Meghan Markle evidently caught more eyes and attention than Kate Middleton as she received something that the other royal family member never acquired before.
The global fashion search engine "Lyst" analyzed the fashion data for 2019 and to their surprise, the Duchess of Sussex topped the fashion-related searches, global media coverages, and other social networking sites' trending list.
"Meghan Markle was the most powerful dresser of 2019 and her outfits sparked, on average, a 216% increase in searches for similar pieces," the global fashion search engine's fact sheet stated.
Bagging the first place from ranking third last year, she became the first royal family member to have the highest standing ever, beating the Duchess of Cambridge who dropped her status from being included on the Top 10 in 2017 to landing at the eleventh place this year.
She also earned the title for being the only royal family member to make the top 10.
Aside from beating her sister-in-law, the previous 3rd placer beat Kylie Jenner, who ranked seventh this year. She also vanquished another star from Kardashian-Kenner clan, Kim Kardashian, who joined Markle in failing to make the top ten.
Top 10 reserved its spots to the most prominent Lyst Power Dressers this year including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Lisa of the famous K-Pop group "Blackpink", Lizzo, Harry Styles, and Billy Porter.
Top Looks by The Duchess of Sussex
The Meghan effect started when some of the social media users recreated her looks and finding cheap and budget versions of her "for royals only" outfits. They tried to find which designer she was wearing in a particular event and followed the steps of the most influential fashionista this year.
The five shirt dresses she flaunted when they jetted for a royal tour in South Africa caused an immediate increase in searches by 45 percent in a month.
She also boosted the sales for Club Monaco (570 percent increase in searches) and J Crew (102 percent increase in searches) after she wore their clothes in her meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and attended an engagement in Cape Town respectively.
The Duchess of Sussex's guest-editing on British Vogue's September issue also towered high as it made the most impact on the fashion industry this year out of her hundreds of dresses inside her closet.
Markle may be a duchess when she is on her royal duties, but she is now a queen when it comes to fashion.