To no one’s surprise, Kate Middleton put her best fashion foot forward for back-to-school season today.
When the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge dropped off Princess Charlotte (4) for her first day of school with Prince George (6) at Thomas’s Battersea Day School, she was positively glowing in a MICHAEL Michael Kors red-and-purple floral patterned shirtdress. The feminine frock is not only super cute, but it’s also a royal re-wear. She sported it on her way to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding rehearsal, in fact.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s floral number retails for $175, but it’s now sold out, of course, thanks to the Middleton effect. And while we’d love to get our hands on that exact knee-length belted ensemble, at the very least we found some similar options that are still available…for now. Here, five dresses that put out all the Kate Middleton back-to-school vibes.
All in Favor Floral Print Long-Sleeve Midi Dress
Sure, it’s not as vibrant as the duchess’s version, but its buttoned sleeves and belted waist make it a close second.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Enchanted Bloom Midi Dress
The dad sneakers and fanny pack purse aren’t necessarily Middleton’s style, but the dress definitely is.
ERDEM Glenys floral ponte jersey dress
Middleton has worn Erdem plenty of times and with this print and we have a feeling she’d totally add this to cart.
CHELSEA28 Floral & Dot Print Tiered Wrap Dress
If you’re vibing with the shape of Duchess Catherine’s dress, consider this option.
PROENZA SCHOULER Floral Tie-Neck Georgette Midi Dress
We all know Middleton loves a short puff sleeve.
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