Fashion Faceoff, the Royal Tour Edition: Kate Middleton Wears Same Zimmermann Dress as Naomi Watts

04/18/2014 at 10:34 AM ET

We Tried It: Kate Middleton Royal Tour HairJames Whatling/Splash News Online

Get excited: We have our first Fashion Faceoff of the Royal Tour. The white Zimmermann dress Duchess Catherine wore for a busy day of events Friday — including a stop at the Royal Easter Show and a trip to Sydney, Australia’s famed Manly Beach — has also been spotted on a big time Hollywood A-lister.

The eyelet “Roamer Day” frock is from the Australian label’s Summer 2014 collection, and Aussie actress Naomi Watts wore the exact same design in a recent ad campaign for Jacobs Creek Wine. See the shot below.

This also marks the first time Kate has worn a design from an Australian label during her visit Down Under. For all you copy-Kates taking notes: Mark your calendar and have your credit card at the ready if you want to buy the Duchess’s (and Watts’s!) lovely look. It hits stores in June, and is bound to sell out faster than you can say “Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi!” Kate accessorized the summer-friendly dress with an LK Bennett box clutch and a pair of cork wedge heels from Stuart Weitzman.

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Launched in 1991 by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann, the brand is known for its luxury swim and resort wear. The company has brick and mortar stores across Australia as well as outposts in New York City and Los Angeles, and has been worn by stars including Jessica Alba, Lea Michele and fellow Aussie Rose Byrne.

We have to ask: Who do you think wore the dress better? Are you loving Kate’s latest look? Share your thoughts below!

–Bronwyn Barnes

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Nikki on

Thought it looked familiar. Very pretty and feminine dress, regardless of who is wearing it.

Jane on

It is a lovely dress, so these women have good taste.

Marcia on

Kate was over the top just lovely..

Lisa on

So what? It looks great on both women.

Sophia on

For some reason I can’t see pick of Naomi but whatever, I’m sure she looks great too. Not my fave Catherine dress – to be picky, I don’t care for neckline but love everything else. Catherine is the best dressed person I can think off and this is the first time I’ve critized something!

Amy on

Such a pretty dress!

Marcie on

Looks better on the Duchess but Naomi looks cute too

Catherine on

Kate looks better in it only because it looks like she had it tailored so it fits her perfectly. It looks good on Naomi too (who has great fashion sense) but it’s looser on her and not as flattering.

Steppha on

Best look of Kate’s I have seen. She looks absolutely gorgeous and it is very fashion forward..except for the shoes. I have always found your style to be a little bit 45 year old suburban mum…but I think I just fell a little bit in love with you

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