Kate Middleton just gave us the Christmas dressing inspiration we needed

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Billie Bhatia
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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a festive tartan check skirt, and now we want to step out in a festive tartan check skirt 

What do you wear on Christmas day? Are you one of those people who spends the whole day in your most festive pyjamas only to be accessorised by tinsel and baubles strung up on your ears? Or someone who insists on wearing their most bedazzled outfits - sequins so blinding you are in fact the missing star on top of the tree? What happens if you’re somewhere in the middle?

Well, The Duchess of Cambridge just served up the perfect festive outfit that falls in the middle of both those camps, when she stepped out for a Christmas party she was hosting for military families. 

Kate’s pleated midi skirt by British designer, Emilia Wickstead ticks all the Christmas boxes - festive colours, paired with a warm button-down cardigan that acts as blouse and knee-high suede boots (no tights needed, yay!) It’s like grown-up Cher Horowitz and we are here for it.

Shop our Kate-inspired edit now. 

Trust Preen by Thornton Bregazzi to make the coolest looking tartan skirt we have ever seen. Lose but ladylike, all it needs now is a chunky cream jumper. 

Ruffled checked skirt, £615, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi 

The classic Christmas check reinvisaged in a flowing midi skirt - try this with a dark green sweatshirt and trainers. 

Bell-shaped skirt, £34.99, H&M 

Take this Topshop pencil skirt to ‘out out’ levels with a heeled black ankle boot and an silk black slip tucked in. 

Checked pencil skirt, £39, Topshop

Add a touch of femininity with Simone Rocha’s version of tartan, pair with diamanté finished kitten heels and a velvet headband. 

Appliqué tartan skirt, £625, Simone Rocha 

If it’s a more fitted version you are after, Oasis’ tube skirt if your winner. Wear with a contrast colour jumper and fresh white kicks. 

Tartan tube skirt, £30, Oasis 

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