Steal her style: the Duchess of Cambridge

We've tracked down a like-for-like gown for your own W-day

Kate Middleton wearing Amanda Wakeley

All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge this week as she carried out her first-ever solo royal engagement, standing in for Prince Charles at a black-tie private dinner at Clarence House in aid of the charity In Kind Direct.


With the tabloid press making much of a ‘previously undiscovered’ childhood scar, seen beneath the Duchess’ bride-worthy half-up half-down do, we turned our attention to her stunning light-grey Amanda Wakeley gown instead.

From the bridal and ready-to-wear designer’s 2006 mainline collection, we can see real wedding dress potential in this one – check out those sparkling criss-cross shoulder straps and that elegant starlet-style full-length skirt!

Have your own Duchess-moment with this ruched tulle wedding dress from Amanda Wakeley’s ready-to-buy collection. Spot those similar-style straps and cinched-in waist detailing on the satin belt?

Go all-out-royal by adding a touch of sparkle with your accessories and shoes and hey presto, you’re fit for a black-tie ball or indeed, your actual wedding day!

Ruched tulle wedding dress in ivory with satin belt, £2,600, amandawakeley.com


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