I recently put together a post on the Reiss "Shola" dress that the Duchess wore to greet the Obamas.
Below is the dress, a neutral tan, short sleeve shift dress with lots of interesting wrap details.
In my search for the repli-Kates I also came across a couple of nice dresses that while they were not exact or even similar look a likes, I felt they were in the same style of the "Shola" and in a neutral palette.
This Jones Wear dress is one of them. It has a slight scoop neckline, short sleeves, and an interesting pleat-wrap detail at the top of the skirt. Its less intricate than the original inspiration but captures the essence in a ore minimalist way.
It retails for approximately $50 U.S. (!!!)
|Jones Wear via J.C. Penny - short sleeve belted dress.|
This Black Halo dress is also has a lot of interesting sculpted detail going on. It has cap sleves and a more open scoop neckline, with diagonal bias strips.
Retails for approximately $375, which I guess is a bit pricey but hey it might be in someone's price range.
|Black Halo via Bloomingdales - sorrel tweed.|