Meghan Markle's year in style - the message behind her top fashion looks

Meghan Markle. Photos by Getty Images, collage by W24.
Meghan Markle. Photos by Getty Images, collage by W24.

It was a surprising colour combination for one of Meghan's first appearances of the year. The Duchess of Sussex's purple and red combo broke her usual tendency for neutral colours and matching shades.

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She isn't often seen wearing prints, that's why this Oscar de la Renta dress she wore when she visited the Bristol Old Vic theatre in Bristol, England, made for a welcomed change.

If there's one thing the duchess knows to do well, it's neutrals. She wore a Brandon Maxwell dress on a visit to the UK's National Treasure, where she was a patron.

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This year we also saw Meghan launch a clothing line for Smart Works, a charity that provides training and interview clothing for women in the UK. Meghan launched her collection wearing a crisp white shirt from the collection, black slacks by Jigsaw, a brown belt and matching shoes. 

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On her visit to Cape Town as part of the royal tour, Meghan wore a black and white printed eco-friendly wrap dress. The dress by Mayamiko was ethically and sustainably made in Malawi. Ethical fashion is close to The Duchess' heart. 

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Wearing different shades of the same colour can be tricky but Meghan pulled it off in this monochromatic autumn outfit that she wore to a roundtable discussion on gender equality the Windsor Castle. 

She sparkled in a Roland Mouret sequin gown when she attend the Cirque du Soleil's premiere of Totem Theatre Production.

Yet another black and white classic look in a custom Givenchy button-up top and high-waisted wraparound pencil skirt.

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At the London premiere of The Lion King, Meghan showed up in a black ensemble with gold detail.

Meghan showed up in printed mini dress for her International Women's Day panel discussion.

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