10 Purple Dresses That’ll Give You That Coveted Markle Sparkle

Meghan Markle attends the One Young World Summit Opening Ceremony.

Meghan Markle in a now sold out purple Aritzia dress; Image: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

While there are several colors vying to be the shade of the season (pistachio green, tangerine and almost all neutrals), Meghan Markle may have just changed everyone’s mind. The Duchess of Sussex recently stepped out in a surprisingly affordable purple Aritzia long-sleeve midi dress. The regally colored frock is, of course, sold out, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. There are plenty of purple dresses out there that’ll make you sparkle like Markle. Whether you favor wrap dresses or looser silhouettes, there’s a dress and shade of purple for you. Here are the best dupes that’ll have you looking like a duchess.


Gathered Midi Dress, $39.90 at Zara


A-Line Wool-Cotton Dress, $99 at COS


Number 57 Dress, $260 at Shopbop


Wrap Maxi Dress in Deep Mulberry, $119.95 at Eloquii

Isabel Marant Étoile

Yandra Button Up Dress, $630 at Farfetch

Emporio Armani

Wave Jersey 3/4-Sleeve Full Skirt Dress, $525 at Neiman Marcus

Urban Outfitters

Joey Satin Tie-Front Mini Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters


Velvet Knot Dress, $79.99 at Mango

New York & Company

Purple Sheath Dress, $53.97 at New York & Company

Universal Standard

Amanda Spacer Sweatshirt Dress in Eggplant, $130 at Universal Standard