At Footscray Park, Melbourne in January 1988 the Princess is dressed in a Catherine Walker pastel-pink fitted dress finished with a deep neckline and a striped silk decorative bow at the collar, a double row of buttons to the waist and turned-back cuffs. The hat is by Philip Somerville.
When visiting Bonn, Germany in November 1987 Diana and Charles lunched with West German President Weizsacher and his wife. The Princess wears a new black and deep pink creation by Arabella Pollen. The grosgrain jacket is fastened to the neck with large black buttons, the short black skirt has a scalloped hem. The beret is by Graham Smith at Kangol.
Short fitted jacket with a asymmetrical side zipper and patch pockets with flaps by Max Mara’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.
Crepe navy skirt featuring pleats all the way around with a button and concealed zip to fasten at centre back. 63% Polyester,33% Viscose,4% Elastane. It is by the Irish designer Orla Kiely.
It is a very pretty combination giving a lovely and youthful look. Navy is a very nice colour on Kate.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the combination of these two garments on 20th November 2013 to visit the Place2Be forum in London.
Diana was on a three-day fund raising trip in Sydney, Australia in November 1996. She paid a visit to the Victor Chang Cardiac institute. At this occasion she wears a simple and timeless purple shift dress with a three strands pearl choker.
This is the “Shola” cap sleeves figure hugging camel dress with a box neckline, asymmetric overlays on the skirt, a band around the waist and a concealed zip at the back. 57% viscose, 41% modal, 2% elastane. It is by Reiss.
I find this dress very pretty even though it lacks the quality of cutting and material of high fashion brands.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 24th May 2011 to meet Barack and Michelle Obama in the grand 1844 room of Buckingham Palace, London.