Duchess Kate: Corflower blue wool “Gerbera” coat by Sportmax

This is the cornflower blue “Gerbera” coat in double-faced wool sewn by hand and featuring bold lapels. It is by  MaxMara, Sportmax.

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It is a nice enough coat but I find the lapels a bit too big and the colour not vibrant enough.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 18th February 2015 to visit a pottery factory at Stoke-on-Trent and Smethwick.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 28th January 1988, Melbourne, Australia

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.

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Duchess Kate: peach lacy maternity dress and coat by Jenny Packham

Bespoke delicate daisy lace dress with silver grey ribbon detail and an empire waist beneath a peach silk shantung coat  by Jenny Packham.

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Kate looks very pretty in this dress and coat, it is very elegant and the colour is delightful.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress and coat on 4th June 2013 to attend the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation at Westminster Abbey in London.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 2nd November 1987, Bonn, Germany

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.

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Duchess Kate: navy zipped jacket by Max Mara and navy short pleated skirt by Orla Kiely

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.

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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.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 1st November 1996, Sydney, Australia

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.

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Duchess Kate: “Shola” camel bandage dress by Reiss

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.

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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.

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