The Best Royal Looks to Inspire Your Holiday Outfit

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The 2021 holiday season is in full swing! While you get your holiday gift shopping done, you're also probably browsing for the perfect holiday party outfit. If you're stumped on what to wear for upcoming soirees or at-home celebrations (hey, who says you can't dress up to stay in?), we suggest looking to the royals for style inspiration. 

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth thrive in the winter when it comes to their sartorial choices. Their standout looks often come in the form of chic winter coats and dresses that go so well for the holidays. To spark some ideas, ET has gathered a few of our favorite festive looks worn by the royals. Plus, we've shopped out similar pieces so you can channel their style for your own celebrations. Our picks include sequin dresses, winter whites, statement coats and lots of plaid. 

Any of these royal-inspired clothes are great for gifting too if you know a loved one who wants to elevate their wardrobe. For more star-inspired gifting ideas, check out the latte kit Meghan introduced Oprah Winfrey to, Julia Robert's BaubleBar ring and Selena Gomez's rainbow knife set

Shop the best royal looks to inspire your holiday party outfit below. 

Looking for even more gift inspiration? Don't miss the best gift ideas in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. Ensure your gifts arrive on time by reviewing the important shipping deadlines

Holiday Sparkles

We can't talk about holiday fashion without mentioning sequins and sparkles -- and both duchesses have definitely delivered in that department. Opt for jewel-toned sequined dresses for the ultimate party look! 

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Turn heads in this emerald green Lulus sequin dress number with fringe hem, available at Nordstrom. 


This R & M Richards Sequin Sheath Dress -- very similar to Meghan's look -- is on sale at Macy's. 


Hurry! There's only a few left of this beautiful red wine-colored shift dress by Charles Henry. 


Just when you thought this sequined midi dress from ASOS couldn't get prettier, wait until you see the back. 


Winter Whites 

Blame it on the snow, but there's something about winter that makes us want to dress in white monochrome ensembles. From stark white to a chic cream shade, Meghan and Kate are giving us major winter outfit ideas to wear for any occasion. 

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We are obsessed with this super chic off-the-shoulder sweater dress from Banana Republic. Pair this cream-white frock with knee-high boots. 


This vintage-inspired sweater dress with front buttons from Express is a winter must-have. 


Get this flirty cut-out turtleneck sweater dress from Eloquii for just $39 with the promo code OMG. 


This White House Black Market shift dress features embellishments on the shoulders. 


Statement Coats

Coats are a royal's wardrobe essential, and everyone from Kate to Queen Elizabeth has a knack for making the coats the centerpiece of the look, especially ones in bright colors. Team a statement coat over a dress, pant or skirt outfit this season. 

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Hurry and grab this pink J.Crew wool blend coat for over 30% off. 


There's nothing more festive than a red wool coat, like this one from Mango. Get 30% off with the promo code EXTRA40. 


The royals love a green coat. Channel their style in this bright one from H&M. 


You know what never goes out of style? A tweed coat. Choose this Kate Spade design, which is now under $200. 



Plaid and checked prints are a favorite among Kate and Meghan. Whether it's a floaty skirt or a sleek coat, the classic pattern is a great choice -- plus, it elevates the festive feel for the holidays. 

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This long, oversized plaid coat from Missguided is instantly giving us Meghan vibes. 


You'll wear these timeless plaid wide-leg pants by Meave for seasons to come. Score them at Free People. 


We can see Kate styling this Lauren Ralph Lauren pleated plaid midi skirt with a turtleneck sweater and blazer. 


If you're wanting an outfit that's fun and flirty, opt for the on-trend matching set of a plaid blazer and skirt, like this one from Boohoo. 



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