Kate Middleton's stunning mustard Karen Millen dress is on sale

The Princess of Wales looked gorgeous in a Karen Millen dress during her recent Birmingham visit, but it's not the first time Kate's worn the high-street designer

Kate Middleton
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The stunning burgundy Karen Millen dress Kate Middleton wore during her recent visit to Birmingham may have sold out in the exact colorway, but her gorgeous mustard dress by the same retailer is currently on sale!

Kate Middleton looked stunning in a Karen Millen trench dress during her recent visit to Birmingham where she and Prince William hosted an event for local business owners in the city's historic Jewellery Quarter and took part in a heated cooking challenge at Indian Streatery, a family-run independent Indian restaurant.

The Princess' look, which she accessorized with a stunning pair of $130 brass earrings, sold out within hours of her stepping out in the refined outfit, but one of her previous Karen Millen looks is now on sale and the dress is perfect for the upcoming Spring weather.

Kate Middleton Karen Millen dress

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Structured Crepe Forever Pleat Belted Midi Dress, £175.20 ($217)|Karen Millen

Structured Crepe Forever Pleat Belted Midi Dress, £175.20 ($217)|Karen Millen

Take a leaf out of Kate's book and energize your look with a zingy dress that ticks off this year's bold dopamine dressing trend!

Kate opted for the mustard yellow 'Forever' dress by Karen Millen when visiting the Royal Surrey County Hospital's maternity unit back in October 2022. The dress is fitting for the environmentally conscious Princess of Wales as it's made from recycled polyester and is part of the brand's sustainable READY FOR THE FUTURE range which, they claim, uses "responsibly sourced fabrics" to "create forever pieces that'll last a lifetime."

The Karen Millen website explains that the piece is "called the Forever dress for a reason, this Structured Crepe midi style suits all kinds of special occasions. Designed to outlast trends and seasons, it shows off a notched neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and pressed pleats."

"It buckles neatly at the waist with a matching fabric belt and makes a style-savvy choice for spring weddings, work days, or balmy after-dark drinks."

This elegant belted design features a subtly plunging V-style neckline and puffed sleeves to create an incredibly flattering silhouette that can be both dressed up and down depending on the occasion. In this instance, Kate kept it simple and drew attention to the dress itself by opting for minimal jewelry and wearing nothing but a pair of understated diamond teardrop hoop earrings from the brand Emily Mortimer and her precious 12-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

Kate Middleton Karen Millen dress

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While Kate opted for a bold, sunny color to combat the gloomy autumnal weather dominating the forecast during her visit, if the tone is not to your liking, the dress is also available in a range of different colors from neutral pinks to deep and rich purples as well as being available in both a simple white and a black colorway. 

Kate accessorized the bright dress with a pair Gianvito Rossi heels in a contrasting navy hue but tied in the darker color with a matching navy clutch bag by Emmy London.

The Natasha clutch is a staple for the Princess of Wales and she has regularly been spotted carrying the Emmy London bag since becoming a royal. In fact, she reportedly loves the style so much she has their clutch bag in 12 different colors.

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.