Everyone who reads Fashion-Mommy knows that I am a huge fan of the Middleton’s, especially how they both wear, and influence High Street style. Kate and Pippa consistently show that you can mix designer goods picked up from discount retail outfits with High End designer wear to create the kind of looks that are timeless and elegant. So it is no real surprise that stores on both sides of the Atlantic are still racing to cash in on that Middleton mystique.
The latest to step forward is Banana Republic, who have created the ‘Kate’ dress. This looks remarkably similar to the Reiss Shola dress that Kate wore to meet the Obamas last May. The Banana Republic version is a cotton mix, and costs £86. As well as coming in almond, this version also comes in a classic black shade.
Not to be outdone, type Pippa into a Banana Republic search and you get this stunning draped neck silk cowl dress in the gorgeous jewel colours. This dress is from the US site, and retails at $175, but I think this will be launched in the UK very soon.