Personal Shopper: Kate Middleton's green Zara dress for Madeleine's July engagement party

Madeleine M. wrote: "Hello! I have been searching everywhere for either the exact dress Kate Middleton wore last summer (2010) at a polo match: Or a very similar dress: I want the mint/sage green color and light tuxedo ruffles. I would like wear the dress to my engagement party in July 2011. I wear a size 6-8, and my budget is as small as possible, but I will go up to $200. Thanks in advance for any leads you can provide -- I certainly appreciate it! -Madeleine"

Hi Madeleine, Janetor here: My interwebular research says this is a dress by British designer Zara, and I did find a nearly identical dress in their summer '11 lineup (#1), but it's not available in green. I also pulled 2 additional Zara dresses (#2 and #4), which are also not available in green although the silhouette is similar. Other than that, it was pretty difficult to find the exact combo of mint/sage green & ruffles, so I found a lot of dresses in the same style & feeling as the original. Hope one of these is just right!

1. Zara Dress Style 0367/027 ($60, in 2 colors)
2. Zara Layered Dress ($40, in 2 colors)
3. Calvin Klein Mint Stretch Chambray Tie Waist Dress ($89)
4. Zara Dress with Draped Top ($80)
5. Ruche Finesse Floretta One Shoulder Dress ($43)
6. Shabby Apple L'Amour Dress ($88)
7. Lulu's Lime in the Coconut One Shoulder Green Dress ($48)
8. Chinti And Parker Anyhow Pleat Dress ($139 on sale)
9. Artemis Haven Ruffle Dress ($35)
10. Yuki Connie Fold Dress ($124)
11. RSVP Melissa Pintuck Dress ($103 on sale)

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Posted on 05.27.11 at 4:11 PM

Thank you so much! this is perfect!

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