Shop 13 boat neck summer tops inspired by Meghan Markle

If there’s anyone to copy for summer style inspiration, it’s Meghan Markle. And as the Duchess of Sussex has shown us repeatedly, there’s one particular silhouette that is flattering, feminine, and perfectly on trend for summer: the boat neck top.

According to a new report by fashion search engine, Lyst, searches for “boat neck” have risen 52 percent over the last two months. A spike that can largely be credited to the new royal. Markle has worn this silhouette three times now. The first was when she was visiting Cardiff, Wales, and wore a checkered boat neck jacket by American label Theory that sold out quickly thereafter. The second time was for Markle’s extravagant royal wedding, at which she wore a simple boat neck gown designed by Claire Waight Keller for Givenchy. And, most recently, Markle attended the Trooping the Colour for Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday in a similar silhouette, an off-the-shoulder blush custom dress by Carolina Herrera.

Shoulder-revealing tops and dresses have been a popular summer look for some time now, but Markle’s embrace of them has been especially notable, given that the skin-baring style is a departure from traditional royal protocol (Kate Middleton has seldom been seen wearing short-sleeved tops or dresses). But Markle has not been deterred. In fact, it’s rumored that Prince Harry might have a little something to do with her style choices. “He gives his views on what he thinks looks best, rather than helping her follow Royal protocol on hemlines or anything like that,” a source told the Daily Mail recently. “The joke is that Harry is Meghan’s surprise stylist.”

In any case, if you love Markle’s boat neck and off-the-shoulder looks, shop 13 versions ahead that will make you feel like a royal this summer.

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<p>Meghan Markle’s silhouette of choice seems to be the off-the-shoulder look. (Photo: Getty Images; photo art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) </p>
The silhouette of the summer

Meghan Markle’s silhouette of choice seems to be the off-the-shoulder look. (Photo: Getty Images; photo art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)

<p>Meghan Markle wears a blush off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera to the Trooping the Colour ceremony celebrating Queen Elizabeth recently. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Carolina Herrera

Meghan Markle wears a blush off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera to the Trooping the Colour ceremony celebrating Queen Elizabeth recently. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Meghan Markle wears an off-the-shoulder white gown by Givenchy for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. (Photo: Getty images) </p>
Givenchy

Meghan Markle wears an off-the-shoulder white gown by Givenchy for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. (Photo: Getty images)

<p>Meghan Markle wears a checkered off-the-shoulder jacket by Theory while visiting Cardiff, Wales. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Theory

Meghan Markle wears a checkered off-the-shoulder jacket by Theory while visiting Cardiff, Wales. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>Poplin top with bow, $50, <a href="https://www.zara.com/us/en/poplin-top-with-bow-p02548872.html?v1=6094115&v2=401033" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:zara.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">zara.com</a> </p>
Zara

Poplin top with bow, $50, zara.com

<p>Off-the-shoulder cotton-blend twill wrap top, $635, <a href="https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Jonathan-Simkhai-Off-the-shoulder-cotton-blend-twill-wrap-top-1202051" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:matchesfashion.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">matchesfashion.com</a> </p>
Jonathan Simkhai

Off-the-shoulder cotton-blend twill wrap top, $635, matchesfashion.com

<p>Marianna off-the-shoulder striped peplum top, $68,<a href="https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/lucy-paris-marianna-off-the-shoulder-striped-peplum-top?ID=2871188&CategoryID=2910#fn=ppp%3Dundefined%26sp%3D1%26rId%3D131%26spc%3D277%26cm_kws%3Doff%20the%20shoulder%20top%26spp%3D4%26pn%3D1%7C4%7C4%7C277%26rsid%3Dundefined%26smp%3DexactMultiMatch" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bloomingdales.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> bloomingdales.com</a> </p>
Lucy Paris

Marianna off-the-shoulder striped peplum top, $68, bloomingdales.com

<p>Noisette crop top, $58, <a href="http://needsupply.com/womens/clothing/tops/noisette-crop-top-in-black.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:needsupply.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">needsupply.com</a> </p>
Farrow

Noisette crop top, $58, needsupply.com

<p>Off-the-shoulder checked poplin wrap blouse, $895, <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1060402/lela_rose/off-the-shoulder-checked-poplin-wrap-blouse" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:net-a-porter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">net-a-porter.com</a> </p>
Lela Rose

Off-the-shoulder checked poplin wrap blouse, $895, net-a-porter.com

<p>Navy striped blouse, $78, <a href="https://www.shopbop.com/navy-stripe-blouse-joa/vp/v=1/1571168803.htm?folderID=45675&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&os=false&colorId=13497" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:shopbop.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">shopbop.com</a> </p>
J.O.A.

Navy striped blouse, $78, shopbop.com

<p>Off-the-shoulder short dress, $1,169, <a href="https://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/off-white-off-shoulder-short-dress-item-12933459.aspx?fsb=1&storeid=9799&size=19&clickref=1101l4PJnvhf&utm_source=shopstyle&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=PHUS&utm_term=USNetwork&pid=performancehorizon_int&c=shopstyle&clickid=1101l4PJnvhf&af_siteid=1101l510&af_sub_siteid=1011l274&af_cost_model=CPA&af_channel=affiliate&is_retargeting=true" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:farfetch.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">farfetch.com</a> </p>
Off-White

Off-the-shoulder short dress, $1,169, farfetch.com

<p>Phil T-shirt, $25,<a href="https://www.aritzia.com/us/en/product/phil-t-shirt/63241.html?dwvar_63241_color=10006" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aritzia.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> aritzia.com</a> </p>
Babaton

Phil T-shirt, $25, aritzia.com

<p>Off-the-shoulder Francine floral top, $250, <a href="https://www.rebeccataylor.com/off-the-shoulder-francine-floral-top/318951B534.html?dwvar_318951B534_color=SNOWCO&cgid=#q=off%2Bthe%2Bshoulder%2Btop&lang=default&start=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:rebeccataylor.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">rebeccataylor.com</a><br><br></p>
Rebecca Taylor

Off-the-shoulder Francine floral top, $250, rebeccataylor.com

<p>Lily Bardot shirt, $125, <a href="https://kitristudio.us/products/lily-bardot-shirt?variant=7243511627839" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kitristudio.us" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">kitristudio.us</a> </p>
Kitri

Lily Bardot shirt, $125, kitristudio.us

<p>Astr the Label Vienna top, $88, <a href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/astr-the-label-vienna-top/4877535?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&color=natural" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:nordstrom.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">nordstrom.com</a> </p>
Astr the Label

Astr the Label Vienna top, $88, nordstrom.com

<p>Jersey top with twisted detail, $50, <a href="https://www.cosstores.com/en_usd/women/tops/product.jersey-top-with-twisted-detail-light-taupe.0636379001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cosstores.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cosstores.com</a> </p>
Cos

Jersey top with twisted detail, $50, cosstores.com

<p>White wrap off-the-shoulder shirt, $98, <a href="https://www.pixiemarket.com/collections/tops/products/white-wrap-off-the-shoulder-shirt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pixiemarket.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">pixiemarket.com</a> </p>
Pixie Market

White wrap off-the-shoulder shirt, $98, pixiemarket.com

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