Meghan Markle had the most expensive royal wardrobe of last year.
The Duchess of Sussex’ wedding dress reportedly cost a staggering $392,000, while the gown she wore in her engagement photos cost a cool $110,000. And her outfits from the four-day tour of Australia with husband Prince Harry were worth just over $180,000.
So the chances of us normal people being able to copy her style is pretty rare. Who has a spare $2k lying around for a Stella McCartney dress? Certainly not many of us.
Take the Roksanda Athena dress from her trip Down Under for example. The sleeveless navy frock with a statement light blue edging costs $1915 new — though it’s currently on offer at David Jones for just $1349.
However, a fan page dedicated to Meghan’s style has found a dupe of the $2k dress that’s strikingly similar — and it costs less than $100.
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British brand Hobbs, which sells to Australian customers, has a royal blue cap sleeve dress with a chunky light blue trim hem for just $95.
While it’s not identical — Meghan’s frock was sleeveless — it’s definitely a noteworthy replica.
The two-tone midi “Helenora Dress” usually sells for $145 but has been discounted in a sale.
Meghan, 38, wore the dress while on a visit to the Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney last October. At the time she had just announced her pregnancy.
The Duchess regularly causes a frenzy over her fashion choices. When she wore a $49 dress from high-street retailer H&M in January, the nude body-con number sold out almost instantly.
In fact, the mayhem is so extreme it has been dubbed the “Meghan effect”.
It’s a similar situation for her royal sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who also sends fans into a spin with her outfit choices.
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Originally published as Amazing $95 dupe of Meghan’s $2k dress