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Fashion Meghan Markle's Style Has Made Her The Most Powerful Dresser Of 2019

Meghan Markle's Style Has Made Her The Most Powerful Dresser Of 2019

Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) return to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London on June 8, 2019. - The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. Since 1748, the Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign. Over 1400 parading soldiers, almost 300 horses and 400 musicians take part in the event. (Photo by
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (Image: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)
November 19, 2019
The Duchess of Sussex's fashionable outfits sparked, on average, a 216 per cent increase in searches for similar pieces. Other stars who made the list include beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and singer Lizzo

As we approach the end of 2019, it's time to reflect on another 12 months of statement fashion and iconic red carpet moments. Global fashion search platform Lyst has crunched the numbers as part of its latest Year In Fashion report, to pinpoint the ultimate 10 biggest power dressers over the past year.

In first place is Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. The Duchess has been crowned the most powerful dresser of 2019 by Lyst, due to her fashion choices sparking a 216 per cent increase, on average, in searches for similar pieces.

(Related: Meghan Markle's Best Summer Looks)

The Duchess, who has a well-known penchant for shirt dresses, is attributed with provoking a 570 per cent spike in searches for a Club Monaco shirt dress worn during the Royal Tour of South Africa. 

(Related: What We Learned About Prince Harry And His Wife Meghan Markle Through Their New Documentary)

French US actor Timothee Chalamet arrives for the screening of the film "The King" presented out of competition on September 2, 2019 during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)
Actor Timothee Chalamet (Image: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP)
Zendaya arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Artís Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is ìCamp: Notes on Fashion" inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
Zendaya at the 2019 Met Gala (Image: Angela Weiss/AFP)

In second place is actor Timothée Chalamet, who kickstarted a 806 per cent search for Haider Ackermann after he wore one of the brand's suits, followed by the actor and singer Zendaya, whose Tommy Hilfiger Met Gala Cinderella-inspired dress led to a 54 per cent increase in searches for the brand.

(Related: The Epic Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya 70s Harlem Extravaganza During New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020)

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish claimed fourth place on the list after the neon green outfits she sported over the summer saw searches for the colour increase by 69 per cent. Rapper Cardi B, who plumped for a vintage Mugler gown for the Grammy Awards that sparked a 169 per cent rise in searches for the designer within four hours, is listed at number five.

Rounding out the top 10 were K-pop star Lisa of Blackpink, followed by makeup entrepreneur Kylie Jenner in seventh position, singer Lizzo in eighth and singer and actor Harry Styles at ninth. Broadway star Billy Porter completed the list at number 10.

Here is the full Lyst Year In Fashion report.


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