Duchess Kate’s recent style triumphs

It has been a busy few weeks for Duchess Kate, and, as ever, stylewise she has not put a fashion foot wrong. As we expect from the Duchess, lots of outfits worn previously have made an appearance, but there have been some beautiful new outfits too, not least the magnificent dress that Kate wore last night at a pre-tour dinner before the Duke and Duchess embark on a trip to India and Bhutan.

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Kate’s beautiful dress was by Indian designer Saloni London, diplomatically paying tribute to their future hosts with this choice. I love this dress, which has the feel of a 1970s style maxi, with it’s sheer, flock style sleeves and bodice. The bodice has a lining so it is not too revealing on the Duchess, but the overall feeling is one of elegance and glamour, especially with accessories kept to a minimum.

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Chi Chi Saskia Dress £72.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Saskia Dress
£72.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

ASOS PETITE Kate Lace Maxi Dress with Long Sleeves now £31.50 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS PETITE Kate Lace Maxi Dress with Long Sleeves
now £31.50 Click to visit ASOS

Kate recently wore a new designer to her wardrobe, Eponine London, sporting a chic coral retro styled skirt suit that could’ve come straight from the wardrobe of Jackie Kennedy. This was a lovely young and fresh look for the Duchess, reminiscent of mod prints. The A line skirt and boxy top were a really great choice for Kate, this is one of her best daytime looks.

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Click to visit Eponine London

Click to visit Eponine London

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 Fashion Union Dog Tooth Dress - Pink £30.00 Click to visit Brand Attic


Fashion Union Dog Tooth Dress – Pink £30.00 Click to visit Brand Attic

 Mela Loves London Houndstooth Print Shift Dress Now £16 Click to visit House of Fraser


Mela Loves London Houndstooth Print Shift Dress
Now £16 Click to visit House of Fraser

Another new look for Kate is the Erdem grey and lace coat that Kate wore for the Commonwealth Day ceremony earlier this year. She teamed it with a John Boyd hat and the look was exquisite and regal. This coat was a real show stopper and totally stole the show.

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Sandra Grey Cashmere Coat £250 Click to visit LK Bennett

Sandra Grey Cashmere Coat £250 Click to visit LK Bennett

Helene Berman Light Grey Oversize Collar Coat RRP £199.00 now £110.00 Click to visit ASOS

Helene Berman Light Grey Oversize Collar Coat RRP £199.00 now
£110.00 Click to visit ASOS

Only Belted Coat RRP £45.00 £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Only Belted Coat RRP £45.00 now £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Helene Berman Floral Embroidered Kimono Coat RRP £180.00 £110.00 Click to visit ASOS

Helene Berman Floral Embroidered Kimono Coat RRP £180.00
£110.00 Click to visit ASOS

What do you think of Kate’s recent choices – do you have a favourite?

Duchess Kate shows off her maternity style in Hobbs, Seraphine and Madderson London

For those who love the Duchess of Cambridge’s style (for that read me!) the last week has been a great time, with Kate making a whole host of appearances on different engagements, and wearing some new pieces. With Kate being well-known for her thrifty nature, new pieces are always something to enjoy, and when those pieces also come from the High Street, you can guess their will be the inevitable sell-outs and internet crashes.

First up, we have a stunning, 1960s style tunic dress from Madderson London, a fairly new British design company who are set to see their profile rise considerably now Kate has been spotted in their ‘Naomi’ design. (You can pre-order the dress here.) The £450 dress was quite a daring choice for the pregnant Duchess, as it is well above the knee, but teamed with opaque tights and suede heels it looked extremely chic, and I loved the Chanel-esque French Tweed panels and trim.

