Most fashion influential Duchess! Meghan Markle beats Kate Middleton in style polls as her Wimbledon outfit sells out
Kate Middleton picked a Jenny Packham while Meghan picked a Ralph Lauren outfit. The duo have sparked a huge sales boost.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's first solo outing without their husbands caused a lot of stir, and many people were looking out for the sisters-in-law at the Wimbledon center court just ahead of the Women's Singles final in Wimbledon. Both, Kate and Meghan, looked elegant..
While they watched Serena Williams play in the finals, there was a lot of competition in the form of the royals outfits. Kate Middleton chose to sport Jenny Packham while Meghan Markle head-to-toe in a Ralph Lauren outfit, the pair has boosted huge sales. According to data from Lyst, the global fashion search platform, shoppers went into a frenzy over 'Jenny Packham polka dot dresses' while searches for Meghan Markle's shirt and trousers outfit hit the roof.
There was a definite 38% spike in searches for copycat dresses of Kate's frocks while Meghan Markle's outfit resulted in a 58% surge of searches. Meghan also came out on top in terms of revenue and her £446 Adrian blue striped shirt drew in around 7,000 searches and eventually sold out in less than 24 hours. Her £1,227 Charmaine wide-leg trousers were completely sold out on Lyst while Ralph Lauren became the most searched for a brand of white trousers since Saturday.
The Duchess of Sussex, 36, paired her outfit with an Altuzarra Studio bag and completed the look with a black and white Panama hat and a pair of black stilettos. She also sported a messy bun which complimented her outfit perfectly. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge chose a pair of stunning earrings and nude suede heels. Unlike Meghan, she went kept her hair open and looked beautiful.
The data resulted in many fashion analysts crowning Meghan Markle, 'the most fashion influential Duchess,' of Wimbledon Women's final. It was the first official 'double date' of the sisters-in-law since Meghan became a member of the British royal family after her marriage to Prince Harry. The women watched Angelique Kerber defeat Serena Williams in the women's singles finals.
Fans and followers were quick to comment and praise the royal ladies and their outfits. A fan wrote on Twitter, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks so chic and stylish. She's a beautiful breath of fresh air for the royal family. And I know Serena is happy to have her friend there to support her." While another fan commented, "The Duchess of Sussex smashing it again in a classy look. The Cambridge looks good, too. [sic]"
Wimbledon's official Twitter handle shared a video clip of the two women arriving at the games and captioned it: "An occasion fit for royalty. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex are here to enjoy ladies’ finals day…" Also, there were some pictures of Kate and Meghan smiling at each other and waving at the crowd that was present.
Kate Middleton returned to Wimbledon for the second day of tennis post her outing with Meghan Markle. For the matches on Sunday, Kate was accompanied by husband Prince William. She picked a yellow dress by Dolce and Gabbana and team it with nude court shoes and wore her hair in loose, blown out curls. She finished the look with a silver watch, matching earrings, a necklace, and a grey handbag.
Kate and Meghan's last public appearance together (before Wimbledon) was at Prince Louis' christening. After being out of the spotlight for quite a while during her pregnancy and birth of third child Prince Louis, Kate was seen beaming and glowing at the christening which marked her return to the spotlight.
Kate is currently on maternity leave from her royal duties post giving birth to her and Prince William's third child Prince Louis on April 23. However, she made an exception by attending a couple of events, including the Wimbledon. Prince Louis' christening took place at the Chapel Royal at the St. James Palace which she attended and also surprised everyone by attending the Royal Air Force's 100th Anniversary celebrations the next day.
Next, they were spotted together attending the Royal Airforce Ceremony with their respective spouses. Kate opted for a blue coat dress by Alexander McQueen and accessorized her outfit with an embellished brooch and a pair of studded drop earrings and a matching clutch. Meghan, on the other hand, sported a boatneck A-line navy blue Christian Dior dress, which she paired with nude heels.
The sisters-in-law have been in a very supportive relationship with each other and Kate has been showing Meghan Markle the ropes about royal rules and etiquettes. The two have a beautiful relationship blossoming.