34K people are viewing Kate Middleton's $414 dress — we found 3 dupes for less
A large part of my job as a shopping editor is to keep up with the sartorial ongoings of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (it's a tough job, but someone has to do it).
One of the things I admire most about the Princess of Wales is that, come rain or shine, she rarely shies away from colour. In her on-and-off-duty wardrobe, the 40-year-old often turns to bright shades of red, purple and yellow — the latter of which was showcased during a recent outing in Surrey.
On Wednesday, Kate paid a visit to a maternity unit inside the Royal Surrey County Hospital, where she met with staff and patients. Bringing the sartorial sunshine with her, the Princess wore a mustard yellow pleated midi dress from Karen Millen.
The Original: Karen Millen Structured Crepe Forever Pleat Belted Midi Dress
$414 CAD/$301 USD
$516 CAD/$376 USD at Karen Millen
The dress, which has been viewed by 34,000 people today, features elbow-length sleeves, pressed pleats, and is belted at the waist.
On Kate: Karen Millen mustard yellow midi dress (shop here), Gianvito Rossi Gianvito 105 pumps (shop here), Emmy London clutch.
On sale for $301 USD (approx. $414 CAD), the Karen Millen dress is one of Kate's more affordable styles. Unsurprisingly, its lower price point combined with the general "Kate Middleton effect" means shoppers quickly snatched up sizes of the mustard-coloured frock (to shop the other colours available, click here).
However, that doesn't mean you still can't copy the Duchess-approved look for less. Whether you're looking to save, spend or splurge, scroll below for three Kate Middleton-inspired styles for fall.
Save: Mango Ruched Detail Dress
This mustard-hued dress from Mango is made from a flowy textured fabric and features a flattering gathered detail at the waist.
Spend: Julia Jordan Asymmetric Hem Mini Dress
This oh-so-pretty mini dress is a great office-friendly dupe for Kate's feminine ochre-coloured frock. Best of all? It's on sale for a cool 53 per cent off.
Splurge: The Somerset Maxi Dress
Not only is the Somerset Maxi Dress Anthropologie's "bestselling" and "best-reviewed dress ever," but it just so happens to be an incredible dupe for Kate's Karen Millen mustard yellow midi dress.
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