Kate Middleton’s Lace Overlay Dress Doppelganger Hits the Racks

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Pictured: Kate Middleton in Erdum via Getty images.

One her recent trip to Canada, Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in an Erdum midnight blue lace dress.  Of course, she looked amazing in it.  There is a reason that Kate was recently voted one of Vanity Fair’s best dressed.  Since Kate stepped out in this lovely dress  and by the way my mother had a dress like this she wore in the 1960s) I’ve seen a few doppelgangers hitting the budget racks.   H&M has just put a similar dress into stores for about $35.00 US. They also have a navy blue lacey top with buttons down the back for about $25.00. Check out the dress from H&M below.

Pictured: H&M’s new lace overlay dress channels Kate Middleton’s Erdum.

I also saw a similar dress from Ecci in Ivory on a recent shopping excursion to TJ Maxx for about $35.00. It’s interesting that this vintage look is suddenly back in style.


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  1. Bad Joan

    August 4, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Loved the original dress on Kate and the H&M version looks spot on! Thanks for passing on the info!


  2. PetiteLittleGirl

    August 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I must find this dress =)

  3. P&P

    August 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    We are on the same page beacuse I did a similar post here:


  4. P&P

    August 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    We are on the same page beacuse I did a similar post here:


  5. Despina

    August 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    it's a lovely dress indeed!
    i really like lace this season.she looks so elegant.lovely clutch have such a nice blog.i am following you.hope u can follow back,any support would be great!

  6. Kathleen

    August 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love her blue lace dress. So nice and so elegant. Wow! Nice post and I would like to share this on LIFO. It's a social network for girls that lets them share their beauty tips and fashion ideas to others.

  7. Jenny Fletcher

    September 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Back in the 1960’s I had a lacy crochet dress that went over different colour plain underslips – great idea of my Mum’s because I could have a different look for every Saturday night dance.