Kate Middleton’s little ice-blue dress is the new LBD

At the Natural History Museum in London on July 13th, all eyes were on Kate Middleton, who dazzled in an ice-blue dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. The British royal was at the museum to fête the grand reopening of Hintze Hall, which is now home to Hope the blue whale (who took over as star resident from Dippy the dinosaur). The Duchess of Cambridge’s blue dress, then, was perfect for the occasion.

Pairing the knee-length, short-sleeved frock with black Prada sandals and a small but eye-catching purple and gold clutch, Middleton looked sophisticated and youthful, wearing her newly cropped hair in a cascade of curls.


The dress, with its wide neckline and overall vintage quality, looked like something French actress Brigitte Bardot might have worn in the 1960s.


Since Preen dresses can retail for thousands of dollars — and we’re guessing you’re on a sliiightly tighter budget than a British royal — we found you a few styles that look just like Kate’s, for a fraction of the price.

Keep scrolling for ice-blue dresses you can wear instead of your LBD — anytime, anywhere.

Alfani “Petite Lace Fit & Flare Dress”


Get it here for $79.99.

JJ’s House “Chiffon Dress With Bows”


Get it here for $108.99.

ASOS “Lace Insert Skater Dress”


Get it here for $15.50 (currently available only in size 14).

Boutique Emi “Embellished Waist Midi Dress”


Get it here for $44.

Eloquii “Cold Shoulder Fit & Flare Dress”


Get it here for $99.90.

May all of your evenings be regal.

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