Meghan Markle knows the power of a great outfit. That's why the Duchess of Sussex recently became the royal patron of Smart Works, a UK charity that helps women return to work by offering them coaching and professional clothes to improve their confidence.
The Duchess made a public visit to the London nonprofit last month wearing fierce Gianvito Rossi heels and a knit black maternity dress. During her time there, Meghan offered interview advice and style tips to the ladies in attendance, but her visit also got us rethinking our own outfit game - starting with how we can take more cues from the style queen herself.
Her casual but chic midi dress came from Hatch, an American maternity brand seen on the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, and Scarlett Johansson. It also costs a cool $218, but if you're not receiving a regular royal clothing allowance (same) we've found a pretty much dead-on replacement for just a fraction of that.
This $20 bodycon dress on Amazon has racked up more than 1,000 rave reviews and you get to choose between short- and long-sleeve versions in over 30 colors.
Now look at Meghan's again. Twins, right?!
Pregnant buyers gave the Missufe dress's stretchy cotton-blend fabric and ruched middle the thumbs-up as maternity wear, but you could just as easily wear even if you're not expecting. "I was looking for a bodycon dress and I got it," one reviewer wrote. "I love the ruching across my stomach as it hides flub and flaws. The material is fairly thick - not see through."
"This dress removes all doubt when I head to the closet," another said. "It has been appropriate for these occasions: airport, pre-hot yoga, post-hot yoga, lounging in my house, grocery pick up, date night. This thing is a work horse. I have worn a sports bra, regular bra, boy shorts, thongs, basically a variety of under garments under the dress. And it doesn't show. All kinds of shoes work with it too ... the ruching makes it very forgiving. And the midi length adds a touch of class. This dress truly brings me joy."
We're pretty sure Meghan Markle would be on board with that!
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