Shop the Duchess of Cambridge's first Royal Ascot 2019 outfit - and three more affordable looks

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duchess of Cambridge chose a sheer Elie Saab ensemble for day one of Royal Ascot 2019 [Photo: Getty]

In a fashion move which surprised royal fans, the Duchess of Cambridge broke her all-white Royal Ascot streak in a one-tone powder blue look this afternoon.

To kick-start this year’s fashionable proceedings, the mother-of-three chose a bespoke Elie Saab lace ensemble with exaggerated pussy-bow detailing.

In keeping with the notoriously strict dress code, the outfit - plucked from the Resort SS19 collection - was customised to include sheer sleeves.

It looks as though she wore the £1,275 Macramé Pussy Bow top teamed with the £2,350 matching tulle skirt.

The royal mother-of-three just encouraged us to embrace pastel hues this summer [Photo: Getty]

A pair of her favourite £3,500 Kiki McDonough topaz earrings and a wide-brimmed hat by the royal family’s go-to milliner, Philip Treacy, finished the race-day ensemble.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s latest ensemble was a pleasant surprise for some, as she’s previously only worn cream lace to the prestigious event.

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Although the 37-year-old has been playing around with colour in recent months with her sunny yellow Trooping the Colour coat dress by Alexander McQueen gracing the headlines for all the right reasons.

Thankfully, you don’t need a Kensington Palace postcode to pull off the royally-approved lace dress this season, as we’ve tracked down the high street’s best copycat looks.

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Self-Portrait spiral-lace mini dress, £203

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House of Fraser lace bow dress, £145

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