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Fashion Faceoff, the Royal Tour Edition: Kate Middleton Wears Same Zimmermann Dress as Naomi Watts

Apr/18/2014 at 10:34 AM ET

We Tried It: Kate Middleton Royal Tour HairJames Whatling/Splash News Online

Get excited: We have our first Fashion Faceoff of the Royal Tour. The white Zimmermann dress Duchess Catherine wore for a busy day of events Friday — including a stop at the Royal Easter Show and a trip to Sydney, Australia’s famed Manly Beach — has also been spotted on a big time Hollywood A-lister.

The eyelet “Roamer Day” frock is from the Australian label’s Summer 2014 collection, and Aussie actress Naomi Watts wore the exact same design in a recent ad campaign for Jacobs Creek Wine. See the shot below. Read More

We Tried It: 3 Hairstyles from Kate's Royal Tour

Apr/17/2014 at 05:22 PM ET

We Tried It: Kate Middleton Royal Tour HairSamir Hussein/Wireimage. Inset:Tim Rooke/Rex USA;Courtesy Brittany Talarico

What it is: Being a total fangirl and bringing pictures of your hair idol Duchess Catherine to the blowout bar so you can get her look (pegged to her current Royal Tour hairstyles of course)

Who Tried It: Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor

Why She Tried It: Because the only thing that excites me more than this gif of Prince George is Kate’s hair

How crazy is it on a scale from 1 to Ridiculous? If you’re getting one of her looks recreated at a blowout bar, it’s a zero. They’re super easy for any hairstylist to master. If you’re doing it on yourself, I’d say about a 3.5-7.5, all depending on your hair type, and how good you are with a curling iron and bobby pins.

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Kate Gets Wrapped Up in the Perfect Print Diane von Furstenberg Dress (Which Already Sold Out, of Course)

Apr/17/2014 at 10:36 AM ET

Kate Middleton styleTim Rooke/REX USA

Earlier this year, Diane von Furstenberg celebrated the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress. Now the designer has cause to celebrate again. On Thursday, Duchess Catherine wore the DVF “Patrice” dress when she and Prince William traveled to Australia’s Blue Mountains to visit with residents of an area affected by devastating brushfires last fall.

Unfortunately for those who already have out their credit cards, the Ikat-print cotton dress, which retails for $325, sold out less than 10 minutes after Kate’s appearance, which is not surprising. Read More

Royal Tour Style Recap: Check Out Kate's In-Flight Change from Rebecca Taylor to Roksanda Ilincic

Apr/16/2014 at 10:06 AM ET

Kate Middleton Royal Tour StyleCameron Burnell/Getty; Chris Jackson/Getty

No sweats and sneakers for this international traveler! The Duchess of Cambridge spent part of the three-hour flight from Wellington to Sydney changing from a chic blue suit into a sunny yellow dress to kick off the Australian leg of the Royal Tour.

The Duchess started her day in a “Sparkle Tweed” jacket and matching skirt by New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor (which she paired with black Alexander McQueen pumps) for a visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College. Fashion followers will remember that Kate first wore the ensemble to a reception for the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race in April 2012. Read More

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Royal Tour Style Update: Kate's Tory Burch Dress Sells Out Within Hours

Apr/09/2014 at 09:25 AM ET

Kate Middleton Tory Burch DressREX USA

The Kate Effect strikes again! The dress worn by the Duchess of Cambridge during her appearance at the first event on the Royal Tour has already sold out.

Kate selected the Tory Burch “Paulina” dress when she, Prince William and Prince George paid a visit to Wellington’s Government House to meet with new mothers and their babies at an event for the Plunket Society. Though many had predicted that Kate — an ambassador for British fashion who often wears clothes made by designers from the country she’s visiting — would wear something from an Antipodean label, the Duchess instead chose a graphic-print, fringed-hem knit dress by American designer Tory Burch.

Even before news agencies began posting photos from the event, royal fashion followers took to Twitter to share retail details on the dress, which is from Burch’s Resort 2014 collection. Within minutes came reports that the dress was selling out fast at luxury shopping site netaporter.com.

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Kate's Royal Fashion Tour: We Predict Four Looks She'll Recycle

Apr/08/2014 at 09:30 AM ET

Kate Middleton styleRex USA; Getty; Splash News Online; Rex USA

We have some bets going in the office about what the Duchess of Cambridge will wear on her Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. Correction: We have some bets going on what she’ll re-wear. Kate is the queen of shopping her own wardrobe, so we’re almost positive some of our favorite past looks will be popping up.

So we went back in time to pick the outfits we’d most like to see again. From one surprisingly sexy gown to the purple-and-white dress that drove the “Copy Kates” into a frenzy, see the designs we hope Kate recycles. Read More

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Kate 'Tips Her Hat' to Princess Diana With Her First Royal Tour Outfit

Apr/07/2014 at 12:14 PM ET

Kate Middleton New Zeland DianaTim Rooke/Rex USA: Tim Graham/Getty

Talk about making a fashion statement.

The Duchess of Cambridge turned to one of Princess Diana’s favorite designers to kick off the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand — and Kate’s monochromatic ensemble bears a striking resemblance to an outfit worn by Diana when she visited the English city of Birmingham in 1984 (pictured).

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Carrying a squirming Prince George in her arms, Kate stepped off the plane in Wellington wearing a regal red swing coat by Catherine Walker, the label behind many of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks. She also wore a signature hat style of her late mother-in-law’s — the pillbox — to complete the elegant ensemble.

It’s not the first time the Duchess has taken style cues from the Princess. For her first outing with Prince George last summer, Kate wore a polka-dot dress similar to the one Prince William’s mother wore when he “made his debut” in June 1982.

In keeping with the tradition of wearing pieces that hold special meaning to the country she’s visiting, Kate accessorized with a diamond-and-platinum fern brooch that was gifted to Queen Elizabeth on her 1952 tour of New Zealand.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, royal fashion fans can also expect to see Kate in a “show-stopping gown” from Ralph & Russo during the tour. Though their label is London-based, the duo behind the label were born in Australia. See what else Kate might wear on her two-week trip here, and tell us: Do you like the nod to Diana’s style? Would you like to see Kate in more hats like this?

–Bronwyn Barnes

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