We already told you about the head-to-toe neutral ensemble Meghan Markle wore on Christmas Day for Church and lunch with the queen–but we missed the most important part: what dress Meghan wore for the occasion! Well–fashion alert–you will be SHOCKED to discover that Meghan’s choice for the important holiday was actually a brand that you can get in pretty much any mall in the USA.
Yes, that’s right–while she chose a few international, bespoke and/or pre-order pieces as of late (AKA, ones you CANNOT get your hands on) for engagement events, she actually chose something that *was available online and in-stores for the Christmas Day festivities. What was it?
It was none other than Club Monaco! I know right?! Who would have thought that this accessible (and affordable!) brand would have been the future princess’ brand of choice for this incredibly formal affair, but it was. Rather than opting for a designer like her soon-to-be royal family members (Kate Middleton wore Miu Miu) Meghan chose an under-$300 velvet dress from Club Monaco. So pretty!
The brand just revealed via Instagram that Meghan was in fact wearing their Tay dress in Dark Cherry:
“A very short-term #fbf to Christmas Day when we got a peek at the lovely @meghanmarkle wearing our velvet Tay dress to visit the royal family,” the brand wrote on a post that has since garnered almost 5,000 likes.
It was a bit hard to tell what dress the former actress and activist had chosen for the event, because only a sliver of the dress peaked out from underneath her Sentaler camel coat. But here is the confirmed dress she wore in all its burgundy glory:
Unfortunately, her Club Monaco Tay dress in Dark Cherry ($298) is now out of stock–but here are some other picks from the brand that we think she should totally wear next:
Club Monaco Wioletta Dress ($99, down from $198.50)
Club Monaco Mariney Dress ($149, down from $198.50)
And here’s a look-alike of her velvet cherry Christmas Day dress from another great etailer Shoptiques: