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Meghan Markle’s Red Coat & Purple Dress Are A Major Departure For The Duchess

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2019 is in full swing, so you've likely introduced new habits into your routine for a brighter year ahead. With a few months left of winter winds and gloomy skies, why not infuse some extra color into your wardrobe, too? If you're looking for tips on how to pull off more vibrancy this year, start by taking notes on Meghan Markle's red coat and purple dress combo. On Mon., the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry made their first joint appearance of 2019, and Markle is clearly bringing her bold, modern elegance with her into the new year — but she's taking color up a notch.

The mom-to-be stepped out in Birkenhead, Merseyside to tour the town and meet with community organizations, and she wowed the crowds in a purple satin midi dress and a fire-red Sentaler wrap coat. Straying from her usual neutral and jewel-toned color palette, Markle made a serious case for mid-winter color blocking. These two eye-catching shades aren't the most common combination, but the Duchess' vivid look is proof that the unexpected color story is totally doable.

Markle didn't stop at shocking the crowds with her daring shade pairing, though. Letting fans in on another pleasant surprise, the Duchess revealed her due date for the first time. What better way to accompany the radiant color palette than with cheerful news?

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Does Markle's bold look have you ready to take a few style risks of your own this year? Although her exact Aritzia dress is sold out, Markle's wrap coat is available, along with a variety of options to channel the bold look. Ahead, shop The Zoe Report's picks for ultra-vibrant, Meghan-approved outfits.

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Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat, Red

$1,395

Sentaler

A bold update to Markle's go-to coat style, this red number is sure to brighten even the dullest of days this season.

Jeff Dress

$44

Aritzia

This delicately draped mini dress will look so chic with your favorite moto jacket and boots for a low-key night out.

Lindfield Wrap Coat

$165

Boden

This classic wool coat will keep you cozy all winter long.

Long Sleeve Scuba Dress with Tie

$99

Eloquii

From the midi length to the deep purple hue, this dress has Meghan written all over it.

Wool-Blend Coat

$1,008

Jil Sander

Opt for asymmetry with this unique pick from Jil Sander — the vibrant hue and side slit won't go unnoticed.

Zipped Turtle Neck Dress

$348

Sacai

Consider this your statement sweater dress of the season — you won't come across the turtleneck and zip detailing elsewhere.