JAN 23: For Kate’s lace Dolce & Gabbana dresses we offer (left to right) the black Betsey Johnson Lace Dress ($79.99); Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Lace Dress ($199.99); Elie Tahari Bellamy Lace Dress ($249.99).
JAN 23: For the black lace Zarita gown by Diane von Furstenberg we offer (left to right) the Alex Evening Mermaid Lace Evening Gown ($239), also available in Plus Sizes ($259); the Theia Floral Lace Gown ($299.99); and the Lauren Ralph Lauren Sequin Lace Jersey Gown ($210). (Do note the Ralph Lauren has sequins, which Kate’s dress did not.) All of the dresses are shown at Nordstrom with the exception of the Thiea gown, it is available at Saks Off 5th.
JAN 3: For the black Issa London dress worn when Kate was shopping just before the wedding, this is the Have a Good Clasp on Things dress ($59.99), we show it at ModCloth. Our thanks to Patty M. on the Facebook page for the tip!
DEC 12: If looking for a winter repliKate for the LK Bennett Cayla and Eugenie dresses, this Pleated Ponte Dress ($89.60 on sale) at J. Crew could fit the bill. Thank you to Brittani for sharing the link with us, along with Serena Irene on the FB page!
DEC 12: For the Finella dress by Preen this is the Asymmetric Pleat Neck Dress ($47.95) at online site eShakti. Many thanks to Jenn Y. for the tip on this one; she shared that she has ordered from the company before and been very happy with the product and the service.
DEC 9: For Kate’s red Jenny Packham gown worn to the Diplomatic Reception and China state dinner we offer (l to r): the Stylish Appliques Floor Length Evening Dress ($146.39) at Dresswe, a firm with which I am not familiar; next, the Red Sequin Long Evening Dress ($129.39), also from Dresswe; the this is the Adrianna Papell Lace Illusion Gown ($179), we show it at Macy’s; on the far right, the Chiffon Long Dress for Prom 2017 ($75, final sale) at Prom Unique Vintage.
DEC 9: For Kate’s blue Roland Mouret gown we offer (from l to r): the MSK Off the Shoulder A-Line Gown ($119) as shown at Macy’s; the Royal Blue Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress ($60) at Saved by the Dress; on the far right we have the Mynt 1792 Cold Shoulder Dress ($99.90 at Nordstrom) in sizes )X to 4X. The dresses in the center and on the right both feature fuller skirts than Kate’s, but they seem worth a mention. Not great, but perhaps viable depending upon one’s budget and social occasions.
OCT 8: Another option for the Dolce & Gabbana lace dress worn in October of 2015, this is the Calvin Klein 3/4-sleeve Scallop Lace Dress. We show it at Dillard’s in Missy sizes ($138), and in Plus sizes ($148), also at Dillard’s. Many thanks to Melissa for the tip on this frock.
OCT 7: For Kate’s ‘Tellin’ dress by French Connection (pic of Kate in dress here), this is the Fit & Flare Sweater Dress by Dana Buchman as seen at Kohl’s ($65). Our Thanks to Denise on the WKW Facebook page for the tip!
OCT 6: For the Dolce & Gabbana dress worn for the China State visit in October of 2015, this is the Adrianna Papell Corded Lace Sheath, $169 at Nordstrom, available in both regular and petite sizes. Our thanks to Victoria Arbiter for the tip on this one.
SEP 6: Even though this is not an inexpensive option, I thought I should share the re-issued version of the Jude Davina dress from LK Bennett, technically it seems it should be considered a repliKate. This is the ‘Saskia,” in the same evergreen fabric (£225, about $300). A heads-up: at this point the pieces are only offered on the LK Bennett UK/International site, not on the US/CAN site. For the other pieces in the group, including a new version of the Jude jacket Kate wears, visit our Retail Roundup page here.
SEP 1: For the pink Lela Rose dress we offer: the ASOS Skater Dress ($41) and the Closet London Skater Dress in pale pink (£52, about $70). A note about the ASOS frock, it does have a scoop neck on the back. Our thanks to The Mail and The Mirror for suggesting these pieces.
