Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Both Used This 1 Fashion Trick While Pregnant

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle may not be the best of friends, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything in common. The two have quite a lot in common, from their royal role to their age to their love for fashion. And both women actually used the same flattering fashion trick while pregnant.

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Meghan and Kate have two different styles — but the public loves to see both

Kate has been a fashion icon ever since she married into the royal family. At every major event, people love to see what glamorous outfit the Duchess of Cambridge will wear. No matter the occasion, Kate always looks like she is dressed perfectly. She might even be the gold standard for how others should dress for similar occasions. She loves long, slim-fitting trench coats and high-collard dresses. Kate tends to dress a bit more conservatively than Meghan, but Kate also has a greater royal responsibility than Meghan, so it makes sense.

Meghan has taken on her own pregnancy style and started wearing Harry’s clothes

Meghan loves to dress herself; she’s always been a fan of fashion. And since becoming pregnant, she’s taken the classic “let me wear my boyfriend’s hoodie” to the next level. Meghan has been spotted on several occasions actually wearing Harry’s clothes. She’s worn his jackets more than once, including while walking through the redwoods when the couple visited New Zealand last fall. It’s a fashion move Kate never made, and Meghan has paved her own way. When it comes to outfit choice, Meghan definitely doesn’t live in the shadow of Kate or Queen Elizabeth.

Kate loves to recycle outfits regularly, pregnant or not

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Kate Middleton wore this outfit in both 2014 and 2019. | Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

Kate’s go-to fashion move is re-wearing outfits. The Duchess of Cambridge definitely spends a lot of money on clothes, but with that, she’s not afraid to wear an expensive outfit twice. She once said that her mother always loved a good sale, and while she may be a royal, there’s nothing wrong with getting more for less. She’s been seen wearing the same outfit on as many as three separate occasions, and the public loves it. It makes her a bit more human, since the general public always reuses clothes. And she keeps her outfits for years — she once sported a red, slim-fitting coat in 2014 and again in 2019.

The two women both wore shorter dresses while pregnant to expose their legs  

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Meghan Markle’s shorter hemline is flattering. | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

These two women might have different ways of doing fashion, but there is one secret trick they both used while pregnant: Shorter hemlines. Kate and Meghan both tended to wear shorter dresses while pregnant than while not. The shorter hemline shows off more of their legs, which makes their bodies look slimmer overall. Although baby bumps are beautiful and should always be embraced, the women likely used to the trick to make themselves look as flattering as possible. Kate has had three children, so she is a pro with pregnancy fashion by now. Meghan has reportedly asked Kate for fashion tips in the past, so maybe this was one of them.

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