Duchess Meghan in head-to-toe Victoria Beckham for Commonwealth Day service

Today saw a second outing for The Duchess of Sussex, as she joined The Queen for the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. Meghan chose an entirely Victoria Beckham look for the occasion, with a combination of off-the-rail and custom pieces.

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You’ll remember Meghan attended last year in a navy and cream combination, with a jaunty beret from Stephen Jones.

For 2019, The Duchess of Sussex wore a cream Victoria Beckham coat. The textured piece features notched lapels, welt pockets and slightly flared cuffs, with a large rear vent. There is no fastening to this open-piece.

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The Duchess had her coat lined in the same chain-print fabric as her dress.

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Meghan opted for a dress by Victoria Beckham, the designer’s ‘Crepe Long Sleeve Midi Dress’, which costs £1668. This dress was seen during Beckham’s Autumn/Winter runway collection.

Made from viscose, it features long sleeves, a round neckline, and a looser bodice that is cinched in at the waist, moving to a midi-length hem. The fabric is in a cream and green chain print and an unusual feature which we didn’t see was the open back. This diamond-shaped feature might have been removed for Meghan’s dress, but it would allow for additional growth room in the late stages of her pregnancy, so it might have still been there. The original also shows a gold asymmetric button fastening. Get one here.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

You’ll notice the runway version has a scarf-effect collar that isn’t featured on the off-the-rail piece.

Victoria Beckham Printed Crepe Long Sleeve Midi-dress

It also comes in a sleeveless, low-cut v-neck midi dress (here), a batwing piece in a red and cream palette (here), and a blouse with knitted trim (here).

Meghan wore a custom pair of Victoria Beckham ‘Satin Pumps’, costing £450. These custom green satin shoes feature a pointed toe with high vamp, 115mm heel, and a slim-side to the shoe, that raises at the heel for a better fit. Get a pair in neon yellow, orange or pink here.

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Victoria Beckham satin pumps

Meghan’s hat was a large cream pillbox piece, in a small-rib fabric. We don’t have any confirmation or ID for it as of yet. I think it could be this ‘Cream felt pillbox’ from Jane Taylor, which is The Countess of Wessex’s favourite milliner. Notice how the base widens towards the top, as Meghan’s does from the front view. This hat costs £490 and is available here.

This is a lovely piece, but we think it should have been scaled down a touch for the Duchess’ petite features.

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Jane Taylor’s cream felt pillbox

The Duchess’ bag was similarly a custom piece from the Victoria Beckham range, made in a matching green satin. It is based on this ‘Pocket Leather Clutch’, shown below in a dove grey leather, and the original costs £390. This bag mimics a miniature pouch, with silver hardware snap clasp, that reminds us of vintage purses. It is still available here, also in burgundy, orange, mint green.

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UPDATE: Victoria Beckham has confirmed all the pieces are theirs, and that these items will be available later this year as part of their A/W 2019 collection.

Meghan wore her Dean Davidson ‘Midi Knockout studs’ for the event. These earrings feature a round moonstone encased in 22kt gold-plated brass. They are still available here, or we have a cheaper option here and here.

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Dean Davidson Signature Midi Knockout Studs

In typical Meghan fashion, she wore her Catbird ‘Threadbare’ ring and a diamond tennis bracelet, thought to be a wedding gift.

Catbird NYC Threadbare Rings

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We think it’s great to see the Duchess supporting British designers, but were a touch surprised by the new look; we thought Meghan might have remained in her Erdem outfit from this morning, plus a hat! What did you think to this look?

Steal Meghan’s style here:

Thanks to @japenese_ginger for the dress ID and @UFOnomore for the VB collection information

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  • 2 thoughts on “Duchess Meghan in head-to-toe Victoria Beckham for Commonwealth Day service

    1. The hat is not Jane Taylor. You can see in closeup photos that Meghan’s hat is covered in fabric with a subtle textural stripe, not felt (as the Jane Taylor hat). The side view also shows the hat tapers at the top, not widens.

      1. Wasn’t 100% certain, but was the closest I had found, perhaps for it to be based upon, not necessarily that exact piece. From the side angle it tapers, yes, but from the front it widens…. hmm!

        V.

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