It was the dress heard round the world. If you are not sure what we're referring to, conjure up the most famous girl in the world. That's right, Kate Middleton. The royal princess-to-be's fashion influence is, at this point, undeniable. The blue Issa frock? Sold out in record time. That Burberry trench? Couldn't keep 'em in stores. And our favorite number? That sparkling white, classy, classy, classy Reiss white dress, which Middleton wore in her official engagement photo shot by Mario Testino. Channeling that daytime dress, Reiss has come out with spring '11 collections for both womenswear and their diffusion line, 1971, that are the epitome of subdued elegance. There's no crazy prints or too trendy pieces, rather the looks on offer are classic, and timeless, with some '70s elements thrown in (Angelica Huston, Brooke Shields circa CK, and Halston were all major inspiration) that you can wear again and again. Which all makes a lot of sense given that Reiss is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Look for clean colors in shades of whites and mocha, long blazers and dresses, slouchy tops, and live-in-them jeans. It's ladylike without being too old lady, non-controversial without being snoozy; In short, perfect outfits for the modern day princess—receptions, cocktail parties, ribbon cuttings, international tours—for every occasion.
Want to get in on the royal style? We've teamed up with Reiss to giveaway a $500 shopping spree to Reiss' NYC stores to grab the monarchical modeness for yourself. To enter to win, click here, where you can also find the terms and conditions and all the deets. Who knows, maybe you and Princess Kate will both be wearing the same thing!