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Kate Middleton’s Blue Coat Dress Is The Dreamiest Color For Spring


Bright, traffic-stopping colors may have been all over the Spring/Summer 2019 runways, but a decidedly more toned-down hue is proving to be just as popular this time of year. Yep, the light-blue coat dress Kate Middleton wore over the weekend makes quite a convincing case for rocking softer, more understated shades this season. If you're searching for a way to liven up your wardrobe right now, but aren't quite ready to go as bold and bright as neon green, look no further than this duchess-approved powder blue.

The royal family had two things to celebrate on April 21. Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry were all smiles as they attended the Easter church service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The annual service also happened to coincide with the Queen's 93rd birthday this year.

For the celebratory Sun. outing, Middleton looked the epitome of springtime chic. Her sleek powder-blue coat dress, by Alexander McQueen, featured concealed buttons, sharp shoulders, and an elegant high collar. She wore the streamlined frock with a matching slip dress, which ever-so-slightly peeked through as she walked, and a bow-embellished fascinator, also in a coordinating blue hue.

A crystal acorn brooch, a pair of drop earrings (which she first wore at her wedding in 2011 and then again in 2016), and her blue-sapphire engagement ring added the perfect amount of sentimental sparkle.

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It's not only Middleton's jewels that are familiar, though. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she's worn the exact outfit before (and for the same occasion, too). Back in 2014, the duchess donned the powder-blue coat dress and matching fascinator to attend an Easter church service during her and Prince Williams' Australia tour.

The few styling differences between then and now? Middleton's shoes. On Sun., she slipped into gray suede heels from Emmy London. In 2014, she chose to ground the ensemble with a pair of off-white L.K. Bennett pumps.

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Spring is the perfect time to liven up your wardrobe with some color. Do so with the The Zoe Report's roundup of Middleton-inspired powder-blue pieces that will never go out of style (much like her McQueen dress), below.

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Chilton Embellished One-Shoulder Embroidered Cloqué Top


Roland Mouret

Channel both duchess' in this dreamy blue top from one of Meghan Markle's all-time favorite designers, Roland Mouret. Wear it on its own or pair it with the coordinating pants for monochrome dressing done right.

Glover Embroidered Cloqué Wide-Leg Pants


Roland Mouret

These pair-with-everything pants aren't only incredibly chic, but they're comfortable, too. Wear them with a crisp white tee and sneakers by day and the coordinating top and strappy black heels for a fancy soirée.

Mallory Baby Alpaca Sweater Dress


Eleven Six

Add this super-soft sweater dress to your spring edit ASAP. Whether worn with chunky white kicks or cowboy boots, you'll have a comfy-chic outfit perfect for work and play.

Kai Deep V Top



Meet the casual-chic top you'll wear nonstop this season. Picture it with crisp white jeans and bright-red heels for the July 4th weekend.

Croc-Effect Leather Ankle Boots



You probably didn't think you needed sky-blue cowboy boots until now. Rock them this spring (and summer) with linen shorts and a classic white tee.

Ribbed Knit Top



Swap your basic white tee for this pretty blue one that's just as versatile. Style it with the matching bike shorts, a floral-print skirt, or dark-wash denim.