Meghan Markle's rule-breaking dress is back in stock

Meghan Markle Effect
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Remember the first dress Meghan Markle wore as a royal, to attend a garden party celebrating Prince Charles' 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace?

Let me refresh your memory then: it was a nude number by British brand Goat, and got everyone talking as it featured a sheer neckline and sleeves - which is quite unusual when you think about how many sartorial rules there are. It was also a bit controversial at the time, as Meghan wore tights, which the internet just wasn't happy about.

Anyway, at the time, it sold out within minutes (the Meghan Markle effect was born), and Goat has finally restocked its Flavia dress.

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Shop now: FLAVIA DRESS for £590 from Goat

It comes in the nude colour that the Duchess wore, but also in a chic black colour that will be perfect come party season.

You'll have to be quick if you want to get your hands on the dress though, as it's while stocks last, and no word yet as to whether they will restock it again.

Brings a whole new urgency to the old 'you snooze, you lose' adage.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.