Kate Middleton's quilted vest—how to get the royal's stylish $345 look for a lot less

Kate Middleton's quilted vest had us green with envy

Kate Middleton's quilted vest—how to get the royal's $345 camping look for less
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Kate Middleton's quilted vest on her recent Scouts engagement has proven once again that, when it comes to nailing casualwear, the Duchess of Cambridge can do no wrong. 

The Duchess of Cambridge has enjoyed a streak of stellar fashion moments over the past couple of months, wowing fans with her knockout outfits on almost every royal engagement since returning to public service in September. 

From Kate Middleton's stunning sparkly dress at the Bond premiere to her chiffon Self-Portrait gown at her Hold Still book launch, the glamorous mum-of-three is fast becoming the Royal Family's most stylish member. 

Her elegant pieces—which are often sourced from the High Street!—are known for flying off the shelves shortly after she's worn them, proving there's really nothing the 39-year-old can't make look good. 

And while we're always eager to marvel at Kate Middleton's dresses, it's refreshing to see the royal icon keep things casual from time to time—like on her recent trip to Glasgow. 

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Alexandra Park Sports Hub to meet with Scouts from across the area and learn more about the Scouts #PromiseToThePlanet campaign on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their Scotland trip for the COP26 summit with a visit to the Alexander Sports Hub in Dennistoun on Monday, where they met with a group of young Scouts for a fun-filled afternoon of ecological activities. 

Kate scaled back her signature glamorous look for the outdoorsy affair, wearing a practical ensemble of dark skinny jeans, chunky boots, a black turtle neck, and a recycled Ganni army green quilted vest. She kept accessories at a minimum, completing the comfy outfit with the traditional Scouts neckerchief and leaving that famous Kate Middleton micro bag at home in Kensington Palace

Quilted tech fabric vest, $345 (£255) | Ganni

Quilted tech fabric vest, $345 (£255) | Ganni

Sleeveless vest in quilted tech fabric, featuring a small collar, concealed button placket and patch pockets.

It didn't take long for the Duchess's wardrobe choice to catch royal fans' attention, with online searches for 'quilted vest' in the UK soaring by over 1300% on November 2. Kate's version, which will set you back $345, appears to be currently sold out on the Ganni site. Luckily, we've found a similar—but just as stylish—alternative.  

Buttoned quilted gilet, $99.99 (£59.99) | Mango

Buttoned quilted gilet, $99.99 (£59.99) | Mango

Quilted design. Oversize design. Medium design. Rounded neck. Sleeveless. Two pockets with flaps on the front. Button fastening on the front section. Recycled polyester padding. Inner lining.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.