Sapphire blue floor-length gown hand embroidered with ornate silver beading, featuring a full gathered chiffon skirt trailing along the floor, a boat neckline and long sleeves. The gown is completed with a sheer shawl in matching blue with sparkling beading. The beading was done by artisans in India. It is a bespoke piece by Jenny Packham.
I like the effect of the skirt of this gown as well as the long beaded sleeves and corsage. I however prefer it without the shawl, as it makes the whole look a bit tacky.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the gown on 10th April 2016 to attend a gala in Mumbai, India.
2- The gown was publicy seen again on 9th March 2020 to host a reception to mark the 25th anniversary of children’s charity Place2Be.
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.
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.
2- The gown was worn again with alteration made as cap sleeves were added on 12th March 2019 when attending the 2019 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Of-white intricate beaded sweeping gown in gauzy shimmering fabric with clusters of silver sequins and crystals. The overlay is softly draped at the neckline and features sheer capped sleeves. The waistband is defined by crystals or rhinestones. By Jenny Packham.
This gown has a lot of lovely details but overall it looks a bit bland on the Duchess.
1- Kate wore it on 4th December 2018 for a white tie diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in London.
Bespoke version of the “Aspen” teal gown. The dress features an emerald lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and small covered buttons at the back, lace cap sleeves, a Swarovski beaded ribbon belt, and a flowing silk chiffon skirt. By Jenny Packham.
This is a marvelous gown with exquisite details and luxurious features.
1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress on 11th May 2012 to attend Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at the London’s Royal Albert Hall, London.
2- The gown was worn again on 8th November 2018 at Banqueting House, London.