It’s so common for consumers to love clothes the royal ladies have worn that it’s been dubbed the ‘Meghan effect’ and the ‘Kate effect’ when they sell out so quickly. While the royal clothing budget is perhaps just a bit bigger than ours, Meghan and Kate are not strangers to affordable brands.
The Duchess of Sussex was spotted in a £22 dress in March and the Duchess of Cambridge has already donned her £15 Orelia earrings a number of times this year. So when we saw that H&M was selling a similar print to an Oscar de la Renta dress Meghan Markle previously wore, we couldn’t help but get excited.
In 2018, Meghan wore the £4,600 printed dress to the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece, Celia Rose McCorquodale. The blue and white number was inspired by the Wedgwood china design.
Three years on, H&M has launched a range of chic blue and white patterned pieces that could easily be mistaken as the same designer print. The latest H&M collection includes a spaghetti strap dress, wide-leg trousers, blouses and a midi skirt that are perfect for spring and summer.
Get the Oscar de la Renta look Meghan Markle wore
Picnic in the park? BBQ? Al fresco lunch at a restaurant? This strappy midi dress has all bases covered for spring, whatever the weather. Throw on a denim jacket or cardigan to stay warm and complete with white trainers or heeled sandals for a fancier occasion.
If a looser fit is more your style, this floaty dress is a great option and will keep you cool. Alternatively, add a belt to cinch the waist and create more of a silhouette.
We can expect to see a lot of puff sleeves making an appearance this spring. This blouse has a sweetheart neckline and a small opening with ties at the front.
The pemplum waist and wrap-around tie on this blouse is a flattering design, which can be dressed up or down.
These ankle-length, wide trousers have an elasticated high waist for the ultimate comfort factor in warmer weather.
This full A-line, calf-length skirt screams spring. Pair with a denim jacket and trainers or sandals.