How to get the Duchess of Cambridge’s designer dress for under £70

We love it when the Duchess of Cambridge wears high street brands – it means we can emulate her style without breaking the bank. Of course, Kate’s wardrobe consists of a lot of very high-end and designer labels too, which we could only dream of owning.

Cast your mind back to last year, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embarked on a royal tour of Ireland. Kate Middleton stepped out in a gorgeous, shimmery green dress from The Vampire’s Wife.

Kate Middleton green dress in Ireland
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The metallic silk-blend chiffon dress, with on-trend puff sleeves and ruffles, was the perfect choice for her visit. But the £1,595 price tag meant that it wasn’t as accessible to everyone as Kate’s red ZARA blazer, for example.

The Vampire's Wife green dress

The Falconetti ruffled metallic silk-blend dress, £1,595, The Vampire’s Wife, Matchesfashion

In fact, Kate actually took inspiration from her cousin-in-law Princess Beatrice, who first wore an almost identical dress at singer Ellie Goulding’s wedding, in 2019. Clearly, the royals are fans of it!

Princess Beatrice green dress

Well, now we can make our royal wardrobe dreams a reality thanks to fashion rental app By Rotation. On the app, you can rent the same green dress that Princess Beatrice wore, which is very similar to the one that Kate Middleton has. It’s being loaned in a size 8, for just £23 a day.

By Rotation green dress Kate Middleton
By Rotation

All you have to do is download the app, set up an account and search for The Vampire’s Wife. Filter out your search by selecting ‘dresses’ and the colour ‘green’, and there it will be.

The minimal rental period for the dress is three days, so that means the least you will spend on it is actually £69. But considering the original price, it’s still a massive saving.

The description from the owner reads: ‘TVW (The Vampire’s Wife) Veneration tiered silk blend lamé dress. Metallic green with padded shoulders, bows on the ruffled and tiered cuffs.’

By Rotation green dress Kate Middleton
By Rotation

If you’re worried about renting an expensive dress, let the five-star reviews assure you.

One user wrote: ‘Went out of their way to deliver the dress on time at very short notice. The dress itself was incredible.’

Another said: ‘Loved the dress, even arrived a day early. Condition great!’

Sustainable shopping that means we can wear the same clothes as royals and celebrities? Yes, please!

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