The Royal Family Fan Dresses Like Her Idols

Fashion is not just a trend that changes every season, but a usual part of our daily lives. Some people do not take fashion seriously but Danielle Magness-Wellmann is not some people. She is a lady that takes a leap in the name of fashion and of royalty.  Dashing through the streets with her outfit, people are in awe as Danielle flexes her Kate Middleton inspired outfits!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


WHO IS DANIELLE MAGNESS-WELLMAN?

Danielle Magness-Wellman is a 41-year-old mother of one and a native of Hanska, Minnesota. She works as a professional psychiatrist. From being a licensed worker to a fashion enthusiast, it was in 2011 when she started making Kate Middleton as her fashion icon but I mean who doesn't love the Duchess of Cambridge?

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


WHO IS KATE MIDDLETON? WHO DOESN'T KNOW KATE MIDDLETON?

Catherine "Kate" Middleton is the 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William. They had three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. She has many advocacies including art and mental health. She is known for her simple and comfortable but elegant looking outfits. To be honest, Kate looks good in anything!

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton wearing a dark blue green chiffon dress

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton wearing a dark blue green chiffon dress


WHEN IT ALL STARTED

The world seemed to stop for a second when the royal family confirmed that Prince William is engaged to a non-royal! Many were delighted to get to know them then royal-to-be Kate Middleton. Since then, the fashion enthusiast Danielle Magness-Wellman fell in love with Kate Middleton's fashion styles. She keeps herself updated with Kate's whereabouts and tries her best to do the repliKate of her idol's outfit.

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton wearing a cream embroidered blazer and a matching hat

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton wearing a cream embroidered blazer and a matching hat


THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S WHEREABOUTS

You may be wondering how Danielle can spot the duchess' outfits, from the casual ones up to the grand ones. Well, in this world where the Internet is a must, Danielle is making the best out of it. She daily checks the Royal calendar and Twitter to be updated to what the duchess is up to. If you're not yet on Twitter, sign up now!

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton at the Royal Wedding in 2011

Image Source: Getty Images/Kate Middleton at the Royal Wedding in 2011


REAL-KATE AND REPLIKATES

Danielle checks on stores like eBay, Poshmark, Kate Spade, etc. to find exactly the same outfit worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. She purchased the outfits and she calls those ones as real-Kate. However, if some outfits are not available online, then she (or someone she knew) will make a replica of the outfit, and she calls it replikate.

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


GLIMPSE OF REAL-KATE AND REPLIKATES

Isn't it wonderstruck that a person from the medical profession is into fashion? Well, Danielle did and is still doing it! It's been 9 years since she made the duchess of Cambridge as her fashion icon. Now, let's take a look at some of her stunning real-Kate and replikates!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


REAL KATE #1: THE GREEN DRESS

On Kate's trip to Canada in 2016, a photo of her was taken. She was giving her sweetest smile, facing the crowd with confidence. In the photo, she was wearing a not so dark green Dolce and Gabanna dress. The avid royal fan Danielle purchased exactly the same color and brand of the dress! She took a picture of herself, a mirror selfie to be exact and she shared her to the public with her sweetest smile too!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


REAL-KATE #2: THE  SKIRT SUIT

In 2016, Duchess Kate went to the Netherlands for her first-ever royal solo trip. After she shared delicious gourmets with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their three daughters at the royal residence, Villa Eikenhorst, near The Hague, the then 34-year-old duchess went to Mauritshuis Museum.

Image Source: Youtube/AP Archive| Kate visiting her charities in the Netherlands

Image Source: Youtube/AP Archive| Kate visiting her charities in the Netherlands

There she was spotted wearing a bespoke skirt suit from Catherine Walker. The jacket was matched with a belt. The pencil skirt has a not so long slit at the back. When those photos circulated online, our fashionista psychiatrist made her way to purchase the suit!

AP Archive

AP Archive

Danielle shared a mirror selfie, wearing the same skirt suit as Kate. People can’t stop admiring Danielle for her resourcefulness. Surely, many royal fans were up to purchase the item but Danielle is too quick! This woman is really something. 

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


REPLIKATE #1: THE MILITARY AND SAILOR INSPIRED OUTFIT

In August 2011, Duchess Kate, together with his husband Prince William went to Birmingham to take action about the riots that brought chaos to the city. Upon their arrival, Kate was spotted wearing a white silk blouse with a touch of military details, tucked in her sailor-inspired navy blue wool-crepe skirt designed gold buttons that are anchor- embossed.

