MAR 6: For the white Suzannah dress worn to Wimbledon in July 2019 we suggest the Maggy London Tracy Double-Breasted Shirtdress ($148) as offered at Nordstrom; it is also in stock in limited sizes at Maggy London. Thank you to Kelly for her fab tip on this one!
FEB 20: For the ‘Aurora’ Cherry Red Tulle dress by Needle and Thread (available here as a gown and here as a mini-dress) worn to a January Buckingham Palace Reception we offer the following suggestions (from left to right): the Jessica Howard Lace/Sequin Dress available in petite sizing ($49.99) and standard sizing ($65.40) as shown at Macy’s; the Adrianna Papell Petite Sequinned Gown ($319), also at Macy’s; the Lazia Red Sequin Dress (now $269, originally $895) as offered at LK Bennett. Thanks for the LK Bennett suggestion go to a WKWer who would like to remain anonymous!
JAN 30: For the much-debated gold floral Erdem worn in Sweden, a reader suggests the H&M Long Dress with Scarf Collar ($69.99) from the Johanna Ortiz X H&M Collection. Many thanks to Carmela for the tip!
DEC 17: For the Alessandra Rich dress seen in “A Berry Royal Christmas” TV special we offer the Poet-Sleeve Shirtdress ($89.99) as offered at Banana Republic Factory. Many thanks to Christine for the tip on this one!
NOV 7: We have several options for repliKating the blue Emilia Wickstead worn in early November. From left to right we offer the Empire Seam Fit & Flare Dress (£35) as shown at Marks & Spencer; the J by Jasper Conran Belted Midi Shift Dress (£39.20) as seen at Debenhams (it would need shortening to work, I think); and the Gina Bacconi Kristelle Midi Dress (£90) as carried at John Lewis. Many thanks to Sophia (aka Regal RepliKate) for her fab Twitter tip about the Marks & Spencer Fit & Flare dress!
SEP 25: For Kate’s Self Portrait gown we suggest the Lace Bodice Pleated Long Sleeve Evening Dress by Eloquii. It is available at Nordstrom ($159.95) in sizes 14W-24W. It is also in stock at Eloquii ($159.95) in sizes 14 – 28. Many thanks to Catherine for sending in this tip!
JULY 18: With thanks to Clare for the tip, there is a pretty good repliKate for the iconic Reiss engagement dress at Australia’s Sheike. It is called the Heaven Sent Dress (AUD $159.95, roughly $115 in USDS at today’s exchange rates) and it has a similar ruffle down the front of the piece. The biggest distinction between this and the original is the length; otherwise, it’s a pretty good repliKate! The retailer ships worldwide if you’re interested in the piece, although the fees are kind of pricey. MAY 27: For the blue polka dot Alessandra Rich dress worn to Bletchley Park we offer four options: on the far left, the Tara Jersey Shirt Dress ($98); next to it, the Lottie Midi Dress ($95); third from the left we show the Rosa Jersey Midi Dress ($65); all three of these are from Boden. On the right, the Meadow Polka Dot Dress ($54) from an Australian retailer called ShowPo that ships internationally (shipping is free on purchases totaling more than $50). None are ideal as they all have design elements that diverge from Kate’s dress, but they are possibilities for a similar look.
APR 9: This is an option for the blue Jenny Packham worn at the Lindo Wing when Prince George was born. It is the Midi Wrap Dress in Soft Rayon Polka Dots (about $77 with promo code REFRESH), also at J. Crew.
MAR 20: For the Roland Mouret Nansen gown we offer: on the left, the Calvin Klein Off the Shoulder V-Notch Gown ($139 at Macy’s with promo code VIP); it is also available at Amazon (varying prices), and in limited sizes at Calvin Klein ($119). In the center, the Xscape Off the Shoulder Slit Gown; it is $229 at Macy’s in sizes 2-10; it’s also offered in sizes 14-22 at Lord & Taylor ($192 with promo code FRIENDS). On the right, the Eliza J Hi-Low Off the Shoulder Mermaid gown; it is $131 at Lord & Taylor with promo code FRIENDS; it is also at Bloomingdale’s ($113).
MAR 17: For the Rochas print dress Kate wore to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2017, this is the Dressed Up Floral Midi Dress ($62) as shown at Lulu’s. Many thanks to J Bird for the great tip. UPDATE APRIL 1: This one is now sold out, but you can sign up at Lulu’s to be put on the waitlist for when it is back in stock in August. (If you are willing to wait that long!)
