Meghan Markle‘s never been one to shy away from a fashion trend—even if it’s not aligned with royal protocol. So it surprised no one to see the Duchess of Sussex wearing one of the most popular summer dresses of 2019 to cheer on Prince Harry (alongside Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and baby Archie) during a polo match in Berkshire. If anything, it made us think: Why don’t we own more linen dresses?
For the surprise family outing, Markle wore her summertime best: a loose-fit, short-sleeved linen dress perfect for a day outdoors, where you’re watching polo and also caring for a newborn.
Royal fashion blogs identified Markle’s dress as Lisa Marie Fernandez’s Rosetta linen caftan in olive, which retails for $595.
We’re seeing a trend in the Duchess’ summer wardrobe: Markle wore a linen blazer to Wimbledon over the weekend. Hey, it’s hot. Why wouldn’t you want to wear light, breathable fabrics if you’re going to spend time outside?
Royals get this. Designers get this. Influencers get this. That’s why no matter where you turn, you’ll see an easy, breezy linen dress—styled with sleek aviator shades, like Markle, or with walking sandals, straw bags, and other quintessential summer accessories.
If you want to get in on the now-Duchess-approved look, check out these linen pieces that, for under $100, will help you feel like a royal—or, at the very least, more comfortable in the summer.