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Holiday Dresses Fit for a (Pregnant) Duchess

Holiday Dresses Fit for a (Pregnant) Duchess

With the holidays rapidly approaching (and with them the countless social engagements which go along with them), it’s no secret that every woman needs a glamorous and captivating dress in her wardrobe to deck the halls this busy and festive season.  But what if, like our favourite Duchess, you are decking the halls with just water and sparkling juice as you’re expecting a little bundle of joy in the new year? This is yet another instance where we asked ourselves What Would Kate Do? and looked to the Duchess’ maternity styles from her pregnancy with Prince George to find some exciting holiday options for expectant mothers.

Style Tip #1: Stick with the Classics

One of the most poignant things about Kate’s maternity wardrobe, in our opinion, was how little she deviated from her usual look and fashion sense. She continued to favour long coats and dresses, high heels and dresses which showcased her bump rather than try and camouflage it. One of fashion’s oldest tricks for pregnant women is the wrap dress. Versatile enough to be tied a little looser or tighter depending on how you’re feeling that day and yet dressy enough to look like you’re ready to party.

Some of our favourites:

Style Tip #2: Be a Little Wild

Kate wowed all of us when she showed up in a Dalmatian animal print coat from Hobbs for the christening of the Royal Princess cruise liner in June 2013, one of her last appearances before Prince George’s birth. We do not often see the Duchess wearing bold animal prints, and it was a refreshing choice for her at both the event and the juncture in her pregnancy. Since June 2013, we’ve seen many animal print ensembles make their way to retailers – animal print was a huge trend this fall season. A challenge for the expectant mother is that you’re likely to only wear the dress for one holiday season, so you don’t want to be spending a fortune – but this also means you can be more indulgent on some of the trends you’d otherwise not include in your wardrobe.

Some of our favourites:


 

Style Tip #3: Be True to Yourself

When so much is changing in your life (and body) it’s comforting to still retain parts of your previous identity before being a “pregnant woman”. Take Kate when she continued to wear some of her non-pregnancy clothes well into her pregnancy – and every single other pregnant woman wondered how on earth she did it. Take a cue from the Duchess and wear pieces that are true to whatever style you had before you were pregnant. There is a new baby coming soon with priorities all of their own – so savour every last moment of embracing your true self… Whatever that may be!

Some of our favourites:

My Royal Closet: Cris

My Royal Closet: Cris

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Cris: Cris is a Student Financial Counselor for a private university. Continue Reading

Get Kate’s Red Shift Dress Look!

Get Kate’s Red Shift Dress Look!

Picture this…. its the day before a holiday party and obviously you have nothing to wear. What is a girl to do? At the EACH Norfolk fundraising appeal, the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a red Katherine Hooker shift and sparkly, simple accessories. We could not help but notice that this dress is holiday partyContinue Reading

Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

The Duchess of Cambridge’s patronage, Place2Be, hosted their first-ever Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event and presented the “the Child/Young Person Award to a child or young person who has made an exceptional contribution to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their peers within the schoolContinue Reading

My Royal Closet: Carmen

My Royal Closet: Carmen

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Carmen: Carmen is the voice of Compact Closet, a blogContinue Reading

Plus-Sized Princess: Royal style for sizes 12 and up!

Plus-Sized Princess: Royal style for sizes 12 and up!

Everyone loves Kate’s style, from her elegant ball gowns to her casual jeans and flats. These styles are so versatile for our non-royal lives, whether we are attending holiday parties or our children’s playdates. However, not everyone has a size 6 physique. Does this mean we can’t enjoy that same royal style? Of course not! WhenContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

If we were to image up an online mall with every possible style of clothing in the world, it would look a lot like ASOS. The mega fashion retailer website has made a name for itself in variety, quality, and style. Even Kate loves  ASOS – she bought a few maternity pieces, including a navy dress,Continue Reading

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, and we love this holiday – its the only socially acceptable day of the year to dress up like a princess! When it comes to costumes, Sex and the City summed it up best – witch or sexy kitten. Well, we may be biased but we think a Kate-inspiredContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: The GAP Fitted Boyfriend Shirt

Wardrobe Wednesday: The GAP Fitted Boyfriend Shirt

When Kate first wore a gingham button-down blouse from Gap, many of us found it hard to believe. A Duchess? Wearing Gap?? Still, we all rushed out and bought the classic style (usually on sale!). So imagine our surprise when Kate wore the same style shirt two more times! #484557223 / gettyimages.com The Duchess ofContinue Reading

My Royal Closet: Chloe

My Royal Closet: Chloe

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Chloe: Chloe is a student at the University of Birmingham,Continue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

We love a good Kate sighting, especially when we get a chance to see her dressed down. Kate’s casual style is so wonderfully attainable for us non-royals. Perfect example – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Kings Cross station. Kate looks ready for travel, a walk in the park, a game of catch withContinue Reading

LK Bennett Labor Day Sale

LK Bennett Labor Day Sale

On today’s Wardrobe Wednesday, we wanted to share a fantastic Labor Day week-long sale available at LK Bennett’s USA website. We received an e-mail yesterday afternoon offering 40% off LK Bennett sale items – and we headed STRAIGHT for their website! With the code “LD40″, you can save 40% off their already discounted items! #453204674Continue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates on eBay!

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates on eBay!

We are suckers for amazing repliKates. I mean really – who can resist the allure of an identical dress for $60?! Obviously not us. So when the lovely ladies on Facebook (Kate’s Closet and Tatiana’s Delights) posted about this new eBay seller with a TON of repliKates, we could not resist sharing it. eBay seller doll2079Continue Reading

My Royal Closet: Ashley

My Royal Closet: Ashley

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Ashley: Ashley is writer of the new lifestyle blog SedContinue Reading

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

To continue our celebrations of Cheeks’ birthday, we wanted to share a little treat for our mummy readers! To all the mummies out there, you are incredible human beings and we bow to your greatness. Just like Kate, you demonstrate patience, grace, beauty, and love every day to your little ones. Spending time with babiesContinue Reading