Kate Middleton Poses for New Holiday Portrait in Dazzling Red Dress—Here’s How to Copy Her Look

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We're often looking to Kate Middleton for style inspiration, and when it comes to the holidays, the Princess of Wales always brings her A-game. This past weekend, Princess Catherine posed in a new portrait to promote Royal Carols: Together at Christmas, a new iTV concert special that will be aired on Christmas Eve. And in the photo, the royal sported a gorgeous sparkly red dress from Needle & Thread that would surely be a showstopper at any festive gathering.

While we can usually expect a Princess Catherine statement piece to sell out immediately, this Needle & Thread gown is still available in select sizes (for now, at least). However, if you're not working with a royal budget, we also selected similar styles available at stores like J. Crew and Anthropologie, so you can wow all your loved ones this holiday season. Check them out below.

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Needle & Thread dress.
Needle & Thread

1. Needle & Thread Aurora Ballerina Dress

Here we have the exact gown Princess Catherine sports in the new royal portrait, so if you're looking to emulate the royal's style, this is the place to start. With shimmering sequins down the body and intricately-designed floral lace along the sleeves, this dress is the perfect fusion of playful and chic.

Size range: 0-2, 14-18


2. Anthropologie Beatrice .b Crewneck Sequin Dress

Looking for a similar style, but a better price? This Anthropologie design offers a similar silhouette (cut slightly higher at the bottom) and is equally dazzling, but it's $475 price tag was recently cut almost in half, as it's currently on sale for $290. Talk about a Christmas miracle.

Size range: 2-4, 8

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3. Tadashi Shoji Floral Lace Midi Dress

On the other hand, if you loved the floral lace detailing on Princess Catherine's dress (but weren't so crazy about the sequins), why not check out this lace midi dress from Tadashi Shoji at Dillard's? The elegant design still features a striking ruby red color and intricate hemlines that are sure to be a conversation-starter.

Size range: 2-16

Bloomingdale's dress.

4. Dress the Population Lola Sequined Scoop Back Dress

Looking to spice up Princess Catherine's look a bit? This Dress the Population gown at Bloomingdale's features all the things that make the royal's dress pop: sequins, a bright red color, long sleeves. However, this mini dress offers a few more casual touches, like a deep scoop back and short cut, which makes it perfect for a cocktail party or a romantic date night out on the town.

Size range: XS-XL

Revolve dress.

5. Revolve NBD Mock Neck Safiya Dress

Finally, this NBD dress at Revolve is just as dazzling, but it includes a few surprising touches that are not included in the Princess Catherine design, including a slit up the side of the skirt and a round cut-out in the back.

Size range: XS-M

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