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Kate Middleton's Red Coat Outfit Is Primed For Polished Dressing For Cooler Months

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Floor-sweeping pea coats have long been a hallmark of British royal style — especially those that are soaked in supersaturated hues. Queen Elizabeth favored a vivid sea-green trench; Princess Diana, a cobalt blue coat dress. It's with good reason that the woolen outerwear piece is such a constant, carving out a sacred space in the royal fashion archives. In short: they make polished dressing through cooler months a total no-brainer, which also means that it's well worth pilfering inspiration from, royal or not. That said Kate Middleton's red coat outfit provides a perfect, sleek template — and it's filled with in-stock accessories that are disappearing, fast.

On Oct. 20, the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in London with Prince William to celebrate the launch of "Hold Still," a nationwide photography contest that challenged UK citizens to sum up their personal experience of the COVID-19 pandemic through images. For the occasion, Middleton wore a bold, ankle-length coat in an eye-burning cherry red color. Architected by British fashion house Alexander McQueen, the double-breasted coat revealed a basic white top and black trousers underneath, which Middleton synced with Gianvito Rossi's shadowy suede pumps. Middleton also debuted a new top handle purse from British label Grace Han, which is, surprisingly, still in stock. The same is true for her chic pumps and face mask (from Amaia London).

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Unfortunately, her McQueen trench is sold out — but there are scores of labels that have designed similar versions in recent seasons. Take Saint Laurent's statement coat, for example — which also blends wool and cashmere in a similar double-breasted silhouette. London fashion fans will relish Hobbs' version, which crops at the knee and pairs well with tall boots. For something extra-savvy, TOWER by London Fog has a belted, weatherproof style in a punchy scarlet red shade, and it's on sale right now.

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