AUG 29: For the Delphia separates by Temperley London worn to the Queen’s birthday party in India, this is the Sangria 3/4-Sleeve Maxi Dress. It is available in petite sizes ($69.97) at Nordstrom Rack, and also in petite at JC Penney ($79.90). It is offered in regular sizing at 6pm.com ($59.90), as well as Stein Mart ($79.99).
AUG 25: For the red Eugenia dress by LK Bennett worn to a Heads Together engagement we offer the Calvin Klein Flared Bottom Dress ($89), Anne Klein Fit & Flare Dress ($129), and Julian Taylor Fit & Flare Dress ($26 – $40). AUG 14: For the Erdem Cecile (with a hint of Erdem’s Jacquinta), we offer the DVF Colleen Lace Dress ($165) as shown at The Outnet; Carmen Marc Valvo’s Half-Sleeve Sheath Lace Dress ($138) at Neiman Marcus; and the DVF Zarita ($368) at Matches Fashion.
AUG 12: For the Zimmermann ‘Roamer’ Day Dress worn to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, this is the Boohoo Lace Midi Dress ($44) on the left and the Premium Lace Skater Dress ($97) on the right. Both frocks are from ASOS.
AUG 10: For the gold sequin Jenny Packham gown worn to the Tusk Conservation Awards in September of 2012, this is also by Jenny Packham; it is the Gold Sequin Maxi Dress from the designer’s No. 1 Jenny Packham collection for Debenhams.
AUG 8: For the Roland Mouret Nansen gown worn to a June SportsAid gala, this is the Le Chateau Crepe-Like Knit Off the Shoulder Gown, $189.95. Our thanks to Kate’s Closet for sharing this tip on Twitter!
AUG 2: For the Zara Lace Tulip Dress we show the Joe Brown Lace Skater Dress ($107.50). In the center, a piece somewhat similar to the Erdem Jacquenta dress worn in Quebec City, Canada, the AX Paris Curve Lace Dress ($72.50). Both dresses at Simply Be. On the right, an AX Paris dress at Amazon ($39.95)
JULY 27: For Kate’s teal Jenny Packham this is the Coast Lori Lee Lace Maxi Dress in Kingfisher, we show it at John Lewis (£185) and also at Coast (£179). Thank you to Natasha for letting us know about the dress!
JULY 27: For the dress worn for Battle of the Somme commemorations this is the Hobbs Albany in Latte Beige. Even though it doesn’t have the collar or peplum of Kate’s, it seems to have a sense of her frock because of the lace and lining colors. We show it at Bloomingdale’s ($375) and Hobbs ( £179). Our thanks to Marina D on the Facebook page for the tip!
JUN 29: For the Dolce & Gabbana maroon (crimson? Merlot?) lace dress worn for the China state visit, we share two options: on the left it’s the Marina Floral Lace Dress in ‘plum,’ $119 at Dillard’s; on the right we show the Albany Lace Dress in purple, on sale for $190 at Hobbs. From a color standpoint, the Dillard’s Marina is a much better match, the purple is a little, well – purple!
JUN 20: For the Issa engagement dress this is the Monsoon ‘Gisele‘. It is part of a collection designed by Daniella Helayel, the woman who created Issa, makers of Kate’s iconic blue dress worn for the November 2010 announcement. Many thanks to Cristiane M on the Facebook page for the tip!
JUN 2: For the lavender Alexander McQueen worn to the Los Angeles BAFTA dinner in 2011, this is the ASOS Embellished Waist Dress in ‘blue heather,’ it is $105. A big ‘thank you’ to Sarah Smythe and Kate Kate Kate on the WKW Facebook page for this tip!
APR 26: For the Naeem Khan worn to the Taj Mahal, we show the Phase Eight Sienna Tapework Dress on the left (£151), on the right, it’s the Talbots Embroidered Linen Sheath, suggested by a number of WKWers as a good repliKate. It is $169 for misses & petite sizes; $189 for woman and woman petite sizing. The Phase Eight dress is also offered at John Lewis (JL price matches, so it is £151); the frock is also available at Next (£190).
