If the fact that you can buy Meghan Markle's beige sweater dress for only $35 at H&M doesn't make your day, then, well, nothing will. With such down-to-earth duchesses calling Kensington Palace home, it's almost rare for a royal outing not to entail affordable fashion. Looking chic never seemed so attainable, thanks to these stylish sisters-in-law.
The mom-to-be has been making her rounds to her four royal patronages. After last week's visit to Smart Works, Markle's second stop was the Mayhew, an animal rescue organization, on Weds. "The duchess has long understood the connection between animals and community welfare and has supported various animal rescue centers in Los Angeles," a Kensington Palace spokesperson told ELLE.
Now that she's six months pregnant, Markle is wearing maternity clothes almost exclusively. She sported an LBD from Hatch to her previous outing and now she's wearing the MAMA maternity collection by H&M.
Her high-neck sweater dress is made from a stretchy fine-knit viscose and features gathered side seams to create shape. It's available in dark gray, but Markle opted this time for the light-colored beige. And the best thing about it: it only cost $35. Markle wore it under a sleek cream-colored Armani coat and a monochromatic handbag and back-strap heels.
Despite marrying into the royal family, the duchess has maintained her love of budget-friendly brands (much like Kate Middleton). She has been a longtime fan of & Other Stories, H&M's sister brand, even having worn a silk top and a polka-dot dress by the label within the past year.
It isn't unusual to see Markle in J.Crew, Zara, and Madewell, too. Sometimes all at once, in fact (which has actually happened once before). It isn't all that surprising that she turned to H&M to help dress that growing baby bump.
The brand's MAMA collection has so many maternity options, it almost would have been impossible for Markle to get through her pregnancy without trying out at least one. If you're looking for a wardrobe staple like the duchess', then hurry up and snag her frock while it's still in stock. Find it and similar sweater dresses ahead.