Channeling the Duchess of Cambridge
I think Prince William got lucky. Kate Middleton is one beautiful, poised young woman. I also think she has incredible taste in clothes. One of my favorites was the outfit she wore to meet the Obamas. Here’s a picture of it in case you missed it. Isn’t it elegant, understated, and just plain awesome? The dress is by Reiss Shola, and so many people wanted to buy it that the website crashed. The price isn’t bad either. Only $340.00
But do you really want to have the same dress, or would you rather just have the look? I don’t want to be a copycat, so I went looking for something that has the same feel, and this is what I found. (Picture by Pop Sugar)
This dress has a better pedigree than Kate’s dress. It’s a Herve Legar which retailed for $1481.00, but you can buy it on sale here for $269.99.
Still a bit pricey? Here’s a nice alternative at 2 Cute 2 Trendy. Price? 39.99
If you don’t want something so low cut may I suggest this instead.
This is a bit more casual, but since I haven’t received an invitation to dine with the queen, this will probably do just fine. It comes in military green which is shown, beige, and black. Fabric is sateen. Get it for $27.99 at Target.
To accessorize the nude/beige dresses, I suggest we copy Kate who’s wearing black heels and carrying a black clutch purse.
If you’d like to do something really trendy with these dresses you could maybe wear a blazer or oversize sweater with them. You could also put a shirt over it, and turn it into a cute skirt.
Word of warning! If you’re pleasingly plump (like me) you’d probably be happier with something else. Try this Tina B cap sleeve with embellished waist. It’s available at Macy's for $89.00. I think this dress would be exactly right for me. It has the elegant, polished look that I like, but it would hide a few bowls of ice cream that somehow got stuck on my hips. Michelle Obama's look would fit me pretty well too.