Back to work! Duchess Meghan steps out in style after wrapping up maternity leave
The Duchess of Sussex has officially returned to work after maternity leave.
On Thursday, four months after giving birth to her and Prince Harry’s first child Archie Harrison, the Duchess attended her first engagement in London as she launched her work wear line.
The Smart Set capsule collection was created in collaboration with Smart Works, a charity which provides unemployed women with free clothes and job interview training. The collection features apparels from fashion brands and designers such as John Lewis & Partners, Marks & Spencer, Jigsaw and Misha Nonoo.
For every item sold from the collection, one will be donated to the charity.
Speaking outside the John Lewis department store, Duchess Meghan said the initiative was the “kind of work I’ve been doing for a very long time”.
She said, “A big piece of this is trying to transform the idea of charity to community … You don’t go through your closet and just toss in a box whatever you don’t care about anymore. That’s charity, as we know it today.
“Community is going through your closet and saying, this is the blazer that I wore when I nailed my first job interview and got my dream job. And I don’t need that anymore, because I am where I want to be.
“But if I’m able to share that blazer and be part of another woman’s success story, then that’s community.”
According to a source, the Duchess will be wearing pieces from the capsule collection on her upcoming tour of South Africa later this month. “She’s planning to take a working wardrobe over anything too glamorous so I am sure we’ll be seeing more of Meghan in the Smart Set collection,” the source said.
Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Meghan's stunning style.