Did the Duchess of Cambridge start this jumper trend? Get the royal look for less

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been styling a frilly blouse underneath jumpers, and this trend is here to stay.  (Getty images)
The Duchess of Cambridge has been styling a frilly blouse underneath jumpers, and this trend is here to stay. (Getty images)

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The Duchess of Cambridge has us lusting after every outfit, accessory and footwear item she wears; from her designer numbers to her more affordable high street buys. 

Earlier this week duchess Catherine celebrated her 10-year wedding anniversary with husband Prince William. 

To mark the occasion the couple shared a sweet short video of them with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

In the video, the 39-year-old royal was seen wearing a burgundy crew neck sweater with a frill collar blouse underneath, a style the duchess has become particularly fond of in recent months. 

For the announcement of her Hold Still photography book back in March the royal also wore a very similar ensemble, as well as in the families 2020 Christmas card photo. 

More mature royal-watchers will recall that her late mother-in-law, Diana, originally launched the trend way back in 1980, when she was still Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles' then-fiancée was regularly seen in the countryside with her trademark piecrust collar and statement jumpers. Now, Kate is giving the look a modern royal twist.

Diana, Princess of Wales wearing 'Black sheep' wool jumper by Warm and Wonderful and pie-crust shirt to Windsor Polo, June 1981. (Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales wearing 'Black sheep' wool jumper by Warm and Wonderful and pie-crust shirt to Windsor Polo, June 1981. (Getty Images)

For her latest royal engagement, which saw the Duke and Duchess visit Manor Farm in Little Stainton, Durham, she layered her Sezane ruffle blouse underneath a The Troy x Brora Fair Isle Jumper.

The Duchess of Cambridge laughs during a visit to Manor Farm in Little Stainton, Durham. (PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge laughs during a visit to Manor Farm in Little Stainton, Durham. (PA)

Never doubting 'The Kate Effect', the jumper style has recently hit numerous high street stores, including Boden, Oasis and Marks and Spencer

Boden's stylish (and already very popular) design comes complete with elegant embroidered detailing at the collar and cuffs, as well as in four spring-ready hues including powder pink, blue, navy and yellow. 

Or, for those wanting to recreate the look for less, M&S' tonal offering, which comes in black or white, can be snapped up for just £25. 

We've rounded up all the best high street alternatives, so that you can get the royal look.

5 affordable high street alternatives

Lauderdale Cotton Frill Jumper | £85 from Boden

Cotton Crew Neck Frill Detail Sweatshirt | £25 from Marks and Spencer

Cotton Crew Neck Frill Detail Sweatshirt
Cotton Crew Neck Frill Detail Sweatshirt

TEAGGAN Frill detail mockable jumper | £119 from Ted Baker

TEAGGAN Frill detail mockable jumper
TEAGGAN Frill detail mockable jumper

Frill Detail Black Knitted Jumper | £15 (Was £49.50) from Oliver Bonas

Frill Detail Black Knitted Jumper
Frill Detail Black Knitted Jumper

Frill Neck And Cuff Jumper | £39.20 (Was £49) from Oasis

Frill Neck And Cuff Jumper
Frill Neck And Cuff Jumper

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