Happy Sunday! By now you probably would have seen the news that there was a Kate Wedding Appearance yesterday. Both she and Pippa attended the wedding of Harriet Colthurst and Thomas Sutton. Prince William was there as well in his capacity as a member of the groom’s party. Ahhh…we do love to see a new Kate wedding outfit…
All right, let’s work our way through this ensemble. Let’s start with the shoes. If you look closely, the underside of the pump she is wearing shows the Prada logo in gold so there’s that mystery solved.
Onto the hat. Straight away we wondered if the hat could be a modified version of the ‘Maple Leaf Hat’ Kate wore on Canada Day during her and William’s tour of the country.
Here’s a look at that very patriotic topper:
Here’s Kate in red for another wedding (that of friends David Jardine-Paterson and Emilia D’Erlanger) on April 17, 2010. We think this red fascinator may have gone a little better with the lace dress, or do you think it’s slightly too orange? Quite a collection of red head pieces Kate has already!
And onto the dress! We think that if you can answer the question “Would Grace Kelly wear this?” and the answer is ‘Yes’ you can safely say that the ensemble in question will still look stylish in the decades to come. In our opinion, this dress makes the grade. We love the scalloped edge of the lace, sweet waist, and how you can see the undress underneath at the back.
So far, the dress designer has not been confirmed and the Palace has made a point of not announcing what the Duchess chooses to wear for private events (as well as public events, apart from the Royal Tour). The Daily Mail first reported that it is Erdem, but the excellent sleuths at WhatKateWore.com have now confirmed that this is Collette Dinnigan. After all, the Daily MAil reported that Kate’s shoes were LK Bennet and clearly they aren’t. How quickly do you think it will take for the dress and shoes to sell out?
Kate’s choice of lace is certainly a trend of late, and one that started in her pre engagement days with that gorgeous cream lace dress she wore to a book launch in April 2007. Then of course there was The Wedding Dress which featured gorgeous lace.
Here she is in in the navy lace Erdem dress she chose to wear when she and William arrived in Ottawa, the capital of Canada at the very start of their North American tour. Very lady like and pretty, and especially appropriate since Erdem is a Canadian designer. We talk more about this dress here.
Kate wore this second blue lace Erdem dress in Quebec. Because of the color and the lace, it is quite similar to the first one. She has opted for the same LK Bennet sledge pumps and color of clutch as well. Clearly when Kate sees something she likes, she sticks with it:
But back to the wedding. As we mentioned, Kate’s sister Pippa also attended the wedding and the Daily Mail is claiming that she wore McQueen. UPDATE – there are reports that Pippa’s dress is actually ProjectD.
While we’re on the topic, let’s take a quick look at the first two weddings Kate attended as HRH.
First, Kate attended the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Bella Balin in June hours after her first Trooping the Colour event. (see below)
Kate wore the same hat she wore to the Trooping the Colour event that morning, along with a ZARA dress she was seen in as far back as 2006. She added a skinny black belt to the dress for this outing.
This wedding was also another Pippa sighting. We do enjoy Pippa, but oh dear – this ill fitting jacket was a miss. However, let’s move on, shall we…..
Kate’s second wedding appearance as HRH was at the wedding of Zara Philips and Mike Tindall. We will discuss this appearance further in a post later this week.
In anticipation of Kate’s next official royal engagement we have a line up of posts focusing on Kate’s fashion choices since the engagement was announced in November.
Join us tomorrow to review her choices for official events as a royal fiance, and we will discuss the questions, ‘Had Kate been readying her Princess Wardrobe?” See you then!