We’ve come to the end of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s overseas tour of India and Bhutan, which was understandably very high on the fashion radar. Avid followers of the Duchess’ style are still raving about her many chic moments over the past week. She totally nailed boho chic with midi dresses and expert pattern play!
That said, even the most photographed women on Earth have their version of a uniform: Hers is the very best mixture of high street and designer wear, centered around the figure-flattering, demure sheath. With that in mind, here’s a round-up of accessible “essentials” that emulate her timeless wardrobe that any mildly preppy girl would flip for.
1. Bright Suit Dress from DABAGIRL
Coming in a bright sherbet hue, this sleek and tailored suit dress keeps it subtly flirtatious with a V neckline. This piece makes for a versatile choice as it’s great for formal as well as for casual dressy occasions, and reminds us of the anglaise suit Kate once wore on the Diamond Jubilee Tour.
2. Cobalt Blue A-line Dress with Embellished Collar from Dabuwawa
With few exceptions, Kate’s style is figure-flattering and demure like this cobalt blue A-line number, embellished with a sharp contrast collar and decorative patch pockets. An amazing choice for soirees.
3. Demure Suit Dress from ode’
Ideal for job interviews, important meetings etc., this belted sheath dress demonstrates how easy it is to translate Kate’s style into savvy everywoman office. Minimum accessories recommended, and no blazer needed!
4. Pleated Midi Wrap Dress from chuu
Kate has been showing her love for the wrap-dress silhouette, which is indeed an ultra-flattering style that works just as well with wedges as it does with casual flats. Emulate the look with this nude flowing dress. The neckline adds subtle allure, while the pleated midi skirt is very sophisticated.
5. White and Blue Floral Sheath Dress from GUMZZI
This is possibly my favorite on the list, and makes me feel the most feminine: A slightly pared-back version of the poppy dress made classic by Kate’s appearance in Brisbane. The silhouette-skimming shift dress comes adorned with painterly florals and a lace overlay. A pair of pointed heels and a sleek, color-pop clutch is all you need.
6. Shirred Wrap Dress from DABAGIRL
Another classically tailored piece in an on-trend neutral hue, this grey wrap dress provides a versatile option to channel the Duchess. I’m loving the wrapped skirt style that gives the shirred fabrication even more visual interest!
7. Belted Sheath Dress with Wrap Skirt from ERANZI
Another ladylike frock inspired by Kate’s Australia tour last year, this printed dress with a matching belt and wrap skirt proves that you don’t need to spend a lot to look elegant. A simple yet stunning cut, this instant put-together look is ideal for the office through cocktail drinks.
8. Patent Wedge Pumps from Wifky
Kate’s love for comfortable, matches-with-most footwear is widely publicized, as is her love for the cork-wrapped wedge espadrille. A ladylike shoe this wearable deserves its place as a year-round staple.
9. Nude Pumps With Cap Toe and Slingback Detail from JY Shoes
Kate can’t get enough of her nude court heels. But who can blame her? I’d guess that they’re both comfortable and durable, and they literally go with everything. Still I’d opt for a chunkier block heel of this slingback edition for all-day comfort. It will go nicely with a casual T-shirt and jeans combo, or help offset a bright midi just right.
10. Contrast Trim Loafers from DAILY LOOK
A favorite among Kate’s casual shoes is the versatile, easy-going driving loafers. This pair features contrast trimming and a faux suede fabrication to modernize the traditionally laidback style, proving that comfy shoes can also be sleek and sophisticated, and opening up options for smart-casual dressing.