Meghan in Melbourne: navy fold dress from Australian Designer for #royalvisitAustralia

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a short flight from Sydney to Melbourne today, for a day filled with activities: a tram ride, a walkabout, an indigenous cooking class, a trip to the beach and Meghan even tried her hand at AFL. Meghan wore a navy blue dress by Australian designer Dion Lee.

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Meghan wore the Dion Lee “Folded Sail Dress”. Dion Lee created this dress especially for the Duchess, citing he was very excited to be able to create a piece especially for her. The sleeveless dress has a short v-neckline with folded back lapel, that sweeps down the bodice to the cinched waist line. The fit and flare asymmetric hem line has structural architectural folds, fluttering down the left hand side to a midi length. The dress has an exposed silver rear zip closure, is made from a blend of virgin wool/polyamide/lycra and is fully lined.

This Dion Lee creation has a very ‘Meghan’ silhouette, cut and vibe. If you thought it looked familiar at fist glance, you would be right. It is very much a blend of her Jason Wu and Roland Mouret dress she wore the night before her wedding. The dress is available in navy and black. You can pre-order this dress here. Try this for a get the look, purchase here.

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Dion Lee Folded Sail Dress

Dion Lee, 33, is a Sydney-based designer who started up in 2009. He is one of Australia’s most awarded fashion designers, with one of his accolades being the International Woolmark Prize, winner in 2012 at just 26. Lee’s creations have also been seen on a host of LA based celebrities. He started showing collections in London in 2012, before moving his business to New York. His designs feature a strong architectural aesthetic, with bold and confronting shapes and silhouettes, whilst he masterfully plays with draping and fabric technics to preserve a floaty feminine edge.

Dion Lee Folded Sail Tailored Dress. Image via Instagram @dionlee

Meghan re-wore her Martin Grant trench coat. The beige coloured trench has black front buttons, a pointed down collar, hip flap pockets, a gun flap, rear storm flap and vent. A self tie belt is held in place by brass-toned hardware. It is made from 100% cotton in France. This lightweight trench is such a versatile piece for your wardrobe and is so easy to throw over any outfit to dress it up. This trench was available for pre-order at M’Oda ‘Operandi, but this sale has now finished. You can still view the trench here.

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Martin Grant Classic Cotton Straight Cut Trench Coat

Meghan debuted a new bag from Gucci. The ‘Sylvie Mini Chain Bag’, which will set you back £805. This small white leather handbag has a front flap closure with contrasting navy/red webbing on the flap of the handbag. It also has a wide gold chain buckle magnetic closure that rests over the label’s identifiable navy and red webbing centre stripe. The gold toned hardware belt buckle is engraved with ‘Gucci’. There is also an optional thin gold chain strap. You can purchase this bag here.

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Gucci Sylvie Mini Chain Bag

Meghan wore her Manolo Blahnik ‘BB pumps with ‘Tora’ Heel, retailing for £487.45. We have seen Meghan were these heels on a number of occasions before. You will notice the difference between a normal BB Pump and The Tora Heel, as the The Tora heel kicks in from the heel cover and does not fall straight. You can purchase Meghan’s Pumps here. Try these for an affordable get the look. Purchase here.

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Manolo Blahnik BB 105mm Suede Pump (Tora Heel)

Meghan wore her Shaun Leane ‘Yellow Gold Vermeil Diamond Tusk Bangle’, retailing for £995. A sleek, elegant and modern vermeil gold cuff that is shaped into a perfect tusk. The cuff has a hinged middle to allow for easy wearing, and ends with inlaid white diamonds. The cuff also comes in rose gold and silver; you can purchase the cuff here.

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Shaun Leane Yellow Gold Vermeil Diamond Tusk Bangle

The Duchess of Sussex wore a new pair of earrings, what appear to be dark coloured opals in a silver setting. We are yet to have any details on the earrings, but believe they may have been given as a gift to Meghan. The Duchess was also gifted a pasta necklace by a young school boy, Gavin Hazelwood, who had skipped school that day, especially to see the Duke and Duchess. He handmade the necklace himself with a little help from his mum. Painting the pasta in gold and then with his mother’s assistance threading the pasta onto the ribbon. What an adorable and cute gift!

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Gavin Hazelwood Pasta Necklace. Image via Twitter @Ro-Smith

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Later in the day Meghan and Harry went to the beach and the Duchess had a quick change of dress and shoes.

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Meghan wore Club Monaco ‘Miguellina’ dress, retailing for £325. Not a huge change in look for the Duchess from her Dion Lee to this Club Monaco dress – you’d be forgiven for at first thinking she was still in the same dress as they almost have identical silhouettes. The Club Monaco dress has a wide rounded neckline, is sleeveless with a flowing a-line skirt that falls to a midi length. The left hand shoulder features gold disc buttons which also are studded down the left hand side of the dress, from under the arm, to just above the side slit of the dress, though these are non-functioning buttons. The rear of the dress has tailored panels and an invisible zip closure. You can purchase this dress here.

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Club Monaco Miguellina Dress

Meghan changed into her Rothy’s flats for her walk on the beach. A very smart idea, though we probably would’ve just gone bare foot – we have seen The Duchess of Cornwall do it in the past! The ‘Black Solid’ flats retail for £95. The pointed toe flats have a v-shaped vamp and a blue contrast trim halo around the edge of the heel cover, just for that little extra touch. These shoes are made eco-friendly and sustainable, they are machine washable, with the inner sole also being removable and washable. You can purchase these here.

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Rothy’s Black Solid Ballet Flats

We love Meghan’s look for today, very chic. She is really starting to wrack up the Australian fashion pieces in her wardrobe with her total up to four designers for this tour and we are only at day three!

You can get The Duchess of Sussex’s look here:

Or get Meghan’s beach style here:

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