FEB 13: For the Roland Mouret worn to last year’s Festival of Remembrance, this is the Hobbs Suki Dress (£99) as shown on the UK site. (I wasn’t able to find it on the US site.) Many thanks to Brynna for the tip via the WKW Facebook page!
FEB 5: We offer two options for the Eponine London dress worn to school visits Feb 5th; both are by Boden. On the left, the Estella Jacquard dress ($120); on the right, the Daisy Ottoman dress ($140). Our thanks to Tami B and Micki Maynard for sharing their tips on the Facebook page!
JAN 22: For the Jenny Packham dress worn at a Santa Barbara polo match in 2011, Natasha Sheppard suggested this as an option, the Floral Print Tie-Waist Dress by Anne Weyburn ($58.49) as shown at La Redoute.
SEP 28: For the champagne lace Alexander McQueen dress, this is Max Mara’s Rebrode Lace Dress ($1179) as shown at Farfetch. It isn’t inexpensive but certainly looks like a beautiful dress. Our thanks to Célie for the tip!
AUG 15: A few new #repliKates to consider, starting with one for the Lace Collar Mini-Dress ($37) as shown at Dorothy Perkins. Our thanks to Lauren, a fab #replikater, for her tip on the dress! We also have another option for the Gucci dress: the Multi-Color Bouclé Dress ($57 / £32); it is also from Dorothy Perkins. Many thanks to a stellar #repliKater, Natasha S, for her tip on the WKW Facebook page.
AUG 6: For the ALICE by Temperley ‘Esmeralda’ worn to the 2012 Team GB reception at Buckingham Palace, this is the Ditsy Embroidered Dress ($250) as shown at Phase Eight. Many thanks to Sophia of Regal RepliKate for such a great find!
AUG 1: For the ‘Roamer Day Dress’ by Zimmermann, this is the Eyelet Fit and Flare Dress ($158), as shown at Banana Republic. This was suggested by a wonderful reader whose name I have misplaced, argh! JUNE 17: For the McQueen gown worn to the BAFTA’s, this is the Cotton Floral Maxi Dress (£15.50, about $21) as shown at retailer Very. Thank you to Natasha for sharing the tip on Twitter! UPDATE: Jacqueline on the FB page notes reviews about the dress aren’t stellar.
JUNE 7: A big ‘thank you’ to Lydia Marie Elizabeth for her comment pointing out a dress that looks identical to the Zara dress Kate wore to the Houghton Horse Trials. The ‘Hannah’ Off the Shoulder Embroidered dress is offered in S, M, L sizes ($65) at retailer Goodnight Macaroon.
JUNE 6: Here’s a good stand-in if you’re looking for a short version of the very pale pink evening gown worn by Kate for the black-tie dinner in Norway. The dress is available at Dillard’s in sizes 4-16 ($199), as well as at Macy’s in sizes 14W – 22W ($199). Many thanks to BrittGirl1 for her comment letting us know about the dress!
MAY 9: For the red Jenny Packham dress worn at the Lindo Wing we offer the New Look Knit Jersey Dress (£13.19, about $18) at Zalando UK. Many thanks to Célie for the tip on this dress!
APR 9: Here are some ideas for repliKating this year’s BAFTA gown: on the far left, the After Six Bridesmaids Style #6697 ($242) offered by the Dessy Group; the Long Off-Shoulder Bridesmaid Dress ($169) as shown at Tulle & Chantilly, a fab suggestion from Laura on Twitter; and on the far right, Dessy Collection #2970 ($242).
APR 4: H&M has launched its new bridal collection and one of the dresses is similar to Kate’s gown. The bodice and sleeves are the elements most like Kate’s; the skirt has some of the same fullness but there is no lace overlay. However, with a $299 price tag, some may be willing to forego those details.
MAR 30: For the Naeem Khan worn in India we offer the Soiebleu Contrast Embroidery Dress ($54.97) as shown at Nordstrom Rack; thank you to the ever-fabulous Janet E on the Facebook page for the tip on this one! On the right, a stand-in for the Gosia Baczyńska dress worn in Poland, this is the Sleeveless Seamed Fit and Flare Dress ($170 – it may be 25% off, or about $137; I had a pop-up window offering a one time only promo with 25% off using code 71666) at White House Black Market.
