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: “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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Duchess Kate: “Sophia” black and white print A-line dress by Tory Burch

Abstract floral motif black and white “Sophia” dress with a round neck, raglan cap sleeves and a pleat-flared skirt. The dress has a concealed zip at the back and the fabric is 100% rayon. By Tory Burch.

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This dress does nothing for me. I like the shape and it would probably appeal to me in a different fabric but not with this one.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 14th June 2016 during a visit  to the US Embassy in London to pay respects to Orlando victims.

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Duchess Kate: “Darla” floral print dress by Erdem

“Darla” floral print silk dress in an array of vivid colours with buttoned three-quarter length sleeves, a rounded neckline, a subtle pleat at the hemline and a cut-out at the back with two button closure. Fastened with a back zipper. By the Canadian designer Erdem.

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Very fussy print that doesn’t allow to see the details of this dress.

1- Kate wore it on 2nd March 2015 at the Goring Hotel’s 105th birthday celebration in London.

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Duchess Kate: “Sophia” Viscontibloom shift dress by Erdem

This is the “Sophia” Viscontibloom navy and burgundy silk-crepe shift dress with white, blue and pink floral print. It has a back vent is fully lined and has a concealed zip fastening along the back. It is by the Canadian designer Erdem.

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This is a nice enough dress without being spectacular.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 22nd April 2013 to visit to the Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester when she was pregnant with Prince George.

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Duchess Kate: “Astrid” ice blue and ivory floral coat dress by Catherine Walker

This is the “Astrid” blue and white floral coat dress tailored in a crisp textured woven  ivory and ice blue silk. It has a round Peter Pan collar, princess seams, three-quarter length sleeves and fastens at the front with self-covered buttons.

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The fabric of this coat dress is beautiful but I don’t like the overall effect, too old fashioned to my taste.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 13th June 2015 at the Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London.

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