Kate's Look for Less: Irish Guards Visit
By AdrienneRoyer on June 26, 2011
Lately, the Duchess of Cambridge has made finding bargain versions of her outfits challenging.
The problem? The upper classes of British women favor day coats or frock coats for certain royal outings. Absolutely no one else wears them. They're certainly difficult to find in America, and even harder to find under $200. This was the case with the Duchess' coat she wore on Saturday.
There's some discrepancy with who designed the coat. The Daily Mail claims it was Burberry Prorsum. Tom and Lorenzo and a few other outlets label it as Alexander McQueen. I tend to agree with Tom and Lorenzo.
Alexander McQueen, Military Wool Frock Coat, $2,235
Regardless, it's certainly out of my price range. However, if you are also on a cold, rainy island like the Duchess of Cambridge in the middle of the summer and want to copy this look, how can you do it? This one takes some work, so bear with me.
Sadly, this Tahari ASL dress is old out at Overstock, but it has to be available...somewhere. If not, this is a somewhat close substitute. If the buttons on either of these two dresses were replaced with gold ones, it wouldn't be too far off.
Image: Daily Mail