Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What to Wear Wednesday: Dress Like Kate for Less!

I absolutely adore Duchess Catherine. I think she’s so beautiful, classy and an overall great role model for young girls. But I also love her style: classic, feminine and again, classy.

So, on this What to Wear Wednesday – and in honor of this lovely new mama near Mother’s Day – Gentel and I are sharing our favorite Kate looks and replicating them for you…for less!

The first look of hers I love is this gorgeous Katherine Hooker red dress she wore to a fundraising event in Norfolk: 

{And confession: I also love her ponytail, too!}

I found a very similar red dress from a brand called Choies for $38.99 here


My next favorite look is this eyelet lace dress from Australian designer Zimmermann she wore while touring Australia and New Zealand last summer: 

I found an almost replica dress by Antonio Melani at Dillard's for $169 {here}; quite cheaper than the $520 the duchess paid! 


I also love her iconic Issa wrap dress she wore on the day she and Prince William announced their engagement at Buckingham Palace. Duchess Catherine's dress retailed around $600 {eek!} and sparked the making of replicas around the world. 

I found a similar dress from Jessica Simpson {here} that retails for only $59.99!

{And see...she's been doing that hand-on-belly pose even before she was pregnant! #quitthatkate}


Probably my favorite look of hers was the black lace Diane von Furstenberg dress she wore to a Royal Variety Performance in London. 

I couldn't find an exact replica, but this dress {from Prom Girl, of all places!} is pretty similar and is $139. 


And finally, who can forget Kate's iconic Ralph Lauren striped shirt she has been spotted wearing many a time, from that volleyball game following Prince George's birth to grocery shopping at Tesco to polo matches? It's such a classic look. 

I'm a sucker for a good nautical stripe, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a very similar shirt for $29.95 at L.L. Bean {here}! 


Do you have any favorite looks of Duchess Catherine?

As a reminder, each Wednesday of the month, Gentel and I will be posting style ideas for a specific event. We plan to do a mix of both special events and everyday occasions, from how to mix prints or what to wear to a wedding. Is there a particular look you want ideas on styling? Leave us a comment or shoot either of us an email; we are happy to incorporate it!


  1. Duchess Catherine has great style, love this post. Loved the Issa dress she wore on the day they announced their engagement. Thanks for finding a cheaper alternative.

  2. Awesome post. I am huge fan of the Duchess! Her style is flawless. Your look alike outfits are great!


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