We’re Still Thinking About This Sequined Party Dress Kate Middleton Wore—Here’s How You Can Wear It Too
This time last year – on November 18th, 2021 to be exact – Kate Middleton and husband Prince William attended the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall. And our jaws dropped when we saw her re-wear the dazzling green Jenny Packham long-sleeved gown she first debuted in Pakistan back in 2019, as it was one of the most wow-factor dresses we had ever seen her wear, so we were delighted that it had made a reappearance!
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Kate Middleton Re-Wears Green Jenny Packham Dress To The 2021 Royal Variety Performance
Fast forward one year, and we are still just as obsessed with the new Princess of Wales’ gown from one of her go-to designers – even more so because that exact shade of dark green is having a serious style moment, and we want to recreate the look for ourselves. And if you can’t wear sparkles during the festive season; when can you?!
The mom-of-three’s look was perfect for the red carpet, but if you want to steal her style at a slightly less lavish event – and more importantly, for a fraction of the price – then there are some great alternatives available!
How To Steal Kate Middleton’s Style
If you want to steal the Princess of Wales’ style for a Christmas or New Year’s party, we’ve found some great contenders, including versions with shorter sleeves and shorter hems, so there really is something there for all tastes and all events!
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1. Whistles Sequin Midi Dress, $399
Perhaps one of the closest matches to the Princess of Wales’ Jenny Packham design as it has the chic high neck and the winter-ready long sleeves, but simply comes in a much easier-to-navigate midi length, as well as sexy peek-a-boo detailing at the back to expose just a subtle hint of skin. Whistles really have thought of everything – no wonder the Duchess of Cambridge herself shops here! The midi length is even better for showing off your footwear, which can be a Duchess-approved simple nude color, or something more daring and out there! It’s Christmas, after all!
2. M&S Collection Sequin Midi Tea Dress, $139
This dress will be great for Christmas and New Year events when teamed with sky high stilettos and layered with a faux fur coat, but will also work for the spring and summer months too thanks to the short sleeves and cute midi length. The detailing in the middle makes it extra figure-flattering, which is always an added bonus!
3. Boohoo Sequin Blouson Sleeve Midi Party Dress, Was $125 Now $50
If you’re looking for a party dress that will turn heads without breaking the bank, then we think this Boohoo dress is it! The long sleeves are perfect for this time of year, and the voluminous blouson design gives the dress something a little bit different. We love the conservative neck and hem lines, proving that you don’t have to flash the flesh to make a statement. It will definitely have the royal seal of approval!
4. Asos Parallel Lines Sequin Fishtail Maxi Dress, Was $182 Now $108
If you have an event to attend that’s on par with a royal red carpet, then this Parallel Lines sequin fishtail maxi dress available at Asos – which is actually on sale from $182 to $108, and at the time of writing, still available in most sizes! – will tick all the boxes! It might not have the long sleeves, but you can still keep out the chill by wrapping up with a chic scarf or cropped faux fur jacket. We love the sexy Bardot neckline too, which gives the dress that little touch of Hollywood glamour.