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Cobalt Crepe Dress £35.00 click to visit Kaliko

Cobalt Crepe Dress
£35.00 click to visit Kaliko

Blue Double Zip Shift Dress     Was £29.00     Now £23.20 click to visit Wallis

Blue Double Zip Shift Dress
Was £29.00
Now £23.20
click to visit Wallis

Petite Black Stripe Dress     Was £40.00     Now £28.00 click to visit Wallis

Petite Black Stripe Dress
Was £40.00
Now £28.00
click to visit Wallis

Kate’s next look moved from new design talent to a High Street favourite, and one that had a pretty amazing sale at that. The Duchess opted for Hobbs for an engagement celebrating the work of foster carers, a brown animal print shirt dress that has been seen before, but was now available in the January sales. Of course, it was an almost instant sellout, but the good news is there are some great shirt dresses out there, many available at sale prices at the moment.

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Plain Red Shirt Dress     Was £65.00     Now £30.00 click to visit Wallis

Plain Red Shirt Dress
Was £65.00
Now £30.00
click to visit Wallis

The Laden Showroom X Mirror Mirror Classic Shirt Dress  £52 click to visit ASOS

The Laden Showroom X Mirror Mirror Classic Shirt Dress
£52 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Long Sleeve Shirt Dress £28.00 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Long Sleeve Shirt Dress
£28.00 click to visit ASOS

Warehouse Exclusive Shirt Dress £48.00 Click to visit ASOS

Warehouse Exclusive Shirt Dress
£48.00 Click to visit ASOS

Kate was also wearing a new pair of earrings from Mirabelle. The earrings are gold plated and fair trade. If you love this handmade jewellery London look, you could get something very similar with these gorgeous, handmade silver earrings, the Vanilla Links, from Nude jewellery. I think these are just lovely.

Vanilla Links Earrings - Handmade Silver Earrings - Exclusive to Nude Jewellery £145 click to visit Nude Jewellery

Vanilla Links Earrings – Handmade Silver Earrings – Exclusive to Nude Jewellery £145 click to visit Nude Jewellery

For a series of engagements in Kensington, Kate opted for a maternity brand which she had favoured during her first pregnancy, Seraphine. She wore a super pretty pale blue coat, again with a 60s feel due to the empire line design, and teamed this with a floral dress in blue and green.

kate-middleton-seraphine-2-aThe coat is now out of stock, but this shade of soft, pastel blue has been a big favourite this Winter, so there are a lot of options out there if you are looking for this look or shade.

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ASOS Coat in Texture with Raw Edge £75.00 NOW £41.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Coat in Texture with Raw Edge
£75.00 NOW £41.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Coat in A Line With Panel Detail £80.00 NOW £56.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Coat in A Line With Panel Detail
£80.00 NOW £56.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Boyfriend Coat £80.00 NOW £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Boyfriend Coat
£80.00 NOW £38.00 click to visit ASOS

River Island Longline Swagger Coat £80.00 NOW £48.00 Click to visit ASOS

River Island Longline Swagger Coat
£80.00 NOW £48.00 Click to visit ASOS

I think, once again, that Kate is doing maternity style in a very chic and elegant way.

Do you have a fave from the outfits featured above? I’d love to know your thoughts.

 

Get the celebrity look featuring Duchess Kate, Poppy Delavingne and Sai Bennett

It’s time for another round-up of some of the hottest celebrity looks that have been appearing in gossip columns and fashion pages over the past month. This month’s post has a bias towards some of the first ladies of television, with High Street looks from breakfast television stars Charlotte Dawson and Laura Tobin, along with some pretty Topshop accessories worn by Mr Selfridge star Sai Bennett.

We also have a little bit of a British classic label, Jaeger, with pieces from the latest collection being worn by Donna Air and model Jasmine Guinness as a new flagship store was launched. Another model, the newly wed Poppy Delavingne, looks just gorgeous in a pure silk shirt from Topshop Unique.

Sparkle is provided in this post by the ever lovely Claudia Winkleman, who is currently doing a sterling job presenting ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ with Tess Daly, and is showing why the High Street favourite French Connection should be at the top of every list if you are looking for a fabulous Christmas party frock. Her shimmering blue sequined number is my favourite piece from this blogpost – it is amazing!

