- Meghan Markle has debuted a whole new royal wardrobe in the past year.
- Some of her designer dresses and high-end accessories come with large price tags.
- Her $US265,000 wedding dress by Givenchy, $US157,000 Stella McCartney reception dress, and $US12,000 Oscar de la Renta ball gown are among the most expensive.
Meghan Markle’s wardrobe is probably one of the most enviable in the world right now. Her already iconic looks have even landed her the title of People’s Best Dress Star of 2018. While a few of her looks have been custom-made designs with no official price tags attached, she has worn a few outfits with retail prices ranging from surprisingly affordable to extra extravagant.
Though much has been made of the price of Markle’s wardrobe, it’s not quite as shocking when you consider her successful acting career and the wardrobe fund she now reportedly has access to as a member of the royal family. Much like Kate Middleton before her, Markle has debuted quite a few extravagantly priced outfits as she builds her royal wardrobe.
Here are 29 of her most expensive outfits so far.
The most expensive outfit in Markle’s wardrobe so far is of course her stunning Givenchy wedding dress.
Vanity Fair reported that the Clare Waight Keller design cost close to $US265,000.
Her reception dress following the wedding almost stole the show with its elegant design.
According to estimates from Entertainment Tonight, the chic dress cost more than $US157,000.
For her official engagement photo released in December 2017, Markle chose a design by Ralph & Russo that reportedly cost $US75,000.
The dress caused a bit of controversy for its slightly sheer design.
Markle went with another custom Givenchy dress for her first joint engagement with the queen in June.
She majorly switched up her style in February with a $US1,995 Alexander McQueen Leaf Crepe Jacket and some matching $US795 pants.
She paired it with some $US625 black suede pumps by Manolo Blahnik to complete the unexpected look.
She debuted her most casual-chic look yet with this $US2,190 denim dress by Carolina Herrera while attending a charity polo game in July.
She completed the look with some $US587 Aquazzura pumps and an $US88 woven clutch by J. Crew.
The night before her wedding in May, Markle wore a $US2,165 navy blue Roland Mouret design.
What Meghan Wore reported that she paired the dress with a pair of Manolo Blahnik BB heels.
In April, Markle wore this $US1,995 belted pinstripe dress by Altuzarra while attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
For her first appearance alongside Kate Middleton in February, Marke wore a $US1,795 wrap dress by Jason Wu.
Middleton was at her side in a less expensive $US169 dress by Seraphine.
Markle went with a $US1,625 Stella McCartney cape dress while attending the queen’s birthday concert in April.
She paired the navy blue dress with a $US625 pair of navy-blue Manolo Blahnik pumps and the $US3,390 gold Armory Zodiac Clutch.
In early July, she wore this vibrant yellow dress by Brandon Maxwell that retails for $US1,495.
She then attended the opening of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition in an $US824 trench coat dress by Canadian brand House of Nonie.
It was one of Markle’s most business-casual looks.
For her first post-wedding appearance in May, Markle donned a custom version of the $US790 Flavia dress by Goat Fashion.
This was also the first time she wore tights per royal tradition, which she paired with some $US450 Tamara Mellon heels.
The white wrap coat she wore for her engagement announcement was by Canadian fashion brand LINE and retails for $US750.
The Mara Wrap Coat was so popular it ended up crashing the brand’s website when she debuted it in November 2017.
In April, she attended the Invictus Games Reception wearing a more affordable dress — that is, compared to her other outfits.
The green floral dress by Self-Portrait retails for £300 (roughly $US390). Though that’s a lot of money for most people to spend on a dress, it’s a good example that Markle doesn’t always splurge for the most expensive designer duds.
The duchess attended the Coach Core Awards in September wearing a navy blue and black ensemble.
For her stop in Melbourne, Australia, the duchess wore an $US873 navy blue dress by Australian designer Dion Lee.
She paired the dress with matching $US625 Manolo Blahnik heels and a handmade pasta necklace from a young fan in the crowd named Gavin.
Markle then wore a $US1,431 blue cape dress by Safiyaa to a state dinner in Fiji.
The dress was similar to one of Middleton’s most memorable maternity looks, and it was also one of the first times people noticed Markle cradling her baby bump.
For the Australian Geographic Society Awards, she wore her most princess-like dress to date.
The Daily Mail reported that the Oscar de la Renta dress retails for £10,000 ($12,816 USD) and features black bird embellishments by designer Sarah Esmoingt. Markle paired it with the $US750 Aquazzura “Deneuve Bow” pumps she’s worn a few times before.
Markle re-wore a dress she has owned for some time during a trip to Auckland, New Zealand, in October.
The navy $US2,695Antonio Berardi tuxedo dress featured a double-breasted design. She previously wore the design to watch Harry play in the Audi Polo Challenge in Ascot, UK, in May 2017.
She then attended her first Royal Variety Performance in November wearing a sparkling sequined top by Safiyaa.
She opted for a white, floral dress while visiting the Royal Variety Charity’s nursing and care home in December.
The $US1,480 midi-length dress is from Brock Collection, which she paired with a $US550 grey wool coat by Soia and Kyo. Her $US750 taupe Aquazzura Deneuve pumps and a clutch by Wilbur and Gussie completed the look.
For her first Christmas as a royal, Markle wore a deep navy coat by Victoria Beckham.
In January, Markle switched up her style with a bold pair of animal print heels while visiting the Smart Works offices.
She wore one of her most colourful outfits yet for a visit to Birkenhead, UK, in January.
She then changed into a sparkling $US5,595 gown by Roland Mouret for a performance of Cirque du Soleil in January.
She paired the dress with $US398 heels by Stuart Weitzman.
In late January, she wore a blush pink ensemble that is estimated to cost around $US5,000.
She wore a custom design by Brandon Maxwell, but the Mirror reports the original version of the dress retails for£2,004 (approximately $2,621 USD) and a similar version of the blazer retails for £1,728 (around $2,260 USD).
In February, she paired a $US1,813 dress by Oscar de la Renta with $US695 suede boots by Sarah Flint.
The silk chiffon dress featured a whimsical print of various animals and foliage.
Later in February, she wore a cream-coloured coat by British designer Amanda Wakeley.
She paired the $US1,190 coat with a custom version of a Calvin Klein dress that Meghan’s Mirror reports originally retailed for $US1,900.
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