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From her chic sunglasses to her functional dresses, Meghan Markle knows her way around a wardrobe staple — a fact she proved most recently with the launch of her Smart Works line for unemployed UK women in need earlier this month. There’s one piece of clothing in particular, however, that we covet from the Duchess of Sussex’s closet more than any other: her coats.
The royal’s outerwear collection is breathtakingly gorgeous, and for good reason: According to OK magazine, “royal women never remove their coats in public, as it is deemed ‘unladylike.'”
This surprising British rule serves to explain why Markle and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, are oftentimes photographed in coats — even while indoors or on warmer days.
Luckily, Markle’s toppers, which include everything from edgy, leather moto styles to chic full-length wrap trenches, are a joy to behold: She’s practically the picture of sophistication when wrapped in the wool and cashmere finds she regularly sports.
Fans of her look will be pleased to know that we’ve managed to track down many of her favorite jackets online for easy recreation.
If you’re looking to cop the former actress’ elegant style, but can’t afford the hefty price tags that go along with it (the royal’s outerwear ranges anywhere from $550 to upwards of $1,000), not to fret — we’ve also located plenty of similar styles you can scoop up that feature a shockingly similar aesthetic at a fraction of the cost.
That now-famous Line the Label white wrap coat Markle captivated the world in for her engagement photos, for instance? There’s a $44 knockoff that’s currently up for grabs on ASOS (yes, really!).
Keep reading for Woman’s World’s picks of the best Meghan Markle coats throughout the years, plus eight lookalike styles you can nab for far, far less than the royal shelled out below.
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Meghan Markle Cream Coat
Amanda Wakeley Sculpted Crombie Coat
Where to buy: $1,190, Orchard Mile
Get the Look for Less, $268, BCBG
Sure, you could shell out $1,190 for the gorgeous Amanda Wakeley sculpted Crombie coat the former Suits star sported for Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey in March 2018 (which just so happened to mark her first official outing with Queen Elizabeth II), or, you could opt for BCBG's Arelia Long Blazer, which is far more budget-friendly at $268. Its thigh-length cut, detailed waist, and notched collar all bear a strong resemblance to Markle's stunning overcoat.
Meghan Markle Tartan
Burberry Double-Breasted Tartan Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat
Get the Look for Less: $199.90 (Originally $300), Nordstrom
While you'll be hard-pressed to find the actual plaid Burberry coat Markle wore during a February 2018 visit to Scotland with any stock available, this Avec Les Filles deadringer, which features a double-breasted design and dual side pockets, is a great runner-up. It also rings in at about 83 percent less than than the original, which was priced at more than $1,158!
Meghan Markle Leather Jacket
Mackage Baya Leather Jacket
Where to buy: Splurge, $790, Shopbop
Get the Look for Less: $388, Neiman Marcus
Markle proved she could pull off edgy way back in September 2017, when she showed up to the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, in this eye-catching berry leather Mackage coat. It's still up for grabs at Shopbop for those who want the real deal, but, if you don't mind a slight variation, you might consider this Parker Faux Leather version at Neiman Marcus. It's got all of the first jacket's sass at half the price. In fact, we might even like its shiny patent exterior and relaxed fit better, if you can believe it!
Meghan Markle Christmas Coat
Sentaler Camel Wrap Coat
Where to buy: ($1,795), Saks Fifth Avenue
Get the Look for Less: ($278), Bloomingdale's
The Duchess of Sussex made a splash in December 2017 when she joined the royal family at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham for Christmas Day services in a knockout of a Suri alpaca wool Sentaler camel wrap coat ($1,795) with ribbed cuffs. Those without a royal budget, however, can get a super similar look in this Calvin Klein notched collar wrap coat ($278), which is made of a wool and polyester blend and features a removable belted tie. There are also two handy side pockets for keeping hands toasty in chilly temps.
Meghan Markle Blue Coat
Smythe Peaked Lapel Coat
Get the Look for Less: $269, Yoox
Prince Harry's bride has never been one to shy away from a bold look, and the cobalt blue Smythe peaked lapel coat she donned while visiting Hubb Community Kitchen in celebration of the release of her 2018 cookbook with the center (Together: Our Community Cookbook, $12.30) in September was picture proof. Though the $1,195 coat has since sold out mostly everywhere, you can easily steal her vibe with this similar Annie P. outerwear, which goes for just $269. It too features a lapel collar and a vibrant blue hue, with the main difference residing in its single-snap closure.
Meghan Markle Utility Coat
J. Crew Men's Utility Jacket
Get the Look for Less: $89.99 (Originally $180), Zappos
Like Middleton, Markle has a penchant for recycling her favorite clothing items, including this J. Crew men's utility jacket she's been spotted in on multiple occasions — most recently while pregnant with baby Archie in Morocco in February. The retailer is no longer selling her exact coat, but we found a great — and affordable! — match in Levi's four-pocket utility jacket at Zappos. Simply throw this 100 percent cotton pick on over a striped top and a dark pair of slacks, and voila! You'll have mastered the royal's casual chic dress code.
Meghan Markle Engagement Coat
Line the Label Meghan Coat
Get the Look for Less: $44, (Originally $111), ASOS
Line the Label's $750 white wrap coat, now largely sold out, caused such a buying frenzy after the future royal wore it in her engagement photos with Prince Harry that the brand actually renamed it for her! Though ASOS' Waterfall collar coat has a far less obvious moniker, its aesthetic is strikingly comparable to Markle's trademark look, thanks to its stark white color, cascading silhouette, and self-tie belt. It also comes in bubblegum pink for those who want to switch things up or in a petite version for smaller shoppers.
Meghan Markle Gray Coat
Soia & Kyo Adelaide Slim-Fit Classic Wool Coat
Where to buy: $550, Soia & Kyo
Get the Look for Less: $178, Nordstrom
Even royal experts will be none the wiser that this Kenneth Cole New York Fencer Melton wool maxi coat isn't the same pricey Soia & Kyo number that Markle made a visit to the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing home at Brinsworth House in back in December 2018. Both coast nipped at the waist with belted ties to provide a shapely silhouette and feature notched collars.