Finally, we have the return of Duchess Kate, who has been feeling poorly during the early stages of her second pregnancy. Kate had three engagements last week, and I hope to go into these in more detail at a later date. In the meantime, I am focusing on her Temperley London black gown which had beautiful panel detailing, and offering a couple of looks for those who wish to get a similar look.

Laura Tobin wears M&Co

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Knot neck top Details http://www.mandco.com/knot-neck-top-citrine/116904105550010.html Product Number: 116904105550010 Colour: CITRINE £24.00 click to visit M&Co

Knot neck top
£24.00 click to visit M&Co

Charlotte Dawson wears Seraphine

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Séraphine Jolene Maternity Dress, Claret £49 click to visit John Lewis

Séraphine Jolene Maternity Dress, Claret £49 click to visit John Lewis

Claudia Winkleman wears French Connection

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 Sirius Sequinned Dress £175.00 click to visit French Connection

Sirius Sequinned Dress
£175.00
click to visit French Connection

Celebs wearing Jaeger

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Jasmine Guinness

Jaeger Store Re-Launch

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 Jaeger Drop Shoulder Coat, Camel£324 click to visit John Lewis Product information This exquisite coat combines two of the key trends for AW14: a draped construction and double-faced wool fabric. The most elegant way to brave the colder weather, this design features a waterfall front and interest drop shoulder. It will look as stylish with jeans as it does with smart work outfits.   Centre Back Length 90cm. Brand     Jaeger Coat Length     Mid  Material     100% Wool  Neckline     Collar  Outerwear Product Type     Coat  Sleeve     Long Sleeve  Washing Instructions     Dry clean  Delivery Click & collect Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Tuesday from 2pm 347 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops     Free  Standard delivery     Free  Next or named day delivery     £6.95  Next or named morning delivery     £9.95  International delivery available     Europe (Non EU) - £7.50     Europe (EU) - £7.50     Rest of World - £25.00 Provided by JL Delivery Ltd - more about international delivery     From  £7.50  Collect+ from a local shop from Tuesday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries 5000+ participating Collect+ shops     £3.00  Returns We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, just return the products to us or to one of our shops. Unless faulty, we'd like this to be within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy. Depending on the type of product, you can make free returns via our shops, Royal Mail (or courier collection for large or heavy items), Collect+ or via MyHermes. Find out more about returning products Ratings & Reviews Write a review write a review There are no reviews for this product. Be the first to write a review. write a review Fashion advice service Fashion advice service     Save £75 until 26.11.2014 - price includes saving £324.00


Jaeger Drop Shoulder Coat, Camel £324 click to visit John Lewis

Jaeger Wool Abstract Trousers, Black / White £199 click to visit John Lewis

Jaeger Wool Abstract Trousers, Black / White £199 click to visit John Lewis

Jaeger Blurred Dogtooth Blouse, Black / Red £125 click to visit John Lewis

Jaeger Blurred Dogtooth Blouse, Black / Red £125 click to visit John Lewis

Sai Bennett wears Topshop

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Faux Fur Roll-Top Clutch     Price: £32.00 click to visit Topshop

Faux Fur Roll-Top Clutch
Price: £32.00 click to visit Topshop

RABBIT Faux Fur Fluffy Sandals     Price: £58.00 click to visit Topshop

RABBIT Faux Fur Fluffy Sandals
Price: £58.00 click to visit Topshop

Poppy Delavingne in Topshop Unique

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**Silk Contrast Print Shirt by Unique     Price: £95.00 click to visit Topshop

**Silk Contrast Print Shirt by Unique
Price: £95.00 click to visit Topshop

The Duchess of Cambridge wears Temperley London

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Louanna Lace Dress £150.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Louanna Lace Dress
£150.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Cara Lace Dress £55.00 Was £110.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Cara Lace Dress
£55.00 Was £110.00 click to visit Phase Eight