My Kate Middleton Dress

This year I’ve been embracing jewel tones – I’ve especially been loving Emerald Green and Sapphire Blue. And when it comes to Royal Blue dresses, nobody wore it better than my style crush Kate Middleton in her Issa Engagement dress.

Kate Middleton Issa Engagement Dress Alternative Henkaa Iris Midi Dress in Royal Blue

When I heard that Henkaa had expanded their convertible dress line to include the Iris design in Royal Blue, I couldn’t wait to try it on – it seemed like a great RepliKate option!

I headed to their new showroom located at 1245 Caledonia Road. The last time I visited their store was in December 2014 when I picked up my Sakura dress. They have shifted locations since my last visit – the new showroom is even more chic and spacious!

After picking out my dress, I was taught some of the 13 (!!!) ways to style the Iris – in my first pic (above) I’m wearing it with a v-neck in the Katherine Style. In the pic below I’ve flipped the dress around so that it has a cowl-neck – this style is called the Jennifer. Along with the Royal Blue, the Iris Midi dress comes in 5 other stunning colors.

Henkaa Iris Midi Dress in Royal Blue

So I couldn’t call this my “Kate Middleton dress” without posting a comparison photo next to the original Issa dress…although nobody wants to put their picture side-by-side with a princess! As you can see, the Henkaa version is slightly more voluminous and flowy than the Issa dress (and I’m definitely more “voluminous” than Kate LOL!) Still – it’s an amazing alternative….and guess what? If you want to own a Henkaa Iris dress – you’re in luck…I’m giving one away below!!!

To enter complete the Rafflecopter form below – you must complete all 5 options. Contest open to Canadian Residents only. First prize is a Henkaa Iris dress, second prize is Henkaa’s new Multi-way Monogram bag! Contest ends June 30.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Henkaa but all opinions are my own.

Photo Credit: Outfit photographs shot by Shizzycontact her if you’re looking for an amazing blogatographer!

UPDATE: Winner of dress: @Christinawlrt
Winner of bag: @sarahsmosaic

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Beautygirl 24
    May 29, 2015 / 4:25 am

    Wow you are breathtaking in blue! This really is lovely and is definitely your color. Very flattering shape too!

  2. Susan
    May 29, 2015 / 10:38 am

    Seriously, gorgeous!

  3. Susan
    May 29, 2015 / 10:44 am

    PS – I would choose the blue!

  4. Allison Yu
    May 29, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Blue is divine!

  5. Allison Yu
    May 29, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Blue is divine!

  6. Shizalicious
    May 29, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    So cute! I totall want one, but I can never decide what color I would pink. The blue is divine for sure, but I also liked the deep teal, and the purple.. and grey is so unique. decisions decisions!

  7. Guada Aveo
    May 29, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    I really like that royal blue, but burgundy is beautiful as well! 🙂

  8. Heather_S
    May 29, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Such a hard choice! I think I'd pick the black but the plum is very tempting!

  9. Christina Fiumano
    May 29, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    You look amazing in the blue, but I am obsessed with black! so versatile and always classy! I love that I could wear this dress to two weddings this summer and no one would know 🙂

  10. Jeannie Lam
    May 29, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Beautiful dress! I would definitely go with the Royal blue! It's gorgeous!

  11. Christina Fiumano
    May 29, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    I visited both Ella Pretty Blog and Henkaa on Facebook and liked them both, but above its showing that I still haven't completed those steps to enter 🙁 I would really like my name entered into the draw.

  12. spike
    May 29, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I can't decide between the blue and the charcoal!

  13. Kellie Harrison
    May 29, 2015 / 11:09 pm

    I would pick either the Royal Blue color or Burgundy! I can't decide because they're both so beautiful!

  14. Cori @ Read.Write.Run.Mom
    May 30, 2015 / 5:18 am

    Thanks for the chance! I think I would go for the royal blue or the night black.

    June 1, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    You look absolutely amazing in that dress. The color suits you so well. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  16. LostGirl9
    June 1, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I gotta go with the Royal Blue it is just such a nice deep wonderful colour.

  17. Ashley
    June 1, 2015 / 5:29 pm

    Probably Royal Blue! Kate Middleton is my style queen.

  18. Diane L
    June 1, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    If I only had to pick one – I would probably go with the royal blue although I really love the plum and grey too.

  19. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    June 1, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I absolutely love Kate's style and your dress is so perfect! Cobalt is stunning on you!Sequins&Stilettos

  20. Elaine Atkins
    June 2, 2015 / 2:40 am

    LOVE the blue on you – looks so gorgeous! If I had to pick another colour I'd actually go boring and go with black – because strangely I don't have a black dress!

  21. the Teeny tiny à Tout Faire
    June 2, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    That's amazing, it really looks like the one Kate wore on her engagement press day!!!

  22. Jonnie (JB)
    June 3, 2015 / 8:21 am

    I would choose the grey

  23. Anonymous
    June 3, 2015 / 7:28 pm

    I would choose Royal Blue; I love that it is so similar to the one Kate wore! So classy and elegant!

  24. Belinda M
    June 3, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    I would pick the plum purple. The colour is fantastic.

  25. mini2z
    June 4, 2015 / 11:59 pm

    I would go with the charcoal – glam it up or down depending on the event and midi is perfect

  26. Anonymous
    June 5, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Burgundy wine. I have a soft spot for reds

  27. Adrienne Pham
    June 10, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    I think I'd choose black or burgundy, but the blue and teal are also really nice…such a hard decision!

  28. Sarah
    June 11, 2015 / 4:17 pm

    So pretty! I think I'd like the black because a) I don't have a black dress and b) it would take the versatility of this coverable dress to the next level.

  29. Patricia Wild
    June 14, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Darn!! I cant enter this giveaway & such a gorgeous universal dress. No internet on cell phone so I don't have instagram.

  30. Anonymous
    June 16, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    I love this dress! I just posed my review of it on my blog (same color, too). I love how you styled yours!xo,NoutSandpaper Kisses Blog

  31. Christina Wallaert
    June 23, 2015 / 12:09 am

    Fell in love with Henkaa dresses years ago and still don't have one! I love the Teal but this blue is very nice too.

  32. Unknown
    June 23, 2015 / 12:50 am

    I would love the blue or red. Perfect for a wedding we are going to in September.

  33. Victoria S
    June 26, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    I'd go with the Royal Blue! Victoria Ess

  34. nichelle antoque
    July 1, 2015 / 1:02 pm

    Lovely dress! You look so gorgeous on that royal blue dress. Yes, you're not Kate, but your version is not bad, either. 🙂

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