Duchess of Sussex wears Banana Republic for University of Johannesburg visit

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The Duchess of Sussex has visited University of Johannesburg to help empower gender equality and announce three new grants at the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Meghan chose a utility dress from high street brand Banana Republic for the engagement.

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In true Meghan style, the Duchess wore Banana Republic ‘Double Breasted Trench Dress’ in a khaki colour, though the dress is in fact more of a camel or beige colour. The sleeveless dress features a pointed notch collar, double-breasted tortoise shell buttons down the front, a matching fabric waist belt with black rectangular buckle and front welt pockets that sit diagonally along the hips. The dress comes to just above the knee and is fully lined. The dress retails for £109. If you hurry you may still be able to purchase the dress here.

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Banana Republic Double Breasted Trench Dress

The Duchess alternated out her Manolo Blahnik pumps and wore here Stuart Weitzman ‘Legend Pumps’ in beige suede. These pointed-toe four inch stiletto heels have long ago sold out. We like the monochromatic feel that the Duchess was going for.

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Stuart Weitzman Legend Pump

Meghan accessorised with a thin delicate chain bracelet. The Duchess wore Alemdara ‘Didem Bracelet’ in yellow gold with turquoise enamel eye. The bracelet is made from 18ct yellow gold with inlaid enamel eye. The website notes that ‘Each piece is handcrafted in the ancient markets of Istanbul’. The bracelet retails for £275 and you can purchase it here.

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Alemdara Didem Bracelet – yellow gold, turquoise enamel eye

We are not huge fans of this look and would’ve liked to have seen a small sleeve on the dress like the Room 502 dress worn later in the day, or perhaps we have already seen this look on the Duchess before and would like to see a refresh. What did you think?

You can get Meghan’s look here:


With thanks to Caroline Parr for dress ID

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