The holidays are in full swing, which means Duchess Catherine (or Kate Middleton) has to pick and choose which holiday festivities to attend. She could literally go anywhere, and she’d be welcome. But before she hits the ol’ Nog (does Kate Nog?), Kate decided to hit up the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party at the Anna Freud Centre. The school specializes in helping children who are battling mental illness, and we think it’s pretty lovely that she’s joining the kids for a drum circle. Also lovely? Her recycled Alexander McQueen red dress. If you’re interested in wowing your next parties with a dose of Kate’s elegance, here are 10 ways to get this signature festive look for much less:
How to get Kate Middleton’s festive holiday look for less
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookThis lovely red shift will flutter while you walk. When Kate walks, things flutter (skirts, heartbeats).
$50 at MangoMango
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookCold where you are? No problem. This turtleneck, long-sleeve dress still gives you the Kate-approved cinched waist, but you won't freeze your knickers off.
$107 at LoftLoft
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookTo get the Kate, you don't need to completely copy the entire look. Here's a trendy bell sleeve to take Kate's casual elegance back a couple decades.
$95 at ASOSASOS
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookKate's style is simple, but it makes an impact. This deep red shift? It hits you right in the face with its colour. Sometimes that's all you need.
$72 at American ApparelAmerican Apparel
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookA wrap-dress can pretty much flatter any body type. You'll recall that Kate wore her fair share pre- and post-pregnancy.
$136 at Ann TaylorAnn Taylor
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookRed is great because you don't even need to accessorize. You can, but you don't have to.
$82 at MangoMango
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookWhile sexy, Kate isn't a showy kind of sexy. Either way is fine, but Kate's just a little demure. This dress has the long sleeve action that Kate likes to sport, and the skirt is a bit longer than she's used to (for those tall ladies who want to pull off the Kate).
$90 at ZaraZara
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookAgain, you can be inspired by Kate without duplicating the look entirely. We like this sheer, long skirt that lets a second skirt peek through. So you're getting the Kate, but you're upping the ante a little bit.
$20 at H&MH&M
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookWant the Kate in 2015 but you're pregnant? Not to worry. We got you.
$38 at The GapThe Gap
Get Kate Middleton's Holiday LookYou could go really cheap and that'd be totally fine, but if you want something close to McQueen luxury, you might like a 100 per cent Italian wool dress. It'll be more structured than most, but it's still super-soft.
$317 at J.CrewJ.Crew