None of these are identical to Kate’s yellow shift dress, but if interested in something similar they could be good possibilities. From left to right: the ASOS Broderie Picnic Dress ($29.50), from Laundry by Shelli Segal we show the Eyelet Fit and Flare Dress at Gilt ($79), and the Madison Leigh Eyelet Lace Shift Dress ($60.99) at Belk. APR 2: For the Lela Rose ‘Circles’ dress this is Belle Badgley Mischka Lace Detail Dress, £39.99 at TK Maxx (the UK version of TJ Maxx). Our thanks to Sophia L. on the WKW Facebook page for the tip!
Here are two possibilities for the black lace Dolce and Gabbana Lace Midi Dress worn to the Festival of Remembrance: on the left we show the Alexine Lace Dress in black, $332.50 on sale at LK Bennett; on the right, the Jolie Moi Two in One Lace Midi Dress, £36 at House of Fraser, and £36 at John Lewis.
For the Beulah London ‘Blossom’ dress worn to an April 2012 wedding, the ‘Gemma Crêpe de Chine Faux Wrap Dress.’ It is $148 at Nordstrom, where it is available in all sizes. At Macy’s the frock is also $148 and offered in all sizes. Many thanks to Paige on the WKW FB page for the tip! (To see professional photos of Kate at the wedding click here for The Daily Mail’s story.)
MAR 26: For the Alexander McQueen eyelet/broderie anglaise worn in Singapore during the 2012 Tour, this is Banana Republic’s Geo Lace Peplum Dress ($178) in 100% cotton. NOTE: Get 40% off this price until April 2nd with promo code BRSPRING. On the right we show a style for the red lace Collette Dinnigan worn to a September 2011 wedding, this is the Gina Bacconi Antique Corded Lace Faux Wrap Dress at John Lewis, £190. For photos in Daily Mail click here.
MAR 24: For Kate’s Dolce & Gabbana Floral Lace Midi Dress ($3495 at Farfetch) we show the Jo No Fui 3/4 Sleeve Dress ($137, below left) at YOOX and the Amalie & Amber Lace High Neck Dress (£30) at Tesco. Our thanks to Natasha Sheppard on the WKW Facebook page for the tip on this second frock!
MAR 10: For Kate’s Jonathan Saunders swallow print dress this is the Mademoiselle R Bird Print Dress from French retailer La Redoute. FYI, there are multiple La Redoute sites depending on what country you are in; the US site is here. This particular dress is not on the US site *but* you can purchase it via La Redoute’s Amazon merchant page. Where it is $67. Click here to visit the Amazon product page; our thanks to Tanya G.W. for sharing the merchant info!
Two other dresses, although not as similar as the La Redoute frock, both from Kate Spade. Below left, the Kate Spade Winter Swallows Structured Shirt dress in a long sleeved version; 6pm.com offers it at $159.99, while it is $278 at Kate Spade. The short sleeve version is $348 at Kate Spade, and it is dark navy. Our thanks to Sarah Buc for the tips on both dresses! FEB 28: For the DVF ‘Duenne’ pink paisley dress worn in the Solomon Islands during 2012′s Jubilee tour, to the Treehouse Children’s Hospice in 2014, for dates with Prince William in 2002 and in 2005, this is the ‘Jeanne’ Wrap Dress at Gilt.com, also by Diane von Furstenberg. Our thanks to Lucy Windsor for the tip! FEB 2: For the powder pink dress by Alexander McQueen worn when touring South Australia in 2014, this is Fold London’s Camelot dress in ‘blush pink’. Our thanks to Penelope on the WKW Facebook page for such a great tip!
JAN 29: For the Contrast Collar Dress by Topshop Kate wore to the Child Bereavement Center with William in 2013, this is Boohoo’s ‘Robin Contrast Collar Dress, £15. This tip comes via Katie Midleton on Twitter (@KatieMidleton), many thanks for letting us know about the dress!
JAN 25: DVF has a new dress that’s a great repliKate for the DVF Maja dress worn in Los Angeles as well as to the pre-wedding party for Zara Phillips. The ‘Zoe’ is a stretch jersey in a silk/rayon/spandex blend that looks über comfortable; it is on sale for 50% off at The Outnet, priced at $224 & available in all sizes (as of 1/25.).
JAN 22: For the Amoret dress by Temperley London, this is the Linea Lace Fishtail dress at the UK’s House of Fraser, originally £169, now just £50 (roughly $70). A big thank you to Sophia L. on the WKW Facebook page for sharing the tip for this one!
