Sorry, Wide-Leg Trousers—Meghan Markle Confirmed Skinny Pants Are Coming Back

If you've ever wondered what a royal wears on a date night, well, now you can wonder no more. Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry stepped out for a rainy evening together, but instead of re-creating that iconic image of them walking under an umbrella in a downpour, instead, Markle presented us with a look we'd very much like to re-create for ourselves. Oh, and did I mention it involves one of 2023's top trends? 

I would like to make one thing clear before we proceed; wide-leg trousers are still very much a thing and remain a chic item in any wardrobe. However, you need only glance at our bumper spring 2023 trend report to notice that skinny trousers are back in a big way for the season ahead. And Meghan? Well, she's already ahead of the curve. 


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For their low-key date, Meghan opted for a pair of skinny, ankle-crop leather trousers, which she styled with an on-trend Caroline Herrera scarf coat and her trusty Dior pumps. Leather trousers can be tricky to style at the best of times—I know I struggle when it comes to deciding on which shoes to wear with mine—but Meghan makes it look easy. So easy, in fact, that I've broken down elements of her outfit below. 

Scroll on to see how you can re-create Meghan Markle's skinny-trouser date-night look, and shop the best skinny trousers on the market. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.