Image Source: Youtube/Entertainment Tonight| Kate wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit

Image Source: Youtube/Entertainment Tonight| Kate wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit

The duchess was wearing a pair of outfits from Alexander Mcqueen. It was part of the brand's pre-autumn collection in 2011. The prices are indeed royal-like but that does not hinder Kate's avid fan! Look at Danielle, stunning in her Kate-inspired outfit! Who says money is everything? Danielle found a way to replikate the outfit! This lady is surely a creative one!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


REPLIKATE #2: THE NAEEM KHAN DRESS

Also in 2016, Duchess Kate and Duke William visited India. To make their royal trip more memorable, they visited the Taj Mahal, one of India’s pride. They toured the famous landmark, following the steps of Princess Diana, the mother of the Duke. The couple posed for some photos and memories- fresh and nostalgic ones.

Image Source: Youtube/Entertainment Tonight| Prince Harry and the Duchess at Taj Mahal

Image Source: Youtube/Entertainment Tonight| Prince Harry and the Duchess at Taj Mahal

They were picture perfect next to each other. Fashion enthusiasts found out that the duchess was wearing a patterned dress made by Naeem Khan, an Indian-American fashion designer. And tadaaah! Here’s another mirror selfie from the fashionista psychiatrist, wearing a replikate of Naeem Khan’s dress! Creativity, resourcefulness, time, and budget-wise made it all possible for Danielle to capture the design of the dress.

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


WHERE TO FIND DANIELLE’S REAL-KATES AND REPLIKATES?

Apparently, when you google “Danielle Magness-Wellman," tons of articles featuring her will say hi to you. Yes, dear, she’s famous now and she deserves it! If you want to do some treasure hunting or stay updated about his latest real-kates and replikates, you can visit her Instagram account.

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

The avid royal and fashion fanatic has more than 5,000 followers on her Instagram @katesreplikates. In her fashion account, she has more than 400 posts showing her replikates and some other replicas of the dresses worn by other royals. Aside from Instagram, magazines are featuring her. Visit https://linktr.ee/katesreplikates for the articles about Danielle.

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


ROYAL SHOES IN THE HOUSE!

Wearing royal-like outfits make Danielle stand out. But it doesn’t stop there! She’s really putting much effort into her fangirling life. She also collected exact versions of shoes (mostly heels) that the duchess Kate wore over the past years!  She’s really a royal fan girl from head to toes!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


HOW'S DANIELLE'S POCKET?

To buy clothes for day to day use still needs a perfect budget plan. And buying clothes like royals? Uh-oh, lots of spendings! But for Danielle, money is just money (plus, she worked for it) and why not spend on clothes? Plus, the fact that you're wearing the same outfits as your idol! Dream come true!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

So far, the 41-year-old fashion enthusiast spent NZ$31,000 for her royal-like outfits. In fact, she sets aside a portion of her earnings as a physician to spend on the clothing. Obviously, she doesn't allow money to hinder her from her fangirling goals! 

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


MONEY AND MAGIC DRESSMAKER

Royal outfits cost royal-like prices. Danielle is setting a budget for her real-Kates and replikates outfits. However, if the items are hard to find and purchase, or out of her budget, then she will contact a dressmaker to make a replica of the outfits! She can save a lot of money! Shall we call the dressmaker as the fairy god-dressmaker?

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


REPLIKATES HAS BOUNDARIES

Danielle always keeps track of the Royal calendar and Twitter in order to stay updated with Kate’s whereabouts. However, she admitted that not all the time she can purchase or replikate the Duchess’ outfit. For example, when Kate went to Pakistan in 2019, she wasn’t able to keep herself updated due to conflicts in timezones. We can't all be perfect!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


OTHER ROYAL FASHION INSPIRATIONS

When it comes to fashion, Kate Middleton is Danielle’s, first love. However, now she’s open to dressing like other royals like Meghan Markle and Queen Letizia of Spain. The royals are her fashion icons and people also love to see Danielle exploring dressing like other royals beside her first fashion icon.

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates


JANELLE NASH, ANOTHER ROYAL SUPERFAN

Danielle is not the only one who’s into royal fashion. The 41-year-old Arizona native, Janelle Nash is into royal outfits too! She spends 10 hours a day doing some treasure hunting of Kate Middleton’s and Meghan Markle's outfits! She makes sure that she will find cheaper versions of the royal outfits. It takes time, money, and patience but worth it!

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Image Source: Instagram/katesreplikates

Fashion is art. It could be an avenue for self-expression. For Danielle (and Janelle), dressing like the royals is something that makes them happy. Danielle’s followers are also happy to see how she grows in her royal fashion adventure. It’s good to look up to others as fashion inspirations but remember you can be your own icon and you can master the art of fashion.

Source: People, The Sun, Instagram, Vanity Fair, ABC News, Elle
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