Since becoming a lightning rod for paparazzi, former Suits star Meghan Markle has expanded her wardrobe to include designer dresses, tailored-to-perfection peacoats and even an occasional fascinator. But let's not forget: She was in entertainment long before she and Prince Harry with public with their relationship, and her style evolution is hers and hers, alone.

Since Markle began appearing on red carpets in the mid-aughts and amid appearances on Deal or No Dealshe's been showing off her style — whether that's amounted to a crisp white pantsuit she donned at MADE Fashion Week or a T-shirt and pair of simple jeans she sported at the Pre-Emmys Style Lounge. For all her risks, though — and there have been plenty — it's clear that as she approaches official membership into the royal family (yup, she and Harry will tie the knot in May), her wardrobe has become miles more sophisticated.

Before Markle walks down the aisle in what is sure to be a show-stopping wedding gown (get ready to drool, bridal buffs), why not look back at the many swatches, buttons and seams she's worn since 2005? Below, you'll find 13 years' worth of fashion condensed into a 23-photo slide that includes everything from an all-black autumnal look to a yellow cocktail dress that's bright enough to blind a pilot. Check out the collection, marvel at the royal-in-training's style evolution and if there's a particular look that stands out to you most, be sure to share it in the comments.