Affordable Alternatives: Kate Middleton’s houndstooth dress

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Duchess Kate returned to her official Royal duties this week for the first time since Princess Charlotte was born … and she debuted new bangs (gasp!).

Anyway, I was too busy staring at her classically gorgeous shirtdress to notice the bangs at first. Houndstooth is just timeless, as is the silhouette she’s rocking. The actual dress Kate wore (a Ralph Lauren) is a whopping $1,600 … but there are plenty of similar styles you can score for much less!

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows; Kate photo via)

1. Michael Michael Kors verona print shirtdress
2. Modcloth coach tour dress
3. Shoshanna knit sweater dress
4. Modcloth computer tutor dress
5. Old Navy cap sleeve fit-and-flare dress
6. Forever 21 mod houndstooth dress
PS – see plus-size options here and here