Kate visits Oxford wearing Orla Kiely

The Duchess of Cambridge showed her fun side when she visited Oxford as part of The Art Project. She wore a gorgeous winter coat dress with a Dove Print by Irish designer Orla Kiely..,and promptly sparked yet another sell out. She also again showed her thrifty side by wearing another dress purchased at a sale price.

The Birdie wool Jacquard shirt dress in Walnut has proved to be an instant sell-out, both in the walnut shade that Kate wore, and also in the turquoise shade. In fact, all the dresses that feature this print have now sold out, another sign of the positive effect Kate holds over fashion at the present time.

I love this quirky choice for Kate. Orla Kiely is known for her unusual repeating prints, birds, cars, apples etc. This dress has a sort of seventies wallpaper feel, but in a good way. It is young, and really fun, and the fit and flare 1950s shape is perfect for Kate.

Bird prints are huge at the moment, you can find them in almost every High Street and internet fashion range. Kate’s dress is from the A/W collection, but this look is still everywhere for Spring.

Get the Kate Look – Bird prints