How to Adopt Duchess of Sussex Style — On the Cheap

Collage of Duchess of Sussex Inspired Outfits

In no time at all, Meghan Markle has made a name for herself on the fashion radar. Of course, why wouldn’t the world collectively watch the newest royal as she makes monumental style statements that turn heads — and even push the envelope a little?

Yes, we’re obsessed with Duchess of Sussex style, in great part because many of her most stunning looks are easy to translate into our everyday lives. Here are four ways to make some of Markle’s most eye-catching ensembles work for you, without spending top dollar.

Duchess of Sussex Style 4 Ways

Meghan in Karen Gee

All eyes are on the duchess this month as she makes a splash in Australia. At the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, she turned heads in a sleek, simple, and highly flattering white sheath dress from Karen Gee. That dress retails for $1285 — and naturally, Gee’s website crashed when women learned exactly what Markle wore when she first stepped out following the announcement of her pregnancy.

Peach sheath dress

The Sonja Sheath Dress from the Eva Mendes Collection at New York & Company comes in at a decidedly more wallet-friendly $24.99.

Meghan in Jason Wu

It’s fairly safe to say that Markle knows how to rock a sheath dress like nobody’s business. A simple piece like this sleek sheath silhouette falls squarely in the less-is-more category of styling perfection. Markle paired her royal blue Jason Wu dress with a demure box clutch and a pair of delicate matching heels.

Royal Blue Sheath Dress

The clean lines of the Modern American Designer Solid Crepe Sheath Dress make it a comparable winner with a price at $49.97.

Meghan in Ralph Lauren

Meghan has proven to us that you can turn heads in something as uncomplicated as a crisp blue-and-white striped, button-down shirt. As soon as the duchess arrived at the women’s singles final at Wimbledon to watch her good friend Serena Williams take on eventual champion Naomi Osaka, people started buzzing about the Ralph Lauren design. It’s smart and exceedingly simple, and looks downright chic tucked into a pair of tailored white pants.

Striped button down

The effortless version from Oasap will set you back just $19.99.

Meghan in Givenchy

Oh, to reach into the closet and pull out a little Givenchy number for a lovely outing on a sun-drenched lawn! Until that little vision comes to fruition, you’ll have to make do with inspiring images of Markle at Ascot sporting a marvelously draped, off-white shirtdress complete with a matching fascinator.

White shirt dress

We’ll leave it to you to find the topper, but we’re eyeing the Line & Dot Chaima Shirt Dress for $117 as a timeless alternative that you’ll want to wear for every special event on your warm-weather agenda.

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Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.