JAN 20: For Kate’s LK Bennett Davina dress and Jude jacket, this is the Arlington dress from Fold London. As of this writing it is on sale for £195, about $280 USD. Credit for this tip goes to Natasha Sheppard on the WKW Facebook page.
JAN 11 2016: For the Saloni Martine worn to The Fostering Network awards in November this is the ‘Bardot’ dress at Marisota, it is just $27.99. I’m not familiar with Marisota, so I’ve no idea on quality.
DEC 16: With thanks to Janet for such a brilliant tip, here is a fab repliKate for the Luisa Spagnoli suit. This is the Alex Marie Emma Jacket and Pencil Skirt, offered exclusively at Dillard’s, I believe it is their house brand. The suit consists of the Alex Marie ‘Kate’ Belted Jacket ($139) and Alex Marie ‘Emma’ Pencil Skirt ($79). Both pieces are a rayon/nylon/spandex blend and both are lined.
DEC 15: For Kate’s red Alexander McQueen, this is the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pleated Longsleeve Dress, £220 at Farfetch, thx to the Daily Mail for the tip on this one. On the right, LK Bennett’s Lima Ponti Dress ($206 in US, £95 on UK site) isn’t a bad stand-in, we snagged this idea from The Mirror’s story. It actually wouldn’t be a bad repliKate for the LK Bennett Cayla either.
DEC 1: Here’s a pretty good copyKate for the Topshop dress worn when William and Kate visited the Child Bereavement Center in March of 2013. With thanks to Rolo for the tip, this is the Robin Contrast Collar Dress from Boohoo.com, the biggest difference from Kate’s is the length.
For the Cayla’ Long Dress in cardinal red by LK Bennett that Kate wore to Wimbledon in July, 2015, this is the Phase Eight ‘Bronwyn’ (on sale for £69, about $103, as of November 27th, 2015). A Tip of the Tiara to Sophia L for her suggestion about the Bronwyn on the WKW Facebook page!
For the D&G black lace dress worn to the Festival of Remembrance in November: our thanks to Mary on the WKW Facebook page for letting us know about the Jaeger lace dress (£99), in the middle we show Boden’s Luxe Lace Dress ($268), on the right it is the Marina Lace Dress, $74.77 at Amazon (prices differ based on size) and $119 at Dillards.
For the Dolce & Gabbana Cordonetto lace dress Kate wore October 21 2015 during the China state visit, Perths Fashion tweeted a great tip, the Keepsake ‘One Night’ long sleeve lace dress ($118) seen on the left at Fashion Bunker. If you are a new Fashion Bunker customer, use promo code BNKRLOVE for 20% off your order. On the right, the J Crew ‘Natalia’ could work, although it doesn’t have the high collar Kate’s has. It is $228 as of Dec 9th.
If interested in a much shorter version of the frock, Adrianna Papell’s Lace Sheath Dress in Mulberry might be what you are looking for, $158 at Nordstrom. There is a longer piece, the Guipure Lace Sheath from Adrianna Papell, but the sleeves are a bit shorter and the lace is more ornate. It is on sale for $119, also at Nordstrom.
November 6, 2015: Here’s one my friend Kelly at The Duchess Diary found (she has a slew of them in this post) to repliKate the Erdem Cecile, it’s the Eliza J Lace Overlay Sheath Dress at Nordstrom, on sale for $107.
For Kate’s Tabitha Webb space print dress, this is a petite size item, the Precis Petite Venezia Floral Print Dress at House of Fraser, on sale for £59, that’s about $90. To its right we show the Eliza J Floral Print Ponte Sheath dress, not quite as good a copy, but still worth mentioning. It is on sale at Lord & Taylor for $102; at Nordstrom it is $118.
For many Kate’s Amoret gown by Temperley London is a favorite frock. Below you see Kate wearing the dress, on the right we show the Miusol® Women’s Floral Lace Dress, an outstanding copyKate! It is on sale at Amazon for just $49.99.
A closer look at the detailing. The dress is also available at Sears, where it is $48.99. If fond of the design but not the color, the piece is offered in red and a bright blue. Our original tip on this comes via Cara who shared it with the What Would Kate Do folks.