The Duchess of Cambridge has worn so many fabulous outfits over the years, it’s too hard to pick a favourite – but one particular outfit that would definitely be up there would be her red and green floral midi dress from Vanessa Seward, which she wore back in 2017. However, the £720 price tag made it a touch difficult to emulate her classic style – until earlier this year.
The French designer teamed up with retail giant La Redoute in March 2020 to create a budget-friendly collection of blouses, dresses and boiler suits, all with that same signature Vanessa Seward style that Kate loves. With prices starting at just £24, it quickly became ridiculously easy to copy the Duchess’ favourite looks but for a fraction of the price.
From pussybow blouses to flouncy dresses, ditzy prints, seventies-inspired denim and slogan sweatshirts, every piece in the original collection was swoonworthy. There was also a selection of well-cut blazers and a classic beige trench coat – a staple in any French woman’s wardrobe.
And now, the collaboration has birthed seven new pieces, all just as delicious as the last. Browsing the collection is like a lesson in Parisian cool-girl style – effortless pretty basics elevated with feminine details such as ruffles and flippy hemlines balanced out with sharp tailoring. If you’re looking to inject a bit of royally-approved Parisian style to your spring outfits, this Vanessa Seward collection is a one-stop shop of sartorial hits.
We particularly love the black long sleeve buttoned midi dress with tiny cherry print detailing and tie waist, as it’s totally reminiscent of Kate’s 2017 Vanessa Seward dress.
To help you decide what you’re going to buy from the new drop, we’ve laid them all out below. They will be launching on Wednesday the 9th September, but until then, you can still shop the entire Vanessa Seward x La Redoute range (including pieces launched earlier this year) on La Redoute’s website.