Duchess Kate: wedding dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

The ivory satin bodice was padded slightly at the hips and narrowed at the waist, and was inspired by the Victorian tradition of corsetry that is a particular Alexander McQueen hallmark. The bodice incorporated floral motifs cut from machine-made lace, which were then appliquéd on to silk net (tulle) by workers from the Royal School of Needlework, based at Hampton Court Palace. On the back were 58 buttons of gazar and organza, which fasten by means of rouleau loops. The skirt, underskirt trim and bridal train (which measured 270 cm — 110in) also incorporated lace appliquéd in a similar manner. The main body of the dress was made in ivory and white satin gazar, using UK fabrics which had been specially sourced by Sarah Burton, with a long, full skirt designed to echo an opening flower, with soft pleats which unfolded to the floor, forming a Victorian-style semi-bustle at the back, and finishing in a short train measuring just under three metres in length. To partially fulfill the ‘something blue’ portion of the British wedding tradition, a blue ribbon was sewn inside the dress. The design for the bodice of the dress featuring lace in the style of the 19th Century was the ‘something old’ (Wikipedia).

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Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was fabulous. I loved everything from the lace, the ivory satin, the embroidery, the elegant and delicate bow at the back, the perfect pleats of the skirt to the tiny buttons at the back. It was perfection.

– The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London.

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Duchess Kate: “Eaton” Silver tweed dress by The Fold

Fitted silhouette rich cotton mix silver tweed long sleeved dress featuring a pencil skirt, peplum detail at the waist, a V neckline and a signature gold zip at the back. It is by The Fold.

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I really like this dress, it features a lot of things that I find appealing, like the fitted silhouette, the simplicity and the details which give its originality. The colour is nice but would need contrasting accessories to prevent it looking too bland though.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 25th September 2015 at the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust near Woking, Surrey.

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Duchesse Or Ange: Cream damask coat – 3 months old

A lovely and comfortable little coat for a little one: Cream damask coat – 3 months old

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Cream damask coat, lined in shiny cream velvet, collar, fold at the back and fastened at the front with a button and an inside snap button.

Size: 3 months old
Height: 26 cm (10,2 in)
Width under arms: 30 cm (11.8 in)
50% cotton, 50% acrylic Lining 100% cotton

Handmade in France

Duchesse Or Ange online store.

Duchess Kate: baby blue wool-blend coat by Matthew Williamson

Crispy wool-blend tailored double-breasted coat with four pockets deliberately placed to flatter and emphasize the waist. It is knee length and has six silver-buttons at the front. The color is defined as pacific opal which is a light blue. It is by Matthew Williamson.

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I think that it is a beautiful coat, it has classic lines and nice detailing, the colour is very soft.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 8th November 2014 at the Pembroke Refinery in Pembroke, Wales.

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Duchess Kate: pale flower print “Penelope” dress by Project D London

Pale powder pink silk crepe de chine “Penelope” dress with a flower print. It features a fold-down collar, cuffed short sleeves, box pleats and a detachable self belt. The dress also has an invisible zipper at the front. It is by Project D London.

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This is a very pretty dress with a lovely floral print. It also seems very comfortable.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 19th September 2012 in Tuvalu and at Brisbane airport.

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