As the weather heats up, putting together sleek outfits can become a struggle. Before you reach for the same pair of denim cutoffs, consider trying on a floral maxi dress like Kate Middleton's. The duchess added the dreamiest piece to her spring lineup — and you'll be inspired to follow suit.
Middleton is certainly no stranger to super affordable pieces. Whenever she opts for a stylish steal, it often sells out within minutes. When photos of Middleton, Prince William, and their three children were posted to Instagram on May 19 , her & Other Stories maxi dress instantly went out of stock. Middleton wore the frock while out at the RHS Back to Nature Garden in Chelsea.
The sunny yellow number features a ruffled bib-style front with a gathered waist and three-quarter length sleeves. The flowy, long skirt makes it the perfect option to have hanging in your closet for when you want to look put together on even your busiest days.
The duchess styled her dress with a pair of nude wedge sandals with a low enough heel that she could still chase after her toddlers. Middleton's hair was blown out straight but still maintained tons of volume, and her makeup was kept soft and neutral (her go-to).
Feminine dresses have made a real statement this season after the likes of Brock Collection debuted flouncy dresses during its New York Fashion Week show in Feb. It makes sense, too, considering dresses in light fabrics are perfect for almost every summer occasion. Whether you want to change up your daily office look or you're heading to a summer wedding, midi and maxi-length dresses should be your go-to.
While the royal's dress is unfortunately sold out, her exact print is available in a charming mini version (but it won't be for long). Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the prettiest floral options on the market right now in a variety of lengths and styles, all inspired by the duchess herself.
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Try this mini version of Middleton's dress for an attainable — and affordable — piece of the royal's wardrobe.
Puffed sleeves have become a massive trend this season. Reach for this dress for a subtle approach.
This midi dress features delicate details like lace and a ruffled waist for a sweeter take on the look.
This black and white version is going to look great under a leather jacket come fall, or with white strappy sandals for the summer.
Looking for a bright dress for summer? You'll want to live in this option from Yumi Kim. Wear with neutral accessories to make the dress the focus of your look.