Channel your inner Duchess of Cambridge this St. Patty’s Day with a gorgeous green dress that’s fit for royalty

By Kami Phillips
March 06, 2019 04:58 PM
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When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, you may think wearing a green dress is totally cliché, right? While we might normally tend to agree with you, Kate Middleton has gone and proved us all wrong. The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out in various shades of green over the past few months, proving that the hard-to-wear hue actually isn’t so hard to wear at all.

From her most recent printed green shirt dress in Blackpool to her bright Kelly green Eponine dress and belted hunter green Beulah dress in London, Kate Middleton is giving us all of the the inspo we need to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day — and beyond.

So, no matter how you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, these 20 gorgeous Kate Middleton-inspired green dresses will add a pretty pop of color to your wardrobe for the holiday and the spring season ahead.

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Mint Green

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Northern Ireland - 27 Feb 2019
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Kate Middleton stepped out for a party at the iconic Empire Music Hall in Belfast, Ireland wearing a $2,500 shimmering mint green Missoni dress. Not only do we love a bit of sparkle, but the pastel hue is a perfect way to sweeten up your spring wardrobe.

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Buy It! Leith Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress, $69;

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Buy It! American Rose Kai 3/4 Sleeve Off the Shoulder Dress, $37.62 (orig. $55);

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Buy It! 1.STATE Mosaic Ditsy High/Low Dress, $139;

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Buy It! Ronny Kobo Selita Dress, $398;

Hunter Green

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Family Action, Lewisham, London, UK - 22 Jan 2019
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While visiting Family Action in London, Kate looked extraordinarily chic in a belted hunter green Beulah dress featuring button details. Opt for a dress in this darker green hue for a more subtle St. Patrick’s Day look. Plus, this earthy-toned green happens to be majorly on trend for spring.


Buy It! ASOS Design Midi Pencil Dress, $60;


Buy It! Vero Moda Volume Sleeve Maxi Dress, $65;

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Buy It! Reformation Lou Midi Dress, $118;

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Buy It! Black Halo Antonia Dress, $415;

Printed Green

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Evelina Children’s Hospital, London, UK - 11 Dec 2018
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Kate Middleton visited the Evelina London children’s clinic wearing a green dress with white polka dots by L.K. Bennett. Take a cue from Kate and mix things up with a green dress in prints like polka dots or florals this St. Patrick’s Day.

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Buy It! & Other Stories Polka Dot Waist Tie Midi Dress, $129;


Buy It! Lauren Ralph Lauren Floral Jersey Dress, $149;

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Buy It! Maeve Martina Belted Dress, $150;


Buy It! Realisation Par The Violette Dress, $225;

Kelly Green

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits schools in support of Children's Mental Health, London, UK - 05 Feb 2019
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A Kelly green dress is the most traditional green hue to wear on this Irish holiday, and Kate Middleton has been known to wear the bold color quite frequently. Just recently The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright green dress by Eponine while stepping out for Children’s Mental Health Week.


Buy It! Freshlook Long Sleeve Casual Button Down Swing Dress with Pockets, $16.99;

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Buy It! & Other Stories Striped Twist Knot Midi Dress, $119;

Trina Turk Zappos

Buy It! Trina Turk Engaging Dress, $268.20 (orig. $298);


Buy It! L.K. Bennett Runa Silk Shirt Dress, $495;


The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Blackpool
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While on a visit to Blackpool, Kate opted for a monochromatic green look complete with a green Sportmax coat, printed Michael Kors shirt dress, and Manu Atelier handbag. Take a cue from The Duchess of Cambridge and rock various shades of green this St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t be afraid to play around with different textures and patterns too!

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Buy It!

Veronica Beard Amber Dress, $695;

Eliza J Nordstrom

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Eliza J Asymmetrical Faux Wrap Maxi Dress, $168;


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Diane von Furstenberg Phoenix Wrap Dress, $495;

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SALONI Eden Floral Print Silk Midi Dress, $695;