The Duchess of Cambridge is now on her way back to the UK as I write, and has bid farewell to the beautiful islands and destinations that have welcomed both William and Kate so warmly. But before she left there were a few more glamorous outfits to be showcased, along with a wavy, more carefree hairstyle that showed that even those famous chestnut locks aren’t safe from tropical humidity.
The navy blue, broderie anglaise dress from Mulberry has been a major hit for Kate, possibly because it has such a youthful feel to it, Kate teamed it with her Stuart Weitzman wedges, which matched perfectly. This dress has such a pretty silhouette and with more casual hair, this felt like a very fresh look for the Duchess.
Get the look – Navy blue dresses
Yellow is a colour that often makes an appearance in the Duchess’s wardrobe, and it appeared twice in two days on this tour, albeit in different colours. The brighter yellow shirt dress is a High Street find from Jagear. With it’s crisp pleated skirt and sunflower shade, this is almost the epitome of the perfect summer day dress.
The second dress is by an unknown designer, and again has a strong broderie anglaise design. I love the fifties silhouette of this dress, the boat style neckline and the full skirt. This is a very Jackie Kennedy look, complete with the pastel colourway, and again I really liked it, especially when paired with that very elegant upswept hairstyle.
Get the Look – Canary yellow
One of the most interesting outfits that Kate was seen in was a beautiful ‘Beatrice’ boho style maxi dress from Alice by Alice Temperley that Kate sported whilst taking part in evening festivities in Tuvalu. This is such an unusual style for Kate, very reminiscent of styles worn by Talitha Getty and the glamorous hippies of the 1970s. The embroidered bodice looked very pretty and eye-catching, and the cheesecloth style made this a glamorous choice which didn’t seem overdressed for this particular occasion. I loved that both Kate and William got into the spirit of the occasion in the grass skirts and floral headdresses, as well as showing their sense of fun with traditional dancing.
Get the look – boho style maxi dresses
For the journey home, Kate wore two separate outfits, landing in Brisbane for a stopover, Kate supported Anglo-Australian design duo Project D. The partnership of Dannii Minogue and Tabitha Somerset Webb has already been worn by Pippa for both evening and daytime occasions, and now Kate chose one of their prettiest silk prints, the Penelope dress, which has brightly coloured florals and lovely birds running through the fabric.
Get the look – Pretty floral dresses
Kate was more wrapped up in her other airport outfit. A simple sweater, jeans and a great Longchamp Le Pliage bag was a warm and comfy traveling outfit, given a touch of colour with a bright Alice Temperley scarf. The Le Pliage bag is now a style classic, they can be folded down to nothing and are washable and come in a range of different sizes. I have two myself and am off to dig them out now. Selfridges have a huge collection in every colour imaginable – well worth a look.