Diana wore this peach faconne silk tunic and skirt by Jan Van Velden during and after her pregnancy, here at Ascot on 20th June 1984 during her second pregnancy. She told the designer his skirts were the most comfortable she had ever worn. The loose blouson top has a high neckline with a tie. White accessories and a large hat by Frederick Fox complete the ensemble.
The Princess looks cool in the hot sun in Palm Beach, Florida on 12th November 1985 in a dress designed by a friend. Lady Tryon or Kanga, as she was known in fashion circles, created this uncrushable blue and white pattern summer dress that was worn to a polo match.
This navy lace viscose Cecile dress by Erdem has a nude lining and 3/4 sheer sleeves with a scalloped cuff edge.
The fitted knee-length dress has a boat-neck, scoop back and a hidden centre-back zipped fastening.
Very pretty and elegant dress that really suits the Duchess.
1) The Duchess of Cambridge wore it for the first time on 30th June 2011 in Ottawa, Canada.
2) Kate wore it again on 28th April 2012 at a friend’s wedding in St Andrew’s Church in Wingfield, Norfolk. She wore it with a navy hat and jacket.
This lightweight cherry-red silk suit by Jan Van Velden is worn over an unusual blouse with a jagged collar. The jacket hem also features the unusual design. A white and red straw hat by John Boyd was chosen for this visit to Port Pirie in Australia on 6th April 1983.
Jan Van Velden designed mostly day clothes for the Princess and once remarked “She’s wonderful to work with because she is interested in what you are doing.”