Duchess Meghan wears Club Monaco & Dion Lee dresses in Melbourne

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex continue their Royal Tour Of Australia

The Duke and Duchess spent Thursday, Day 3 of their Royal Tour, in Melbourne, Australia. They did normal royal-tour things, like walk on the beach (Meg wore flats) and meet with a local chef, do a walk-about with a rope line (Meg got a tiara from a little girl!), rode a tram and about a million other things. I’m sure their activities today counted as at least a dozen different engagements.

For the day’s activities, Meghan wore two dark dresses and the same trench coat she wore for Day 1. The trench coat has finally been ID’d as Martin Grant, and that trench is getting more attention than anything else she’s worn. For the most part, she is taking it off when they go inside, although I would love to see her take the jacket off a few times during outdoor activities too. Then again, I have no idea what temperature it is in Australia right now – maybe she’s genuinely chilly. Beyond the trench, Meghan wore a navy dress by Aussie designer Dion Lee, and then she wore a black Club Monaco dress. I’ve really gotten a sense of Meghan’s favorite silhouettes for dresses, and this Dion Lee dress is Peak Meg, from the wide lapels to the asymmetrical hemline. Also: those buttons on the Club Monaco dress… huh.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet crowds at the Melbourne Botanical Gardens

The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex continue their Royal Tour Of Australia

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  1. Aloe Vera says:

    Buttony Kate hand-me-down (unlikely but wouldn’t it be economical of them to share! LOL)

    **PS I love the navy one

  2. minx says:

    Not a fan of the blue dress at all…why take a tailored look and throw on that extra fabric? Looks cheap. MM looks beautiful and happy.

    • dietcokehead says:

      I wholeheartedly disagree. I love the navy dress and think it looks professional and appropriate to the event.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Reminds me of the Roland Mouret dresses she wore (that gray one with the ill fitting strapless bra, and the nicer blue one she wore the day before the wedding). Both of those had that “flap” of fabric in the front, too.

      I like the Club Monaco one better: better shape, and yeah, I like the button detail along the side. Pulls the focus there, showing a body “curve”.

      I also am liking the fact that she’s changing to flats, esp. on the beach (Kate in running in the sand in wedge sandals anyone?). Much more practical for some of these events, and much less chance of stumbling/falling.

      Ok.. I’ll go sit with the button brigade now 😄

    • RoyalBree says:

      Love both dresses! They do look familiar though — the dark colours and the Roland Mouret flap. The buttons do work on the second dress, transforming it from yet another ordinary sheath dress. Wish she would start adding some colour to her wardrobe (besides banana yellow). I’m thrilled she is wearing the same coat every day (so far). That’s hugely relatable.

  3. Tanguerita says:

    Oh my God, i am not easily swooned, but the way Harry grabs Meg’s hand in this little video is something else.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Rothy’s must be so freaking excited right now, lol.

    I love both dresses. Agree that the Dion Lee is Peak Meghan, but the club Monaco looks great as well.

    Re: the trench, I’ve come to the conclusion that she must just run cold. While I don’t necessarily love the trench with those dresses, I like that she just has this utilitarian coat with her for this trip and is just like, “I can throw this over whatever dress if I get cold.” And a trench is pretty classic. No coatdresses here! ;-)

    I feel like this tour is the style we all expected to see from Meghan – a lot of fairly classic looks, some trendy elements, and some pricey pieces with some more affordable pieces. It seems she has really found her fashion footing as a royal.

  5. chinoiserie says:

    I like the color but the dress isn’t anything special.

  6. Belluga says:

    Her necklace was made by a little boy who’s a big fan and gave it to her on the walkabout. So stinking cute!

  7. Beckymae says:

    It’s Spring here at the moment and the weather is all over the place, lots of rain in some arts, it was really warm today but then a thunderstorm and rapid temperature drop. Melbourne is cooler than Sydney but experiencing similar weather, I can see why she needs the trench….you just don’t know what you’re going get every day

    • AnnaKist says:

      Hi, Beckymae. I came on say this. That’s what it was like in Sydney today (well, yesterday, as it’s Friday now). The morning was lovely, warm and sunny, then the greyness appeared, the temperature dropped and down came the rain – not complaining. Then it was breezy before the sun came out again. It reminded me so much of Melbourne! Very unpredictable weather. Meghan is wise to have a trench coat on hand.

  8. Melania says:

    They’re glowing. A kid made a pasta necklace for Meghan and she’s wearing it in the fourth pic. So sweet.
    This tour is a huge success.

  9. trace_smiles says:

    Just because it made me smile so much -
    See the photo where she has a necklace on? That is a gold paint dipped pasta necklace that a child made her and gave to her this week.
    I love it and her for wearing it.

  10. Maum says:

    That navy dress is bad- such unenecessary flappy fabric- it makes her look really boxy.

    2nd dress is much more flattering- the buttons on the side give her nice curves.

  11. Loopy says:

    Dayuuum Harry looks good in that navy blue suit.

  12. Mira says:

    I’m coming out of the button closet. I really like buttons. Not all of them and not in every single piece of clothing but I do enjoy them. Not sure why people are so anti-button lol

  13. Flying fish says:

    The first dress has a sexiness to it with the split. The second dress is nice and flattering as well.
    She looked beautiful.

