This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a little black dress from Temperley London to wear to the annual gala of her patronage SportsAid. This black-tie charity dinner held at Supernova in London’s Embankment Gardens, celebrates the achievements of athletes it has previously supported, as well as potential stars. You can read more about the event here.
The 'Templeton' dress is from Temperley London's A/W 2012 collection and retailed for US$1385. It is described as having an "Audrey Hepburn feel" and inspired by "Renaissance stained glass." It is characterised by an intricate laser cut design with a contrast nude lining and made of a taffeta style fabric. It has a nipped in waist, slightly exaggerated shoulder, full skirt, and finished with a feminine scallop.
Kate accessorized the dress with her Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps in black suede which are available at Net-a-Porter for US$695.
Kate added a pop of colour to her outfit with her modified Alexander McQueen red bow clutch. She completed her look with the art-deco style diamond set which were a
gift from Prince Charles.
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The Duchess of Cambridge braved the cold this morning as she stepped out to attend the Place2Be forum; a children's mental health charity of which she is patron. You can read more about today's forum here.
Kate wore a navy Max Mara moto-style jacket featuring an off-centre zip, club collar, and front flap pockets. Unfortunately there are no stock images or any further details about the piece.
However we do know that the skirt is the Orla Kiely Solid Crepe Blend Pleated Skirt. The skirt is from the designer's S/S 2012 collection. The mini skirt features wide knife pleats in crepe fabric and originally retailed for €150.
Kate coordinated her bespoke Alexander McQueen navy suede pumps with her Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' navy suede clutch, also known as the 'Raz' clutch in the USA.
Kate also debuted a new pair of navy gloves with bow detail. The gloves were designed by Andy Shiels in collaboration with Dents Glovers and The Worshipful Company of Glovers in London. They are bespoke, made especially for the Duchess.
The Duchess wore her hair in a simple half up-do which showed off her Annoushka pearl drops with Kiki hoop earrings.
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The Duchess of Cambridge owns a few of their Blue Label pieces, including a Custom Riding jacket and turtleneck sweater dress. The good news is, both of these items are part of the sale, however they are no longer available in the colours she owns. Here are some Duchess-approved styles (prices reflect discount) ...
This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the London office of Only Connect, and met staff and young people working with this crime prevention charity.
Kate wore the Orla Kiely 'Birdie' shirt dress. This outfit is a repeat of the one she wore back in February 2012 when she visited Rose Hill Primary School in Oxford, a trip done in conjunction with the organisation The Art Room.
The dress is crafted of a 'birdie' jacquard wool fabric and features four oversized buttons on the front bodice, box pleated skirt, pockets on the side seams and a self-belt. The dress is from the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection and originally retailed at £325.
On her feet were the Aquatalia by Marvin K. 'Rouge' booties, which have been reissued this season as the 'Royalty' booties. They are still available in limited sizes from Amazon for US$475. In the UK, they are sold by Russell & Bromley and are called the 'Ruby Dry' booties.
Catherine accessorised with her Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley 'Muse' clutch (also known as the Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' clutch). The clutch is available in a variety of colours and textures; including satin, suede and leather.
You can read the full details of today's event on the official website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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In the UK, the Remembrance Day ceremony is held on the second Sunday in November at the
Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The ceremony is attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the ceremony, and watched the service from the Foreign Office balcony alongside the Countess of Wessex and Vice Admiral Tim Laurence. You can read more about the ceremony here.
This year, Catherine wore the fit-and-flare 'Noa' coat from Temperley London. The black dress coat features a high neck, a single breasted front button fastening, and a jacquard diamond check panel design. The coat is from Temperley London's Fall/Winter 2012/13 collection and originally retailed for £1250.
Kate accessorised with her Lock & Co 'Fairy Tale' hat, Cornelia James gloves, and her Annoushka pearl drop with Kiki hoop earrings. She commemorated the day with the Buckley Crystal Poppy Brooch.
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Update (6th Dec 2013)
Kate was seen holding an unidentified clutch bag to the Remembrance Sunday service.
It has since been identified as the Mulberry 'Bayswayer' clutch in black suede, after Kate was seen carrying it the UK film premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for London Poppy Day to lend a hand to volunteers taking part in the Royal British Legion appeal.
Like always, Catherine dressed appropriately for the occasion, wearing her long, fitted burgundy red LK Bennett 'Ami' coat, paired with black tights and her trusty Episode 'Angel' pumps. Kate accessorized with Kiki McDonough citrine peardrop earrings.
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You can read more about this event on the official website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
ROMWE is a global online fashion retailer with over 10,000 products on offer! Amongst the plethora of dresses, tops and accessories I always manage to find a handful of repliKates, with some being exact copies of Kate Middleton's iconic fashion pieces.
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".