The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has been named the most powerful dresser of 2019, replacing make-up mogul Kylie Jenner.
The Duchess of Sussex climbed the ranks of the Lyst Index to be named as this year’s most influential dresser, replacing make-up mogul Kylie Jenner.
According to Lyst’s Year in Fashion report, the mother of one had a huge influence over shoppers, with her fashion choices leading to 216% increase in people Googling similar outfits every single time she steps out for public engagement.
The mother-of-one who was ranked third last year has climbed ahead of the Kardashian-Jenner clan to take the top spot. Kylie ranked as seventh this year meanwhile Kim Kardashian joined Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate, in failing to make the top ten.
The Duchess of Cambridge who ranked fifth in Lyst’s Fashion Report 2017, slipped to 11th place in this year’s list of fashion influencers.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, who showcased her knowledge of fashion by guest-editing British Vogue’s September issue, had the most impact on the industry this year.
The Meghan effect has become a common phenomena with some social media users dedicating their platform to advising on recreating her looks and finding budget versions of items in her wardrobe.
Lyst also revealed that when Meghan and Harry appeared with baby Archie to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Meghan’s Cub Monaco dress saw a 570 per cent increase in searches, selling out in less than 24 hours.
The Duchess also wore a skirt by one of her favourite brands, J Crew, which saw a 102 per cent surge in searches.
Meghan Markle beat the likes of Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Zendaya, and Billie Eilish in the top 10 list of “power dressers”
Stars of the music industry dominate the list, as the Duchess of Sussex is the only royal to feature in the top ten.
Cardi B who ranked in fourth place last year has slipped to fifth as seventeen-year-old singer Billie Eilish joins the list.
See the top ten below.
1.Duchess of Sussex
2. Timothee Chalamet