Meghan Markle Wore Naked Shoes to Her First Hollywood Event in 2006

Some people may not have known about Meghan Markle until her relationship with Prince Harry became public, but Suits fans have probably been following her since the show debuted back in 2011. But five years before that, it's safe to say Markle was a bit more under-the-radar. That's when she was first photographed at a celebrity event—along with Mandy Moore, no less.

For the 2006 event, which was celebrating a Coach photo exhibit, Markle wore a simple tank dress and an oversize clutch, but it's her shoes that caught our eye. Perfectly matching her skin tone, her nude heels create a "naked," barely there effect that feels very on-trend 14 years later. Of course, her sense of style has evolved since becoming a royal and now a new mother, but it's clear Markle always had a thing for fashion. Scroll down to see the throwback photos and shop naked shoes for yourself.


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Next, Meghan Markle wore skinny jeans with her favorite under-$150 flats.

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 13 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.