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Meghan’s South Africa tour fashion: the last two days


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The Sussexes have wrapped up their final day in South Africa, and we’re taking a look back at the last two days of Meghan’s tour fashion.

For the end of the trip, she continued her focus on wearing a mix of high street and sustainable brands along with re-wears and her signature neutral colours. We’ve seen quite a few shirtdress and trench dress silhouettes on this tour, and that trend continued into the final two days, as well. It’s a style that suits her well and has proven to work for a variety of engagements.

Although there have been some complaints on social media about there not being “enough glamour” on this tour, I disagree. Putting the focus on their causes instead of fashion moments was the appropriate thing to do, not to mention there weren’t any big evening galas or events that would require one to “go big.” Casual and accessible was certainly a winning combo for the Duchess in South Africa.

October 1

The Duchess of Sussex started out her penultimate day of the tour in Johannesburg for a roundtable discussion with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, of which she serves as patron.

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Meghan selected a tan trench dress from Banana Republic for the event with the dress (unsurprisingly) becoming a fast sell-out, although it was re-stocked in limited sizes Tuesday. The Duchess paired her dress with Stuart Weitzman “Legend’ suede pumps in Haze Beige, and wore her Alemdara Evil Eye Bracelet, per Meghan’s Mirror.

Later in the day, she made a visit to ActionAid South Africa in Johannesburg, wearing a green shirt dress by sustainable brand Room 502. She chose their ‘Stephanie’ dress, described by the brand as a “short-sleeve tailored shirtdress with built-in waistband belt in Imperial Popeline Cotton.”

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The brand focuses on environmental and ethical practices and donates a portion of each sale to Epic, a global nonprofit fighting to change the lives of disadvantaged youth. Meghan accessorised the dress with her often-worn black Manolo pumps and minimal jewellery, choosing to wear her Alemdara Evil Eye Bracelet again, per Meghan’s Mirror.

October 2

Starting the last day of the tour off in Tembisa township outside Johannesburg, Meghan wore a white belted shirt dress by ethical Cape Town label Hannah Lavery.

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The brand confirmed she wore their dress in a post on their Instagram account.

“The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle wore our Tencel Shirt Dress today in Johannesburg and we are so honoured to be one of the local designers she has chosen to wear during her trip to South Africa! 💛 🇿🇦💛She chose our limited edition shirt dress made from sustainable Tencel fabric. The dress is currently available in stores and will be online soon!”

Meghan added affordable earrings from Madewell, their red ‘Stone & Tassel’ style, along with the Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ pumps, per UFO No More.

The Duke and Duchess ended their tour with a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence, along with meeting Graça Machel, widow of the late Nelson Mandela, and a visit to President Ramaphosa and the First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe.

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For the occasions, Meghan chose the same House of Nonie tan trench dress she wore last year when she visited the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in London.

The Canadian designer describes the dress, priced at CA$1,085, as “cut from a stretchy mid-weight cotton blend fabric” and it “features an open detail in the back and front tying straps.” She paired the piece with the same pumps she wore earlier in the day and the Jennifer Meyer earrings worn previously on the tour.

That’s a wrap for this royal tour, but we’ll be bringing you all the fashion details as the Cambridges visit Pakistan later this month.



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Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. She blogs about royal fashion and travel at royallybroke.com. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.