5 of the best buys from the occasionwear brand Holly and Kate both love

If we had to make a list of our all-time favourite style inspirations, both Holly Willoughby and Kate Middleton would be firmly towards the top. So it is little wonder that the two women have appear to have a similar taste in fashion – when it comes to occasionwear, anyway.

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While both have their own take on chic and elegant dressing, they do love some of the same brands. In fact, both the This Morning presenter and the Duchess of Cambridge are known to be big fans of occasionwear brand Needle & Thread.

Specializing in party-appropriate clothes, the popular brand has everything from wedding and bridesmaids dresses to show-stopping sequin numbers and floral gowns, so it’s unsurprising that it’s loved by the stars.

Just this week, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted greeting guests at a Buckingham Palace reception alongside husband Prince William, wearing a sparkly red gown from the line.

Kate stunned in the brand’s £410 Aurora Gown, the same dress previously worn by Holly Willoughby in blush pink. The presenter wore the same style dress in a shorter design as she made an appearance on BBC’s The One Show last month.

Needle & Thread is known for its razzle dazzle, creating showstopping pieces that are heavy on the beading and embellishment.  But while it isn’t the first time we have seen celebrities and  influencers sport pieces from the label – Laura Whitmore, Emma Roberts and Heidi Klum are just a few of its other famous fans – this week was the Duchess’ first outing wearing it, cementing the label in royal sartorial history.

What’s good enough for both Kate, Holly et al is definitely good enough for us, which is why it’s now our go-to for upcoming celebrations. If you feel the same, then here are some of the brand’s best bits to shop right now, including the now famous Aurora Dress…

5 of the best Needle & Thread dresses

Needle & Thread

Aurora Gown, £410


Needle & Thread

Aurora Dress, £350

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Needle & Thread

Lilacs Garland Gown, £355

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Wild Rose Ruffle Gown, £425


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Needle & Thread

Whitethorn Gown, £410