The Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William on the red carpet this evening for the British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London.
Kate looked dazzling in a new deep green Jenny Packham gown, fitting her pregnant figure beautifully. The style is similar to her ink blue Packham evening dress, replicating the splice front and empire waist accentuated with a black velvet ribbon.
The ribbon continues down the back of the dress and is topped with a bow. The portrait neckline extends to the back which features a scoop cut and exposed zip.
Tonight we saw the return of the emerald and diamond jewelry set Kate first wore in 2014 for the St. Andrews University fundraiser at the Met in New York.
This evening the Duchess added a matching necklace and converted the drop earrings to studs. The origin of the set is unknown but they are believed to be a wedding gift.
Kate paired the gown with familiar accessories. She carried her black velvet Mascaró bow clutch and on her feet were her black Prada wavy cutout suede pumps.
Kate bucked the trend tonight and opted for a hue other than black in support of the 'Time's Up' campaign. She faced a sartorial dilemma this evening and regardless of what colour she wore she would have been criticized either way. In my opinion I think the Duchess made a subtle nod to the movement with her choice of a muted palette and black accents. Furthermore, she may have chosen the dark green tone in honour of the Suffragettes, who used the colour to represent hope. I think Kate found the middle ground tonight and got the balance right.
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