14 Jul 2020
 

Duchess of Sussex looks chic in House of Nonie sleeveless trench for Mandela exhibit

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today attended The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre in London. Meghan looked summer chic in a blush sleeveless trench by House of Nonie.

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The Duchess wore a new label House of Nonie ‘Sleeveless Trench’, retailing for £624. The wide collared, blush-pink coloured duster coat features double breasted black buttons, with storm flap at the rear, gun flap over the right shoulder and self-tie belt. The trench reaches a sweeping fit and flare tea-length to a couple of inches above the ankle. The coat is made from a stretchy mid-weight blend fabric of cotton/nylon/spandex. The coat was part of the Spring/Summer 2018 collection for the label and also comes in black. House of Nonie is a Canadian ready-to-wear ethical brand launched in Autumn of 2017. It is thought the Duchess purchased this piece last year. You can purchase this trench here.

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House of Nonie ‘Sleeveless Trench’

Meghan carried her Mulberry ‘Clifton’ bag in rosewater classic grain leather, retailing for £795.  The medium sized cross-body bag features two internal open compartments and one top gold zip compartment. The bag has an optional leather and gold hardware link chain strap. The bag features two studs on the front flap and gold embossed ‘Mulberry England’ logo. Meghan carried the bag like a clutch today. You can purchase this bag here, here and here.

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Mulberry Clifton Rosewater Small Classic Grain

For shoes today, Meghan wore Dior ‘Dioressence’ pumps. These patent leather blush-pink pointed-toe court heels feature the famous Dior tapered heel. Meghan is believed to be wearing the four-inch heel. The shoes have a distinctive gold hardware star on the bottom of the sole.

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Dior ‘Dioressence’ Blush Pump

Dior ‘Dioressence’ Nude Patent. Image courtesy Dior

The Dioressence pumps come in a range of other patent and matte leather colours as well as textured fabrics and prints.

Dior Dioressence Patent Rnage comes in ochre, military green, cognac, Trafalgar red, bronze, white, anthracite gray and shades of blue from ink and azure to navy and midnight.

Meghan accessorised with a new pair of four prong cushion cut quartz earrings. Meghan is said to be wearing the Birks Bee Chic ‘White Quartz Stud Earrings’, retailing for £342, though Birks have them on sale at them moment for £205. These earrings are made from sterling silver and quartz, a lot different to Meghan’s normal diamond and gold earrings. Even though the brand confirmed this in a tweet, we are still a little unsure, as in closeup photos, the earrings appear to be missing the halo detail. Tell us whether you think these are the right earrings? You can purchase the earrings here. Get an amazing and affordable replicate of these earrings here.

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Birks Bee Chic White Quartz Silver Stud Earrings. Image via Twitter Birks

Meghan accessorised with her three Catbird NYC ‘Threadbare’ rings on her right hand and a new thin gold open end bracelet. We have not seen Meghan wearing any of her rings for a while. The rings retail for £34 each and you can purchase them here. Get a very affordable replicate of this ring here.

Catbird NYC Ring Gold

It is believed that Meghan wore a thin gold open ended bracelet by Zofia Day. ‘The Open Diamond Cuff’, retailing for £910. The 18ct gold bracelet is inlaid with seven pave diamonds at each end of the opening of the cuff. There is also a choice of white or black diamonds. You can purchase this cuff here. Get a very affordable replicate of this cuff here.

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Zofia Day ‘The Open Diamond Cuff’

Meghan proved today how amazingly effortless a monochromatic outfit can look. Not everyone is able to match all of the hues of each part of their ensemble well and so it can look a bit off – hence why Royals have hats, shoes, bags and gloves dyed to match their dresses or coats. A great look from Meghan today.

On another note it is long held that the Royals like to be discrete not only about their personal lives but the people they work with, who are also expected to keep some of their details private. We know that with Kate’s wedding dress the lacemakers had no idea what they were making and others had to sign confidentially agreements. With Birks, House of Nonie, Catbird NYC so blatantly using The Duchess of Sussex to sell their products through social media, perhaps it is time for Meghan to find other brands and a stylist that are more discrete and will not ‘cash-in’ the second the Duchess is seen in their wares. Some advice from palace aids comes also be handy in these types of situations. What do you think?

You can get Meghan’s look here:

With thanks to @HeavenQRF, @MeghansMirror for their ID’s

Extra photos from Kensington Palace twitter

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