A Shoppable Ode to Meghan Markle’s Dresses, in Celebration of Her 40th Birthday

While there haven’t been as many photo ops this year, Meghan Markle’s dresses never disappoint. During the majority of her public appearances in 2021, she has managed to maintain her best-dressed title with an enviable collection of caftan and wrap silhouettes. These aren’t your average frocks, though. Markle often relies on a combination of nature-inspired prints, from the tropical palms on her now sold-out La Ligne dress to the abstract poppies printed on her Carolina Herrera shirt dress.

Usually, floral and landscape-adorned dresses are associated with spring and summer, but Markle’s year-round take on the pattern proves they’ll look just as great come fall or winter.

In celebration of her 40th birthday, we’re taking a closer look at Meghan Markle’s dresses worn in 2021, below. Plus, we’re stocking up on some seasonless styles to add to our closets, too.

The Pristine Poppy

Courtesy of Global Citizen/ Vax Live

During the Global Citizen Vax Live event, Markle’s optimistic, cheerful poppy dress was a hit. 

Carolina Herrera poppy print shirt dress

$1,690$845

CAROLINA HERRERA

La Ligne floral mini dress

Gucci poppy flowers print silk dress

Ulla Johnson short-sleeve midi dress

The Perfect Palm

Photographed by Misan Harriman; Courtesy of Archwell

Markle seems to have taken a cue from all the palm trees and greenery lining the streets of Santa Barbara.

Farm Rio palm tree embroidered dress

City Chic In Paradise maxi dress

Johanna Ortiz Moon Sight maxi dress

BB Dakota Palm Down off-the-shoulder sundress

The Subtle Motif

Courtesy of Harpo Productions/ Joe Pugliese

Pared-back florals felt just right for Markle’s moving conversation with Oprah.

Giorgio Armani silk midi dress

Lela Rose floral applique cotton midi dress

& Other Stories voluminous embroidery mini dress

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Clario maxi dress

Lug Von Siga Emma mini dress

The Cream of the Crop

Courtesy of Spotify

Markle announced her upcoming podcast in a dress splashed with a lemon tree motif. Perhaps, the blossoming print was a symbol of new beginnings.

Oscar de la Renta Primavera ruffle hem shift dress

$3,490$1,047

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Yumi Kim Pretty Woman dress

Cara Cara Harbour Island midi dress

Oscar de la Renta printed pleated dress

Farm Rio spotted bananas sleeveless cotton dress

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