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More ways to get that Middleton look

Whilst Kate seems to be having a break after a flurry of High profile appearances, her influence on British fashion continues to flourish. I spend lots of time trawling the internet looking at new collections from High Street and Web-based companies, and seem to spend an awful lot of time saying ‘that looks like something the Duchess of Cambridge has worn’.

With Kate’s impeccable taste now shown to be retail catnip, it is no wonder that so many companies are trying to harness some of the Kate Effect. George are just one retailer who have talked of the indirect Kate effect – when the Duchess was pictured wearing coral skinny jeans, George reported that their sales of a similar pair of jeans significantly increased.  With the increasingly thrifty Duchess wearing great clothes that are also from past Designer or High Street seasons, purchased from outlets and second-hand clothes exchanges, copying Middleton style to the max can prove difficult. So it makes perfect sense for retailers to create their own, slightly modified and updated versions of Kate’s garments.

Here are a few Middleton inspired designs I found trawling the net.


Riviera Shirt Dress £75.65

Gorgeous Couture

The Olsen Maxi Dress £239 

Progidy Red


Kate Lace Pattern Shift Dress £17.99 

French Connection

Angela Lace Dress £110.00

Danota dress £179 




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