#RepliKate: 8 Blue Velvet Gowns Inspired by Kate’s 2019 Diplomatic Reception Stunner

Sing it with me, my queens:

? She wore blueeeeeeee velvettttttttttt! ?

And indeed, after much speculation and anticipation, our Duchess of Cambridge wore exactly that to the 2019 Diplomatic Reception hosted by Queen E at Buckingham Palace.

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The dress? Alexander McQueen, of course — those structured shoulders alone were a pretty big tipoff! — in a gorgeous midnight-blue shade and complete with a deep, curved neckline that seemed made for her bling.

Speaking of which! Kate chose The Queen’s Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, teamed with the matching earrings from the Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parur set and her preferred crown jewel — the Lover’s Knot Tiara, made famous by Diana but now frequently sported by our favorite future queen.

And then, of course, she rocked that royal-blue sash, signifying her status as a newly-minted member of the Royal Victorian Order.

But back to the things we can #RepliKate — and by that, I mean that blue velvet dress!

While it’s hard to top McQueen, I found eight more blue velvet dresses that are quite the beauties, if I do say so myself! Perfect for a holiday party, a night on the town, or, you know, just swanning about at home. (You deserve to look fabulous decking the halls!)

1. Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Velvet Gown

$228, Shop.nordstrom.com

2. Eliza J Long Sleeve Ruched Velvet Gown

$168, Shop.nordstrom.com

3. Jenny Yoo Malia Long Sleeve Velvet Evening Gown

$295, Shop.nordstrom.com

4. Tadashi Shoji Embellished Velvet Gown

Built-in bling!

$588 (on sale for $354!), NeimanMarcus.com

5. Kiyonna Cara Crushed Velvet Wrap Gown

$148, Shop.nordstrom.com

6. Eliza J Twist-Front Sleeveless Satin & Velvet Gown

$188, Shop.nordstrom.com

7. Alex Evenings Off-the-Shoulder Velvet Gown

$239, Shop.nordstrom.com

And for those of you who prefer something shorter!

8. Reiss Valeria Off-the-Shoulder Velvet Bodycon Dress

$320, Reiss.com

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