On the upcoming tour, Kate will have upwards of thirty outfit changes – just when she is in public! We will see pretty day dresses and hardworking excursion wear. With so many outfits to wear, the Duchess of Cambridge will most likely rely on her old favorites. These designers have become tried-and-true for the Duchess, showing up at multiple royal events. We looked through their latest lines and picked our favorites:
Jenny Packham’s latest designs were filled with vintage, 40’s and 50’s inspired shapes in classic color palettes. Kate often chooses Packham for formal occassions, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a chic cocktail dress or even a day dress, like the ones worn during the North American Tour in 2011.
Here at WWKD we are Hobbsessed, especially with these latest designs. They are so feminine and yet not overtly girly. Our favorite pieces for the Duchess of Cambridge are breezy day dresses in lighter fabrics and straighter skirts to avoid windy mishaps.
Kate LOVES Temperley, and we love Temperley’s latest looks. Alice Temperley has produced a handful of sweet day dresses that would be perfect for this tour of New Zealand and Australia. The classic fitted bodice with a-line skirt is a go-to style for the Duchess of Cambridge, and the bright colors and bold patterns would look fabulous in the Australian and New Zealander sunshine.
LK Bennett’s latest designs focus on sharp, clean lines. These dresses could suit a number of occassions on the tour. A bright color would be perfect for one of the many evening receptions, while a neutral would play perfect host to a regional statement piece, like a bold pin or ethnic inspired necklace.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen are a dream team. Everytime Kate steps out in McQueen, it is an instant hit. It is also usually a bespoke design, but we can take notes from McQueen’s latest line of fun knits and feminine, frilly designs to predict what Kate might wear.
This season, Reiss paired a lot of structural design with soft fabrics and patterns. Kate will be fond of the lace seen throughout the collection, as well as the classic, feminine lines. Many of the dresses will help her avoid embarrassing “Marilyn Moments” in the breezy weather.