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Kate has twinning moment with Taylor Swift in Jenny Packham

Kate Jenny Packham
March 21, 2017
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One is the princess of pop and the other is the Duchess of Cambridge, but both Taylor Swift and Kate are the First Ladies of Fashion after wearing the same exquisite ballgown. Kate, 35, wore the dreamy ice blue Jenny Packham dress to attend a gala dinner at the residence of the British Ambassador to Paris with Prince William last week. Meanwhile Taylor, 27, wore hers in a shade of champagne several years back.

STORY: Duchess Kate dons shimmery blue Jenny Packham gown for formal dinner in Paris

The now sold-out dress was from a previous bridal collection by the designer. It features ¾ sheer sleeves and a bodice entirely hand-embroidered with tiny flowers made of sequins, crystals and beads. It was on sale for around £3,100 in some boutiques but die-hard fans will have to scour the internet to find the same style.

Kate wore this Jenny Packham gown in Paris on Friday

Kate accessorised with glittering Oscar de la Renta Lamé Cabrina heels, around £590, and a Jenny Packham box clutch handbag. The ‘Casa clutch is made from a metallic fabric of tightly knitted crystals and costs around £1400 but is also now a total sell-out. Ever-thrifty Kate has worn these shoes before. She was first spotted in her glittering pumps at the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 event back in February. But one thing money can’t buy is Kate‘s diamond chandelier earrings, which she borrowed personally from The Queen.


To get the look on a budget, HELLO! loves Dune's crystalised 'Bsarah' box clutch, £60, available from John Lewis and Selfridges.

For crystal-embellished dresses at a more affordable price, bridal range Needle &Thread offers exceptional value and detail at less than half the haute couture prices. We like their Astral gown, £850, which - like Kate's - is covered in crystals and hand beading.

High street retailer Hobbs also has an amazingly Kate-like embellished dress, although theirs is sleeveless and comes in champagne, more like Taylor's. The 'Beatrice' costs £349. Available on

And to finish off the look we like Faith's multi-glitter pointed court shoes at just £39. Available on ASOS.

Read more about Kate's style here.

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