The best Meghan-inspired yellow dresses for under £50

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Yesterday, Meghan Markle arrived with Prince Harry at the Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge event at London’s Marlborough House in a striking ensemble.

Harry (of course) looked dapper in a navy suit but it was his wife that really stole the show dressed in a vibrant, practically-neon yellow dress. High-necked, sleeveless, straight and below-the-knee, the cut was typically demure. The colour, however, was less-so and we absolutely loved it.

The it-colour of the season, yellow has been all over the high street this summer and a number of other high-profile people have been seen wearing it from Amal Clooney (who can forget the Stella McCartney dress she wore to Meghan and Harry’s wedding?) to Blake Lively and Reese Witherspoon.

Admittedly, it’s often a hue people shy away from – fearing its vibrancy – but find the right shade for you and you’ll be onto a winner.

Taking inspiration (as usual) from Meghan’s latest outfit, we’ve tracked down our favourite high street yellow cocktail and evening dresses so that you can get in on the trend. The best bit? They’re all £50 or less. 

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A perfect, floaty dress that will take you straight from the beach to the bar. We love the frill details of the sleeves and the wrap front. River Island, £50

Ticking lots of boxes… dipped hem, bardot shoulders and a pastel daffodil hue. The frill hem balances your figure, too. Boohoo, £18

We love the simplicity of this muted yellow satin slip dress. With spaghetti straps and a clean silhouette, you can wear it during the day over a white tee, or on its own at night. Topshop, £32

Make a statement with this Grecian-inspired, asymmetric one-shouldered dress. Pretty Little Things, £18

With a romantic, 50-esque shape, this feminine dress in egg-yolk yellow is a gorgeous way to embrace the trend and can easily be dressed-down or up. Warehouse, £45