We've noticed that one of Kate Middleton's favourite dress styles this year is the classic shirt dress – particularly in floral print. And we’re so excited that we can find lookalike floral shirt dresses in the sales! These styles are great classic layering pieces, so you can throw on a cardie or jumper and wear some tights and on-trend chunky boots with a shirt dress for the colder season and be ready to step out when the spring thaw finally comes.
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Kate Middleton shirt dresses: A royal favourite
It’s not secret the Duchess of Cambridge is a big fan of the style. She has worn her red flower print dress by Beulah twice this year, including during a visit to London Bridge Jobcentre in September, but that wasn’t the only time we’ve seen the royal wearing the effortless look.
Kate's a big fan of floral shirt dresses, and wears them both in summer and autumn, as seen here in September during a royal engagement in London
In fact, one of our all-time favourite shirt dresses worn by the Duchess of Cambridge made a royal visit to the 2019 Back to Nature Festival in Woking last summer. Kate was stunning a pretty floral 'Aurora' frock by Emilia Wickstead which is now sold out. (You can still get it on sale though, in a plain khaki style.)
Kate was blooming lovely in a floral shirt dress by Emilia Wickstead at the Back to Nature Festival
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While that gorgeous look came with a price tag of nearly £1,500, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a copy Kate outfit. In fact, sales at some of the Duchess' go-tos, including Marks & Spencer and Boden, have similar styles at huge discounts, starting at just £15.
We found a sleeveless version of Duchess Kate's dress in yellow available from discount luxury retailer Yoox
Emilia Wickstead floral dress, £890, Yoox
We love Duchess Kate style floral dresses so much we’ve put together an edit of similar styles. Check out these blooming gorgeous looks!
Shop Kate Middleton style shirt dresses on sale:
Daisy floral shirt dress, Was £39 Now £10, Topshop
Glamorous midi shirt dress, Was £88 Now £18.80, ASOS
Floral Print Midi Dress, Was £48 Now £22.50, Dorothy Perkins
Joules Carla dress, Was £79.95, Now £31.95, John Lewis
French Connection dress, Was £125, Now £45, ASOS
AUTOGRAPH Satin Floral Print Midi Shirt Dress, Was £59 Now £47.20, Marks & Spencer
Isodora shirt dress, Was £90 Now £54, Boden
Rachie Floral Pleated Dress, Was £140 Now £70, Phase Eight
Orella shirt dress, Was £250 Now £150, Boden
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