The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a very early morning today for day four of their royal tour of Australia. Harry and Meghan started their day at the famous Bondi Beach; unfortunately it was a little over cast and not bathed in beautiful sunshine like normal. Meghan choose another piece by Australian designer Martin Grant, before changing into a more formal Roksanda dress later.
The Duchess of Sussex wore Martin Grant ‘Striped Maxi’ dress, retailing for £885. A bold and striking print, thin strap dress, a perfect choice for the beach today. Contrasting bands of khaki, white and orange move both vertically and horizontally. The horizontal bands seem to be positioned along the dress at exactly the right points to cinch in the waist and highlight the bust and hips. The dress showcases a full sweeping skirt with knife pleats and an invisible rear zip closure. It is made in France from a viscose/polyamide blend. The dress was part of the designers Resort 2019 collection.
The design of the dress is perfectly in keeping with silhouettes that have been favoured by Meghan in the past, such as her Altuzarra pinstripe dress. Meghan oozes a chic casual resort wear vibe in this look and epitomises what relaxed holiday fashion is about. In some angles of photos of Meghan from today, it almost looks like a wide-legged jumpsuit, which could have been equally as beautiful, fun, unique and a great option for the beach. The dress was available to pre-order from M’Oda ‘Operandi, but is no longer available. You can still view it here.
Meghan wore Castañer ‘Carina’ canvas wedge espadrilles retailing for £80, which are a pair of espadrille wedges with black canvas toe vamp and beige canvas heel cover, set on a jute base. The black laces can be wound around the ankle or laced up the leg like a ballet shoe and tied. The laces end in a gold hardware tab. Castañer is a very popular brand with women and is highly favoured by the women in the Swedish Royal Family. A perfect pair of shoes for the beach, though we are glad she took her shoes off to walk on the beach today. Certainly a more affordable option than most royal pieces, you can purchase these wedges here, here, here and here.
The Duchess of Sussex accessorised with a a new pair of earrings: the Karen Walker ‘Temptation Studs’ retailing for £196. These 9ct yellow gold star bursts surround a dyed freshwater pearl on a post stud. Karen Walker is a New Zealand designer who is well known for her handbags and sunglasses adorned with sharp pointed arrows. Karen Walker also produces fun printed feminine frocks and a range of contemporary jewellery. It is nice to see Meghan already moving toward the New Zealand fashion; it bodes well for the rest of the tour. You can purchase these earrings here. Try these as a replicate here.
Meghan wore her Adina Reyter ‘Super Tiny Solid Pave Teardrop’ necklace, retailing for £198. A miniature tear drop shaped pendant set with tiny pave diamonds on a very fine and delicate chain. Layer up these necklaces like Meghan to give a more dramatic and statement look with these thin gold chains. You can purchase this necklace here.
The Duchess also debuted several other new accessories, including a gold heart pendant, a gold coin ring and a brown beaded necklace. We think her new ring is a gold disc constellation zodiac ring. We know that Meghan has carried a constellation handbag before (remind yourself here), so this would right in-keeping with her style.
Later in the day, Meghan made a quick change of outfit to meet the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and his wife, as well as the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, and his wife and a quick unscheduled trip to a local high school.
Meghan wore Roksanda ‘Athena Pleated Dress’, retailing for £1,418. Drawing on 1950’s ladylike glamour, this Roksanda dress has the ultimate feminine silhouette. It is a two-tone sleeveless dress with a rounded necklace, a fitted bodice with diagonal darts across the bust, and a pleated voluminous full skirt to midi length with a contrasting pale blue hemline. This amazing skirt is the kind that you can twirl around in as it floats around you giving you that wonderful girly and flirty vibe. The dress is made from navy and light blue crepe and has a rear zip closure.
This is a truly stunning dress on Meghan and she radiated a regal princess glamour in this dress. We love the detailing of the rounded gold zip pull and the burgundy contrast lining of the skirt – such small attention to detail that helps the dress to sing and create a presence. We feel this dress showcased Meghan as a strong, powerful, confident woman of royal fashion on the world stage, but soft, feminine and approachable. You can purchase this dress here.
Meghan re-wore her Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend’ pump, which costs £288. A great way to add that uber girly sophisticated touch to this ensemble. These haze beige coloured suede pointed toe court heels add glamour to the look. You can purchase them here. Try these as an affordable replicate here.
A change of earrings saw the Duchess in her Birks ‘Bee Chic Blue Topaz Silver Stud Earrings’, retailing for £380; a pair of cushion cut topaz gems set in sterling silver. We have see Meghan wear these earrings on other royal engagements. You can purchase these earrings here.
Meghan wore her Birks ‘Rosée du Matin’ white gold flex wrap bracelet retailing for £1,519. The bracelet is made from 18kt white gold with diamond accents of 0.18ct. The wrap bracelet also comes in rose-gold and yellow gold. This is not a new piece and we have seen Meghan wear this before. You can purchase the bracelet here.
A perfect beach look for Meghan today, she looked casual, relaxed and beautiful. Her change into the uber girly and feminine Roksanda frock was the perfect look for the later engagement and we loved how Meghan’s dressed matched seamlessly with the dancers.
You can Meghan’s chic Bondi look here:
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with thanks to @whatmegwore @MeghansFashion @MadAboutMeghan @HeavanQRF for fashion info