Meghan Markle launches her Smart Works charity capsule wearing a white shirt by Misha Nonoo and black trousers by Jigsaw from the range that she helped to design. In addition to the white shirt and black trousers, there is a crepe shift dress from Marks & Spencer that is available in three different colors, a one-button black blazer from Jigsaw, and a leather smart set tote bag from John Lewis & Partners that comes in black or tan.
The essential work wear includes a shirt, trousers, blazer, dress and bag - and for every item bought during the sale of the collection, expected to last at least two weeks, one will be donated to Smart Works.
Introducing the new Smart Works collection, #TheSmartSet Over the past year, The Duchess of Sussex and @SmartWorksCharity have come together to launch a very special initiative. Meghan described the five-piece collection as one that will "equip the Smart Works clients with the classic wardrobe pieces to help them feel confident as they mobilize back into the work space".
The sale of the "Smart Set Capsule Collection" will final for at the least two weeks and is created to assist Good Works, a charity that gives high quality garments and coaching for unemployed girls for job interviews.
- The Duchess of Sussex Created in September 2013 with the goal to help unemployed women regain the confidence that may have been blurred during more hard times, Smart Works provides invaluable support in these women's return to employment and towards transforming their lives.
The reception was one of her first royal engagements since the birth of her and Harry's son Archie in May.
The duchess seen during a photo shoot for the Smart Set collection.
Thursday's event officially marked the end of her maternity leave, and her second solo project as a Duchess.
When Meghan visited the charity in January, she personally helped a woman style an outfit for her new job.
Moments after arriving at the launch, the former Suits star revealed that one of the items - a tote bag being marketed by John Lewis & Partners - has already sold out online.
"It was simply final September that we launched the "Collectively" cookbook with the ladies of the Hubb Kitchen in Grenfell". Helping to get other women back to work.
Smart Works dress at Marks & Spencer, $35. She was greeted at the launch by Jo Bennett, head of buying women's wear & accessories at John Lewis & Partners, and Kate Stephens, CEO of Smart Works.
Judi said: "Meghan's styling and her non-verbal signals here suggest she's keen to make a return to the public eye, emphasising her traits of tactile, natural and quite low-key friendliness blended with a casually-dressed, campaign-based work ethic".
"Her smiles are very direct, involving the kind of knowing head-tilt of recognition that suggests she's happy to be back at work".