Hey, do you guys remember when Kate Middleton met Michelle Obama back in May of last year and blew our minds? So do we. And so, apparently, does Banana Republic, who recently (tardy to the party) released a dress that’s a knockoff of the Reiss number Middleton wore that night.

It’s not a bad idea, since the original sold out so fast that it crashed Reiss’ website, but unfortunately, when put next to one another, the Banana sheath is clearly the poor man’s Reiss. I don’t even think it would fare much better if it were standing on its own — to this blogger, it just looks like your typical office dress that Banana churns out all day, every day.

What do you think?