Style Diaries: How to dress like Kate Middleton

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 09: Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit at London County Hall on October 9, 2018 in London, England. The summit which is being co-hosted by the UK Government and the OECD and will run from the 9th-10th October. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Long-sleeve lilac knee-length dress

In October, following her maternity leave, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a lovely lilac Emilia Wickstead knee-length dress. This long-sleeve dress is the perfect option for both winter and spring, not only because of the sleeves, but also the color.

The dress, which was made especially for her, is one she has worn in the past. Although this time she paired it with nude heels and simple jewelry, and in some images, a taupe handbag in a crocodile print.

Now, while we can’t snag the same dress that the Duchess wore (since it was made for her), we can find our own lilac stunner. We’ll honor the late Karl Lagerfeld with this option, a Tulip Bell Sleeve Crepe Dress that comes in multiple colors, including a lovely lavender reminiscent of the shade Kate Middleton wore.

Not only can you get this dress for just $99, but the fact that this dress comes in multiple colors means you can line your closet with a few options. So whenever you want to channel the Duchess, you can pick one of these dresses and show the world your own ability to be a fashionista.

And of course, no look would be complete without the perfect pair of heels, which is why we found a pair of nude pumps that will call to mind the Duchess of Cambridge. Nordstrom Rack sells Heidi Classic Pointed-Toe Pumps that offer the same look as the pair Kate Middleton wore, though these have a shinier appearance compared to the suede pair she donned.

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Karl Lagerfeld Paris Tulip Bell Sleeve Crepe Dress

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