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Crown Princess Mary emerges from isolation in the perfect work dress, and our winter wardrobes are begging for a dupe

The Danish royal is back in action.

By Jess Pullar
Crown Princess Mary always has us lusting after her latest ensemble, and following a lengthy hiatus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our thirst for Mary's impeccable fashion has never been stronger.
The wait, it seems, is now over - the Crown Princess officially emerged from isolation this week to visit the World Health Organisation's European headquarters.
And while the outing itself was exciting in its own right, it was her outfit that we couldn't stop obsessing over - perhaps because it single-handedly convinced us to buy a replica of it immediately...
Sharing an update to the Danish Royal Family Instagram account, the Palace shared insights from Mary's trip to the headquarters in Copenhagen.

"The Crown Princess and Doctor Hans Kluge discussed how important it is not to lose focus on existing health challenges in the region such as vaccination, antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable diseases and mental health," the statement from the Palace read.
"The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss joint activities in the coming year."
In the images, Mary is seen standing at a safe distance from ⁣Doctor Hans, and in a second image, she is deep in conversation at a table, which has some well-placed sanitiser in front of her.
Crown Princess Mary has officially returned to her public duties after isolating for more than two months. (Instagram / @detdanskekongehus)
Of course, there was the small feat of Mary's on-point outfit which drew our attention immediately.
The shirt dress style is a favourite in royal circles (we're looking at you, Duchess Meghan), and Mary's black version is right up there with the best of them.
Clinched at the waist with a narrow belt and with her hair worn loose and out, the Princess was the epitome of back-to-work chic.
We'll just be over here taking notes...
The Crown Princess is a pro at workwear, and our wardrobes are grateful for it! (Instagram / @detdanskekongehus)
This is the first we've seen of the royal out in public in quite some time.
The regal family went into isolation back in March, when her four children returned back to Denmark after their term studying abroad in Switzerland was cut short.
Despite being confined to their home, the family utilised their profile and assets by continuing to share encouraging updates about staying indoors to help stop the spread of the virus.
In fact, a rare, insightful family video was released from their home especially. It featured the whole family speaking about their experience with isolation and home schooling.
Watch it in the player below.
As for Mary's on-point new outfit, we decided to do a little reccy of our own and find some similar styles that'll be perfect for our return to the workplace, and public life in general.
Keep scrolling for some of our favourite picks.
This relaxed shirt dress style from Next is perfect dressed down with sandals, or can easily be dressed up for work with a pair of pumps. $65, buy it online here.
If you're after something a little more crisp, this shorter shirt dress from Boohoo is easy to mix and match - go bare legged in the summer, and whack on some tights in the winter! $25, buy it online here.
Midnight blue is the new black, in our eyes - particularly after clapping eyes on this Marks & Spencer style. $85, buy it online here.

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