Style on a Budget: The Most Affordable Clothing Purchases Kate Middleton Has Made
Kate Middleton is known for wearing pricey name-brand attire, but she has also received an equal amount of attention for wearing affordable outfits. Even if you don’t make a lot of money, you can still dress like royalty. You might be surprised to know you can copy several of Kate’s looks for under $200.
Here are 15 of the most affordable clothing purchases the Duchess of Cambridge has made.
15. Pink and black Topshop dress
- Cost: $140
Kate looked lovely in this pink and black Topshop dress. She wore this dress on a trip to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation. If you want to copy this look, you’re out of luck. It was available on Nordstrom’s website, but it is now sold out. Although Kate seemed to look great in this outfit, those who rated the dress online only gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars. Some complained the dress was just too big.
14. J. Crew sailor pants
- Cost: $118
Kate wore this nautical-inspired pair of J. Crew navy pants when she attended a sailing workshop. She paired the navy pants with a white blazer from Zara and a white shirt. Unfortunately the pants are sold out on J. Crew’s website.
13. JoJo Maman Bébé coat
- Cost: $93
Kate visited the Downtown Abbey set in style. For her March 2015 visit, she wore a cream JoJo Maman Bébé coat. Although the coat is out of stock on the retailer’s website, you can purchase one from Amazon. As of this writing, there is low stock, so you better hurry if you want it.
12. Séraphine Jolene dress
- Cost: $89
Kate didn’t let the challenges of new motherhood put a damper on her style. She wore this flattering fuchsia dress for a photo after the birth of Prince George. It’s not surprising that the elegant dress sold out in just a matter of hours. The good news is, as of this writing, the dress is back in stock. The dress can be yours for an even lower sale price of $69.97 when you make your purchase through the Macy’s website.
11. Jonathan Saunders bird-print dress
- Cost: $85
Kate wore this black dress with white bird print from Jonathan Saunders’ clothing line for U.K. department store Debenhams. Although Kate made a public appearance in this dress in 2016, the item is from the 2012 dress collection. As you might have guessed, it’s no longer in stock. If you want a dress like this one, Elizabeth, who blogs for Kate’s Closet, suggests heading over to Amazon and purchasing this Dorothy Perkins outfit.
10. Oasis sweater dress
- Cost: $70
Kate wore this Oasis sweater dress for an event in Liverpool. She paired the sleek look with a belt and black tights. Oasis told The Daily Best that the dress is from its 2009 dress collection. Lucky for you, if you’re interested in adding this look to your closet you can. As of this writing, the Oasis website features similar dresses in burgundy, green, and black.
9. Asos polka dot dress
- Cost: $66
Kate seems to favor patterned dresses. She wore this Asos polka dot dress during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte. Unfortunately, if you want to get your hands on this dress it’s out of stock. However, you can purchase a similar one from the Asos website for $56. You can even get free shipping and returns. Also, it’s $10 cheaper than the one Kate wore, so you’re getting a pretty good deal.
8. Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneakers
- Cost: $65
Kate isn’t afraid to dress down every now and then. She opted to go for a comfy look when she wore these white sneakers on a tour of the Pacific Grace ship in Victoria, British Columbia. The duchess finished the look with a pair of blue skinny jeans and a jacket. If you want a pair of white sneakers like Kate’s, you can order them on the Shopbop website. These sneakers are available for just $65.
7. French Connection silky tie top
- Cost: $62
Sitting for an official portrait didn’t stop the duchess from wearing affordable fashion. Kate didn’t mind being immortalized while wearing a brand that might not be seen on the runway. She opted to wear this navy blue French Connection silky tie top for her portrait. If you want this blouse, you’ll have to search for a substitute. It’s currently sold out, much like many of the other outfits Kate has been seen in.
6. Patterned Zara shirt
- Cost: $59
If you follow Kate, then you know she is a big fan of Zara clothing. She can often be seen wearing blazers, shirts, and dresses from the Spanish clothing and accessories retailer. Kate wore this comfortable, yet stylish printed top to an event in Wales following the birth of Prince George. She also wore this same top for a Switzerland trip. The duchess has been known to repeat outfits from both designer and affordable brands.
5. Zara floral patterned dress
- Cost: $54
The duchess decided to bring her affordable fashion to her sister’s wedding. On her way to Pippa’s nuptials, Kate wore this $54 patterned dress from retailer Zara. Photos revealed this was just her travel dress, as she then changed into a peach bespoke Alexander McQueen outfit for the ceremony. Kate can’t be wrinkled for her sister’s big day, now can she?
4. Gap gingham print shirt
- Cost: $52
We doubt Kate actually walked into a Gap store and picked this shirt out herself, but it’s still a little hard to believe she lets anything from The Gap enter her closet. Once you get over your shock, you’ll probably feel good knowing you could actually afford to copy this look if you wanted. Kate sported this look back in 2014 when she visited Queenstown, New Zealand. She wore the shirt again in 2017 for a farm trip.
3. Zara skinny jeans
- Cost: $48
Kate relies on her go-to brand, Zara, for this casual look. She paired a white shirt with a pair of royal blue skinny jeans from Zara for a Team Great Britain event back in 2012. These blue jeans are sold out. However, you can purchase a similar pair for the Zara website when you visit its online skinny jeans section. You’ll be able to find an array of colors and styles.
2. Azuni London earrings
- Cost: $33
Kate is a big fan of expensive earrings. This is clear from the $4,800 pair of earrings she wore to the London Marathon training. However, when she attended events hosted by Tuvalu, she decided to wear a less expensive pair of earrings. This time, her ears were adorned with a $33 pair of earrings from Azuni. She also wore the same pair of earrings to a friend’s wedding in Oxfordshire and on a shopping trip to Chelsea Harbor.
1. Accessorize filigree earrings
- Cost: $11
One of Kate’s most surprising purchases is this $11 pair of Accessorize earrings she wore on a trip to India. Despite the fact these are an inexpensive pair of earrings that aren’t from a name-brand designer, the earrings were still hard to find and purchase. One blogger wrote about how she had a difficult time finding these earrings, but she was finally able to get them after a fellow blogger came to the rescue. She said this person lived near an Accessorize store was able to ship a pair to her.
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