Meghan Markle leads the type of life pretty much all of us dream about. She was a successful actress, fell in love with literal royalty, and found a partner who was willing to give it all up in the name of love and family for a peaceful life in Canada. And we haven’t even *gotten* to her wardrobe yet! Markle’s style is already legendary, but if we’re being honest with ourselves, our fashion budget is more H&M than Hermes. This past weekend, Markle stepped out in a dramatic crimson cape dress at the Mountbatten Festival of Music that made our jaws drop. And while the original frock, a red Safiyaa cape dress, retails for a whopping $1,696, we’ve found a few affordable alternatives for when you want to dress like Meghan Markle for less.
1. TJ Maxx Marchesa Notte Cape Gown With Sequins And Embroidery
This crimson cape gown at TJ Maxx features a full-length cape overlay, and beautiful embroidery and sequin accents that almost make it seem more regal than the dress Markle wore!
2. ASOS True Violet Cape Detail Mini Dress
ASOS carries a sexier version of Markle’s red cape dress. It’s a mini dress with long, dramatic cape-like sleeves, and a fully open back for fashionistas who aren’t afraid to bare it all.
3. Macy’s Betsy & Adam Caped Sheath Dress
If you’re looking for an office-friendly version of the dress, this red sheath with a slouched cape attached to the sleeves could be the one for you.
4. Nordstrom Plus Size Eloquii Red Cape Dress
Pairing a red sheath dress with a cape that matches the knee-length hemline creates a look versatile enough for cocktail parties, the theater, work events, and more.
These looks all prove that you don’t need to have the budget of a Duchess to look like pure royalty!
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