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How to look regal in lace like Savannah Guthrie and Duchess Kate

Savannah Guthrie wore a gorgeous eggplant top that reminded us of a dress Duchess Kate wore. Here's how to get their lace looks on a budget.
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When it comes to her wardrobe, the Duchess of Cambridge is a master of sophisticated-chic, and on Friday, TODAY anchor Savannah Guthrie took a style note from across the pond.

Savannah rocked a gorgeous eggplant lace top that reminded us of the beautiful dress Duchess Kate wore several months ago in the same color. The deep purple color is big trend in the fashion world right now, as Marsala was named the color of the year in 2015 by Panetone.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks out to welcome the President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan to a GREAT Britain Creative Event at Lancaster House on October 21, 2015 in London, England. The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)Getty Images file

And while we love the trendy color choice, it's actually the lace that had us talking.

These two women prove just how versatile lace can be. Often thought of as a material for summer wear and dressy occasions, lace can be worn just about any time of year. All you have to do is go with a darker hue rather than your typical white or cream.

TODAY's Savannah Guthrie
TODAY's Savannah Guthrie shows off her plum lace dress in studio on Friday, January 22.Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

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To get the biggest bang for your buck out of a lace, you can try a variety of styles.

Tops like Savannah's make great additions to your work wardrobe when paired with a simple black pencil skirt or pants.

A dress like Duchess Kate's is all about the style.

A tighter, more form-fitting dress makes for the perfect party outfit.

But if you go for one that just has subtle lace accents or a fit and flare cut, it can suddenly feel office appropriate.

The same goes for skirts. A lace pencil skirt with a midi hemline makes the ultimate sophisticated look, but shorten the hemline, and maybe add a little sparkle with accessories and you're ready for a night out.

And if you're really feeling like going all out in lace, try rocking a jumpsuit.

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We love the idea of wearing lace this winter so much that we found eight items that will add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe.


ASOS lace top

All Over Lace Shell Top, $29.00, ASOS

H&M green lace blouse

Lace Blouse, $39.99, H&M


Bloomingdale's black pencil skirt

Lucy Paris Floral Lace Pencil Skirt, $78.00, Bloomingdale’s

Express green olive skirt

Olive High Waisted Lace Midi Pencil Skirt, $69.90, Express


Missguided black lace jumpsuit

Lace Frill Halter Jumpsuit Black, $42.50, MISSGUIDED


ASOS shift lace dress

Shift Dress With Victoriana High Neck In Lace, $48.00, ASOS

Zara black lace dress

Lace Skater Dress, $22.99, Zara

Lulu's navy lace dress

Date Night Navy Blue Lace Dress, $49.00, LuLu's

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