Duchess of Sussex unveils fashion line for unemployed women

Carla Harmon
September 13, 2019

At the launch party, she looked effortlessly impressive wearing two of the items from the collection as she opted for a crisp white shirt by designer Misha Nonoo and teamed it up with a pair of black pants from Jigsaw.

Meghan's maternity leave has officially come to an end, and she is set to debut a high street women's workwear range in aid of charity.

Meghan privately visited Smart Works several times before being named as its royal patron in January and has a long-standing commitment to supporting women's empowerment.

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle had a fitting tribute to Princess Diana as she returned to work this week.

Nonoo, who collaborated with the Duchess of Sussex on her Smart Works clothing collection, told the Times that while she has never been asked not to share details about Meghan in public, she rarely does, and couldn't recall having done so since her friend got engaged. Jill Stanton, the women's and children's director at Marks & Spencer, where the machine-washable Smart Set tunic dress will retail at £19.50, said that "by offering our customers the opportunity to purchase a dress and gift one to a Smart Works client, together we are empowering and supporting women". Meghan's collection features a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and tote bag - and for every item bought during the sale, one will be donated to Smart Works. How cool is that?

For every piece purchased from The Smart Set, one will be donated to Smart Works, meaning you can help out some women in need while helping yourself look unbelievable!

She went on to speak about the ethos behind the initiative: "As women, it is 100% our responsibility, I think, to support and up-lift each other".

"Since moving to the United Kingdom, it has been deeply important to me to meet with communities and organisations on the ground doing meaningful work and to try to do whatever I can to help them amplify their impact", Meghan, 38, said in a statement.

"She made them look totally contemporary, and it really showed the emotional value of the jewelry". "All I can say is that she is the most generous, the most genuine person", she said, calling Meghan "such a sister in the sense that, you know, if you're her friend, she'll do anything for you".

It's been four months since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on 6 May.

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