Penny pinching princess! The Princess of Wales is often photographed dripping in diamonds, clad in extravagant couture and premium priced pumps. Yet, this mom of three knows the value of a rewear and a royal recycle. Even though she has an unlimited budget for shopping sprees and luxury attire, she often is mindful of being a practical princess and relatable royal.
Here are 15 of Kate Middleton’s Most Affordable Dresses:
- Boden Aurora Dress
The princess wore this pauper priced blue wrap dress from one her favorite high street labels Boden for the 2019 family Christmas card. The daisy printed midi cost a mere $140.
2. Faithfull the Brand Marie Louise
Kate didn’t break the bank in this summery frock with a floral print set against a lilac backdrop — the lightweight rayon dress with shirred sleeves cost just $189.
3. Zara Azure Blue Pleated Dress
Reporting for royal duty! The day after their wedding — William and Kate strode across the Buckingham Palace lawn on the way to a honeymoon retreat. Smiling from ear to ear, the newlyweds looked truly smitten in their newly acquired love bubble. Kate’s affordable sleeveless Zara mini was later dubbed the ‘honeymoon dress’ and cost a paltry $60.
4. Hobbs Wessex Grey Check Dress
Having a good time in the Outback, Kate showed off her fiscal fashion sense with a $150 check dress. For the royal adventure in July 2012, the brunette beauty wore a printed fit and flare dress by high-street brand Hobbs.
5. Massimo Dutti Bottle Green Dress
At only $130, Kate’s forest green knit sweater dress was the ultimate seasonal budget buy. The princess paired the winter-friendly look with suede boots.
6. Mint Velvet Utility Shirt Dress in Chocolate Brown
In Pakistan in October 2019, the princess donned a relaxed belted brown shirtdress which she wore underneath a toffee brown midi skirt. At $125, the woven silk dress was perfect for the frugal fashionista’s adventures in the Hindu Kush mountains.
7. Topshop Black Peter Pan Collar Dress
A short sleeve shift dress was the ultimate low cost LBD for the princess who wore the simple $60 shift dress in 2013. She later recycled the style four years later for a children’s centre visit.
8. Topshop Florence Cream Polka Dot Dress
Wearing one of Princess Diana’s signature prints, Kate looked lovely while touring Warner Bros in Watford, England. For the outing, the expectant mom wore a lightweight skater dress with a retro polka patten — the style was priced at $76.
9. Whistles Sofie Rae Dress in Burgundy
The princess wore this silk sheer long sleeve dress in the fall of 2011 and 2012. She returned to the style for a National Portrait Gallery visit in early January 2013 with Prince William. The contemporary burgundy midi was designed with pure silk and cost around $220.
10. & Other Stories Floral Ruffled Maxi Dress
Proving she doesn’t do posh princess styles when spending off-duty time with her family — Kate wore this floral print maxi dress with puff shoulders and a ruffle hem in May 2019. Royal watchers also spotted Kate wearing the $119 dress when shopping with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at a stationary store.
11. Zara Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dress
Watching husband Prince William play in a charity polo match in June 2018, the princess looked chic in an off-the-shoulder dress by Zara. Designed with a plunging neckline and vertical gathering, the cotton frock set the princess back only $70.
12. ASOS Maternity Black Wrap Spot Print Dress
While awaiting the arrival of Prince George in June 2013, Kate went shopping in in a simple $30 navy jersey dress by ASOS. A few years later, she went back to her thrifty ways while expecting little Princess Charlotte and wore a black wrap polka dot dress from the fashion retailer which cost a wallet friendly $44.
13. Seraphine Pink Fuchsia Knot Dress
Pretty in Pink! Looking radiant after welcoming future heir/heartthrob Prince George, Kate glowed in family pictures released by the palace. The new mom wore an empire waist knot front dress by Seraphine which retails for $85.
14. Michael Kors Carnation Georgette Shirtdress
Simultaneously mastering the art of school drop-off style and low-key glam, the princess was a proud mom as she took little Prince George and Princess Charlotte to their first day of school. The royal wore a beautiful floral print carnation midi dress with a price tag of just $175.
15. Mango Flurry Ribbed Knit Midi Dress in Khaki
Showing her style savings in a big way, the princess passed on a lavish look for a children’s centre visit in November 2022. Instead the sensible style maven opted for a formfitting green stretch dress from discount brand Mango priced at just $44.