Designer of Meghan Markle’s divisive jumpsuit claps back at haters

There’s no such thing as bad jumpsuit PR.

When Meghan Markle stepped out in a one-piece outfit by Malia Mills over the weekend, social media commenters compared it to a trash bag — but the designer thanked the mean tweets for making her brand trend online.

Sharing a collage of some of the nasty remarks on her official Instagram account, Mills posted a tongue-in-cheek caption about “#jumpsuitgate.”

“The first rule of wearing a harempant-esque style? prepare to take the heat,” the designer shared.

The aptly named “Montecito” jumpsuit ($595) was worn by the Duchess of Sussex for a shopping outing on Friday, with social media users calling it everything from a “hot mess” to “weird” and wondering if it came from “the Hefty Fall Collection.”

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Malia Mills shared a collection of some of the criticisms about her brand’s jumpsuit on Instagram.

“It’s giving saggy diaper butt!!” another user wrote.

Writing that her team was “so pumped” about Markle’s “bold choice,” Mills said that the piece “being widely derided resulted in a hot and bothered #trending topic on news networks around the globe.”

“October is our slowest month of the year and it’s chilly in cali so thank you meghan for not wearing a big ass jacket!” she continued.

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The Duchess of Sussex rocked the Malia Mills jumpsuit while out in Santa Barbara last week.

Indeed, Markle ditched a “big ass” topper for a sleeker Ralph Lauren sweater tied around her neck, accessorizing her divisive jumpsuit with a “Small Louela Bucket Bag” ($2,550), Cuyana hat ($128), Valentino sunglasses and flat sandals by Emme Parsons ($360).

Unsurprisingly, the outfit was a quick sellout, with Mills quipping, “for user janice on twitter who surmised we only had a ‘handful’ in stock before we sold out the truth is there were 4,505,617,125 available. in marimo green only.”

They also wrote, “and to all the folks who head out each day rocking the thangs – the wows and the wtfs alike – we say HELL YES! wear what makes you feel kickass. cause a commotion.”

#Jumpsuitgate happened in the wake of Markle’s controversial comments about being a model on “Deal or No Deal,” with several of the game show’s alumna speaking out to refute her remarks after the duchess said she was made to feel like a “bimbo.”

As for the outfit, Mills thanked the brand’s “fab new followers seeking the next ‘truly dreadful outfit’ to join us on this totally bananas journey.”

“Thank you #meghanmarkle for inducting us into the ring of fire,” she said, adding the hashtag “#markledandproud.”