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See Meghan Markle's style evolution through the years

See how "Suits" star (and Prince Harry's fiancee) Meghan Markle's fashion evolved from California teenager to Hollywood royalty.

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See how "Suits" star (and Prince Harry's fiancee) Meghan Markle's fashion evolved from California teenager to Hollywood royalty.

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1999

Meghan Markle grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girls preparatory school, and graduated in 1999.   

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September 2005

After graduating from Northwestern and cutting her teeth as an actress in Hollywood, Markle stopped by a pre-Emmy event and posed for photographers wearing bootcut jeans and a baseball cap. 

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January 2007

The actress attended an ABS event in 2007 wearing a black mini dress with long, billowing sleeves. She paired the look with two-toned silver-and-black pumps. 

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October 2011

Markle attended an Anti-Defamation League event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel wearing a chic black cocktail dress with a subtle peplum detail at the waist. She styled her hair in a smooth, blown-out style with a middle part. 

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January 2012

The star stopped by a L'Oreal event in 2012 wearing a white ruched mini dress and an oversized blazer cuffed at the wrist. She paired the "girl-on-the-go" outfit with black flats and a crossbody bag for the ultimate mix of style and comfort. 

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May 2012

Markle attended USA Network's upfront after-party in New York. The "Suits" star celebrated the show's second season in a silky champagne camisole and ruched brown skirt. She added nude sandals and delicate necklaces to complete the ensemble. 

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November 2012

In November 2012, Markle posed for photographers in a figure-hugging, color-blocked cocktail dress. She paired the bold silhouette with simple black pumps. 

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November 2012

The same month, Markle attended the GQ Men of the Year party in Los Angeles, California. Her drop-waist dress was almost a nod to the '20s and the pleated skirt added a vintage element to the look. She added gold accessories and a box clutch as finishing touches. 

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January 2013

The actress stepped out in a sophisticated black sheath dress for the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globe party in 2013. She pulled her hair up into a fuss-free style to showcase the shimmering fabric. She added simple accessories like black pumps for a classic element. 

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January 2013

Later that month, she joined the cast of "Suits" for an event at The Paley Center. She wore a teal-and-black pussybow blouse with a tailored black pencil skirt — a look her lawyer character, Rachel Zane, would certainly wear! 

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January 2013

Markle attended ELLE's 2nd Annual Women in TV event in January 2013 wearing a gorgeous berry-hued dress. The pleated detailing at the bust added an elegant touch to the form-fitting silhouette. 

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January 2013

That same month, the star attended a pre-Screen Actors Guild Awards party at the Chateau Marmont. She chose a strapless gown for the event. The style's ombre pattern added a bit of bohemian flair to the look. 

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May 2013

At the USA Network upfront event in New York, Markle chose an embellished blue-and-white shift dress. She accessorized the classic style with a few bangles and platform pumps. 

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September 2013

The actress attended the Tracy Reese fashion show during New York Fashion Week in 2013. Sitting front row, the star wore a vibrant floral print dress and black heels. 

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October 2013

Markle attended the New York Film Festival in October 2013. She wore an olive green dress with black panels at the waist and mock turtleneck collar. She wore her hair up to show off the full ensemble and added a pair of black caged sandals for a touch of edge. 

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October 2013

The star chose a shimmering, silk dress for opening night at the American Ballet Theatre. The one-shoulder style featured a large bow detail. The star kept the rest of the look streamlined with a delicate gold clutch and nude heels. 

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November 2013

Markle attended an event in London wearing a black strapless cocktail dress. The design featured ruched details throughout the bodice and skirt that gathered into a subtle slit at the knee. She wore her hair in a side-swept style and added a pair of chandelier earrings for a glamorous touch. 

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January 2014

Markle opted for a figure-hugging patterned dress to celebrate the 3rd Annual NFL Characters Unite event. She wore her hair in a straight style to complete the sleek look. 

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February 2014

The star kept it casual for an event celebrating Marc Jacobs in February 2014. She paired a collared shirt and army green sweater with leather leggings and black pumps for the ultimate day-to-night look.

 

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February 2014

The actress attended New York Fashion Week and rocked an embellished motorcycle jacket. The gold-studded, eye-catching piece was paired with a white dress and silver stilettos. Her loose, piece-y updo added to the effortlessly cool vibe.

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May 2014

Markle attended the NBCUniversal cable upfront in New York in May 2014 wearing an angelic white shift dress. She added a box clutch and suede booties to complete the look.

 

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September 2014

In September 2014, Markle attended a Peter Som fashion show wearing a chic crop top-and-skirt combo. The striped shirt added a geometric element to the flowy tea-length skirt and feminine heels.

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October 2014

In October 2014, the actress attended a charity event in Toronto wearing a burgundy gown with mesh paneling at the bust. She added a motorcycle jacket worn in a casual, on-the-shoulder style to add a bit of edge to the glamorous look.

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October 2014

Later the same month, Markle attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit in New York. She wore a beautiful teal gown with a structured neckline and figure-hugging silhouette. She added a simple gold bangle and pulled her hair back into a sweet chignon.

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March 2015

The star looked white hot for a Fashion Week event in Toronto in March 2015. She wore a white crop top and fitted white pencil skirt to the event and topped it off with a chic white leather jacket.

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June 2015

The "Suits" star showed just how to rock high-waisted pants in this monochromatic look from Misha Nonoo. She chose the wide-leg, paper bag-style trousers and a white short-sleeved top with mesh detailing for an NBC press event in June 2015. She added delicate gold rings and a bracelet as the only simple accents to the look and wore her hair in effortless, beachy waves.

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March 2016

The actress went for a different vibe with this monochromatic style for an appearance at AOL Studios. The star looked chic in a black Theory blazer with subtle peplum pleating at the waist and leather Helmut Lang leggings. She added nude, ankle-wrapped heels from Aquzzura and added a bold red lip for a pop of color. 

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March 2016

En route to an appearance on TODAY, Markle rocked an incredible linen short suit. She paired the power pieces with a silky white button-down and a berry-colored bag, and styled her hair in elegant, side-swept waves. 

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March 2016

Markle bundled up before leaving the TODAY studio later the same day. She opted for a navy Wolford turtleneck and navy Veronica Beard skirt with gold button detailing. She added the same berry Marc Jacobs bag and topped the look off with a chic trench-style coat and leopard pumps. 

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April 2016

The actress attended a private dinner for designer Roland Mouret in Toronto, Canada. She wore a cranberry-colored dress by the designer with an elegant, off-the-shoulder style. She paired the look with Gianvito Rossi heels and an embellished clutch. 

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October 2016

The actress modeled her collection with Canadian retailer Reitmans in October 2016. The streamlined black turtleneck and leather pencil skirt were just a few of the sophisticated separates she designed for the brand. 

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September 2017

Markle chose a monochromatic outfit as she showed her support for Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. 

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September 2017

Markle sported an oversized white button up, ripped jeans and brown leather flats for her second day at the Invictus Games. The put-together look included a large tote that matched her shoes.

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November 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose at Kensington Palace in London after announcing their engagement. Along with a big smile, she wore a white coat by Canadian label Line over a green dress and nude heels. Her ring featured one stone from Botswana and the other two stones from Princess Diana’s personal collection.

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