We’ve Got Big News About Kate’s Engagement Dress

Boden Elena Fixed Wrap Dress, £89

Most things that Kate Middleton wears become iconic. But this was never truer than with her gorgeous engagement dress by Issa London. 

When the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in Buckingham Palace to celebrate her engagement to Prince William back in November 2010, she inspired an instant fashion moment. And obviously, ‘The Kate Effect’ began.

kate middleton prince william engagement The iconic dress was one of the first times retailers saw ‘The Kate Effect’


The royal blue wrap dress sold out immediately, and its easy to see why.

Teamed with black courts and Kate’s tumbling, glossy locks, the frock fit nipped her in at the waist and hung oh-so-elegantly off her frame. Totally fit for a princess. 

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harvey nichols twitter Harvey Nichols sent Kate fans into a frenzy after their tweet about the ‘Phylis’ dress


Since then, Kate’s worn it in purple to a rock concert with Prince William in Canada, and we’ve seen a whole host of celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner take style cues from the famous frock.

But if you’re wondering why we’re harping on about a dress from yesteryear, it’s because we’ve got some amazing news for you. Harvey Nichols has decided to re-stock it.

kate middleton in purple issa wrap dress Kate Middleton has since worn Issa London numerous times to royal events


The department store giant took to its Twitter page to reveal that it is now selling the world famous ‘Phylis’ dress once again. The tweet read: ‘First seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, @IssaLondon’s Phylis dress tops our wish lists.’ Um, OURS TOO.

Sadly, as we were writing this, the dress (which is boasting a darker navy hue this time round) sold out. SOB. 

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caitlyn jenner in navy blue wrap dress Caitlyn Jenner has taken her own style cues from the Duchess…


Still, at a whopping £577, we would have been saving up for a few weeks to afford that one. Which is why we’ve found this ah-mazing lookalike from Boden for a much more purse-friendly price.

So get your courts on, add a ladylike clutch purse and make sure that mane is groomed to princess-worthy standards. And you’re basically Kate Middy.