Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge officially bowed out of the public eye last week, and showed her own inimitable style right up to the end. Looking absolutely beautiful and, yes it is a cliché, but totally glowing, the Duchess again returned to her beloved High Street in a fabulous Dalmatian printed coat from Hobbs, causing the inevitable sell out.
The Dalmatian Mac from Hobbs was another smart choice for the Duchess. The shape was again reminiscent of the early 1960s boxy styles favoured by Jackie Kennedy, something that Kate has worn a lot during her third trimester, and again was a simple, but totally elegant look lifted by the fun, vibrant print. Kate showed that animal print is not only a classic choice, but a classy one too, as long as accessories are kept to a minimum.
The Dalmatian Mac has sold out, but John Lewis are currently playing host to the whole cast of 101 Dalmatians, with so many great pieces in this cutest of prints. So whether you’re brave enough to wear Dalmatian as a whole shift dress, or just want a touch of animal print in the form of a scarf, there are plenty of ways to buy into this trend.