There's an Unexpected Fashion Connection Between Meghan Markle and Kylie Jenner

Finding connections between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's wardrobes might not be that much of a stretch. It's much more surprising to recognize a link between the closet of the Duchess of Sussex and that of Calabasas royalty. But it's 2019, and anything can happen.

The year kicked off with quite an interesting fashion déjà-vu: Kylie Jenner stepped out on New Year's Eve in a white, long-sleeved, blazer-style dress. Now, we know that the tuxedo silhouette is a favorite of Markle's… But turns out, Jenner not only has the same taste in dresses as the Duchess, she also favors the same designers. Jenner's double-breasted, cotton-twill dress was by sustainability-focused, New Zealand-based brand Maggie Marilyn—the very style that Markle wore on her royal tour in the fall.

Here's how Jenner wore it, with long sleeves and a shortened hemline.

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And here's how Markle wore it, for a party at Courtenay Creative, opting to have the long, structured sleeves from the original removed.

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The brand confirmed via Instagram on January 1 that the two women were indeed wearing the same dress: "How amazing to see another incredible women wear our ‘Leap of faith’ blazer dress – So many remarkable and trailblazing women have worn this dress. It is exciting to see someone of @kyliejenner influence choose to wear and support a sustainable brand."

When Markle wore the dress back in October, Maggie Marilyn wrote: "The name of this dress says it all – Her Royal Highness, Duchess of Sussex wearing our 'Leap of Faith' Blazer Dress. It is an incredible honour to have this inspiring woman wear Maggie Marilyn."

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Unfortunately, the $455 dress is sold out—as one might expect—but we've found a few similar looks below. Happy 2019 shopping.

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Puff Sleeve Blazer Dress, $149.90, Eloquii

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Fashion Union Metallic Blazer Dress, $45.50, ASOS

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Caroline Constas Catrina Jacket, $278, Shopbop

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Kaya Pleated Blazer Dress, $88.90, Storets

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Published at Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:30:00 +0000