Meghan Markle attended her first official early evening reception with Prince Harry in a powerful black ensemble from Halo. Meghan attended the Women’s Empowerment engagement for CHOGM. It comes the day after she divided opinion with her pinstripe pinafore-style dress from Altuzarra.
Meghan wore the Halo ‘Jackie O’ belted black dress, costing a more-affordable £280. This dress is in a sheath or pencil silhouette, featuring a cowl neck, seam detailing at the waist and hidden rear zip closure. The dress also has a thin black buckle leather belt to cinch the waistline. It is made from a stretch weave fabric – a blend of polyester/viscose/spandex – and is fully lined. This dress has quite a similar silhouette to Roland Mouret, a designer that both Kate and Meghan have worn in the past.
This dress also comes in a range of colour ways, which we have tracked down for you. You can purchase the white colour-way here, here, and here. In navy here, in melon here, in black and white polka dots here. You can also get this dress in a bright aqua colour-way here. There is also a 3/4 sleeve version in black and navy. Phew!
To go with the dress, Meghan chose Aquazzura ‘Milano’ 105 suede pumps, retailing for £505. These pointed-toe suede heels are a cross-between a pump and a sandal with the side heel cut-out, lending more towards a sandal than full-court heel. The stiletto heel height is 105mm. The black ankle wrap straps create a feminine feel to these heels and can be tied at the front or rear of the ankle depending on the wearers preference. These are beautiful and elegant shoes for an evening reception and we think they look stunning on Meghan.
Meghan carried a clutch the ‘Dionysus’ super mini velvet shoulder bag by Gucci retailing for £589. This single interior pocket bag is made from black velvet with leather accents and palladium hardware. There is a sliver chain strap with 60cm drop that can be used as a shoulder bag or tucked away for an evening clutch, a keyring that allows this bag to be attached to a larger bag and has a pin closure with side release. This bag is super mini only measuring 16.5cm wide and 10cm high.
This bag was also available in a Burgundy, Blue and Navy Velvet colour-ways. We show a closeup of the textured tiger’s head spur closure that has Swarovski crystal stones. This unique feature is to represent the Greek god Dionysus, and the Myth surrounding him where he is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus.
Unfortunately this bag is sold out. However you can purchase a much larger shoulder bag and small shoulder bag. You can get similar Gucci clutch here. You can purchase Meghan’s bag with added crystal embellishment here.
Meghan wore her Birks Plaisirs de Birks ‘Diamond Swirl’ earrings retailing for £1,132. These earrings are a in triple loop swirl design that climb up the ear. They are made from 18ct white gold. Birks is a Canadian jeweller and a firm favourite of Meghan, having worn many of the designers pieces on her official royal engagements.
We think Meghan looked stunning tonight, a perfectly fitting look for her first Royal evening engagement.
You can get Meghan’s look here: