Royal Engagement Photos: Kate Dresses Royally Boring

Sheri Reed

kate middleton cream dress prince william engagement royal Everyone has gone gaga for the Royal Engagement photos that Prince William and his bride-to-be Kate Middleton just released. They are quite lovely. It's so nice to see such a youthful, fresh, and beautiful royal pairing again, isn't it?

In the formal photo, Kate wears a play-it-safe cream dress by Reiss, which is reportedly from last year's collection and only cost about $250. She looks stunning and elegant, just like any royal-to-be should.

However, we can't help but wonder what dress Kate might pick if the royals weren't so stuffy and she were allowed to have a little more fun with her attire? What if Kate Middleton could add a little edge or a little sass to her look? Well, Kate, we've found some swanky and stylish dresses for you -- in case you ever get sick of the royally boring look!

6 Royally Sassy Dresses Kate Middleton Could Have Worn Instead

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Kate Middleton could give the royal fairytale a modern twist in this short and sassy Fevered Rays Dress ($74.99) from ModCloth. I'd love to see the Queen's eyebrows lift at this one.

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The royal goldware isn't the only thing that should sparkle in England, right? How about this lovely Last Dance Dotted Dress ($178) from Madewell. It would look gorgeous on Kate.

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Even the Queen will approve (if that's what you want) of this demure yet chic number with the ruffle down the front: Sweet Kathleen Dress ($41.99) at Ruche.

She could pair this soft winter white Interlock Wrap Dress ($44) from American Apparel with black lacy tights. Hmmm, this sexy look might just throw the stoic guards at Buckingham Palace completely off their game.

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Would it be so wrong for a princess-to-be to go a little Bohemian chic in this Stardust Dress ($148) from Free People? I think it would be refreshing.

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Every princess should be able to strut around in spun gold stripes on velvet. That's why we picked this royally fun Aryn K Gold Spun Velvet Dress ($103) from LuLu's.

These dresses won't do? Simply gotta have that dress that Kate wore in her engagement photo? Rest easy then. A similar version of Kate's dress will hit stores at the end of January 2011.

What do you think? Was Kate's engagement look perfectly spot on or could she have had a little more fun with it?


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