Affordable Fashion Worn By The Royals
Never thought you’d hear the words “affordable” and “royal” in the same sentence, did you? Turns out, even palace residents can’t resist a good bargain.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are proving that fashion isn’t all about the price tag. Check out these affordable brands that the two duchesses are deeming wardrobe worthy!
Think you’d have to cash in two rent checks to get that bracelet on Markle’s wrist? Think again. A piece from Missoma, one of Meghan’s go-to jewelry designers, the stunning 18 carat double chain bracelet prices in at under $100! The Duchess has also been spotted wearing a Missoma moonstone necklace and white topaz ring.
What’s better than a pair of fashion-forward shoes? How about a pair of fashion-forward shoes that are also super comfortable and less than $50? Kate Middleton certainly thinks so. She’s stepped out in these classic white canvas Superga sneakers on more than one occasion.
Yep, you saw that right. The place unemployed college students scour for their back-to-school wardrobes is now dressing the royals…and their baby bumps! Meghan Markle made fashion blog headlines when she showed up to an animal welfare event looking classy as ever in a knit H&M turtleneck dress that cost – wait for it – $35 dollars.
If you’re a thrifty shopper, you probably need a really good reason to drop $600 on a dress. Like, “I just got engaged” good. Considering Kate’s engagement was covered by press outlets across the globe, no one would have batted an eye had she splurged on some crazy expensive designer ensemble. Instead, she went with the now iconic Issa London blue wrap dress.
Some boots were made for walking. These boots were made for greeting doting fans on a royal tour of Australia. Meghan Markle hit the grass in a trendy pair of suede J. Crew booties that retail for less than $200. The Duchess of Sussex has also been spotted in an elegant navy blue J. Crew wrap coat that subsequently sold out.
The Duchess of Cambridge may have famously said “I do” in custom chandelier earrings that cost upwards of 15,000 dollars, but she’s definitely not opposed to going thrify when the right accessory catches her eye. A pair of gold-plated brass earring with bright blue gemstones have been seen dangling from Kate’s ears multiple times, prompting the designer to rename them the “Kate Small Drop Earrings.”
Lots of moms-to-be try to spend smart when it comes to maternity clothes that will only fit them for a few months, and Meghan Markle seems to be no exception. In the midst of her and Harry’s first royal tour, she disembarked a plane in Wellington, New Zealand donning a classic black ASOS dress, a total steal at just $65!
It’s probably one of your regular stops when you visit the mall and you’re in very good company. Kate Middleton has been photographed in many a Zara piece, including the $89.90 blue, pleated dress she wore when departing for her honeymoon and again, when celebrating Prince Phillip’s 90th birthday.
Meghan’s all about this chic, but affordable Canadian brand. From a $45 black skinny belt to a cozy, cream $63 sweater to a flowy trench coat that sells for $245, Aritzia is helping the beloved Duchess cause fashion frenzies wherever she goes.
The Gap is always a safe bet for anyone looking for quality clothing at reasonable prices and the Duchess of Cambridge is on board! She’s sported multiple ensembles featuring pieces from The Gap, including an adorable pair of patterned stretch pants in her signature blue.