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: 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: “Cersei” evergreen silk dress by L. K. Bennett

Chiffon with textured velvet print “Cersei” evergreen silk dress featuring a high neck, long sheer sleeves and ankle-length full skirt. Fabric Composition: main: 55% Silk, 45% Viscose, lining: 100% Polyester. By L. K. Bennett.

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I am not a big fan of this dress, it is too dark, the fabric pattern is too fussy and the cut not very modern in my opinion. The only thing I like about it is the quality of the fabric.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 22nd November 2016 at the Natural History Museum in Kensington, London.

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Duchess Kate: Poppy print midi dress by Alexander McQueen

Ivory silk midi dress with red and grey poppy motif featuring a wrap bodice, nipped-waist with gathers at the centre, a flared skirt and long, cuffed sleeves. By Alexander McQueen.

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I don’t like many things about this dress apart from the quality of the fabric which is silk. The overall look is dated and not very flattering.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress on 18th October 2016 to attend the reception for Olympic and Paralympic heroes at Buckingham Palace.

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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: Obsession-print short sleeves silk dress by Alexander McQueen

“Obsession” talisman print silk dress in ivory. The Talisman pattern includes flowers, hummingbirds, lipsticks – as well as the label’s trademark: skulls. The dress features short sleeves, a jewel neckline, nips in at waist and an A-line silhouette and a zip at the back. The Duchess wore a longer version of this dress. By Alexander McQueen.

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This is an interesting dress with an unusual pattern and a complete symmetrical structure of the dress.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress on 10th July 2016 at attend the men’s final at Wimbledon.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 16th September 1987, Westway Dairy

The Princess of Wales visits the new Westway Dairy plant in West London on 16th September 1987. At this occasion she wears a sophisticated, burgundy silk dress finely striped with cream by Victor Edelstein. The dress offers a contrast between the tight, trim cummerbund belt and the fussier matching bow ans puff sleeves.

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