Wedding-Worthy Little White Dresses Straight from Kate Middleton's Closet
Who needs a little black dress when you have a flawless little white one? Being a bride doesn't just mean rocking a pearly white dress once; in fact, there's no fun in that at all. There are many opportunities to sport pretty dresses in white, and no one knows that better than Kate Middleton. In fact, the Duchess herself has proved that white frocks go far beyond your wedding day.
The Duchess undoubtedly gave us major dress envy on her own wedding day (it's hard to beat her long-sleeved Alexander McQueen wedding dress with its unforgettable ivory lace bodice and satin skirt!), but she continues to don gorgeous white ensembles whenever she has the chance. From ritzy garden parties to horse races, Kate takes advantage of any opportunity she can to bust out an all-white get-up, and one thing's for sure: She knows how to steal a show. Whenever she's in white, everyone else in the room tends to disappear.
But lucky for us, the magic of the little white dress works for non-royalty, too. Take notes on some of Kate's best little white dress looks for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and even your wedding itself. You're sure to turn heads the second you walk into the room, and these breath-taking pictures will provide you with more LWD inspiration than you could have ever hoped for.
Peplum Skirt Suit
Peplum dresses never go out of style, and Kate's gorgeous ensemble from Alexander McQueen makes for a classically elegant look. She wore this stunner for her first day in Poland on July 17, 2017, but we love it for a City Hall wedding.
Cocktail Dress with Black Details
Who said a little white dress has to be all white? Kate's cocktail dress by Gosia Baczyńska, worn for the Queen's birthday Garden Party in Poland on July 17, 2017, is stunning with its simple black accents and eye-catching leaf belt.
Lace Dress with High Neck
There's no better bridal shower outfit than Kate's lacy white gown from Alexander McQueen, which she donned for the Royal Ascot on June 20, 2017. The high neck and cinched waist is ridiculously flattering—and oh-so-elegant.
Long-Sleeved Jersey Dress
You don't need to spend thousands of dollars to score the perfect LWD. This long-sleeved lacy jersey dress by See by Chloé, which Kate wore for a tea party hosted on the grounds of Buckingham Palace on May 13, 2017, is under $500.
Little White Coat
When it's still a little chilly outside, opt for something like Kate's stunning custom Catherine Walker coat dress. She chose this chic, cozy look for Easter Day service at St. George's Chapel on April 16, 2017.
Side-Slit White Gown
It might not be a little white dress, but this floor-length gown by Self Portrait was too stylish not to resurface. The Duchess wore it for a movie premiere on November 3, 2016, but we think it's perfect for your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.
Off-the-Shoulder Stretch-Jersey Dress
Bare some shoulders and show off your figure with a flattering mesh-paneled, stretch-jersey dress like this one Kate wore from Barbara Casasola while presenting the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize on July 6, 2016.
Retro-Inspired White Dress
Pocketed dresses don't get much classier than this. Kate's '50s-styled dress from Emilia Wickstead turned heads on during her tour of India in April of 2016.
If you want to get creative with your little white dress, try wearing separates. Kate looked flawless in this Alexander McQueen ensemble while departing from Bhutan on April 16, 2016, with Prince William.
White Dress with Navy Accents
Kate can't get enough of white dresses with understated accents. She chose a white Jaeger dress with navy trim details on June 10, 2014, while visiting the National Maritime Museum.