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Kate Middleton’s blue Elie Saab outfit is sold out: here are 5 similar to get the look

The Prince and Princess of Wales hosted the first garden party since the coronation at Buckingham Palace

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Lauren Ramsay
Online Writer
May 10, 2023
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After the extravagance of King Charles III’s coronation celebrations, the Prince and Princess of Wales hosted a quintessentially British garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, to celebrate members of the public who make a positive impact.

For the occasion, Princess Kate proved she’s a recycled outfit queen and oozed femininity in a powder blue Elie Saab top and skirt, boasting a pussybow tie, sheer embellished sleeves and lace panelling.

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The Princess of Wales mingles with a guest© Getty
The Princess of Wales re-wore an Elie Saab outfit

She wore the exact same outfit to Royal Ascot in 2020, including the same Phillip Treacy hat and Elie Saab leather clutch bag. She also wore the same Gianvito Rossi metallic pumps - a trend that has dominated over the last year. We recently praised her knack for not always following trends and dressing comfortably, and the stylish heiress was ahead of the fashionista's on this occasion: setting the trend, not following.

Kate consistently sported stellar looks during the coronation celebrations, and like her garden party ensemble, every single look was a repeat from a prior engagement. Seeing as shopping is one of ours specialties (even if we do say so ourselves), we found Kate's exact outfits or similar, for you to shop in time for summer.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales attends King Charles III's Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 9, 2023 in London, England.
This particular look is a royal fashion fan favourite

She first wore the siren red Alexander McQueen suit we saw at the Coronation Concert in January, for the launch of her ‘Shaping Us’ early childhood campaign. These five similar red suits are perfect to get the look.

After the official photos for the coronation were released, we realised we had seen Kate’s Alexander McQueen gown before. She also schooled us on wearing skinny trousers in 2023 and wore the same cargos on Monday that she wore at the end of April. Her exact G-Star Raw pants are less than £100.

Her Elie Saab look from yesterday's garden soiree is currently impossible to get hands on. But we’ve found five similar pieces to get the look: 

5 chic alternatives to Princess Kate's Elie Saab outfit:


Nobody's Child - Blue Bridesmaids Erin Midaxi Dress

Who said bridesmaids dresses were just for weddings? Wear this to your upcoming summer parties, day or night.

Ghost - Elle Satin Midi Dress

Perfect as wedding guest or daytime gatherings alike, this satin fit-and-flare style dress is completed with the most stunning ruffle detailing.

Frock and Frill - Pussybow dress

In a delicate grey hue, this dress boasts a pussybow neck tie, embroidered panelling with faux pearls on the bodice and a chiffon midi skirt.


Polo Ralph Lauren - Eyelet-Embroidered Cotton Shirtdress

Perfectly encapsulating 'smart-casual', this cotton embroidered dress is perfect for the warmer months. The elasticated waist creates a flattering silhouette, whilst the scalloped hem adds a feminine touch. Dress up with wedges or down with white flats.

Self Portrait - chiffon midi

Uber feminine and so timeless. This classic Self Portrait silhouette boasts short blouson sleeves, a pleated midi skirt and exquisite embroidery.

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