Duchess of Sussex in Roland Mouret dress & Givenchy suit for Day 2 of Royal Visit Ireland

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The Duchess of Sussex today met Irish Prime Minister Michael Higgins and his wife along with their two very cute Burmese Mountain dogs, Brod and Sioda, on the second day of her and Prince Harry’s visit to Ireland. Meghan chose a Roland Mouret dress for the occasion.

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Meghan wore a bespoke Roland Mouret ‘Draped Skirt’ dress in a muted smoked sage colour. The dress (unsurprisingly) has a bateau shaped neckline and long sleeves, with a fitted bodice with diagonal darts over the breast to a fitted waist. The waist line is not the normal straight across style, but dips in a peak on one side where the waterfall drape of the skirt is. The fit and flare a-line skirt falls to just below the knee and features an extra piece of material in an asymmetric draped ruffle, falling to just longer than the skirt length. The ruffle adds extra femininity to this dress and changes it from just an ordinary fit and flare dress to a high end piece. The dress is made from crepe and has a rear zip closure and vent.

This is the third boatneck design dress we have seen in three days. Below we show a Roland Mouret dress with very similar features to Meghan’s, the differences being the v-neck and cut-outs over the shoulders and sleeves. Meghan’s dress is unavailable to purchase, though you can purchase the dress we show in the photo below here.

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Roland Mouret Cutout draped crepe-cloqué maxi dress

We saw Meghan wear a similar Roland Mouret design dress the night before her wedding when she arrived at Cliveden House Hotel with her mother Doria Ragland. For this occasion Meghan wore the Roland Mouret ‘Barwick’ navy draped wool dress, which you can purchase here, here and here.

Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, arriving at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust’s Cliveden Estate to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. Picture by i-Images / Pool

Meghan carried a Fendi ‘Peekabo Essentially Bag’ in black. The Peekaboo normally retail around £4,000. This style of Fendi bag was originally release in 2009 with the Peekabo bag being so incredibly popular, that Fendi created the bag in all manner of colours, textures and even monster styles with add on pom poms! Meghan’s updated version has a twist on the original. The slight difference between the bags is that the ‘Essentially’ does not have the leather band around the top inset with the gold turn lock. The gold-toned hardware turn lock closure looks slightly different in design and has the label name engraved into the gold. The bag opens out much more and clips on each side with a small round gold studs. Meghan’s bag comes from the Fendi Fall/Winter 2019 Collection and is not available for purchase yet. Get the look for less here.

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Fendi Peekaboo Essentially Bag

Meghan wore Paul Andrew ‘Pump-it up’ pumps in black suede. These pointed toe court heels, look very similar in style to her Givenchy and Manolo Blahnik heels. The only slight variation and detail is a toe cap, which can only be seen when images are zoomed in close. The toe cap is also made from the same colour suede as the main body of the shoe and not in a contrasting fabric, as might usually be seen on a toe cap shoe. Therefore it can be hard to see and is not immediately noticeable. The pumps have a curved stiletto heel. These are the same style of heels she wore yesterday in tan suede with her all-green Givenchy look. These heels are currently not available to purchase. Get a great replicate here.

Paul Andrew “Shakti”

Meghan wore her Birks ‘Snowstorm Diamond Earrings’, retailing for £9,055. These earrings are park of the Birks Snowflake collection and come in a mini form and a necklace. 2.15ct of diamonds are crafted in 18ct white gold and are inspired by the Canadian winter. You can purchase these earrings here.

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Birks ‘Snowstorm’ Earrings

Today we loved Meghan’s Roland Mouret look, she looked very stylish and we loved the bigger bag. She was giving us more vibes of a first lady or international diplomat than Duchess though. It could be the washed out colour of the dress or the larger bag which gave a briefcase-look to the ensemble. This is a perfect desk to dinner look.

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For the second set of events for the day to Croke Park, The Duchess of Sussex chose a bespoke Givenchy trouser suit ensemble, designed by Claire Waight Keller.

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The Duchess wore a Givenchy Cropped Tuxedo Jacket in black. The blazer has a very deep v peaked lapel collar with a single row of double breasted buttons, small flap welt pockets feature on either side of the buttons. Long fitted sleeves end in four buttons on each cuff and there is a breast pocket on the left hand side of the jacket. The fit of the jacket is quite wide, boxy and loose, and gives a casual look to a piece of clothing that is normally quite formal. We loved the cropped look on Meghan. The jacket we show below is very similar to the Duchess, except it has two rows of buttons instead of one and is not cropped.

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Givenchy Double Breasted Jacket

The Duchess wore Givenchy ‘Cropped Leg Trousers’ in black. The straight-legged trousers are cropped to just above the ankle and are perfectly tailored with sharp creases down the centre of each leg to give a very business-woman edge. The trousers looked perfect on Meghan. However, it does seem strange that Meghan chose to wear an entirely new bespoke Givenchy suit when she already owns a very similar suit from Alexander McQueen – what do you think? Get a nice replicate here.

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Givenchy Black Cropped Pant

The Duchess accessorised with her Givenchy ‘Black 2G’ belt, retailing for £310. The think black leather waist belt has a gold double ‘g’ buckle. We first saw Meghan wear this belt with her cream Givenchy caplet and sheath dress worn on her first official engagement with the Queen. You can purchase this belt here.

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Givenchy ‘Black 2G Belt’

Meghan wore a Lavender Hill white crew neck ribbed top under her blazer. It is one of their boat tops, either a t-shirt of with three-quarter sleeves; the tops are available in white, black and navy, with the t-shirt also in a grey tone, costing just £34 and £38 respectively. They are composed of 50% cotton, 50% modal. Get one here or we have found you an amazing affordable replicate, purchase here.

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Lavender Hill Boat Neck t-shirt

Meghan debuted a new Givenchy ‘G3 frame’ bag, originally retailing for £1,765 but now on sale for £1,677. This small leather black bag is quite unusual. At first it looks like a mini cross-body bag, but it could also be a clutch or a pouch, and from underneath it seems to have four interior pockets. In fact this clutch is actually a frame bag that opens at the top with the Givenchy gold-toned hardware logo plague featuring the ‘2G’ as seen on Meghan’s belt. The bag is made from goat skin and only has one main compartment and slip pocket. The bag also has a thin gold chain shoulder strap, than can be used to carry the bag over the shoulder. This bag is also available in a range of colours. You can purchase this bag here and here.

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Givenchy G3 Frame Bag

Meghan wore her Sarah Flint ‘Perfect’ 100 pump, retailing for £425. These pointed-toe leather pump feature an inverted v-shape over the toe, sharp metal stiletto of 100mm and extra padding and cushioning inside the shoe for comfort. Again ,unusual for The Duchess to change her black suede pointed toe court heel from her Roland Mouret dress to another black leather pointed toe court heel. We can only theorise that she was perhaps worried the suede would get dirty in the grass. You can purchase these heels here. Get a great replicate of these pumps here.

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Sarah Flint Perfect pointed toe pumps

Meghan did not accessorise with any earrings or other jewellery with this look, which is quite surprising.

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Many royal fashion watchers have praised Meghan’s slick and sophisticated fashion styling. However, many are unhappy that she is choosing to wear all bespoke fashion pieces are starting to find the Duchess’ look un-relatable and unattainable. They are also wanting Meghan to try and be more patriotic in her choice of labels, to her new home in the UK. What do you think of the Duchess bespoke wardrobe?

You can get Meghan’s Roland Mouret look here:

Or you can steal Megahn’s Givenchy style here:

thanks to @whatmegwore for shoe and T-shirt information and @MeghansMirror for shoe info

 

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