Duchess of Sussex in casual Room 502 dress for Action Aid

The Duchess of Sussex visited Action Aid in Johannesburg to join discussions in raising awareness of sexual violence in schools. Meghan was laid back and casual dressed in a second utility dress style for the day.

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The Duchess of Sussex wore Room 502 ‘Model 2 Stephanie Dress’ in khaki. The tailored shirt dress features short-sleeves with built-in waistband belt that is sewn into the back though self-ties at the front. Fine pintuck gathers across the shoulders at the rear help to create a tailored and fitted look. White buttons run down the front centre with a sharp pointed down collar and two flap pockets against the hips. The dress is crafted from “Imperial“ Popeline Cotton. This is a great piece for summer, wear with espadrille flats if you can’t quite manage Meghan’s pumps.

You can purchase the dress here. Try this dress as a nice alternative, purchase here.

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Room 502 Model 2 Stephanie Dress

Once again the Duchess recycled her Manolo Blahnik BB Tora Heel pumps in black suede. These heels seem to be getting quite a work out during the tour, though we think it is great that the Duchess is showing us just how versatile these pumps are. Meghan has given us many styling options to work with. You can purchase the pumps here. Try these pumps as a nice alternative, here.

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Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 105mm Pump, Black

Meghan wore Labyrinth earrings by local designer Pichulik, the second time she has chosen to wear earrings by the designer. These bold and oversized statement earrings have quite an interesting back story.

“A labyrinth is an ancient modality for wholeness. Combining the imagery of a circle and the spiral. The Labyrinth earring represents our hero’s journey into our centre to know ourselves intimately so that we may venture out in the world strong, clear and wise.”

The earrings feature a custom brass button stud with woven rope in a spiral pattern, embellished with small copper beads and a double looped braided rope drop. The rope is hand woven with wax cotton. They cost $120, approx £97. You can purchase the earrings here.

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Pichulik Labyrinth Earrings

What do you think of Meghan’s casual utility dress style? Do you think it was necessary to change into a second very similar dress or do you like the different options?

We feel that the Room 502 dress probably could’ve been worn for the full day of engagements.

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Steal Meghan’s style here:

with thanks to Caroline Parr for dress ID

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