So, you want to dress like a duchess?
We might just be able to make your childhood dreams a reality. Well, in a way.
Those who are royally obsessed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have probably been following William and Kate's every move as they’ve travel throughout India and Buhtan. And it should be no surprise that while their daily activities prove to be a conversation-starter, so are the duchess’ glamorous outfits.
From bold bohemian prints to embellished gowns and safari-chic attire, Duchess Kate has been traveling in style. There are so many inspirational outfits, that we decided to do the research to help you find similar looks for less.
Throughout her travels, Duchess Kate sported numerous printed dresses in bright jewel tones. As we head into spring, printed dresses and skirts will be one of the top trends of the season. The long, flowing style of these frocks give them an effortless vibe, making them perfect for a day filled with either outdoor activities or indoor meetings.
Bold colors and prints
Pair a similar style with flats or espadrilles (a favorite of the Duchess) for day, or even stilettos for a night out.
Sierra Maxi Dress by Donna Morgan, $198.00, Anthropologie
Printed Maxi Dress, $44.99, Charlotte Russe
Ecote Prairie Mixed Print Long-Sleeve Maxi Dress, $59.99, Urban Outfitters
White Sand Prairie Printed Maxi Dress with High Thigh Split, $211.00, ASOS
Multicolor Floral Plunge Cut Out Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, $34.90, Choies
Abstract Tile Print Maxi Dress, $32.90, Forever 21
Long Dress, $49.99, H&M
Mossimo Supply Co. Boho Maxi Dress Magenta, $29.99, Target
When the day’s agenda requires more time on her feet, the duchess turns to a more casual style. Pants in neutral hues, like olive green and brown, accompanied with crisp white or polka dot button-down shirts left her looking polished while still ready to participate in the daily activities.
A dark green or khaki pant, like the Zara pair the Duchess is wearing, and a white button-down are staples for any wardrobe. Pair this combo with trendy sneakers for casual weekend wear. Then, swap in nude pumps for night out to instantly dress up this outfit.
Hi-Lo Boyfriend Oxford, $18.00, Old Navy
Original Fit Polka Dot Portofino Shirt, $59.90, Express
Body Curve Jegging in Khaki, $35.90, Zara
Sleek shirt dresses
For days filled with royal duties and lunches, the duchess wore beautiful A-line dresses. The added collar on this style makes it feel especially polished.
A shirt dress is a great addition to any work wardrobe. Throw on a simple pair of pumps or even your favorite pair of ballet flats and you’re ready for whatever business the day may bring.
Cynthia Steffie 'Maya' Belted Poplin Fit & Flare Shirtdress, $178.00, Nordstrom
Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated Sateen Shirtdress, $115.20, Lord & Taylor
And for a more formal daytime affair, the duchess rocked a seafoam green lace dress that screamed, "Spring has arrived!" The light and airy-color and the delicate lace details made for a beautiful overall look.
While a dress like this is the perfect number for an afternoon wedding, it can also be worn to an evening cocktail party. Add a sparkly shoe and clutch and you'll be ready to go out in style.
The below-the-knee hemline on this frock makes it a sophisticated choice and certainly daytime appropriate.
Antonio Melani Carmen Lasercut Dress, $179.00, Dillard's
The duchess has been having some fun with her wardrobe choices, when it comes to elegant affairs. From embellished details to bold blue, she has certainly dressed to impress this trip.
While a blue dress can be worn year around, feel free to experiment with brighter shades in warm weather, like this stunning royal blue.
A dress with sequin detailing is perfect for a black-tie wedding. It makes a statement without putting all eyes on you. Plus a bright hue like this will stun on any complexion.
Mock Two-Piece Floor-Length Prom Dress with Lace Bodice, $189.00, Promgirl
Beyond this blue number, Duchess Kate rocked two additional embellished frocks that play with textures and patterns.
A shimmery, multi-colored long sleeved gown (that Drew Barrymore also rocked) was certainly a head-turner.
A special look like this is perfect for a night when you really want to shine, say a black-tie affair or a special party in your honor.
Long Sleeve Sequin Stripe Maxi Dress, $94.50, ASOS
However, the Duchess also sparkled in a ladylike black-and-cream two-piece ensemble. The intricate details really stood out for a night of celebrations.
A gown like this should be your go-to when you want to look sophisticated, as this color combination is eternally chic.
Vera Wang Lace Ballgown, $318.00, Dillard's
And for one of the final nights of the royal tour, Duchess Kate was a lady in red as she wore a red, kimono-style gown with a floral print.
The empire waist on this flowing gown makes it flattering on just about any body type.
Red Plunge Neck Long Sleeve Sheer Chiffon Maxi Dress, $38.90, Choies
Now with that, here's to having a stylish wardrobe that the Queen would approve!