Duchess Kate: metallic bouclé “Bettina” coat by Tory Burch

Cotton blend, woven with bouclé, slubbed and metallic yarn “Bettina” coat. It has a streamlined cut and features slit pockets and a row of hidden snaps. It also has a belted collar. It is by Tory Burch.

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I like this coat and it looks great with black trousers as worn by the Duchess in New York. I like the length and the shiny effect of this garment.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this coat on 9th December 2014 at the Royal Foundation and the Clinton Foundation in New York, USA.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 9th March 1981, Goldsmiths Hall, London

The infamous low-cut taffeta dress that Diana wore for a first official engagement with Prince Charles, a Royal Opera House benefit in London’s Goldsmith’s Hall in March 1981. She wanted to wear black because she thought it would make her look sophisticated. It is a strapless black silk taffeta evening gown with a full skirt and frills at the top, designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel that she chose from stock.

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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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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 28th April 1992, Derbyshire

The Princess of Wales opens the Red Cross Centre in Derbyshire and delighted patients meet her at the Babington Hospital Day Unit Belper on April 28th 1992. The Princess wears a bright green suit with a simple jacket fastened with a single button and a pencil skirt. She wears a pink silk blouse underneath.

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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.

Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 18th March 1990, Lagos, Nigeria

On the tour of Nigeria in March 1990 with Prince Charles, Diana meets a dance troup including both children and adults in Lagos. She wears a light blue silk knee-length dress, fastened at the front with two rows of transparent buttons with front pockets and tulip short sleeves.

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