Meghan Markle Wore a Thing: Giuliva Heritage Silk Set at SXSW Edition

<p>Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/Getty Images</p>

Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/Getty Images

Ever since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, the world's eyes have been fixed on Meghan Markle — and her style. We'll be following the Meghan Markle Effect with our column, "Meghan Markle Wore a Thing."

At this point, Meghan Markle has made her uniform clear. The Duchess of Sussex has a penchant for neutral tones and elegant cuts, be it a camel Sentaler cape or vanilla Proenza Schouler frock. She stayed consistent on Friday afternoon at South by Southwest in Austin, TX (and on International Women's Day, no less), where she appeared on a panel in head-to-toe grey and beige stripes.

Markle sported a silk Giuliva Heritage Lena maxi skirt and a matching button-up shirt, per @WhatMegWore. She accessorized the look with some fun metal hardware pieces, opting for Bottega Veneta's gold knot earrings and, in footwear, Valentino's ivory Roman stud flats from a past season (though newer models are similar).

<p>Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/Getty Images</p>

Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/Getty Images

"The bulk of the bullying and the abuse that I was experiencing in social media and online was when I was pregnant," she said during her keynote, "Breaking Barriers, Shaping Narratives: How Women Lead On and Off the Screen" sponsored by the Archewell Foundation and The 19th. "You think about that and really [try to] wrap your head around why people would be so hateful. It's such a tender and sacred time"

As a "supporter of women," she continued, she's also keenly aware of issues affecting people in other online spaces. She added, "As we look at what's happening in social media, there's so much work to be done in terms of keeping people safe. That starts with what we see happening with children and their exposure to things."

See some of our favorite looks from the Duchess of Sussex in the gallery below:

<p>A white <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:embellished shift dress by Valentino;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">embellished shift dress by Valentino</a> at the <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:2021 Global Citizen Live;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">2021 Global Citizen Live</a> event. <em>Photo: </em><em>John Lamparski/Getty Images</em></p><p>Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images</p>

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