Meghan pairs the fiercest pumps with an Oscar de la Renta coat to turn stylist for the day

By Jessica Pollack

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in high style on Thursday (Jan. 10) as she visited one of her four newly announced royal patronages, Smart Works, which helps to turn around the lives of unemployed and disadvantaged women by giving them skills training and the tools to succeed. Fans went wild at getting another glimpse of the mom-to-be's growing baby bump in a fitted Hatch maternity dress, which she paired with a camel Oscar de la Renta swing coat and chic cow-print Gianvito Rossi pumps with clear plastic sides.

Duchess Meghan wore a sleek black dress with an Oscar de la Renta coat. Photo: © Getty Images

As she greeted Smart Works officials with a kiss on both cheeks, Meghan toted Victoria Beckham's Vanity Box Bag and a pair of beige suede gloves. Her simple t-shirt Eliza dress by Hatch retails for just $218 and showed off just how much Baby Sussex has grown ahead of the 37-year-old's "early spring" due date. Hanging from her ears were the unique Kimai Felicity earrings featuring three dangling eyes with diamonds.

Fans went wild for the former actress's cow-print Gianvitto Rossi pumps. Photo: © Getty Images

The beaming royal wore her dark locks swept back into a sleek bun and opted for her usual face of natural makeup - bronzed, glowing skin, eyeliner and mascara and a swipe of pink lipstick. On the fun outing, which was perfectly in line with Meghan's passion for helping women, she lent her sartorial savvy to the disadvantaged ladies getting styled for job interviews.

Kensington Palace revealed Meghan's four patronages on Thursday morning, tweeting, "The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare." In addition to Smart Works, she's joining the animal organization Mayhew as well as taking on two of the Queen's patronages, the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Meghan will be out once again next week alongside Prince Harry as the two visit Birkenhead in Merseyside on Monday (Jan. 14) for a few causes very close to their hearts. The parents-to-be will pay a visit to Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and Wirral Youth Zone – also known as The Hive ­– to lend their support to some of the region’s most vulnerable. The first organization they’ll visit aims to reduce female imprisonment by helping the beneficiaries make positive lifestyle changes, while the second nurtures young people with disabilities to grow their confidence through play, sport and the arts.

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