Duchess Kate: black sleeveless tea-length dress by Alexander McQueen

Bespoke black sleeveless tweed boucle dress featuring a deep V neck, a light fraying at the edges carried over into the diamond-like motif on the dress, and a bow detail leather belt. By Alexander McQueen.

This is a nice cocktail dress.

1- Kate wore the dress on 17th March 2017 at the British Embassy  in Paris to launch Les Voisins – The Neighbours – a year-long celebration of UK-French links.

Duchess Kate: Long tier violet jacquard dress by Alexander McQueen

Bespoke version of the long tier black mix violet jacquard dress. Kate’s dress doesn’t include the thin straps and boning within the bodice with built in bra construction. It is instead an off-the-shoulder version of the dress. The black silk-blend dress features a floaty full skirt divided in tiers by black ribbons, a black satin waistband  and is beautifully embroidered with green and violet flowers. It has organza layering throughout the skirt. From the Alexander McQueen’s Resort 2016 collection.

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I am not a big fan of this dress, I think it lacks lustre and it doesn’t fit the Duchess as it accentuates her lack of feminine hips.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress on 12th February 2017 to attend the 70th annual British Academy Film Awards at the London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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Duchess Kate: black and floral print long-sleeves “Evita” dress by Erdem

Black and multi-coloured “Evita” floral print mattelasse dress. It features a crew neck, long sleeves, a fitted waist and multi-coloured floral print throughout. This knee-length dress was inspired by the portraiture of American artist John Sargent who frequently documented Edwardian era luxury. This dress is finished with a smooth silk lining and mattelasse detailing and a central back zip fastening. By Erdem.

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Beautiful dress with a nice floral print.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this Erdem dress on 17th January 2017 to promote the Heads Together campaign at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Carlton House Terrace in London.

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Duchess Kate: Cai floral-print silk-jacquard dress by Vanessa Seward

Knee-length “Cai” red, green and black floral-print silk-jaquard dress featuring a full skirt, a button-fastening neckline, side slit pockets, a tie-fastening sash and a concealed zip fastening along the back. By Vanessa Seward.

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I am not a fan of this dress, it isn’t modern, edgy or young-looking. I don’t like the print either. It isn’t a great pick for the Duchess.

1- Kate wore it on 19th December 2016 at North Kensington for a Christmas Party hosed by youth support service The Mix.

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Duchess Kate: black “Finella” pleated stretch-crepe midi dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Black “Finella” pleated stretch-crepe midi dress crafted from sculpting stretch-crepe. It has a draped bodice, nipped-in waist, a voluminous box-pleated skirt and a zip fastening along the back. Fabric composition: 65% acetate, 29% polyamide, 6% elastane; lining: 97% polyester, 3% elastane. By Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.

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This is a beautiful dress, the draped bodice and the length are particularly elegant and this dress really suits the Duchess.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 22nd November 2016 during the Place2Be Awards at Mansion House in London. The dress was associated with the gorgeous Crystal Bow belt by Temperley London.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 11th May 1986, Tokyo, Japan

On 11th May 1986 in Tokyo, Japan, the Princess of Wales wore an elegant cream and black wool suit by Catherine Walker. The double-breasted white jacket has black covered buttons to match the collar and cuffs and is completed with a long pleated black skirt. More than 100 000 people lined the streets of Tokyo in scenes of near hysteria to catch a glimpse of the Prince and Princess of Wales as they passed by in their open car. The couple visited St Alban’s Anglican church and the Princess watched demonstrations of doll-making and ikebana in the annexe of the Akasaka Palace.

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Duchess Kate: “Callas” black evening coat by Temperley

Knee-length “Callas” luxurious black coat crafted from an exquisite floral diamond jacquard from Italy and softly gathered at the waist. The coat feature a boat neckline and a button fastening at the side. Fabric composition: 41% wool, 32% polyester, 27% acetate; lining: 100% silk. By Temperley.

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Beautiful coat made with a luxurious fabric.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this coat on 12th November 2016 to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall, London.

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