Kate Middleton's Red Shift Dress Is One Of Her Classiest Maternity Looks Yet — Here Are 9 Similar Frocks To Channel Your Inner Duchess This Holiday Season

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: every time I see photographs of Kate Middleton, her outfit is news to me. She could step out in a black plastic trash bag and I'd be like, "OMG, she makes that Glad piece look ah-mazing." I don't know why, but something about her makes everything she wears turn to style gold. This time, though, it really was a great look — in an outing to East Anglia's Children's Hospices in Norfolk, UK this morning, Kate wore a classic Katherine Hooker red shift dress, simple black Jimmy Choo pumps and a teased ponytail. Ugh, so sophisticated it hurts.

The only thing that I would have liked to see in this ensemble was a bit more baby bump, but that's just because I'm nothing short of obsessed with Prince George's first sibling. Other than the hidden future prince or princess, I thought the look was perfect.

I have a feeling it'll inspire some of my upcoming family holiday gathering looks, because let's be real: my family wants to see me looking grown-up and elegant more than they want to see me in a trendy and chic outfit. Not that I'm one to base my clothing choices on the opinions of others, but it's probably best that my family thinks I'm grown-up and elegant. A shift dress is one of the best ways to accomplish this without sacrificing my personal style too much.

Here's Kate's shift dress...

...and nine that I'm considering to channel my inner Duchess.

Red shift dress, $54, johnlewis.com

Bouclé shift dress, $106, nordstrom.com

Tartan tunic dress, $24, dorothyperkins.com

Decorative seam dress, $49.99, mango.com

Lace sleeve shift dress, $59.90, zara.com

Jacquard knit shift dress, $138, nordstrom.com

Short-sleeved shift dress, $24.95, hm.com

Patterned shift dress, $38.34, lordandtaylor.com

Color block shift dress, $54.01, asos.com

Images: Instagram/@CatherineDuchessMiddleton, @KateMiddletonWardrobe; Courtesy Brands