American actress-turned-princess Meghan Markle has given royal watchers plenty to talk about.
The Duchess of Sussex and her new groom, Prince Harry, spent 16 days in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga meeting people, seeing sites, attending events and changing clothes. The duchess had almost as many fashion looks as she did engagements and appearances – more than 35.
And while she mixed things up when it came to designers – Givenchy, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Karen Walker, J. Crew and Reformation – she stuck to familiar styles and silhouettes.
The former "Suits" star relied on coats, both trenches and blazers, throughout the trip and made shirtdresses somewhat of a signature style.
When she went casual, you could almost always count on her wearing black denim. And when she went formal, she often opted for gowns with cape-style detailing. Tuxedo-style dresses also made several appearances.
With very few exceptions, the duchess was in shades of blue, olive, black or white or stripes in the same palette. She did change things up with a red dress and a floral print, befitting the tropical setting.
She used her clothes diplomatically, wearing styles from local designers Martin Grant, Zimmerman, Emilia Wickstead and showcasing a Maori feathered cloak as well as Tongan garlands and a handmade wrap ta'ovala skirt.
Not everything was a hit with the critics, who were quick to point out the mishaps, including a tag on the hem of a Self-Portrait dress that didn't get removed before the duchess stepped off a plane.
For her part, Markle wanted to make the tour about more than the clothes. She gave three public speeches and managed to address the role of education, overcoming challenges and feminism.
"Yes, women's suffrage is about feminism," she told the crowd. "But feminism is about fairness."