Duchess of Cambridge stuns in chic Zara dress as she steps out for first royal engagement of the year

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  • The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out today alongside her husband, Prince William, for their first public engagement of 2020.


    The Duke and Duchess were all smiles as they appeared at Bradford’s Centenary Square and headed to the Yorkshire town’s City Hall.

    The royal couple took to the red carpet laid out for their arrival and Duchess Catherine looked as chic as ever in a dark green, floor length Alexander McQueen coat, worn over a dress from high street favourite, Zara.

    Duchess of Cambridge

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    Accessorising in a simple way, she clutched a small Aspinal handbag and wore a pair of simple black heels.

    After heading inside, the Duchess of Cambridge shared a better look at her affordable frock, revealing the flowing, pleated item.

    The simple but stylish black and white checked piece features a chic tie neck detail and belted waist.

    Printed Dress With Belt, Was £89.99 Now £15.99,  Zara.

    The dress is currently on the Zara website, reduced from £89.99 to just £15.99, but unsurprisingly, it’s now out of stock in all sizes. The Kate effect in motion!

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    Printed Dress with Belt

    Printed Dress with Belt

    Duchess Catherine's exact Zara dress.

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    But while you won’t be able to get the fashionable Duchess’ dress of the day online right now, it’s worth checking Zara’s ‘check in-store availability’ feature, to find out if it’s still in stock in a shop near you.

    Alternatively, you could opt for a super similar Zara dupe, like this bargain £7.99 option.

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    SHOP NOW: Pleated Dress

    Pleated Dress

    A great alternative for a Duchess inspired look.

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    Pleated Dress, Was £25.99 Now £7.99, Zara

    Or go for this shorter Asos offering instead. This one is currently reduced from £34.99 to £22.

    Parisian Check Dress with Flare Sleeve and Tie Waist, Was £34.99 Now £22, Asos.

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    SHOP NOW: Parisian Check Dress with Flare Sleeve and Tie Waist

    Parisian Check Dress with Flare Sleeve and Tie Waist

    A more casual take on Duchess Kate's look.

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    The flared sleeved piece channels the vibe of Catherine’s choice perfectly, with the shorter style giving it a more casual edge.

    Will you be grabbing any of the Duchess inspired pieces?

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