The £49 M&S Dress Meghan Markle Wore This Week Is Still Available To Buy

The £49 M&S Dress Meghan Markle Wore This Week Is Still Available To Buy

    By Phoebe Parke Posted 27 days ago

    The Meghan Effect is a well-documented phenomenon that causes designer’s websites to crash, unknown labels to be thrust into the limelight and waiting lists to grow to unthinkable lengths.

    But, for once, a black dress Meghan Markle wore at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 10th is still available to buy online – for now at least.

    The black bodycon dress is distinctly Meghan – its tailored, the hem is below the knee and it has shoulder detailing. The Double Crepe Bodycon Dress is also available in bright red, Meghan wore the black version with Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in Black Suede and a Stella McCartney Shaggy Deer Faux Leather Crossbody – according to Meghan’s Mirror.

    ‘We thought Meghan looked beautiful in our M&S Collection dress,’ an M&S spokesperson told Hello! Magazine. ‘We are absolutely delighted she is a fan of M&S and the British high street.’

    So why hasn’t it sold out yet? It could be because it’s taken royal watchers so long to identify the dress, Meghan wore it under a Stella McCartney robe coat when she arrived at the event, and a clear view of Meghan without her coat on was obscured by none other than Theresa May who was sitting in the row in front of her.

    Another possible reason is that Meghan wore three black dresses that particular weekend as she attended a series of Remembrance events with the royal family. Or is the dress not sold out yet because M&S anticipated the its popularity and stocked up?

    Whatever the reason, if you want to mirror Meghan, head over to the M&S website and pick up the dress for £49.50 while you still can.

    READ MORE: Meghan Markle’s Best Fashion Moments

    VIEW GALLERY21 photos

    This could be just the good news M&S needs, as last week the retailer’s chief executive, Steve Rowe, reported that sales at stores have been down in the last six months with clothing and home sales dropping by 2.7 per cent because of store closures.

    Availability seems to be one of the biggest problems besieging the store. ‘We are letting customers down with availability,’ said Rowe. ‘We have some good products this season and the ranges are improving, but we are still in a position where we are buying too many [clothing] lines. The range is too broad and too shallow.’

    Keep up to date with all the Fashion & Beauty news, click here to subscribe to Grazia on Great Magazines and have the latest issue delivered to your door every month.