4-Week Wait For Kate's Maternity Dress
Dying to get your hands on Kate Middleton's post-baby fashion? You'll have to wait.
We already know that getting our hands on Kate Middleton's post-baby Jenny Packham dress is impossible, but we do have a chance to get our hands on another one of her postpartum looks.
If we're willing to wait four weeks, that is.
That's how long it'll be until maternity fashion retailer Seraphine has its Blossom Knot Front Lavender Dress back in stock. The look flew off the shelves minutes after the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing the dress outside Kensington Palace on July 25.
"The dress is one of our signature styles — we know she loves it as she has it in two other colors — she really loves the shape! And it's perfect post-pregnancy when you still have a little tummy," Seraphine founder Cecile Renaud told People.
It turns out the duchess has been a fan of the company for several months — and company sales shot up 40 percent as a result.
"We are the maternity brand she has worn the most which is great!" Renaud said, adding that she personally delivered several items to Kensington.
Not in the market for maternity fashion but still want to copy Middleton's style? You're in luck: One of the Duchess' favorite designers, Issa, is collaborating with Banana Republic on a capsule collection, set for release later this fall.
The 60-piece collection will include plenty of simple cardigans and tops, but the most notable piece is definitely an inexpensive knockoff of Middleton's now-famous engagement dress. The $130 gown looks nearly identical to the one Middleton wore in 2011 — and there are also sleeveless and plum-colored versions.
"We knew our customers would be thrilled to experience royal fashion at a Banana Republic price point," creative director Simon Kneen said in a statement.
"I love her youthful femininity," he added.
"I find it very timeless in a modern way. We wanted to design a collection that was versatile but playful, with bold prints and feminine silhouettes."
And our credit cards are ready.
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