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Meghan Markle Wore A Navy Coat In New York City That’s Perfect For Dinner With Friends

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What's a duchess to pack for a very important (and unavoidably public) girls' trip in New York City? She certainly wouldn't have left the palace without her favorite cold-weather staple in tow. Meghan Markle's navy coat was probably the first thing to go in her suitcase.

The royal returned to her home country on Fri. for a bit of quality girl time. After reuniting with her stylist, Jessica Mulroney, over macarons at a French bakery and meeting former Suits costar Abigail Spencer for lunch and a stroll through the Met Breuer, Markle's closest friends spoiled her during a private baby shower at The Mark Hotel in the Upper East Side, where she's been staying.

She finally braved the paparazzi on Tues. wearing a vintage A-line, button-front coat with short sleeves over her favorite Hatch Maternity black jeans. Then, after the baby shower, she was seen in the same skinnies out with longtime friend Serena Williams, who was reportedly in attendance at the shower, too.

The two were joined by other pals at Ralph Lauren's restaurant, The Polo Bar, on Tues. evening. For the occasion, Markle swapped her vintage for a warmer coat — and one she clearly can't get enough of.

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You might recognize this navy Victoria Beckham coat from Markle's monochromatic Christmas Day outfit. This time, she ditched the dress and paired the double-breasted layer over her go-to pants and slouchy black Tamara Mellon boots, accessorizing with a black scarf and a Stella McCartney purse.

The duchess is clearly obsessed with her menswear-inspired coat, seeing as she's worn it out twice now, on two momentous occasions. The casual number couldn't have been more fitting for her evening out in New York, though.

Get yourself a structured coat like this for all your low-key dinner-and-drinks outings. Markle's exact jacket and a few budget-friendly alternatives, ahead.

Shop Meghan Markle-Inspired Coats

Tailored Slim Coat

$3,085

Victoria Beckham

Modeled after traditional men's outerwear, this tailored coat will keep you looking cool while staying warm.

Embellished Wool-Felt Coat

$2,800

Gucci

This navy layer is slightly brighter than Markle's if you love a rich blue, and has regal gold buttons up the front.

Wool Button-Front Coat

$875

Marina Rinaldi

The duchess would absolutely approve of this cozy wool coat. Its structured fit will make any outfit look super polished.

Buttoned Wool Coat

$169

Mango

Like Markle's, this blue coat is so dark it almost looks black. So make like the royal and pair it with your all-black outfits immediately.

Magnus Single-Breasted Wool-Blend Coat

$805

$483

Joseph

Snag this longline, single-breasted wool coat while it's 40 percent off.

Hampton Single-Breasted Wool-Crepe Coat

$970

Goat

The duchess sure does love an A-line fit, and this flowy, dress-style number is the perfect pick to elevate your looks.