As Kate Middleton begins to slip back into the public eye after the birth of her second baby, it seems like she’s really stepping up her Princess attire. While attending her first state banquet at Buckingham Palace a few weeks back, Kate wore the diamond and pearl studded “Lotus Flower Tiara” that she borrowed from the Queen and last night Kate walked down the red carpet at the London premiere from the new James Bond flick Spectre looking like a real life version of Cinderella.
The Duchess showed up to the premiere in a baby blue long sleeved gown by none other than Jenny Packham (one of the Princess’ favorite designers). Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of bling. Kate added some extra sparkle with drop earrings and a crystal belt. Now, we’re well aware that you probably don’t have the budget of a royal BUT you can totally copy Kate’s fairytale outfit for less. Whether you’re attending a super swanky gala or you want to go fancy for this year’s holiday party, here’s how to copy the Cinderella-approved style.
1. ASOS Flutter Sleeve Cape Back Maxi Dress ($99): Featuring the same soft color, sheer accents and an empire waist, this pick from ASOS offers a similar flash of elegance without the designer price tag.
2. BHLDN Halle Sash ($180): For an added touch of sparkle, snag this bridal sash from BDHLN. If you love this piece but you’re debating the splurge we recommend you tell yourself it’s an investment in your future bridal ensemble.
3. Faux Gemstone Drop Earrings ($6): We’re pretty sure Kate’s drop earrings are the real deal, but pop these on with the rest of your ultra swanky ensemble and we’re guessing no one will ever know the difference.
4. Topshop Cross Strap Platforms ($80): To finish off the glitz and glamour showcased in the fairytale look, top it off with these sandals that are still metallic but won’t outshine the rest of your accessories.
What’s your favorite Kate Middleton ensemble you’ve spotted recently? Share with us in the comments below.
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