She wasn’t shy about showing off her legs before, but Meghan Markle seems to be embracing shorter hemlines more than ever as she approaches the end of her pregnancy.
The duchess, 37, stepped out last week in aÂ sixties-inspired roll neck ‘Azzura’ dress from Reiss cut several inches above the knee, teamed with an old faithful Alexander McQueen blazer.
She also opted for a cream embroidered frock which also skimmed her knees to a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.Â
It’s a style departure for Meghan who previously favoured midi length hemlines for public engagements.Â
Celebrity stylist Lucas Armitage told Femail: ‘Meghan has always had a pair of enviable pins and whilst her maternity wardrobe enters its latter stages it seems she is letting her legs take centre stage.Â
‘Chic high neck dresses with stylish overcoats are becoming her wardrobe staple.Â
‘Her enviable look is one that many expecting mothers utilise as showing your legs gives a spring feeling when you may want to keep over areas of your body covered.’
While her hemlines are getting shorter, Meghan’s necklines are becoming noticeably higher.
Today’s Reiss dress featured a flattering roll neckline which ensured her look oozed royal chic while also keeping out the harsh March wind.
The duchess, who is eight months pregnant, opted for a similar style last month, donning aÂ custom cream roll-neck dress by Calvin Klein to attend the gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ at the Natural History Museum in London.
Rather than a short blazer, this time Meghan plumped for a Â£895 cream coat by royal favourite Amanda Wakeley.
Cream appears to be a firm favourite of Meghan; back in January the outfit she wore toÂ visit the ‘Mayhew’ animal welfare charity in London was a budget copy of her Natural History Museum get-up, with a turtleneck dress from high street store H&M’s maternity range.
Meghan, who has previously favoured a more midi style, even flashed a bit of leg when it came to the floor-length evening gown she wore toÂ watch the Cirque du Soleil premiere of TOTEM at the Royal Albert Hall in January.
The glowing duchess looked stunning in a glittering Roland Mouret gown with a front split to the knee.
Today Meghan joined forces with Annie Lennox to mark International Womenâ€™s Day with a star-studded panel discussion hosted by the Queenâ€™s Commonwealth Trust.Â
During the discussion she spoke excitedly about ‘our little bump’ and joked that she could feel the ’embryonic kicking of feminism’ inside her.Â