Duchess of Cambridge – a round-up of recent looks

November 10th, 2013


Slowly but surely, Duchess Kate is heading back towards her public duties, and she’s doing it in the sort of style she has made her trademark. Beautiful gowns, wardrobe favourites that we have seen before and a new, soft hairstyle that is slightly reminiscent of ringlets, Kate shows why she is fully deserving of her nomination for Style Icon at this year’s British Style Awards.

One of my favourite Kate looks from this year has to be the elegant midnight blue dress by Jenny Packham. Kate wore this higher up on the shoulders than the dress was worn on the catwalk, making this a more refined, ladylike look. The shade of blue was suitably dramatic, and with minimal accessories, this was a total style smash from head to toe.

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Jenny Packham style at Debenhams

Jenny Packham is definitely having a moment, with celebrity fans including Kate Middleton, Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift. Of course, for those who want to achieve the effortless beauty of the Jenny Packham look without the designer price-tag, the No1 by Jenny Packham collection by Debenhams is a fab way to get the look. The Red shoes with diamante detail are a particularly amazing find.

Red high heel satin court shoes with diamante leaf trim £42.75 click to visit Debenhams

Red high heel satin court shoes with diamante leaf trim £42.75 click to visit Debenhams

Designer dark blue embellished shoulder dress £67.75 Click to visit Debenhams

Designer dark blue embellished shoulder dress £67.75 Click to visit Debenhams

Navy beaded empire line jersey dress £65 click to visit Debenhams

Navy beaded empire line jersey dress £65 click to visit Debenhams

 

Designer aqua embellished cross over maxi dress £97.50 click to visit Debenhams

Designer aqua embellished cross over maxi dress £97.50 click to visit Debenhams

This week Kate wore a brilliant poppy red coat to lend support to the poppy appeal. The coat is an old favourite of Kate’s , a past season classic from LK Bennett. I love this coat for the sophistication of the belted effect, and the 1970s style length, but most of all for the colour.  Pink may be this year’s hottest shade, but for wardrobe longevity I would plump for red every time.

On a side note, I was really annoyed by the emphasis placed on a few grey hairs that Kate seems to be showing. She’s just had a baby and has very dark locks – my comment on this would be – So What!

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Get the look – Red Coats from Debenhams

Red wool blend collar coat £65 click to visit Debenhams

Red wool blend collar coat £65 click to visit Debenhams

Designer red button coat £116.25 click to visit Debenhams

Designer red button coat £116.25 click to visit Debenhams

Red trench coat £79.20 click to visit Debenhams

Red trench coat £79.20 click to visit Debenhams

Long Fit and Flare Red Coat £167.20 click to visit Debenhams

Long Fit and Flare Red Coat £167.20 click to visit Debenhams

 Preen/EDITION Designer red oversize collar coat £120 click to visit Debenhams

Preen/EDITION Designer red oversize collar coat £120 click to visit Debenhams

Today Kate made a suitably sombre appearance in Whitehall for the annual Remembrance Day Service in London. The exquisite 1950s style coat she wore was the Noa piece from Alice Temperley, another Kate favourite.  The coat, which has a full skirt and satin panel detail on the front, was a chic choice and looked lovely teamed with a Lock and Co hat.

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One Response to “Duchess of Cambridge – a round-up of recent looks”

  1. Liz says:

    Loving the red, so Christmas xxxxx

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