Duchess Kate: Black and white polka-dot print silk-blend charmeuse dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Black and white polka-dot print silk-blend charmeuse dress featuring a scoop neck, cropped sleeves, a pleated skirt, a  flared hem, a centre-back concealed zip fastening, a white silk-blend lining and lace-trimmed hem. 94% silk, 6% elastane. Lining: 87% polyester, 10% polyamide, 3% elastane. By Dolce & Gabbana.

This is a pretty dress made of a very beautiful fabric.

1- Kate wore this dress on 3rd July 2017 to attend a tennis game at Wimbledon.

Duchess Kate: pink pleated skirt skater dress by Alexander McQueen

Bespoke pink silk-cotton-wool blend pleated skirt skater dress featuring a round neck with pleats, long sleeves, a concealed rear zip fastening and a short length. By Alexander McQueen.

 

The version worn by the Duchess has long sleeves and pleats at the neck. I love this dress, it is very chic and I adoooore the colour!

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 17th June 2017 to attend Trooping the Colour.

Duchess Kate: royal blue coat dress by Eponine

Vintage-inspired double wool crepe belted, royal blue coat dress featuring three quarter length sleeves, a collar with notch cut outs, and wide pleats at the front and back. By the British fashion label Eponine.

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This coat dress is elegant and is beautifully tailored but I don’t find the three-quarter sleeves comfortable especially for a winter garment.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this coat on 11th January 2017 to visit the Anna Freud National Centre in London and later the Child Bereavement UK Centre in East 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: cream pleated crochet maxi dress with floral bodice by Self Portrait

Cream pleated crochet maxi dress featuring a high neckline, a crochet floral bodice, sheer long sleeves, a full  length crepe skirt with shutter pleats and a high side slit, a grosgrain waistband, a hidden back zip and a tan mesh lining at the bodice. By the London-based label, founded by Han Chong, Self Portrait.

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This dress has nice features but I don’t think that is suits perfectly Kate’s body shape.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore it on 3rd November 2016 to attend “A Streetcat Named Bob”  movie premiere in London’s Mayfair.

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Duchess Kate: ‘Encore rose’ tie neck pleat chiffon dress by Kate Spade New York

The “Encore rose” tie neck pleat chiffon dress is made of a rose print on pale pink silk and features a slender removable tie at the point collar, buttons to waist, long sheer sleeves with two-button cuffs, chest patch pocket and pleats on the A-line skirt. By Kate Spade New York.

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I like the material and the pleats of this dress but this is about it. I find it really old-fashioned.

1- Kate wore this dress on 10th October 2016 during World Mental Health Day engagements in London.

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Duchess Kate: Cream coat dress by Alexander McQueen

Cream coat dress featuring long sculptural sleeves, a Peter Pan collar, overlay detail, and pleats on the skirting. By Alexander McQueen.

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This is a beautiful piece with a gorgeous fabric and colour and lovely details. I would however not have included the Peter Pan collar in the design as there are already a lot of detailings in the design.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this coat dress on 4th August 2014 during the 100th anniversary of World War I at Saint-Laurent Abbey in Liege and St Symphorien Cemetery near Mons, Belgium.

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