Meghan Markle's workwear fashion collection: this is what recruiters really think

Actress-turned-royal Meghan Markle is diving right back into work after finishing her maternity leave

"It's reminding them that they've nothing to fear, just be yourself", the Duchess of Sussex affirmed to Karishma Navsaria, a volunteer at the charity Smart Works who helps vulnerable women to prepare for job interviews.

Meghan's maternity leave will come to an end when she proudly shows off the collection created by Jigsaw, John Lewis and Partners, Marks and Spencer and her designer friend Misha Nonoo.

At the collection launch held at the John Lewis Oxford Street store in London, Markle looked office-ready in a Smart Set outfit that could have come directly from her pre-duchess actress days playing a paralegal-turned-lawyer on United States legal drama, Suits.

Launching in partnership with clothing retailers Jigsaw, John Lewis and M&S, the collection will be supporting Smart Works by making donations for every item sold.

Nonoo said of the constant criticism Meghan receives, "I think it's unjust, and I think that people should really focus on the good work they do".

The Duchess of Sussex is to carry out her first official public engagement since the birth of her son - launching a high street clothing range in aid of charity.

Jigsaw's Smart Set suit has wool-blend pants at £120 and a matching Italian stretch gabardine blazer for £199.

Speaking about the capsule collection, the duchess said: "This is the kind of work I've been doing for a really long time and to be able to do it here in my new home of the United Kingdom means quite a bit to me".

For every piece purchased from The Smart Set, one will be donated to Smart Works, meaning you can help out some women in need while helping yourself look wonderful!

Many of Meghan's friends have taken to Instagram to share congratulatory messages for the Duchess, including Misha, who announced her Smart Set collaboration in a post on Thursday. [It's] to do with a charity she's a patron of called Smart Works.

'I think that is something that her and I bonded over from the very early days of our relationship was that she genuinely seeks to help people, ' the New York-based, Bahrain-born designer said of the beginnings of her long relationship with the former actress.

"She is the most positive, incredible human that I know". "I've got to get back to the baby - it's feeding time", the royal mum said. Her taste for the kind of clothes worn by ordinary working women bolsters the messaging around her as a more modern breed of princess.



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