Meghan Markle was, hands down, one of 2018′s biggest style stars.
The Duchess of Sussex, who officially became a royal in May when
she wed Prince Harry (in a beautiful custom Givenchy gown), has her royal style down to a science.
The former “Suits” star has her signature styles and go-tos, like the classic
boat neckline and dark colors, but she’s not afraid to break royal convention by wearing crossbody bags or skipping pantyhose.
And much like her royal sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, she has the clout to increase a brand’s exposure and even
make a garment sell out after just one wear. The phenomenon has aptly been dubbed “ The Meghan Markle Effect.”
The duchess has worn countless outfits this year, some of which have given us lasting closet envy. From her classic wedding gown to her
Australian royal tour looks, take a look back at the royal’s most gorgeous looks of 2018: April 21: Self-Portrait
Markle attends the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House in London on April 21.
More April 21: Stella McCartney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the queen's 92nd birthday on April 21 in London.
More April 23
Prince Harry and the former actress attend the 25th Anniversary Memorial Service to celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Lawrence at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on April 23 in London.
More April 25: Emilia Wickstead
Markle attends an Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25.
More May 19: Givenchy
Prince Harry and his bride leave St. George's Chapel after their wedding at Windsor Castle on May 19.
More May 19: Stella McCartney
The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles, Harry's father, on May 19.
More May 22
The duchess attends The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22.
More June 14: Givenchy
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves the Storyhouse Chester on June 14 in Chester, England.
More June 19: Givenchy
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
More June 26: Prada
The royals at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26.
More July 9: Ralph Lauren
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart after attending the christening of Prince Louis at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, on July 9 in London.
More July 10: Emilia Wickstead
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British ambassador's residence at Glencairn House on July 10 in Dublin, Ireland.
More July 10: Dior
The duchess joins the royal family to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10 in London.
More July 17: House of Noni
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visits The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre on July 17 in London.
More July 26: Carolina Herrera
The duchess attends the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26 in Windsor, England.
More Aug. 4: Club Monaco
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee in Frensham, England.
More Aug. 29: Judith & Charles
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a gala performance of "Hamilton" in support of Sentebale at Victoria Palace Theatre on Aug. 29 in London.
More Sept. 4: Altuzarra
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the WellChild awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel on Sept. 4 in London.
More Sept. 25: Givenchy
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, opens "Oceania" at The Royal Academy of Arts on Sept. 25 in London.
More Oct. 3: Boss skirt; & Other Stories blouse
The royals depart after visiting the University of Chichester's Engineering and Technology Park on Oct. 3 in Bognor Regis, England.
More Oct. 12: Givenchy
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Oct.12.
More Oct. 18: Dion Lee
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends a reception hosted by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Anthony Howard QC at Government House Victoria on Oct. 18 in Melbourne, Australia.
More Oct. 19: Martin Grant
The Duchess of Sussex visits Bondi Beach on Oct. 19 in Sydney, Australia.
More Oct. 20: Emilia Wickstead
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the official opening of the extension of the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park on Oct. 20 in Sydney.
More Oct. 23: Safiyaa
The duke and duchess attend a state dinner hosted by the president of the South Pacific nation Jioji Konrote at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Oct. 23 in Suva, Fiji.
More Oct. 24: Figue
The royal couple visit the University of the South Pacific on Oct. 24 in Suva, Fiji.
More Oct. 25: Self-Portrait
The duke and duchess arrive at Fua'amotu Airport on Oct. 25 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
More Oct. 25: Theia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the Consular House in NukuÕalofa for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÕu on Oct. 25 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
More Oct. 26: Martin Grant
The Duchess of Sussex visits an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts, mats and tapa cloths at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre on Oct. 26 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
More Oct. 26: Oscar de la Renta
The duchess attends the Australian Geographic Society Awards to present youth awards to honor the highest achievements in conservation and adventure at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on Oct. 26.
More Oct. 28: Gabriela Hearst
The duke and duchess attend a reception at Government House on Oct. 28 in Wellington, New Zealand.
More Oct. 31: Antonio Berardi
The former actress arrives at Auckland War Memorial Museum for a reception with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Oct. 31 in Rotorua, New Zealand.
More Nov. 19: Safiyaa
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend The Royal Variety Performance 2018 at London Palladium on Nov. 19.
More Dec. 10: Givenchy
The Duchess of Sussex on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 at Royal Albert Hall in London.
More Dec. 18: Brock Collection Dress and Soia & Kyo
The Duchess of Sussex visits the Royal Variety Charity's Brinsworth House in Twickenham, England.
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The Duchess of Sussex once told
that Shu Uemura's eyelash curler was a beauty product she couldn't live without because "it makes you look instantly awake." She also raved about it in an interview with
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Markle once said she used this lotion "religiously."
"It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing," she told
. "I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it."
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