The Duchess of Cambridge appeared to take inspiration from Meghan last night as she opted for a daring bateau neckline favoured by the Duchess of Sussex.
Kate, 36, wowed in a checked midi dress by one of her favourite designers, Erdem, as she visited the V&A museum in west London.
The off-shoulder neckline strongly resembled that of the blush pink dress by Carolina Herrera worn by Meghan, which raised eyebrows at the Trooping the Colour earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Kate’s choice of Erdem dress also acted as a sweet nod to the Queen, as the Spring/Summer 2018 collection it featured in was inspired by the monarch.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared to take inspiration from Meghan as she opted for a daring bateau neckline for her visit to the V&A museum in west London last night
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The Duchess of Cambridge made another public appearance since returning to the spotlight after her maternity leave to open the photography centre at the V&A museum.
Wearing a dress from Erdem’s SS18 collection, which pays homage to Queen Elizabeth II, Kate looked gorgeous and right on trend in the tweed check print!
The off-the-shoulder midi dress features frayed edges, little brooch embellishments and a flirtatious neckline. When teamed with Erdem earrings as well as matching burgundy velvet heels and a clutch bag by Jimmy Choo, it’s a great look.
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The off-shoulder neckline strongly resembled that of the blush pink dress by Carolina Herrera worn by Meghan at Trooping the Colour in June (above)
Celebrity stylist Rochelle White told FEMAIL: ‘Kate’s latest look is something different from her usual style. The neckline on her recent outfit is very similar to Meghan’s style.
‘Kate’s usual look is high or square necked items that are more classic in style and cut. Meghan has mixed up her style a little bit and I think Kate is taking some inspiration from that.’
She added: ‘It is nice to see Kate in something different from her classic look.’
The boatneck has become one of Meghan’s signature looks, with fashion experts previously revealing how the neckline allows her to be ‘subtly sexy’ while maintaining royal protocol.
Kate’s Erdem dress also was a sweet nod to the Queen, as it was inspired by the monarch’s wardrobe during the 1950s. The Queen is pictured here wearing tweed at a polo match in Windsor in 1958
The checked midi dress appeared on the catwalk as part of Erdem’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection (above), and featured a daring cut-out below the bodice
Meanwhile, Meghan has also opted for the Prince of Wales check before, wearing an off-shoulder top by New York brand Theory during her visit to Cardiff in January.
The Erdem dress worn by the Duchess last night was originally shown on the catwalk as part of the British brand’s SS18 collection inspired by the Queen’s 1950s wardrobe.
Speaking about the influences behind his show, Erdem Moralioglu explained how he questioned: ‘What if the Queen kind of went to New York, and what if [American actress] Dorothy Dandridge ended up in Buckingham Palace?’
The collection featured a number of tweed pieces, which appeared to be inspired by a checked jacket worn by the Queen at Windsor in 1958.
Erdem has become somewhat of a go-to designer for members of the royal family, with the label being the favourite to design Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress.
The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in the Prince of Wales midi dress by Erdem as she opened the new photography centre at the V&A
Kate finished off her look with a Jimmy Choo clutch bag and £290 earrings, which were also from Erdem
Meghan has also opted for the Prince of Wales check before, wearing an off-shoulder top by New York brand Theory during her visit to Cardiff in January (above)