Kate Middleton tackles Maternity Dressing with Summer Coats

It might just be me, but I think that Kate Middleton has been looking to fashion icons of the past as she moves further into her pregnancy. Her recent passion for shorter length, pastel coloured coats have me thinking back to the early days of Camelot and Jackie Kennedy, a lady who also favoured pastel shades and collarless boxy coats and jackets.

Kate couldn’t have chosen a better icon to channel. I think her recent looks, the Tara Jarmon peach coat and dress, and the Emilia Wickstead primrose yellow coat worn the the Buckingham Palace garden party just this week, have been fresh, young and pretty, following on from the success of the Burberry mint coat that I also really rated as a fashion hit. Kate is, somewhat surprisingly, still rejecting actual maternity wear, even though she is in her seventh month of pregnancy, and is instead opting for styles that accommodate a baby bump without signposting it.

The gorgeous coats that Kate has chosen so well are also practical – we are not exactly having a warm and sunny spring. And with Summer forecast to be disappointing, I think we could see Kate style coats – an outfit in themselves rather than something worn to cover your outfit – being a smart choice for weddings, days out at the Races, and many other smart Summer occasions. Luckily, stores like Debenhams and Coast have some really beautiful examples available.

Beautiful Summer Coats

Tara Jarmon Cotton twill coat £380.00 click to visit Harvey Nichols

Planet Textured Dress Coat £71.20 click to visit Debenhams

Red Herring Cream crochet jacket £48 click to visit Debenhams

Ivory textured colour block coat £52 click to visit Debenhams

KATELIN COAT £220.00 click to visit Coast

LEONORA CUTWORK COAT £220.00 click to visit Coast

NYX CUTWORK COAT £250.00 click to visit Coast

NANETTE COAT £220.00 click to visit Coast

ASYMMETRIC ZIP COAT WARM BLUSH £275 NOW £137 click to visit Reiss

Dominique Ottoman Coat £119.20 Was £195.00 click to visit Phase Eight



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4 thoughts on “Kate Middleton tackles Maternity Dressing with Summer Coats

  1. This is a lovely post, Emma. I love the selection of coats you have put up. Won’t be needing that here, hopefully, our weather like UK’s is pretty grim, although it is really sunny the wind is wicked – perhaps I do need a summer coat after all!

    • Oh no! Hope it’s changed now Jackie, we have gorgeous sunshine at the moment…but not counting the chicken’s and all that.

  2. I have a lovely neutral linen coat from M & S Autograph that I bought a few years ago now, cant bear to part with it, although I don’t really wear it much over here. Maybe when I come over to the UK again I will get the chance.
    Some great choices here Emma.

    • Thank you Geraldine. I just love the idea of pretty Summer coats, England is just so changeable when it comes to the weather at the moment.

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