Meghan Markle crowned 2019's Most Powerful Dresser – and her trip to SA had a lot to do with it

Meghan Markle (Photo: Getty Images)
Meghan Markle (Photo: Getty Images)

Cape Town – The duchess has been crowned – this time as 2019's Most Powerful Dresser.

According to Vogue, statistics from Lyst, a global fashion search platform, has given the royal the title after her looks garnered a 216 percent increase in consumer searches.

Second to the duchess was Call Me by Your Name actor, Timothée Chalamet, followed by names such as Zendaya, Cardi B and Billie Eilish.

According to Harper's BAZAAR, Meghan's trip to South Africa, in particular, resulted in her taking the top spot. During the tour searches for shirt dresses – like the one she wore when she visited District Six in Cape Town – increased by 45 percent.

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(DISTRICT SIX: Meghan wears a shirt dress on her first day in Cape Town with Prince Harry. Photo: Bashiera Parker/Channel24)

The Club Monaco-style dress – like the one she wore when she took Archie to visit Archbishop Desmond Tutu – increased by 570 percent.  It reportedly sold out in 24 hours.

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(ARCHIE MEETS THE ARCH: Meghan wears the Club Monaco-style dress while introducing Archie to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photo: Toby Melville - Pool/Getty Images)