MAR 30: For Kate’s Dolce & Gabbana lace dresses we offer: the Betsey Johnson Illusion Mockneck ($148 at Bloomingdale’s and also $148 at Macy’s); the Laundry by Shelli Segal Lace Sheath Dress ($84) as shown at Lord & Taylor. We also show the Betsey Johnson dress in navy ($148), as well as in wine ($148) at Macy’s, should you want to repliKate the other lace dresses worn by the Duchess. NOTE: Items at Lord & Taylor are 20% through April 4th with promo code ANNIVERSARY.
MAR 26: Here’s a terrific repliKate for the Jenny Packham blue/white polka dot dress worn at the Lindo Wing. It is the Dot Crew Love Circles dress ($125) from Draper James. Thank you to Bobbi Jo on the Facebook page for such a stellar find!
MAR 14: House of Fraser has the blue Darcy Dress by Issa (£99, roughly $140 at today’s exchange rates) back in stock in all sizes. The Kate Tie Wrap Dress (£99)is also available in most sizes; this is the piece with the straight skirt. A reminder House of Fraser bought the Issa brand, this is not the original Issa London dress, but a less expensive copy from the retailer’s Issa London collection. (There are currently two Issa Kate dress styles on the website, one with a full skirt like Kate’s, and one without.)
MAR 13: For the navy ‘Manon’ dress from Roland Mouret we offer H&M’s Short Jersey Dress ($34.99). Definitely shorter, but a good stand-in for the Manon if you’re able to go with the shorter length. Our thanks to Giulia for the tip on this one.
MAR 11: For Kate’s blue lace Seraphine ‘Marlene’ we offer the Midi Skater Dress in blue ($127) by ChiChi London (we show the dress at Dorothy Perkins). Thank you to Natasha S on the Facebook page for such a fab tip!
FEB 26: For the Kate Spade dress we offer the Reddish Rose Ruffle Chiffon Dress ($52.43) as shown at Chicwish. The biggest distinction between the two pieces is the length; otherwise, it’s a pretty good match! Many thanks to Laura (SolidMoonlight on Twitter) for the fab tip!
FEB 12: For Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress worn to Pippa’s wedding, this is the YAS Bridesmaid Dress in rose smoke (£64.99) as shown at Zalando UK. It comes in short sleeves, as well as blue, and is also available at Zalando France. Our thanks to Célie G. for her email with the fab tip! One note: Zalando usually doesn’t ship internationally, so if interested in the dress, you would need to be it at the Zalando site for your country.
JAN 12: For the Alexander McQueen dress Kate wore to her sister Pippa’s wedding, this is the TFNC Wedding Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($87) as shown at ASOS. The dress comes in grey and also in a color called mink. It is available in tall sizes as well as plus sizes. Many thanks to Carmela for her tip on these!
DEC 7: For the black lace Dolce and Gabbana dress we offer: the Corded Lace Dress (£125, about $168) as shown at Jaeger; the H&M Lace Dress ($24.99); and the Betsy Johnson Illusion Lace Sheath ($104 w/ promo code FRIEND) as shown at Macy’s.
DEC 6: Possibilities for the Dolce & Gabbana aubergine (bordeaux?) dress include the maternity sized Mama Lace dress ($49.99) as shown at H&M; the Curve Ariana Lace Dress ($75), we show it at Dorothy Perkins; on the right, Jaeger’s Corded Lace Dress (£125, about $168), although not as close a color match as I initially thought.
NOV 24: For the blue Jenny Packham at the 2018 Royal Variety Performance, we offer: on the far left, the Adrianna Papell Sequin Beaded Gown ($246.75) in the blue heather colorway as shown at Dillard’s; next to it, Adrianna Papell’s Sequin Gown ($206) as shown at discounter Bluefly; 2nd from the right, the Brianna Embroidered Gown ($133.50 at Dillard’s); on the far right, the Adrianna Papell Ombré Beaded Gown ($195.99 in Black Friday sale) as seen at Macy’s.
NOV 10: We have a quick couple of evening gown repliKates to share. On the left, for the red Jenny Packham gown, we offer the Lace Selena Evening Dress ($252) from the Debenhams No. 1 Jenny Packham collection. On the right, for the gown worn to the Tusk Trust Awards in 2013, the Theresa Body-Con Gown ($297) as shown at Nordstrom. A thank you to Lucy for her tip on the Theresa dress!
NOV 8: We have a maternity option for the Dolce & Gabbana dress; this is the MAMA Lace Dress in burgundy ($49.99) as shown at H&M. (Use promo code 1391 by midnight April 8th for 25% off any one item.) Also at H&M, a so-so repliKate for the black Lace Dolce & Gabbana frock; the Lace Dress in black is also $49.99.
