Kate Middleton Wore a Classic Alexander McQueen Dress for the Queen’s Birthday Parade—Here’s How to Get the Look

The Duchess of Cambridge chose an elegant coat dress to kick off a celebratory weekend.

Kate Middleton Wore a Classic Alexander McQueen Dress for the Queen’s Birthday Parade—Here’s How to Get the Look
Kate Middleton wore a chic white coat dress to kick off the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee weekend kicked off today, as the monarch celebrates a landmark 70 years on the throne. The festivities started with the Trooping the Colour parade, and while there are sure to be plenty of fashionable royal style moments over the next few days, Kate Middleton already hit a high note with her chic Alexander McQueen ensemble.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were accompanied by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, joined the rest of the royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony to wave to the massive crowds of royal enthusiasts that gathered outside, and the entire family wore perfectly coordinating white-and-blue outfits. Duchess Kate chose a familiar white Alexander McQueen coat dress for the occasion, and accessorized with a navy and white Philip Treacy fascinator and a pair of diamond and sapphire drop earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.

Kate first wore the bespoke coat dress last year.

The long-sleeved blazer-inspired McQueen coat dress is a repeat for Kate; she first sported the elegant frock at an event during the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall. Alexander McQueen is one of Kate’s go-to brands (as well as the designer behind her iconic wedding dress), and the coat dress cut is one of her signature silhouettes; this particular style has a pleated skirt and double buttoned waist, and hits just at the knee.

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s specific Alexander McQueen coat dress, which is reportedly a custom creation that cost around £3,000 (approximately $3,760), isn’t available to purchase, but don’t fret, because you can still get the look with a similar frock. Below, the chic dresses to shop now so you can emulate Kate’s look.

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  • Erdem.

    Erdem The Audley Pleated Cotton-Jacquard Shirt Dress

    A classic shirt dress is a simple way to get the look.

    $1,495, Shop Now
  • Karen Millen.

    Karen Millen Military Tailored Tuxedo Pleated Mini Dress

    This adorable tuxedo-esque mini is a soft take on a military-inspired look, and the pleats are super similar to Kate’s look today.

    $308, Shop Now
  • Stella McCartney.

    Stella McCartney Strong-Shoulder Wool Mini Blazer Dress

    A blazer dress is a fun and modern interpretation of the traditional coat dress.

    $1,650, Shop Now
  • Zara.

    Zara Linen Blend Shirtdress

    For a more casual, everyday version of Kate’s coat dress, consider Zara’s breezy linen frock, which has just the right amount of flounce.

    $49.90, Shop Now
  • Carolina Herrera.

    Carolina Herrera Silk Satin-Trimmed Crepe Mini Dress

    If you’re set on a near-identical look to Kate’s McQueen, try Carolina Herrera’s sophisticated coat dress.

    $3,065, Shop Now
  • Proenza Schouler.

    Proenza Schouler White Label Short-Sleeve A-Line Shirt Dress

    A crisp, short-sleeved silhouette is so classic.

    $450, Shop Now
  • Ann Taylor.

    Ann Taylor Belted Flare Dress

    A sleeveless white dress is a summer staple, and the tonal belt adds a sophisticated touch.

    $179, Shop Now
Kate Middleton Wore a Classic Alexander McQueen Dress for the Queen’s Birthday Parade—Here’s How to Get the Look