The occasionwear brand Kate Middleton loves just released matching mini-me styles for kids

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 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.

Specialising 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.

The Duchess of Cambridge has previously been spotted greeting guests at a Buckingham Palace reception alongside husband Prince William, wearing a sparkly red gown from the brand.

Kate stunned in the brand’s £435 Aurora Ballerina Dress, the same dress previously worn by Holly Willoughby in blush pink. The presenter wore the same style dress in a shorter design when she made an appearance on BBC’s The One Show.

Needle & Thread is known for its razzle dazzle, creating show-stopping pieces that are heavy on the beading and embellishment. And this isn’t the only 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.

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Aurora Ballerina Dress, £435, Needle & Thread

Thanks to Kate’s influence, the popular dress is back for the Christmas party season and its festive red hue makes it just perfect for a special Christmas event. Even better is that for the first time ever, Needle & Thread has created a matching kids version so you can twin with your little one. Part if the brand’s first ‘mini-me’ collection for autumn winter 2021, the £275 Aurora Kids Dress is also available in six other colourways.

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Aurora Kids Dress, £275, Needle & Thread

We wonder if Kate and Princess Charlotte will be twinning in their matching red sequin dresses this Christmas season?