Kate Middleton Wears Clearance Dress, Probably Subscribes to as Many Retail Newsletters As You

Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's serendipitously acquired of late; she's still, she's still Katie from Reading. (Thank you for indulging me in that British Monarchy rendition of "Jenny From The Block." Let us stop now, and never speak of it again) Much to the delight of everyone and their second cousin, Kate Middleton wore a clearance rack shirtdress from Hobbs London. Ah, a woman of the people!

As per the Daily Mail, our girl the Duchess of Cambridge visited foster children on Friday morning in the British city of Islington in a brown, animal print shirtdress by the label Hobbs. The embossed print gave Middleton the look of a very glamorous, very charming alligator. Laughing in the face of those who believe that matching black and brown is a color crime against humanity, she paired the dress with some black nylons and pumps. Way to rebel against the establishment! The dress, which originally priced at 169 GBP ($355 US), has been marked down to 50 GBP ($95).

It's unclear as to whether or not Middleton paid full retail for the frock (and is now kicking herself for being so impetuous) or managed to snag it on a killer online sale. I, for one, would like to think that she went HAM on an e-commerce promotion that landed in her inbox. Ya know, because she subscribes to just as many retail mailing lists as you do.

It's worth mentioning that K-Middz is also around six months pregnant with Prince George's little brother or sister, and The Mail seems pretty excited about the fact that she (GASP) isn't clad exclusively in maternity wear. What they don't seem to take into account are the following: Middleton, being tiny, has a tinier bump than many other individuals; shirt-dresses are nature's all-purpose comfy garments.