Meghan Markle Outranks Kate Middleton in Style Power, Says Lyst Report

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Meghan Markle Outranks Kate Middleton in Style Power, Says Lyst Report

And the most powerful celebrity influencer is…

Rihanna…but you probably already knew that. You probably didn’t know that newly engaged Meghan Markle outranked future sister-in-law Kate Middleton in the most coveted wardrobe department.

Duchess Kate looked cosy in casual jacket
Duchess Kate looked cosy in casual jacket

What’s more surprising are the other stars featured on Lyst’s Year in Fashion 2017 top 10s. The fashion search engine—helpful for finding that one piece you just have to have—analyzed its inquiries from the past year, crunched 100 million searches, from 80 million shoppers, in 120 countries, to find the most searched brands, products, trends…and even, yes, celeb-worn pieces.

Kate, 35, was in high spirits as she arrived for a day outdoors. Her visit to the school today comes after she spent yesterday at a museum and art gallery
Kate, 35, was in high spirits as she arrived for a day outdoors. Her visit to the school today comes after she spent yesterday at a museum and art gallery

“To name and rank the most influential celebrities in fashion, we monitored the spikes in demand created by 50 global superstars during the course of 2017, looking at search and sales response to some of their most talked-about outfits,” according to the Lyst report.

Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge talks Harry and Meghan engagement at museum outing. (Photo Getty Images)
Pregnant Duchess of Cambridge talks Harry and Meghan engagement at museum outing. (Photo Getty Images)

The third-party e-market ranked celebrities by how many times pieces a star previously wore was searched for on the Internet. To no one’s surprise, Rihanna, with her Puma collection, Gucci everything and $10,000 YSL boots, topped the list, followed by Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid.

Harry makes a funny face and makes Meghan laugh out loud in footage not shown to millions last night
Harry makes a funny face and makes Meghan laugh out loud in footage not shown to millions last night

The Suits star ranked fourth—apparently, the world noticed her newfound love for British brands like Burberry and Barbour. The star also brought plenty attention to lesser known brands like Misha Nonoo, Finlay and Co. and others. The Mackage Baya Leather Jacket ($690) and matching (and more affordable) Aritzia dress ($195) she wore to the 2017 Invictus Games opening ceremony sold out quickly after the actress was spotted in it. Perhaps it’s Meghan’s love for mixing high and low brands that keep her in the style spotlight. Then again, the LINE Winter White Coat ($799 CAD) the bride-to-be wore for the Official Royal Engagement Photocall rapidly sold out, according to the Canadian brand, proving people just can’t get enough her Cali-girl-meets-royal style.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared at a photocall at London's Kensington Palace yesterday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared at a photocall at London’s Kensington Palace yesterday

Although the Duchess of Cambridge ranked fifth, her impact is not to go unnoticed. Her influence has stretched a longer span of time, but even years after her engagement, she’s still selling out clothes and boosting sales for brands like L.K. Bennett, Rouland Mouret and Dolce & Gabbanna, as evidenced by Kate’s polka-dot D&G midi dress she wore to Wimbledon. She’s not just a royal; she’s a princess of the people, too. Earlier this year, Kate wore a floral Erdem top and skirt on her tour of Poland—and now you can shop Erdem x H&M for a similar, more affordable look. OK, she probably had no stake in that, but you can see how her style can inspire the masses.

The Bobbi Brown lipstick currently has 20 per cent off [PA]
The Bobbi Brown lipstick currently has 20 per cent off [PA]

Hey, at least Kate beat out Melania Trump, who took the number six spot, inspiring shoppers with her turns in mostly European designers like Delpozo, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana.

Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry's girlfriend has been shopping in Chelsea Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN
Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry’s girlfriend has been shopping in Chelsea Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN

Source: EONLINE COM

Tags: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Harry and Meghan, Royals, British Royals, Royals Family, British Royal Family, Monarchy

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