NOV 7: We have some possibles for Kate’s Zarita gown by DVF: on the left, the Adrianna Papell Scalloped Lace Gown ($230); we show it at Dillard’s. On the right, the Marina Long Sleeve Lace Gown ($79.97) as shown at Nordstrom Rack. On the far right, another Adrianna Papell style, the Lace Floor Length Gown ($139.99) at Off 5th.
OCT 26: Here’s a terrific maternity repliKate for the Temperley London dress worn in Kuala Lumpur during the 2012 tour. It is the House of Napius Contrasting Lace Maternity Dress, available at Amazon India for ₹4911, that’s about $75. Thank you to Ethel for this outstanding tip!
OCT 27: Here are two possibles for Kate’s black lace evening gowns: shown below left/center, the 1.8 Decode Lace Gown; it is available on the US Amazon site for $148 – $198 depending on size. It is also offered on Amazon’s India site for ₹10,116 – ₹13,500 (about $155 – $210). On the right, the PURYS Lace Maxi Dress, available at Amazon India where it is ₹1099, about $18. Our thanks to Ethel for sharing these.OCT 18: For the peach Orla Kiely worn October 17 we offer: Three-Quarter Sleeve Crepe Dress ($139) as shown at Talbots; on the right, the Embellished Lara A-Line Dress ($298) as shown at Couture Candy.
OCT 14: A fab repliKate for the Self Portrait gown worn in November 2016: the Lace Evening Dress with Pleated Skirt ($101.94 with promo code GIMME). Another option for the Temperley Eclipse dress worn last week is the Layered Ruffle Lace Dress ($39.97). A big ‘thank you’ to Traveling Blush for her comment on the Mental Health Day post; she suggested the blue lace frock from Eloquii and that prompted me to look for other frocks at the retailer.
OCT 13: More repliKates for dresses Kate has worn recently. On the left, a suggestion from Tara for the Prada floral dress: the Floral Ruffle Sleeve Midi ($26) at Old Navy. On the right we show a possibility for the Temperley Eclipse frock that comes via Cheryl J., this is the Lace Overlay Dress by Tadashi Shoji ($238); we show it at Nordstrom.
OCT 10: For the Temperley London Eclipse Dress we offer two possibilities: on the left, the ASOS Lace Flutter Sleeve Dress ($83). On the right, the Vi Corded Lace Panelled Skater Dress ($66), as shown at Boohoo.
OCT 5: For the two white lace dresses by Dolce and Gabbana we offer: the Couer de Vague Lace Midi Dress ($32.99) shown at Zulily; the Lace Insert Midi Dress ($62) and the Little Misses Petite High Neck Lace Dress ($103); these last two frocks are as shown at ASOS. OCT 2: For the Alexander McQueen dress worn in Germany we offer (on the left) the NA-KD Off Shoulder Maxi Dress ($84); in the center, the Alice & Olivia Pansy Off the Shoulder Dress ($465); we show it at Net-a-Porter. On the far right, something that may interest Australia WKWers, a Blouson Top ($59.95 AUD, about $47 USD) and Maxi Skirt ($119.95 AUD, roughly $94), both from Seed Heritage. Our thanks to Clare on the FB page for the tip on the separates!
SEP 26: For the Dolce & Gabbana lace dress we offer the Hobbs Vanessa in dark magenta. It is $395, but using the promo code FALL25 brings the price to about $299. I also included the navy version of the dress on the right.
SEP 24: For the Contrast Collar Dress by Topshop we offer: the Boohoo Paige Contrast Collar Dress ($25) seen on the left; in the center, the Contrast Collar Dress ($45) from the ASOS Maternity Collection.
SEP 24: For the varying lace dresses Kate wears we offer: the Eliza J Sheath in light taupe ($49.97), in a Sequin Taupe style ($69.97), and in black ($49.97); all are shown at Nordstrom Rack. On the far right, the Three-quarter Sleeve Lace Dress ($158) at Garnet Hill.
SEP 12: For the Issa engagement dress we offer the Raoul Stretch Twill dress ($230) as shown at The Outnet. (Kate has worn Raoul before in 2012; I don’t know if he is still designing or not, his website no longer appears functional.)
AUG 7: For the Catherine Walker dress worn to Wimbledon in July this is the Yumi Tropical Border Print Dress; it is available from ASOS ($45) and at Yumi ($59). Our thanks to Sally for her comment suggesting this as a repliKate!
