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  • Rachel Burchfield

The year in fashion: Meghan

This Dior wins 2019 for me.

To try to compare Kate and Meghan’s styles is a moot point – that’s why I’m featuring their best looks of 2019 not only in two separate posts, but on two separate days. Kate is more traditional; Meghan is more modern. And, while Kate blew me away fashion-wise in 2019, I preferred Meghan’s 2018 style to her 2019 style. Meghan still nailed it a lot, don’t get me wrong. But I was pretty disappointed in her South Africa tour fashion and how casual she was throughout most of 2019. #shirtdress #wrapdress #rinse #repeat #rinse #repeat

2019 was a huge year for Meghan personally – the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. She gave birth to her first child while also dealing with a firestorm of criticism from every angle. She started off 2019 with a tour of Morocco in February, went off the grid in mid-March, gave birth in May, was on maternity leave until September, went to South Africa in late September and early October, dealt with the firestorm, and then has been back off the grid since mid-November. So, that we have so many good looks when, in reality, Meghan was off the radar for over half of 2019 speaks to her fashion sense – when she hits, she hits.

One thing I really do love – while Kate has her staples (Alexander McQueen, Emilia Wickstead), Meghan spreads the fashion love around. This year she was in everyone from Dior to Armani to Oscar de la Renta to Givenchy to Valentino to Erdem. She doesn't stick to one aesthetic. I appreciate that.

Without further ado, let’s look at Meghan’s top looks of 2019. All photos are courtesy of Getty unless otherwise noted.

No. 24: In unknown at Wimbledon, July 4


No. 23: In J. Crew on the South Africa tour, September 26

No. 22: In unknown at We Day, March 6

No. 21: In a Misha Nonoo blouse and Jigsaw trousers from her Smart Works Collection at the collection’s launch, September 12

No. 20: In an Artiza Babaton Maxwell dress and Sentaler coat at a visit to Merseyside’s Birkenhead, January 14

No. 19: In Jason Wu at The Lion King premiere, July 14

No. 18: In Erdem at the Festival of Remembrance, November 9

No. 17: In Room 502 on the South Africa tour, October 1

No. 16: In Aritzia at the One Young World Summit, October 22

No. 15: In Sentaler at a Remembrance Week event, November 7

No. 14: In Erdem on Commonwealth Day, March 11

No. 13: In Everlane on the South Africa tour, September 25

No. 12: In a Courréges coat and Hatch jeans arriving at her baby shower in New York City, February 19

No. 11: In an Armani coat and H&M dress at Mayhew, January 16

No. 10: In an Oscar de la Renta coat and Hatch dress at Smart Works, January 10

No. 9: In Givenchy at the Association of Commonwealth Universities, January 31

No. 8: In a Calvin Klein dress and Amanda Wakeley coat at a production of “The Wider Earth,” February 12

No. 7: In Brandon Maxwell at the National Theatre, January 30

No. 6: In Paroche at the WellChild Awards, October 15

No. 5: In Hugo Boss at a forum on gender equality, October 25


No. 4: In Dior at Archie’s christening, July 6

No. 3: In Amanda Wakeley at the fiftieth anniversary of Prince Charles’ investiture celebration, March 5

No. 2: In Valentino on the Morocco tour, February 23

No. 1: In Dior on the Morocco tour, February 24

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