Duchess Kate: dark green lace gown by Temperley London

Bespoke dark green floral pattern lace gown featuring a fitted bodice and full skirt, sheer sleeves and front upper bodice, a deeply scooped out back and a bow belt. The sleeves and collar are both trimmed in eyelash lace. By Temperley London.

This is a nice gown however I find the colour a bit dull.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this gown on 21st April 2016 during a private dinner at Windsor castle to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

2- The gown was worn again on 28th March 2017 for the 2017 Portrait Gala at the National Portrait gallery in London.

Duchess Kate: “Rhona” natural pleated metallic lace dress by Erdem

Metallic silver and nude ‘Rhona’ floral pleated midi dress featuring a round neck, a pleated design, a belted waist, button cuffs, long sleeves and a concealed zipper closure along side. 75% polyamide,  25% metallized polyester; lining: 100% silk. By Erdem.

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Lovely glamorous dress suiting a very slim woman due to the pleats at the waist.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 27th February 2017 to attend The best of British and Indian culture  reception celebrated by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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Duchess Kate: cream peplum lace dress

Knee-length cream lace peplum dress featuring three-quarter length sleeves, a Peter Pan collar, a peplum waist, a black underlay and made of French lace by Sophie Hallette. The designer is unknown.


I personally don’t find this dress attractive, it could be due to the colour and too many fussy details, the Peter Pan collar was not necessary on this dress.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this lace dress on 1st July 2016 at the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 29th April 1985, Vatican

The Princess of Wales meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on 29 April 1985. At this occasion the Princess is required to adhere to the demands of protocol and wears a calf-length black lace dress by Catherine Walker. The Victorian style dress with a dropped V-shaped skirt is worn with a lace veil in the same fabric. The back view reveals some exquisite button detailing. Protocol also demanded that the Princess wear gloves, an accessory not much used in her working wardrobe.

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Duchess Kate: cotton-blend lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana

Romantic cotton-blend lace dress with sheer long sleeves, a nipped-in waist and a tiered, swishy skirt. It comes with a smooth satin slip for coverage. It has a concealed hook and zip fastening at the back. By the Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana.

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This dress doesn’t look very modern and is not excessively elegant. I like the lace pattern though.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 15th May 2016 at the celebration of the Queen’s reign at Windsor Castle.

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2- Kate wore the dress again in full view on 15th June 2016 at Royal Ascot.

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Duchess Kate: eggplant guipure dress by Dolce and Gabbana

Eggplant (deep purple) guipure dress with a silk-blend slip for coverage, but is sheer through the long sleeves to reveal a hint of skin. It is nipped-in at the waist and has a turtleneck, a concealed snap and zip fastening at back. By the Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana.

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Elegant and elaborate lace dress with a rich and beautiful colour.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 21st October 2015 during the Chinese President Creative Collaborations UK & China event at Lancaster House in London.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 28th September 1989, Barbican, London

Diana attends a gala concert at Barbican Centre, London in celebration of the 85th anniversary of the London Symphony Orchestra. The Princess wears an off-the shoulder design by Lorcan-Mullany- Sassoon. It consists of a cocktail suit with a black silk and lace bodice embroidered with black sequins. The top has a white satin collar trimmed with a central black satin bow. Cuff-links that match the buttons are worn to secure the wide white satin cuffs. A straight black velvet skirt completes the suit.

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