JUL 23: For the Alexander McQueen dress, we offer the following options (left to right): the STATE Off the Shoulder Maxi Dress ($129), we show it at Dillard’s; the Ellie Ruffle Off Shoulder dress ($40), we show it at Boohoo; the V by Very Split Front Maxi Dress (16, that’s about $21) shown at Next.
JUN 23: Some great tips from Ethel, she shares two repliKates for pieces worn during the India tour: on the left, the Sangria Keyhole Printed Dress (₨1250, about $19) and the Sangria Floral Printed Skater Dress (₨ 650, that is roughly $10 at today’s exchange rates). Both are available at Jabong, the links here are to the retailer’s US site.
JUN 13: Multiple Temperley repliKates here: the first is for the ‘Templeton’ worn to the SportsAid SportsBall in 2013 we offer: below left, the Elize dress (£69), on sale at Hobbs; in the middle, we show the Emily from By Malina ($320). Next, a repliKate for the Temperley Emblem Flare dress, this is the Bardot Knit Dress by Karen Millen (£105), shown at Selfridge’s.
JUN 9: For Kate’s Roamer Day Dress, this is the Roza Embroidered Dress ($490), also by Zimmermann, as shown at Matches Fashion. A more reasonably priced option is the Lace Shift Dress ($59.99) seen on the right, it is at Adrianna Papell.
JUN 9: Carly from Kate Middleton Style has discovered fab repliKate for the Roland Mouret cold shoulder dress. This is the Jersey Mermaid Dress ($179); there is also a short version that’s $140 at Adrianna Papell; a better deal is $62.99 at 6pm.com. The long version is also available at Dillards ($179); at Zappos ($179); and at John Lewis in the UK (£140, about $175).
JUN : For the icy blue gown by Jenny packham Kate wore in Paris, this is the Adrianna Papell Embellished A-line Gown in ‘blue heather’ ($349);
MAY 2: For the Roamer Day Dress by Zimmermann we offer the Badgley Mischka A-Line Lace Dress (in the center); we show it at Lord & Taylor, where it is $550. It is available in all sizes at Neiman Marcus for $550; use promo code NMFRIEND for 25% off ($137.50) I think you can get it for 25% off with promo code . It is also offered on sale in limited sizing at Spring for $330; at Saks the dress is $330, but also in limited sizes. Many thanks to Kate, Kate, Kate on the FB for the tip on this! On the right, the Cordially Delighted Dress ($44.99), as shown at Modcloth.
MAY 2: For the ASOS maternity dress this is the Polka Dot Wrap Dress in plus sizes ($59) by Evans, we show it at Nordstrom. The dress is also available on the Amazon UK site (prices vary from £20 and up) *but* the frock cannot be shipped to the US. Thank you once again to Janet E on the Facebook page for the tip!
MAR 30: For the black lace Dolce & Gabbana, we offer the Adrianna Papell Scalloped Lace Sheath ($120) below left; we show it at Dillard’s. Second from the right, the Magaschoni Lace Panel Dress ($189), we show it at The Outnet. On the far right, the Lace Overlay Sheath Dress ($188) in plus sizes. It is also by Adrianna Papell; we show it at Nordstrom.
MAR 6: For the gold sequin Jenny Packham gown worn to the Tusk Conservation Awards in September of 2012, the Gold Sequin Glitter Maxi Dress ($280 / £199), from the No. 1 Jenny Packham collection for Debenhams. An alternative from that same collection, the Carrie Sequin Evening Dress ($280), is shown on the far right.
FEB 27: For Kate’s Self Portrait gown, this is the White Slit Dress by Military Hippie ($79). Many thanks to Michelle for the great tip!
FEB 17: For the Eugenia and Cayla Eugenia dresses from LK Bennett we offer (from l to r) the Sandra Darren Stretch Fit and Flare Dress ($62.99 at Amazon); the Vince Camuto Seam Detail Dress ($119 at Nordstrom); the Short Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress ($44.99 at Chadwicks); the Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress ($118 at Nordstrom).
FEB 16: Here’s a terrific combination from Janet E. on the FB page to repliKate the Self Portrait gown: the H&M Lace Blouse ($29.99) paired with the Lands’ End Canvas skirt at Nordstrom Rack ($39.97). A thank you to Natasha S as well, she also found the H&M top.
JAN 24: For the bespoke Emilia Wickstead maternity dress we offer: on the left, the Ted Baker London Lyxa dress ($189.97); on the right, the Manon Baptiste Fit & Flare dress (£81.99) in sizes 14-28 at Navabi.