Looking for a seriously showstopping Christmas party outfit? How about taking a little inspiration from a duchess?
No, we’re not suggesting you fork out for Kate’s emerald green sequinned Jenny Packham gown, which she wore to a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner during the royal tour of Pakistan last month. But we are alerting you to the fact that Monsoon has just launched a very similar style for a fraction of the cost.
For the event, which took place at the National Monument in Islamabad, Kate reportedly wore a custom version of the designer’s ‘Georgia’ dress, which comes in various colours and costs around £3,600 – we’d imagine thanks to its endless layers of super intricate detailing, as well as the luxe name behind it.
However, Monsoon’s A/W 19 drop features an equally impressive floor-length gown that’s dripping with almost as many sparkles and sequins, with a price tag of £140. How’s that for royal style on a budget?
Plus, as it’s a statement piece in and of itself, you won’t need much in the way of accessories – on its website, Monsoon has styled its model with a simple clutch bag and black pointed heels, proving that one of the chicest ways to wear it is to strip everything else back and let the dress do the talking.
Kate’s dress won her arguably the most praise of any outfit she wore on her four-day visit with husband Prince William, with fans on social media calling it ‘beautiful’ and ‘stunning’.
‘So regal and elegant,’ commented one follower on the Kensington Royal Instagram account, while another said: ‘Duchess Catherine always looks quite lovely…but she was a vision in green!’
While we can’t guarantee you’ll get the exact same comments if you wear it to your own celebration, we predict the chances of compliments soaring in a piece as pretty as this.