Meghan Markle‘s 2023 Invictus Games looks have been a masterclass in chic corporate dressing, and we have officially moved forward in the curriculum to cocktail hour attire.
On September 16, the Duchess of Sussex attended the sporting event’s closing ceremony wearing a $798 Cult Gaia strapless tube dress that plays into some of the season’s most exciting trends while remaining appropriate for fancy dinners. Though 100% polyester, the Raylene Gown—which is, unfortunately, sold out on the brand’s website—has a leathery appearance with lazer-cut floral cutouts.
After a week of linen rompers, structured layers, and monochrome fits, there’s no better conclusion to Meghan Markle’s week of covetable fashion moments, which resulted in a J.Crew website crash and a mad rush to sell out Banana Republic shirt dresses.
With Meghan Markle’s slick bun, nude pumps, and classic smoky-eye, this outfit could also serve as major bridal party inspiration. Luckily, a shorter version of the dress with 90s-inspired spaghetti straps is still available in the same color, as well as a more bridal white. Can anyone say reception outfit change?
Originally published in Glamour.com