Meghan Markle returns from maternity leave to launch clothing line — and one dress is only $45

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Meghan Markle’s wardrobe, now’s the time to snap up her recent collection of workwear essentials - but you’ll have to be quick. Although the collection designed in collaboration with Misha NonooJigsawJohn Lewis and Partners, and Marks and Spencer was only released this morning, pieces are already selling out.

In celebration of its launch, today the Duchess of Sussex carried out her first royal engagement since the birth of her son Archie Harrison was born on May 6.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Looking polished and professional, Meghan arrived at the Smart Works headquarters dressed in two of the pieces that she helped design, The Smart Set Shirt and The Smart Set Suit Trousers, which she accessorized with a brown leather Ralph Lauren belt and suede Manolo Blahnik pumps.

Other items in the collection include a tote bag, a shift dress and a matching blazer to coordinate with the suit trousers. With the exception of the blazer, all of the items in the Smart Set Capsule Collection are priced under $200, and range from U.K. sizes 6-24 (US sizes 0-20).

The affordable line not only looks good, but was also created to help do good as well. For every item bought, one is donated to Smart Works, a charity that dresses and coaches women for job success.

“A big piece of this is trying to transform the idea of charity to community,” the Duchess shared in a speech at today’s event. “When [you] go into your closet as as woman and you say ‘I’m going to make a donation.’ You don’t go through your closet and just toss in a box whatever you don’t care about anymore. That’s charity as we know it today.”

She went on to elaborate, “Community is going through your closet and saying, ‘This is the blazer that I wore when I nailed my first job interview and got my dream job, and I don’t need that anymore because I’m where I want to be. [If] I’m able to share that blazer and be part of another woman’s success story.’ That’s community.”

Take a look at the entire Smart Works Capsule Collection below.

M&S Collection Crepe Shift Dress in Rich Blue

Image via Marks & Spencer.

SHOP IT: Marks & Spencer, $45

M&S Collection Crepe Shift Dress in Black

Image via Marks & Spencer.

SHOP IT: Marks & Spencer, $45

M&S Collection Crepe Shift Dress in Pink

Image via Marks & Spencer.

SHOP IT: Marks & Spencer, $45

The Smart Set Shirt

Image via Misha Nonoo.

SHOP IT: Misha Nonoo, $165 ($125 USD)

The Smart Set Suit Jacket

Image via Jigsaw.

SHOP IT: Jigsaw, $323 (£199)

The Smart Set Suit Trousers

Image via Jigsaw.

SHOP IT: Jigsaw, $195, (£120)

John Lewis & Partners Leather Smart Set Tote Bag

Image via John Lewis & Partners.

SHOP IT: John Lewis & Partners, $182

John Lewis & Partners Leather Smart Set Tote Bag in Tan

Image via John Lewis & Partners.

SHOP IT: John Lewis & Partners, $182

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