Meghan Markle's Off-the-Shoulder Gown Inspired My Newest Reformation Purchase


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No one has as stronger a hold on our collective purchasing decisions than Meghan Markle. And with her Netflix documentary with Prince Harry just one day away from its release date and plenty of events on the calendar, we're about to enter a period of Markle-inspired spending—guaranteed. Just take her latest look, for example, which she wore to the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Gala held in New York City.

For the glamorous event, which saw the couple take home an award for their work pertaining to racial justice and mental health with the Archewell Foundation, Markle chose a stark white, long-sleeve dress by Louis Vuitton, which featured a high slit and an off-the-shoulder neckline. Custom made by the brand's womenswear designer Nicolas Ghesquière, it was a clear symbol of hope, the perfect message to send at the evening's occasion. With her dress, she added Princess Diana's aquamarine ring that she wore on her wedding day, Cartier Love bracelets, and a Givenchy clutch.

After seeing the look, one dress immediately came to mind: Reformation's new Maves dress, a similarly off-the-shoulder style with long sleeves and a mini hemline. Equally gorgeous with a much smaller price tag—it rings up to just under $300—the dress is a perfect alt for Markle's custom Louis Vuitton pick. Shop it and more off-the-shoulder options below. 


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On Meghan Markle: Louis Vuitton dress; Givenchy clutch; Cartier bracelet

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.