Hi there! Are you looking for Duchess Kate’s blue dress and black jacket from the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert? Check out this post for info!
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Do you remember about a year to a year and a half ago when no one in the US really knew who Kate Middleton was?
Seems like she is a bonafide celebrity a-lister now, and rightfully so. I mean, the girl has some serious style. And class.
Oh yeah, and she’s a real life Princess.
For heaven’s sakes, she planted a tree in heels this past week. You can’t get more princessey than that!
What can’t this woman do?
Also? What can’t she wear? I think she’d look amazing in a paper bag. (Though I will say that I still feel that Duchess Kate is too thin. 5 – 10 extra pounds on her frame would make me feel much better.)
Anyway, tonight Prince William and Princess Kate (apparently it’s ok to call her that) will arrive in Los Angeles for 2 days of glitz and glamour. I plan on covering those looks in a separate post. You know, cause you can never have enough Duchess Kate/Princess Kate/Kate Middleton.
Or at least I can’t.
Ok, on to her best looks of the tour, in order of appearance.
#1. The Cecile Dress, by Erdem.
For her arrival in Canada, Kate chose this stunning, form-fitting lacy shift dress by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu. She paired it with her oft-seen L.K.Bennett Sledge Leather Pumps and a beige envelope clutch. Kate looked fresh and ready to go after her long flight – and her hair makes me jealous that my awesome stylist, Meggan, doesn’t travel with me everywhere.
#2. The Nanette dress, by Reiss.
The Duchess of Cambridge shows women all over the world that it’s ok to wear the same dress more than once. Take, for instance, the famous Nanette dress by Reiss that she wore in her engagement photos. Kate embraced the colors of Canada for Canada Day by recycling this much-loved dress and spicing it up it with a diamond maple leaf brooch (on loan from the Queen), red Albini Square Cut Court pumps, Anya Hindmarch Fan Bag, and a red fascinator with red maple leaves made especially for the occasion by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Company.
Some criticized this look, saying it was too busy but I think the Duchess looks stunning. What do you think?
#3. Purple Dress, Issa London.
Despite my best efforts, I cannot pinpoint the specific dress that Kate is wearing here, only that it is an Issa dress. She looked stunning and very regal in this gorgeous purple dress while attending evening celebrations for Canada Day. The diamond maple leaf brooch again re-appeared for the occasion, as did Kate’s black Prada pumps. The clutch she is carrying is another by Anya Hindmarch – this one the “Maud” in black – which initially made an appearance when the Duchess met President and Mrs. Obama.
#4. Jacquenta dress, by Erdem.
Princess Kate chose not one, but TWO lacy, form-fitting Erdem dresses for her Canadian tour. The second one was just as stunning, if not more, than the first. The three-quarter length sleeve dress was the perfect choice for attending non-denominational worship services that Sunday morning aboard the HMCS Montreal. She repeated her L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps and envelope clutch with this look. She also wore diamond and sapphire earrings that match her engagement ring.
#5. Bullet Dress by Malene Birger.
Kate looked chic and understated at the Somba K’e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife in a structured cream dress by Danish designer Malene Birger. A bit of a departure from her decidedly British choices, and Canadian nods, Kate showed us all that she isn’t afraid to shake it up a bit in this linen-weave dress. Back again were her famed L.K. Bennet Sledge pumps and I’m especially fond of the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings that she wore with this look. Perfect, especially for the summer heat.
#6. Primrose dress by Jenny Packham.
This is the last look I’ll highlight from the tour (even though there were so many more!) but I felt that I just had to mention this one because a) I big puffy heart Jenny Packham and b) this is the brightest look we’ve seen on the Duchess so far this tour and it’s somewhat refreshing. She looks fabulous in yellow, and this dress fills out her frame a bit for her because of its full skirt. The L.K. Bennett pumps are back again (noticing a pattern) as is her trusty L.K. Bennett Natalie clutch.