Meghan Markle had her own ‘Kate Middleton engagement dress‘ moment back in January when she was spotted wearing a Marks & Spencer jumper during a royal visit to Brixton, causing a nationwide frenzy among shoppers.
The bride-to-be wore the £45 Wool Blend Round Neck Bell Sleeve Jumper (her first pick from the UK high street) paired with black flared Burberry trousers, and the Brando coat by Candian brand Smythe as she attended her second official engagement at Reprezent FM, a local radio station in the south London area.
Within hours, the knitwear had flown off the shelves at every local high street branch and completely sold out online thanks to what has become known as the ‘Meghan effect’.
But just like Kate Hiddleton’s iconic Issa wrap dress, Meghan’s chic jumper has finally been restocked by M&S – with a little spring twist. Instead of the black original, it is now available in Flame; an orange/red hue, meaning we can all get the look while staying on-trend with the season. Hurrah!
We’d highly recommend snapping up the jumper on the Marks & Spencer’s website before the ‘Meghan effect’ strikes again, because it seems to happen a lot.
Just last month, the former Suits actress wore a two-tone J Crew coat over a white All Saints Ridley jumper during a day trip to Birmingham for International Women’s Day. Both items went out of stock shortly afterwards, teaching us two valuable lessons. Firstly, it’s clear who the nation’s favouirite style icon is, and second, Meghan Markle is the new queen of mixing designer garments with purse-friendly high street finds. Perhaps she’ll surprise us with something similar on her wedding day?
There’s still a month long wait until we find out, but rumour has it British fashion house Erdem will be designing Meghan’s gown. The brand, run by the Canadian-born designer Erdem Moralıoğlu, just announced that they are bringing their public relations operations in-house under a new manager – leading to speculation that they could be anticipating a significant amount of coverage in the near future…