Meghan Markle's Fashion Evolution! All the Items She Has Stopped Wearing Since Becoming a Royal

Ripped jeans are out and midi length denim dresses are in. See how Meghan Markle has swapped out pieces in her wardrobe since her marriage to Prince Harry

01 of 14

MEGHAN TRADED RIPPED JEANS...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Tennis together at the Invictus Games in Toronto
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It may be the trendy style, but ripped jeans don't exactly scream "royalty." Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked hand-in-hand into the wheelchair tennis event at the Paralympic-style games in Toronto in Sept. 2017, with the former Suits star rocking MOTHER jeans with slit at the knee.

02 of 14

...FOR DENIM DRESSES

Sentebale Polo 2018
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Meghan has since stepped up her denim game big time. To watch Harry's charity polo match, she showed off her perfect laid-back California-girl style in a midi-length denim dress by Carolina Herrera. Classy yet casual!

03 of 14

MINI SKIRTS ARE OUT...

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals
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Pre-royalty, Meghan had no problem wearing a short hemline, like this cute black number from the UK premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Nov. 2013.

04 of 14

...AND MIDI-LENGTH IS IN

Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge reception, London, UK - 05 Jul 2018
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Forget the fingertip rule: Any skirt that doesn't hit the knees is now out. But Meghan knows that isn't limiting her style options much, as evidenced by this bold yellow dress by Brandon Maxwell worn a at reception celebrating young leaders from around the Commonwealth. Meghan still kept cool with the sleeveless number.

05 of 14

BARE LEGS...

Announcement Of Prince Harry's Engagement To Meghan Markle
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When the couple stepped out for their engagement photocall at Kensington Palace, many noticed that Meghan went with bare legs.

06 of 14

...OUSTED BY PANTYHOSE

The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration, Buckingham Palace, London, UK - 22 May 2018
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Nude tights or pantyhose have long been a staple of Kate's wardrobe, despite the fashion world's generally-accepted opinion that they are dated and dowdy. But they're rumored to be less of a fashion faux pas than a royal mandate, which Kate has managed to make look more modern. And she's not the only one — Princess Diana also rocked the look.

Meghan joined the pantyhose club at her first outing as a royal, a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

07 of 14

STRAPLESS DRESSES ARE NO MORE...

London Global Gift Gala - Arrivals
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Meghan has always been a fan of baring her shoulders, like when she attended the London Global Gift Gala in Nov. 2013 in a sleeveless black dress.

08 of 14

...BUT BOATNECKS ARE A STAPLE

HRH Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey for the 100 year celebration of the Royal Air Force
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The shoulders are still on display, but Meghan has swapped strapless styles for boatnecks. She gave off major Audrey Hepburn vibes as she joined the royal family in the 100 year celebration of the Royal Air Force.

09 of 14

CROSSBODY PURSES ARE REPLACED...

CHOGM London 2018 - Day 3
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Everyone loves a crossbody bag for its convenience, and Meghan was no different. One month ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry, she chose the style for when the couple met with delegates of the Commonwealth Youth Forum reception.

10 of 14

...BY CLUTCHES

Sentebale Polo 2018
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Nowadays, Meghan is often opting for Kate Middleton's handbag of choice: a chic clutch, like the summer-friendly basket clutch by J. Crew she brought along to watch Harry's charity polo match. In fact, Pippa Middleton has been spotted with the exact same bag!

11 of 14

LEATHER JACKETS ARE REPLACED...

Hudson's Bay And The Isabella Blow Foundation Present Fashion Blows
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Meghan proved to be a fan of draping leather jackets over her shoulders, like at the Isabella Blow Foundation Presentation of Fashion Blows in Oct. 2014. She also rocked the look when the royal couple made their first official public appearance together when they both attended the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Toronto.

12 of 14

...BY BLAZERS

Prince Harry And Ms. Meghan Markle Attend Invictus Games Reception
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Meghan is still draping jackets over her shoulders, but now they're sleek blazers in a rainbow of colors.

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KNEE-BARING SHORTS...

BuzzFoto Celebrity Sightings In New York - March 18, 2016
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Again, knees are a general no-no for the royals (aside from Prince George's go-to short and knee socks ensemble!). But before becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan sported shorts with a matching blazer leaving an appearance on Today in March 2016.

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...FOR CHIC PANT SUITS

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Ireland
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She may have left Suits behind, but Meghan can still give us Rachel Zane! During her trip to Ireland with Prince Harry, she changed from a dress into a more casual ensemble for their visit to the city's famous Croke Park to see some of the traditional sports of the country.

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