Where to get Kate Middleton’s tailored shorts – and 6 cheaper high street alternatives

The Duchess of Cambridge has been sporting some gorgeous outfits this summer, from her sunshine yellow Wimbledon number to her several polka dot looks. Forever inspiring our own wardrobe choices, Kate wowed us yet again this week with her casual nautical-themed outfit.

Kate middleton's white shorts
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Visiting the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team in Plymouth (and before she swapped into a dashing wetsuit to partake in a boat race), the Duchess wore a chic outfit consisting of a navy and white Breton jumper, white tailored shorts, her trusty classic Superga trainers and her (equally well-worn) Orelia gold hoop earrings.

Holland Cooper tailored white shorts
Holland Cooper

Tailored short, £199, Holland Cooper

Kate Middleton’s tailored shorts in particular caught our eye. Featuring small gold decorative buttons which lend a nautical vibe, the shorts are from Holland Cooper. They’re a modern, timeless style, with two single knife pleats and a high-waisted fit for a flattering silhouette and are made from a luxury linen blend.

However, costing £199, they’re not the thriftiest thing Kate has ever worn. If you’re budget won’t quite stretch to that, you’re in luck as we’ve sourced six rather similar looking pairs of white tailored shorts on the high street, starting from £19.99.

Tailored shorts are a classic summer wardrobe staple. They look great with a casual T-shirt tucked in for a smart-casual vibe, or pair with a loose fitting blouse in a bright block colour for a smarter look. Get them in white and you’ve nailed two summer trends in one – bingo!

6 high street alternatives to Kate Middleton’s tailored shorts

ASOS tailored white shorts

Urban Revivo tailored white shorts in off white, £46, ASOS

Karen Millen tailored white shorts
Karen Millen

Soft Twill Tailored Short, £53 (was £89), Karen Millen

New Look tailored white shorts
New Look

Curves White Linen Blend Tailored Shorts, £19.99, New Look

& Other Stories tailored white shorts
& Other Stories

High Waist Shorts, £55, & Other Stories

Cider tailored white shorts

Solid Mini Pleated Shorts, £20, Cider

Boden tailored white shorts

Linen Pleat Shorts, £45 (was £60), Boden