MEGHAN MARKLE stunned in an array of stylish outfits while on tour in South Africa. The Duchess of Sussex seemed to favour shirt dresses above any other style. A fashion expert has claimed to know the touching reason why Meghan is so fond of shirt dresses and what it has to do with baby Archie.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Baby Archie Harrison are back in Britain following their first successful royal tour as a family. The Duchess of Sussex delighted fans in an array of stylish outfits during her South Africa trip and wore more shirt dresses than any other style.
The Duchess of Sussex had barely stepped off the plane in Cape Town when fans were sent into a spin over one of her outfits.
The sustainably-sourced Mayamiko wrap dress she wore to her first royal engagements sold out within an hour online.
During the 10-day tour, Meghan wore up to seven different styles of shirt dress and looked gorgeous in all of them.
While shirt dresses maybe be an obvious choice for Meghan as they are both effortlessly smart and comfortable, there is another very practical reason she may have chosen to wear them.
Meghan Markle news The adorable reason Meghan loves shirt dresses – it’s to do with baby Archie (Image GETTY)
Meghan Markle news: Meghan wore more shirt dresses on tour than any other style (Image: GETTY)
Baby Archie Harrison is five months old tomorrow and shirt dresses are a practical style for breastfeeding mums.
Fashion expert and creator of Capsule Wardrobe Collection Caroline Wolf told Express.co.uk: “Shirt dresses and tuxedo jacket dresses are a superb choice for Meghan Markle for several reasons.
“They are super easy to ‘put on and go’ and the collar makes them look smart yet feminine.
“They are often made from cotton, linen or a blend making them lightweight, fluid and super comfortable, especially in warm weather countries.”
Meghan Markle news: Meghan wore a floor-length shirt dress to visit a Cape Town mosque (Image: GETTY)
Ms Wolf added: “Meghan may be breast-feeding making this dress perfect for feeding Archie.”
According to Ms Wolf, shirt dresses are also a great choice for new mums to feel confident in their post-baby bodies.
She said: “Meghan’s slim physique is ideal for this dress and highlights her long lean limbs, especially the sleeveless dresses and those that end just above her knee.
“The belted and fitted versions highlight a woman’s figure without revealing too much.”
On the penultimate day of the 10-day Africa tour, Meghan revealed she had planned her royal engagements around baby Archie’s feeding times.
In a pooled interview she told journalists: “Oh my goodness, well, we’re doing well.
“I think the schedule – they have been very kind to me because everything is based around Archie’s feed times.
“So it’s a full plate, but we’re making it work. It’s worth it.”
Meghan Markle news: Baby Archie made an appearance to meet Desmond Tutu (Image: GETTY)
Archie joined his parents out and about on the third day of the trip when they met with South African civil rights stalwart Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The royal tot stole the show and his cooed happily in his mother’s lap throughout tea with the Archbishop and his daughter.
The little royal is the spitting image of his father at that age and even has visible tufts of red hair.
Meghan has carried out a string of solo engagements in South Africa and raised awareness around several pressing issues in the country.
From gender-based violence to access to education, the Duchess has met with community projects and leaders working to improve lives for people in South Africa.
On the final day of their tour, Meghan and Harry met with young inspirational South Africans in Johannesburg communities.
They also met civil rights activist and Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, widow of the former president, Nelson Mandela.
To wrap up the tour, the Duke and Duchess met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr Tshepo Motsepe.
The Sussexes flew back to London on Thursday night following a successful trip.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK