Ever since the royal nuptials the world has gone ga-ga for Kate Middleton and her effortless, polished style. According to a study by the British paper, The Sun, the duchess' fashion choices have brought $1.5 billion to the British economy.
She manages to look ladylike yet modern which is not always easy. Her influence has trickled into America as well, and her ladylike ensembles are sending a powerful message; that you can look chic without showing too much skin. I can dig it. If you're looking to pull off this demure style here are some options that won't break the bank.
What is more timeless than a trench coat? This trench is $99 and the beautiful lilac color is perfect for spring and punching up any outfit.
Taking a cue from Kate's emerald dress above, this dress' bold color, A-line skirt and lace make this Jessica Simpson dress a head turner.