Darlings, I have been waiting too long to write this blog post. Rather than post daily about the Duchess of Cambridge's attire I thought I would do a collective post so we can analyse our favourites. This has also been the reason Kate has not appeared on my best dressed lists. Kate Middleton and Prince William have spent the past three weeks touring New Zealand and Australia with Prince George (his first royal engagement!). Whilst equally being interested in the activities of these darling pair our real attention lies with Kate Middleton's wardrobe and we can confirm her dresser has outdone themselves.
From the moment she stepped off the plane we knew we were in for weeks of impeccable ensembles.
Here is what she wore:Colour
My favourite aspect of the whole Royal tour wardrobe was the concentration on colour and vibrancy. We have all heard the rumour that Kate has been told to wear slightly longer pieces however to our surprise, and delight we saw a whole different side to her wardrobe. From green and red Catherine Walker to yellow Roksanda Ilincic it was fabulous to see the Duchess have a little fun with her look. She also flew the flag for Great Britain choosing a block coloured blue Stella McCartney.
My favourite colour piece was by far this gorgeous Emilia Wickstead with a matching hat. Whilst remaining totally chic and classy this bold look complimented Kate's age, we have to remember she is only 32. Her luscious locks were left loose and she kept accessorsing minimal letting the dress speak for itself.
The Sell out
This is where Kate Middleton targets not only the nation but the globe wearing pieces that are affordable and can be found on the high street. Both her Tory Burch and L K Bennett daytime gowns were contrasting yet sold out just as quick as one another.
This is one of my favourite looks of the entire three weeks. Kate wears my beloved favourite Diane Von Fursterberg which sold out online in 8 minutes. Paired with those fabulous Stuart Weitzman wedges that I dream of owning and minimal hair, Kate is glowing.
Here we find the most chic, summery and ravishing looks. Wearing a patterned Hobbs, one of Kate's favourite designers, she showed her ability to dress appropriately (whilst the world was watching) and reaffirmed her fashionista status. Her lemon flared piece was by independent designer Broderie Anglaise which she paired tan Stuart Weitzman wedges. Her mink Roksanda Ilincic was the same design as the stunning lilac gown she wore last year and looked just as magnificent.
What does Kate Middleton wear when DJing? Alexander McQueen of course. Baby pink is one of my favourite colours to see her wear (remember her Emilia Wickstead from last summer?) and is hot on trend for SS14.
My favourite was this elegant Zimmerman gown that Kate wore to the beach. The look is sassy and effortless. Keeping her hair a little more natural, Kate looked at home and was a picture of perfection.
This is one of our favourite traits ever in our future Queen to be. She too outfit repeats!!! From her red Luisa Spagnoli (which she played cricket in) to her Rebecca Taylor and Max Mara she chose to travel in, we cannot help but admire this women. With the world watching the pressure to look fabulous all the time is beyond great. She proves she is just like any other girl out there which is why we adore her.
I am just as obsessed with this nautical Zara and J Brand look as I was when she wore it in 2012 for her Canadian tour and in 2013 when she it wore it to the Olympics. The most amazing thing about this entire ensemble is she wore it twice during her NZ/AUS tour and just days apart.
Even Duchesses dress down. Whilst Kate may have opted to play cricket wearing her Luisa Spagnoli two piece she opted for a more casual look wearing Jonathan Saunders whilst watching rugby.
Every girls dream, an array of designer coats. Kate Middleton's collection is divine and are the epitome of excellence. Wearing her beloved Alexander McQueen whilst embracing what is now known as 'the princess ponytail', Kate had already proven her wardrobe would be one to remember and this was on the second day. Green Erdem was breathtaking despite Kate admitting William thought it was a little 'too bright'. Prince or not, this girl need no advice when it comes to fashion!
Staying true to her favourite designer Kate chose another Alexander McQueen for church on Easter Sunday. When it comes to the most important occasions she relies on Sarah Burton who creates the most amazing pieces.This pale blue is one of the hottest colours around this season and what more than a perfect pair of courts and impeccable hat to complete this look.
High society events are where ball gowns usually arise. Surprisingly Kate opted for minimalistic, yet exquisite pieces for these events. It is impossible to choose a favourite between her black Jenny Packham and white Lela Rose.
The Royal Tour is officially over, to our dismay. I have adored receiving a daily fashion fix from our style Queen and future Queen to be. Which was your favourite ensemble darlings? Mine is between her beautiful DVF and Zimmerman.
Until next time.