Meghan Markle Dons $395 Dress for Family Photo — Hidden Meaning behind the Tropical-Print Look

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 09, 2021
12:30 P.M.
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Meghan Markle donned a gorgeous $395 floral print maxi dress in a newly-released family portrait in honor of International Women’s Day. According to reports, the tropical-print ensemble bore a hidden meaning.


A day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, where no topic was off-limits, the royal couple blessed fans with a newly-released family portrait to commemorate International Women’s Day.

The gorgeous black-and-white image was shared on photographer Misan Harriman’s Instagram page. It showed Meghan donning a maxi dress with floral patterns and an off-shoulder style as she sweetly cradled Archie.

Prince Harry and Meghan at the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images


The 1-year-old’s face was covered by his mother’s flowing hair. The mother-son duo was warmly embraced by Prince Harry, who hugged them protectively from behind with his face buried in Meghan’s neck.

In the caption, Harriman congratulated Harry for becoming a girl dad after they announced the gender of their second child to be female during the interview. In the usual manner of Meghan, the dress worn for the portrait had a hidden meaning.


The flowing dress by New York brand La Ligne was inspired by model and actress Pyper America and retails for $395 even though it is currently sold out on the site. The outfit was available in only red and khaki colors.

In the images shared since their exit from the royal family, the Duchess of Sussex had opted for a markedly different style.


The Telegraph explains that the floral-print gown carries a lot of meaning given that the image was published exactly a year after Harry and Meghan had their final public engagements as senior members of the royal family.

The publication notes that the relaxed and mother-earth theme of the outfit is a stark contrast from the dresses Meghan wore during her final engagements last year March. Then, the duchess opted for regal clothes signifying her last royal appearance.


She wore an emerald Emilia Wickstead cape dress, a crimson Safiyaa evening gown, and a turquoise Victoria Beckham gown during the final 3-day royal event in March 2020. However, the new portrait symbolizes being on the other side of her past life.

In the images shared since their exit from the royal family, the Duchess of Sussex had opted for a markedly different style from when she was a royal. Such was the case in the Valentine’s Day portrait that announced her second pregnancy.

The Duchess rocked a bespoke long flowing Carolina Herrera dress initially made for her while she was pregnant with Archie. For her interview with Winfrey. Meghan wore a black maxi wrap dress from Giorgio Armani.

The gown featured a large lotus flower print at the breast area, which reportedly

symbolizes rebirth and resilience.

 The interpreted meaning is based on the flower’s ability to flourish amid challenging situations.