney The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the queen's 92nd birthday on April 21 in London. April 23 Prince Harry and the former actress attend the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23 in London. April 25: Emilia Wickstead Markle attends an Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25. May 19: Givenchy Prince Harry and his bride leave St. George's Chapel after their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19. May 19: Stella McCartney The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles, Harry's father, on May 19. May 22 The duchess attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22. June 14: Givenchy Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves the Storyhouse Chester on June 14 in Chester, England. June 19: Givenchy The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. June 26: Prada The royals at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26. July 9: Ralph Lauren The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the christening of Prince Louis at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, on July 9 in London. July 10: Emilia Wickstead The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British ambassador's residence at Glencairn House on July 10 in Dublin, Ireland. July 10: Dior The duchess joins the royal family to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10 in London. July 17: House of Noni Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17 in London. July 26: Carolina Herrera The duchess attends the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26 in Windsor, England. Aug. 4: Club Monaco The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee in Frensham, England. Aug. 29: Judith & Charles The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of "Hamilton" in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on Aug. 29 in London. Sept. 4: Altuzarra Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Sept. 4 in London. Sept. 25: Givenchy Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, opens "Oceania" at The Royal Academy of Arts on Sept. 25 in London. Oct. 3: Boss skirt; & Other Stories blouse The royals depart after visiting the University of Chichester's Engineering and Technology Park on Oct. 3 in Bognor Regis, England. Oct. 12: Givenchy Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Oct.12. Oct. 18: Dion Lee Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends a reception hosted by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Anthony Howard QC at Government House Victoria on Oct. 18 in Melbourne, Australia. Oct. 19: Martin Grant The Duchess of Sussex visits Bondi Beach on Oct. 19 in Sydney, Australia. Oct. 20: Emilia Wickstead Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the official opening of the extension of the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park on Oct. 20 in Sydney. Oct. 23: Safiyaa The duke and duchess attend a state dinner hosted by the president of the South Pacific nation Jioji Konrote at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Oct. 23 in Suva, Fiji. Oct. 24: Figue The royal couple visit the University of the South Pacific on Oct. 24 in Suva, Fiji. Oct. 25: Self-Portrait The duke and duchess arrive at Fua'amotu Airport on Oct. 25 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Oct. 25: Theia Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the Consular House in NukuÕalofa for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÕu on Oct. 25 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Oct. 26: Martin Grant The Duchess of Sussex visits an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts, mats and tapa cloths at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre on Oct. 26 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Oct. 26: Oscar de la Renta The duchess attends the Australian Geographic Society Awards to present youth awards to honor the highest achievements in conservation and adventure at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on Oct. 26. Oct. 28: Gabriela Hearst The duke and duchess attend a reception at Government House on Oct. 28 in Wellington, New Zealand. Oct. 31: Antonio Berardi The former actress arrives at Auckland War Memorial Museum for a reception with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Oct. 31 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Nov. 19: Safiyaa Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend The Royal Variety Performance 2018 at London Palladium on Nov. 19. Dec. 10: Givenchy The Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 at Royal Albert Hall in London. Dec. 18: Brock Collection Dress and Soia & Kyo The Duchess of Sussex visits the Royal Variety Charity's Brinsworth House in Twickenham, England.
Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress Details Are Absolutely Stunning 11 Boatneck Dresses To Help You Channel Your Inner Meghan Markle Meghan Markle Just Wore A Black-And-White Sequined Outfit Covered In Leaves Also on HuffPost Kate Somerville Quench Serum Markle told Beauty Banter she uses Kate Somerville's Quench serum to "maintain the glow" she used to get from Somerville's facials in Los Angeles. Kate Somerville Quench hydrating face serum, $75 Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler The Duchess of Sussex once told Beauty Banter that Shu Uemura's eyelash curler was a beauty product she couldn't live without because "it makes you look instantly awake." She also raved about it in an interview with Birchbox. Shu Uemura eyelash curler, $16.50 Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment "I have searched high and low and tried every kind of lip balm, but this is the very best," Markle told Beauty Banter. "Soft, kissable, buttery lips. I swear by it." Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip treatment, $26 Nars Blush In Orgasm The royal also told Beauty Banter she loves the Nars blush in Orgasm for a "perfect rosy flush that brightens the face." Nars blush in Orgasm, $30 Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner In the same interview, Markle said this Chanel eyeliner was one of her favorite beauty secrets. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting eyeliner in Cassis, $33 Chanel Sublimage Le Teint Foundation According to People, Markle loves the Chanel Sublimage Le Teint foundation, which is definitely a splurge. Chanel Sublimage Le Teint foundation, $135 Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion Markle once said she used this lotion "religiously." "It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing," she told Beauty Banter. "I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it." Nivea Skin Firming Hydrationng Lotion, $7.29 Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Spectacular Mascara Markle told Allure that Diorshow Iconic is her favorite mascara. Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Spectacular mascara, $29.50 Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner In that same interview, Markle said Revitalash eyelash conditioner was part of her normal beauty routine. She told the magazine that thanks to the product, her lashes were "as long as they could ever be." Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner, $55-$150 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer Markle once told Allure YSL's Touche Eclat concealer was part of her five-minute makeup routine. , $38 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch concealer Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.