Like everyone else, we've been style stalking Kate Middleton on her and Prince William's Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, and finally, our dreams came true: The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a wedding-worthy dress! Kate wore a white, knee-length eyelet lace design from the Australian label Zimmermann during a stop at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the Sydney Olympic Park.
Though, her classic look wasn't the only thing to catch our attention. While visiting an exhibit from a local alpaca farmer, Kate lovingly teased William, suggesting he use a tuft of the animals fur as a toupee! Their sweet relationship, along with Kate's white look, has us reminiscing about their famed nuptials all over again.
But back to that dress! Thanks to the conservative neckline, romantic lace details, and wedding-white hue, Kate's look is fit for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or even an intimate, low-key wedding. Unfortunately, the Zimmermann dress isn't available until June (when it's guarenteed to sell out instantly!), but we found three similar lace styles that will have you looking like a princess in no time.
Photo: George Chinsee
This knee-length Monique Lhuillier wedding dress features a different kind of lace than the Zimmermann style (Kate is wearing eyelet, while this is Guipure), but the delicate cut of the fabric feels just as soft and airy. Plus, the coat, one of Kate's favorite accessories, would certainly earn the Duchess's approval. Like Kate's number, this look is a chic option for a fancy rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.
"Andie" knee-length ivory guipure lace strapless dress and ivory guipure lace coat, Monique Lhuillier
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
The slightly longer hemline of this lace Houghton wedding dress is reminiscent of Kate's ladylike style. The shorter jacket mimics the Zimmermann dress's elbow-length sleeves and offers a similar high neckline.
Strapless knee-length lace A-line wedding dress with matching short jacket, Houghton
Oscar de la Renta
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This cotton Oscar de la Renta wedding dress is complete with embroidered eyelet lace — a dead-ringer for the details on the Zimmermann look. Though it boasts a floor-length hemline and shorter sleeves, it's perfect for a bride who wants to channel the Duchess at a beachside or boho wedding.
White cotton A-line wedding dress with eyelet embroidered details, a scoop neckline, and short sleeves, Oscar de la Renta