Meghan Markle refused to grace the cover of Vogue because it’s boastful, but  she wore an expensive dress for the issue.

According to Page Six, the Duchess of Sussex may not be on the cover of Vogue’s September issue that she guest edited. However, one can catch a glimpse of her inside its pages.

In one photo, Markle can be seen wearing an embellished tweed Gucci dress that retails for $3,975 with a grosgrain ribbon at the neck and a detachable rose brooch. Markle knew that the price of her wardrobe is a bit steep, so she wore a cheaper one in another shot. In a video where Markle oversees the cover shot for the “Forces for Change”-themed issue, the royal mom can be seen wearing an affordable black belted Everlane Jumpsuit that costs $120.

Markle is the first person to get edit the September issue according to editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. He also confessed that from the start, they talked about the cover and he asked the duchess if she wanted to be in it, but Prince Harry’s wife declined.

“From the very beginning, we talked about the cover - whether she would be on it or not,” Enninful said.

“In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a ‘boastful’ thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires.”

Markle has been slammed for spending too much for her outfits, but the duchess has not done any actions to change her wardrobe. In June, Markle made headlines for wearing $1,800 outfit  when she accompanied Prince Harry to watch the Boston Red Sox match against New York Yankees at the London Stadium. The first-time mom donned an A-line dress by Stella McCartney that cost $1,035 and paired it with fashionable pointy flats from Aquazzura that cost $737.

Days after Markle’s sighting, Kate Middleton stepped out wearing a more affordable wardrobe. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the “Back to Nature Garden,” which she co-designed, wearing a Printed Flowing Midi Dress that only cost $198.63. She paired it with Castañer Carina 60 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles that cost $130.

In 2018, Markle spent $517,000 for her new clothes. It was six times more than Middleton’s clothing expenses in the same year, which was only at $87,000.