On Tuesday, the newly-minted Duchess of Sussex made her first public appearance since the Royal Wedding, attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in a blush-colored silk-crepe dress from British contemporary brand Goat, paired with a divine Philip Treacy hat.
Naturally, people went wild for the dress the moment photos of Markle began to circulate. The dress sold out within minutes and Goat designer Jane Lewis told Sky News that the sudden influx of traffic actually crashed the brand’s website. It only just went back up at around 1:30 EST and is still running at a glacial pace.
For those still looking to buy the dress, there was some hope, at least for a little while. Booming e-tailer MatchesFashion.com had the look. And it was on sale, no less! Originally priced at $643, the frock was a steal at $450. That is, while supplies lasted. Which wasn’t long. It sold out within hours.
The site gave quite a detailed description of the dress: “Goat’s rose-pink taupe wool-crepe Flavia dress is a study in the elegance of simplicity. It’s tailored in the UK with a panelled bodice and pencil skirt – note how the waist seam is curved for an elongating effect – alongside a peach-beige silk-chiffon yoke and sleeves that are trimmed with raw edges. Save it for a special occasion styled with a leather box bag and metallic stilettos.”
Markle, for her part opted for nude Tamara Mellon pumps and silk Wilbur & Gussie clutch. The clutch, as well, appears to have sold out, but the shoes are still available!
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