Earlier this week it was revealed that Meghan Markle was the surprise guest editor of Vogue‘s prestigious September Issue – a gig she took on while pregnant with baby Archie, completing the work secretly during her maternity leave.
Much to our delight, the issue entitled ‘Forces For Change’ featured an impressive line-up of 15 inspiring women of all ages, races and backgrounds hand-picked by the Duchess of Sussex alongside the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful. And while we couldn’t take our eyes off the powerful cover, there was another thing that caught our attention shortly after. That was of course, Meghan’s outfit.
It is no secret that the royal is the nation’s number one style icon, and rightly so, because she never disappoints. That’s why it was no surprise to see eagle-eyed fans desperate to get their hands on the black sleeveless jumpsuit the Duchess is seen wearing in the behind-the-scenes video of the Vogue cover shoot.
The chic brand is a favourite among celebrities and while their stock can be a bit pricey, this particular jumpsuit costs a reasonable £99. As well as Meghan’s black version, it is also available in dusty blue and a soft olive colour. It features an elegant double-V neckline neck, easy wide legs, and a removable tie belt to create a more feminine silhouette, making it not only a comfortable piece to wear, but also very versatile.
Previously, the US-based brand only accepted orders within the States. However, they have recently expanded to cater to customers across the pond and now offer free shipping to the UK with orders over $100 (around £77), which is music to our ears!
In her editor’s letter for the issue, Meghan recalled her inspiration for the issue, explaining that she intended for it to represent ‘the power of the collective.’
‘In identifying our personal strengths, it is anchored in the knowledge that we are even stronger together,’ she wrote. ‘You will find that spirit of inclusivity on the cover: diverse portraiture of women of varying age, colour, creed, nationality and life experience, and of unquestionable inspiration.
‘Some, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and enlisted personally for this issue, others I’ve admired from afar for their commitment to a cause, their fearlessness in breaking barriers, or what they represent simply by being. These are our forces for change.
‘And among all of these strong women on the cover, a mirror – a space for you, the reader, to see yourself. Because you, too, are part of this collective.’