Why Meghan can work her magic on new clothing range
The Duchess of Sussex is partnering with Marks & Spencer on a charity workwear range. Katie Wright reveals what she hopes will appear in the collection
What a week it's been for royal fashion fans. Not only has the Duchess of Sussex guest-edited British Vogue's September issue, it was also revealed in the magazine that Meghan is partnering with Marks & Spencer on a workwear range.
The capsule collection will benefit the Smart Works charity, of which the 37-year-old is patron.
"For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity," Meghan wrote in the magazine. "Not only does this allow us to be part of each other's story, it reminds us we are in it together."
Smart Works offers support to help vulnerable and unemployed women get back to work, including providing interview outfits.
Meghan visited the organisation last year and was seen selecting items for an interviewee to wear.
So what can we expect in terms of the clothing? Images haven't yet been revealed, but given Meghan's own style involves a lot of workwear classics (but worn in a chic, modern way) we've got high hopes for the M&S range.
Here are five pieces we hope to see in Meghan's forthcoming collection...
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1. Trench coat
Meghan has a seemingly endless supply of trench coats in a variety of shapes, from classic straight cut to roomy swing style (a favourite during her pregnancy).
We wouldn't be surprised if a lightweight beige trench made it into the collection.
2. Blazer dress
Giving a smart edge to a cocktail frock, the blazer dress has become a Meghan signature - and it's ideal for work or play. She favours a sharp-shoulder double-breasted style, teamed with matching accessories.
3. Midi dress
While most of Meghan's wardrobe is neutral-toned, on the rare occasions she opts for a bright hue, she always looks amazing.
Case in point, this canary yellow Brandon Maxwell dress. We'd love to see a statement midi dress as part of the collection.
4. Pencil skirt
A pencil skirt is a workwear classic and Meghan has worn some gorgeous styles, usually paired with a loose blouse and her favourite nude heels.
Her green leather Hugo Boss pencil skirt cost £369, but we're hoping for a more affordable faux leather version in the M&S collection.
5. Court heels
She may have a constant supply of new clothes, but Meghan regularly goes back to her favourite shoes, many of them from Italian luxury brand Aquazzura.
If footwear is included in the collection, we hope to see a pair of Aquazzura-inspired nude suede bow-back high heels on offer.