Meghan Markle named Most Powerful Dresser of 2019 beating fashion heavyweights like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B
Beating the Kardashian-Jenner clan, iconic fashionistas like Cardi B and even all the other members of the Royal family, Meghan Markle has been named the Most Powerful Dresser of 2019.
The big reveal was made by the Lyst Index, which prepares a quarterly ranking of fashion's hottest brands and products after analyzing the online shopping behavior of more than five million shoppers a month.
The Duchess of Sussex grabbed the top spot on the site's annual fashion report after she sparked a 216 percent increase in searches for the kind of outfits that she has worn over the last year. For example, searches for shirt dresses saw a 45 percent spike after she donned attires conforming to the trend five times during her South Africa Royal tour.
She also did wonders for fashion brands. While her Club Monaco dress sold out in less than a day after she wore it, following a 570 percent spike in searches for it, a J Crew skirt that she wore, saw the brand being sought out by 102 percent more people on the internet than usual.
The 38-year-old mother-of-one managed to climb up two spots from her last year's appearance on the list, while her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, did not make the Top 10 list this year. The Duchess of Cambridge, who ranked fifth in Lyst's Fashion Report 2017, slipped to 11th place in this year's list.
Fashion mogul Kim Kardashian also did not appear in the first 10. Makeup billionaire Kylie Jenner, however, did secure a spot on it, named the seventh most influential dresser of 2019.
Rapper Cardi B, who is often known to make headlines due to her outrageous outfits, slipped to fifth place after securing the fourth place on last year's list, upstaged by seventeen-year-old singer Billie Eilish, who debuted on the list this year.
The other celebrities to be named on the Top 10 list are Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Lisa, Lizzo, Harry Styles and Billy Porter.