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Duchess Kate wears Roksanda Ilincic to the Royal Academy

The Duchess of Cambridge summer wardrobe of style continued today, with two appearances by Kate, at the equestrian event to support Zara Philips (who was superb by the way…), and then at an event at The Royal Academy she wore a beautiful dress by one of my favourite designers, Roksanda Ilincic.

But first to the equestrian ground. Kate was in casual mode, wearing the gorgeous Smythe blazer that we first saw during the tour of Canada last summer. Skinny jeans, the Stuart Weitzman wedges and a crisp white shirt completed the look, which had a very preppy edge to it. Every girl needs a smart blazer in their wardrobe, Kate showed that they can look great dressed down with jeans, or smart worn over a dress for work and more formal occasions.

Get the look from Dorothy Perkins

Navy cotton sateen blazer
White pleat side fitted shirt
Indigo superskinny jeans
Black espadrille wedge courts

Kate’s 2nd outfit of the day was a beautiful, dove grey, dress by Roksanda Ilincic. This dress, the ‘Peridot’ dress had also been worn last summer during Kate’s trip to North America, but with new LK Bennett heels, jewelled earrings and a sophisticated updo, this dress was transformed into a perfect cocktail dress.

Roksanda Ilincic dresses are a dream, deceptively simple in design, it is all about the cut which often has interesting drape detailing that is very flattering. For fans of Roksanda who don’t have a Duchess style budget, there is a fantastic high street range for Debenhams as part of the Editions range.

RI Beige satin maxi dress

To view all the current RI dresses at Debenhams, click here.
Kate’s dress is from a previous season, but many of the dresses in the  new season collection, which is now on sale at Selfridges, have the same exquisite draping detailing that is a trademark of Roksanda Ilincic designs. Many dresses in the new collection are in Kate’s favourite shade of blue, which makes me wonder whether we will be seeing her in any of these designs in the coming months.


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