  14. Beth says:

    I like the color of the blue dress, but it would’ve been a lot better without the extra piece of fabric waving in the front. The black dress is ok, but I wish she’d wear more colorful clothes. Getting tired of funeral black all the time, especially when she looks so good in different colors.

  15. Annie. says:

    She looks good, though I don’t love any of the dresses. The first one has too much fabric, and the second one is pretty boring. I think my main problem with them is that as they were worn one after the other, they are pretty similar in a way (I know they aren’t identical, but the colors, the shape…) they blend together

  16. Malificent says:

    They are both OK dresses, but I get bored with all of the tasteful neutrals. At least give it a ltitle pop of color with an accessory or two.

  17. Lena says:

    I had trouble recognising harry in the Hand holding Video because he looks so much more bald from the back then the front! From the back I think he should just shave his head but from the front his hair still looks nice. But yes, the hand holding was very sweet and I don’t think it was something planned.

  18. Originaltessa says:

    This tour has made me realize I’m just not a fan of Meghan’s style. She’s lovely and I super like her, but her style makes me snooze.

  19. Other Renee says:

    I do like the fabric-y dress actually. I just think it would look much better on a taller woman.

  20. gingersnaps says:

    I love how this royal tour is going! It’s great to see the two of them in action. My favourite was when Meghan wore the gold painted pasta necklace that a little boy gave her all throughout the handshaking.

  21. Elizabeth says:

    It was between 14 – 21 degrees Celsius (57 – 69 Fahrenheit) here in Melbourne today with light showers this morning. She definitely needed jacket!

  22. shy vi says:

    I love that navy Dion Lee dress. The cut and color are fantastic!

  23. Lexa says:

    Nevermind—deleting my comment

  24. My3cents says:

    I might be wrong here, but I think that she’s farther along than 12 weeks. She’s so tiny and slim I wouldn’t expect her to show at that stage. I think she’s farther along, and it would make perfect sense she waited a bit more to see of everything is all right before announcing. Just the vibe I’m getting…
    She’s gorgeous as usual, and doing amazing.

  25. Citresse says:

    I like that matched shade of blue, they’re dressing alike, in tune. Harry more casual in his suit sans tie.
    But my, how times have changed. I can easily remember first royal tour Charles and Diana in Oz.
    Thousands and thousands wanted to see Diana. Charles was always dressed in formal suit and tie except for trips to more remote areas.
    And I must say, I miss the days when royal ladies wore hats.

  26. Jessica says:

    I love Meghan, but can she PLEASE wear something other than Black, White, Navy, and occasionally a very dark green that could pass for Black… PLEASE….. She looks great in color and I wish she’d mix it up a LOT more.

  27. Amelie says:

    I didn’t really like this dress (the Dion Lee one) in pictures I saw last night but today I dunno the pictures seem more flattering. The first ones I saw weren’t great. I don’t 100% love that dress but Meghan looks great in that shade of blue and I’m recognizing a lot of the design elements she really loves, like the one lapel look (her trench coat also has that though she never wears it closed so it’s harder to notice) and deconstructed tailoring. This dress reminds me a lot of the dress she wore to that event for The Royal Foundation that she attended with Harry, Kate, and William. I also love how Meghan wore the pasta necklace the little boy wore for her for the rest of the walkabout! She really understands how to connect with people.

    I like the Club Monaco one too. It isn’t fussy, just a simple black dress to be comfortable in at the beach with flats. The side buttons don’t bother me, they make a basic black dress look more interesting.

  28. Beach Dreams says:

    Now THIS is a dress of many buttons that actually works. It accentuates the dress itself nicely IMO.

  29. Helen says:

    They looked so inappropriately dressed walking on the beach.

    I love her to death, but think she looks sloppy most of the time. The ideas are good, but the execution is never there with the constant creases in the clothes and her hair hanging in her face so she is touching it all the time.

  30. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    I swear, Kate and Meg are trolling us all with buttons.

    I like most of the stuff Meghan wears – and she’s adorable pregnant – but I wish she’d try some bright colors. I bet she’d look fab.

    Dion Lee was a good choice. I’m glad she’s wearing Aussie designers.

  31. homeslice says:

    That trench belongs on a an ash heap. She dresses so poorly. For someone with so many resources…oy.

  32. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    The Club Monaco dress is something I’d have in my own closet (not that I have anywhere to wear it). The redundant flappy fabric on the Dion Lee is ,well, redundant and looks like it’s dragging the whole dress south. She could do so much better but insists on looking sloppy. The trench needs to go.

  33. TheMamma says:

    Her hair has inspired my fall wig look 😍

  34. HeyThere! says:

    I really enjoy royal MM and can’t wait for the cuteness of their baby! She was born for this role.

  35. Mego says:

    Call me weird but it’s a relief, knowing she is pregnant, to see her in flat shoes.

  36. Chasmey says:

    Duchess of Boring Tasteful Neutrals.
    Oh so now that Meghan turns out to be boring in her fashion choices, it’s all about being “appropriate and professional” is it? Like this is a real job. Her job is to look fabulous, geez.

  37. xo says:

    I think she looks beautiful. Modern, elegant, sleek. Just beautiful.