Who wouldn't want to dress like a real-life princess? Kate Middleton is envied for her regal, stylish wardrobe almost as much as she is for her regular-turned-royal status. Most everything she is photographed in sends the hearts of women everywhere atwitter. So naturally, when the expectant mother was seen at the Green Junior School in London this past Tuesday in a three-quarter-sleeve Séraphine maternity dress featuring an empire waist and gold buttons fit for a king, the world (of fashion, anyway) wanted to know more about it.
The most amazing thing about this dress, it was soon discovered, is the cost. At just $99, even a mama-to-be who hasn't married into a royal family can afford to look like one. The stretch-woven dress is likely to be very comfortable but it looks like a priceless heirloom or at least fitting for a princess.
The mother of George, 4 and Charlotte, 2 was at the childrens' school in order to promote awareness for juvenile mental health issues by working with a campaign called "Heads Together." As is expected of someone in her position, Middleton has been very involved with campaigns that help good causes but has been especially hands-on with charities and programs that affect the benefit of children.
If you like this royal blue, royal-worn dress, you had better hurry because thanks to Middleton being photographed in it, it's sure to sell out soon. Fashion designers who are lucky enough to have her choose to wear their designs out in public are soon rewarded with more business than they can handle as everyone wants to be like the Duchess of Cambridge and copying her wardrobe is the easiest way to achieve that. The fact that this dress is so inexpensive will make that even easier.
What better way to show up the know-it-all moms in your next Mommy and Me class than by wearing an exact copy of the dress that the royal girl herself recently wore? If they're not impressed by the crown factor, you can wow them with the fact that the dress is simply stunning, Kate Middleton influence or not.