Meghan Markle wore naked sneakers at her first Hollywood occasion in 2006


Some people may not have known about Meghan Markle until her relationship with Prince Harry became public, but Suits fans have likely followed her since the show's debut in 2011. But five years ago, it's safe to say that Markle was a bit inferior to the radar. This was the first time she was photographed at a celebrity event – along with Mandy Moore, no less.

For the 2006 event that celebrated a Coach photography exhibition, Markle wore a simple tank dress and an oversized clutch, but it was her shoes that caught our attention. Her bare heels match her skin tone perfectly, creating a "bare", barely noticeable effect that 14 years later feels very on-trend. Of course, her sense of style has evolved since she became a regal and now a new mom, but it's clear that Markle has always had a soft spot for fashion. Scroll down to see the throwback photos and buy yourself bare shoes.


Melinda Martin