Kate Middleton was doing her fancy duchess thing in Australia yesterday wearing a lovely white LK Bennett dress with a bright blue flower print around the waist, but she was not the first to do so.

“UHH, Miss Duchess Whoever, I WORE this dress last week!” Mindy Kaling joked via Instagram, along with a photo of herself and the future queen of England wearing the same poppy-print dress. “What’s next? Kate in my donut print pajama bottoms I mean c’mon.”


Mindy Kaling wore her dress in the last episode of The Mindy Project. Both Kate and Mindy styled the dress with half-up, half-down hairstyles, but Mindy wore it with bright turquoise earrings, bright blue shoes, and a blue Chanel flap bag. The Duchess of Cambridge wore hers with navy suede pumps and a small blue clutch.

But this is a credit to LK Bennett, because that dress looks amazing on both of them. Much has been made of the universal flattery of Diane Von Furstenberg‘s famous wrap dress, but perhaps the thing that is actually flattering on everybody is a pencil dress with a bright print centered around the waist.

Unfortunately, like everything Kate Middleton wears, the LK Bennett Lasa Poppy Dress has sold out in both the blue and orange/red colorways. It could be coming back in stock, but in the meantime the print is still available as a silk shirt. You won’t exactly be their missing triplet, but maybe you could pass as a long-lost cousin or something.

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