Meghan Markle is bringing back the 'it' bag of 2017

By: Laura Sutcliffe

Meghan Markle debuted yet another ensemble to add to her growing collection of incredible looks! On Thursday evening (April 19), the star stepped out with her husband-to-be Prince Harry for a Women's Empowerment reception in London, hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. And while her entire outfit was picture perfect, fans had their eyes on one thing in particular: her incredible Gucci Dionysus clutch.

The fashion-forward 36-year-old clutched daintily onto the $1,050 bag. The suede material, which comes in many shades, and the luxury brand's classic horseshoe clasp made this baby instantly recognizable – after all, it was the 'it' bag for the past two years. Despite the city's unexpected heat wave, Meghan looked elegant as ever in the cocktail dress of our dreams: a knee-length Black Halo 'Jackie O' style dress, which retails for $750. She paired the look with gorgeous heels by Aquazurra, one of her favourite footwear brands.

In fact, back in 2017, Lyst pulled together the internet’s favourite bag searches and the list included the Gucci Dionysus, along with Cult Gaia, Dior, Gucci and Simon Miller. While the popular bag made waves on Instagram, the newer craze is for 'micro bags', proving Meghan knows a thing or two about current fashion trends.

The fiancée of Prince Harry is quite the handbag fan and always steps out with a new piece of arm candy for every royal engagement. On Wednesday, the former Suits actress sent fans wild when she wore a black and white striped bag by Australian brand Oroton – which set her back $305; a reasonably affordable piece. The Zip Top Cross body bag is made from pebble leather, with a handy plain cross-body strap, a magnetic closure and subtle gold hardware which runs throughout the bag and features on the logo on the front.

The bag, which is currently on sale on the brand's website for $150, is made in a bold tomato red and a tan and blue combo, too. Another handbag brand Meghan has been seen out with more than once is Strathberry. When she visited Scotland back in February, she wore the $758 racing green East/West Mini bag cross-body, and it became an instant sell-out.

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