September 21, 2023

Meghan Markle took quite a break from the spotlight, but royal style lovers around the world can rejoice – the Duchess of Sussex is back and rocking her signature stylish looks at the Invictus Games 2023 in Germany from Banana Republic to Ralph Lauren and J Crew.

The Duchess had my attention even before she made her public debut alongside husband Prince Harry in Düsseldorf, when I spotted that she was wearing one of her three pairs of under-$100 Le Specs sunglasses. The former Suits star opted for the round Le Danzing style that you can shop for $85 (£49).

Duchess Meghan’s Invictus fashion for the win

While we’re used to Meghan stepping out in her luxury staples, like her Chanel cap toe slingbacks or her Goyard tote, I loved that for her first appearance she chose a very accessible look: a Banana Republic shirt dress that fans flocked to shop. And it’s no wonder – the super chic midi was on sale for less than $60.

I’ve been keeping an eye on Duchess Meghan’s style for years, and one of the great things about her fashion choices is that they’re as wearable as they are stylish, and always in a pared-down palette, so her pieces are always timeless whether they’re high-end or budget-friendly.

She repeated quite a few of her fave wardrobe must-haves- like minimalist pieces from affordable J Crew – which is a brand also loved by her mother Doria Ragland – and skinny jeans by A-list denim brand Frame.

It looks like Meghan might have a whole closet full of Frame skinnies – she also wore a white version by the Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid-approved label earlier this summer.

Shop Meghan’s Invictus Games looks

We can’t wait to see what other royal style hits the Duchess of Sussex has in her Invictus Games wardrobe, and will keep you updated through the end of the Games. In the meantime, if you love any of Meghan’s looks, you should probably shop them ASAP. The “Meghan Effect” is real!

  1. Cuyana trench + paper bag pants

  2. meghan markle invictus games black cashmere top skinny black jeans

    Frame cropped jeans + J Crew top

    At the Invictus Games wheelchair basketball finals, Meghan wore a pair of black ‘Le Color Crop’ skinny jeans in the shade Film Noir by Frame, a denim brand also loved by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber.

    The Duchess teamed the $208 dark skinnies with a simple $98 cashmere top by J Crew. The sleeveless look also comes in cream and grey, too.

  3.  The Duchess of Sussex arrives to watch wheelchair basketball at the Merkur Spiel-Arena during the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany.

    J Crew knit jacket + Staud pleated shorts

  4. meghan markle wears lagence at invictus games© picture alliance

    L’Agence blouse + Miu Miu sunglasses

    Meghan’s love of tonal dressing took center stage with her ‘quiet elegance’ look – a $345 bronze silk blouse by L’Agence, a label you’ll find in the closets of celebrities like Taylor Swift and Nicky Hilton, with the Duchess’ beloved wide leg trousers by Gabriela Hearst.

    And what would a luxe look be without designer shades? Meghan’s are the Miu Miu ‘Artiste’ sunglasses that we’ve seen her wear before.

  5. Meghan wore a Ralph Lauren sweater vest with white skinny jeans© Jordan Pettitt – PA Images
    Meghan wore a Ralph Lauren sweater vest with white skinny jeans

    POLO Ralph Lauren vest + Frame skinny jeans

  6. le specs le danzing sunglasses as worn by meghan markle

    Le Specs Le Danzing sunglasses

    In photos published by the Daily Mail, Duchess Meghan was spotted rocking the affordable Le Danzing sunglasses by her go-to brand Le Specs as she arrived in Dusseldorf.

  7. meghan markle invictus games pleated black dress by banana republic
    Meghan’s black pleated dress from Banana Republic

    Banana Republic shirt dress

    The Duchess of Sussex opted for an affordable look for her first official appearance at the Invictus Games in Germany. The pleated Banana Republic shirt dress, which originally cost $140, has been reduced to just $59.50.

    While the actual dress is only available Stateside, we found some amazing lookalikes for UK royal fans.

  8. Prince Harry and Meghan attend the cycling medal ceremony during day six of the Invictus Games© Getty
    Prince Harry and Meghan attend the cycling medal ceremony during day six of the Invictus Games

    Cesta Collective bag + Saint Laurent flats

Meghan and Harry at the Invictus Games

WATCH: Come with us to Day 5 of the Invictus Games with Harry & Meghan

Prince Harry was on hand for Day One of the Invictus Games 2023, and wife Meghan arrived a few days later, on September 14, apologizing for being “late to the party”.

The Prince Harry-founded sports competition, which sees wounded and injured service personnel and veterans from nearly two dozen nations compete in sports from wheelchair basketball to track and field, wraps up with a closing ceremony on September 16. 

If you’d like to learn more, the Games are also featured in a Netflix documentary, Heart of Invictuswhich follows the stories of former soldiers competing in the 2022 Invictus Games.