Could Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge be sending the world a message with her wardrobe? If you flip back through the catalog of her maternity style choices so far, you might note that she has steered away from the pale pink Wickstead frock she wore nearly a year ago, focusing on more masculine hues like blue, green, and gray. Yesterday was the biggest clue, when she stopped by a reception at the London Portrait Gallery to celebrate The Art Room charity in a pastel blue Emilia Wickstead dress. Could the color of her frock be a subliminal message on the gender of her forthcoming child? You never know! Click the photo to see more of her maternity looks.
It’s a print fit for a princess! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been sticking to solid colors throughout her pregnancy, but with her baby bump blossoming, she’s venturing back to wearing her favorite pre-pregnancy print: Florals. Her new flower-covered pick—maternity-edition—is Erdem‘s shift covered in the label’s signature Visconti flowers, which she wore to help launch a new school counseling program at the Willows Primary School in Manchester, England. And you can nab the look, too. The dress is available for $1,514 on matchesfashion.com or for $1,880 at neimanmarcus.com.
Plus, see Kate’s amazing maternity style!
The still-svelte Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance this Sunday at Windsor Castle, with her royal bump on display beneath her mint green Mulberry coat. Of course, this isn’t the first time Kate made a public appearance looking perfect while pregnant. From camouflaging coats to figure-flattering LBDs, click to see a timeline of her best maternity looks throughout her pregnancy so far.
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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has a busy social calendar—a baby on the way isn’t stopping her!—so, we’re doing some style prep for the Princess by picking out a look we’d like to see her wear for her next big event. With spring sprung, here’s what we’d like to see her wear to a festive garden party.
The pink pleated Emilia Wickstead dress she wore in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Oscar de la Renta’s ($2,490 at net-a-porter.com) silk chiffon dress in spring-ready chartreuse is a perfect option for a garden fete, as its layered skirt allows for movement and gives her expanding baby bump room to grow. Plus, the Duchess can easily wear this dress post-pregnancy by cinching her waist with the removable belt. To top off the look, add a Nerida Fraiman headpiece ($466 at lovehats.com), a shimmering baguette clutch from Jimmy Choo ($750 at neimanmarcus.com), and finish it off with nude patent leather pointed toe pumps by Sam Edelman ($110 at shopbop.com).
Plus, see more of Kate’s best looks ever.
Continuing its push for quality collaborations, Banana Republic has just announced its latest: The retailer is teaming up with Kate and Pippa Middleton-loved British designer Daniella Helayel of Issa London. Debuting this August, the nearly 40-piece line merges the signature elements of each label—Banana Republic’s roots in travel-wear and Issa London’s feminine silhouettes. ”We were immediately inspired by Banana Republic’s heritage of safari adventures when we dreamed up this collection together,” Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Keenan said. Expect fun prints like zebra leopard on Issa’s figure-flattering wrap dresses, as well as pebbled envelope clutches, leather-wrapped bangles, and gold chain statement necklaces. Prices for clothing will range from $70 to $150 for clothing, and $40 to $150 for accessories. Repli-Kates, mark your calendars—raiding Banana Republic stores and bananarepublic.com starts August 6th.
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Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge’s fabulous coat collection has grown almost as much has her baby bump, as she debuts chic toppers one after another. That’s why we’ve tasked ourselves with picking out pieces we’d love to see her in for her next town visit—scroll down to see three options perfect for any kind of travel.
The ivory Goat coat she wore when she visited the Child Bereavement UK this March.
Plus, see Kate’s best maternity coats in the gallery below.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied her husband, Prince William, to Glasgow, Scotland today where the pair visited the Emirates Arena, the venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and she donned another fabulous coat to keep her baby bump warm and toasty against the early spring chill! For the occasion Kate chose a navy and gray plaid flared wool topper created by British designer Caroline Smiley of Moloh, which she paired with suede knee-high boots. And her look can be yours! Hurry to moloh.com to buy the coat for £425 ($645)—it’s sure to sell out fast! To see more of her best coats from this year, click the photo at left.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has a bunch of events coming up on her social calendar—a baby on the way isn’t stopping her!—so, we’re doing some style prep for the Princess by picking out a look we’d like to see her wear for her next photo op. On deck: a night out on the town with Prince William. Here’s what we’d love to see her in when she takes a night off from her royal duties.
The gray embellished Matthew Williamson dress she wore to the London premiere of African Cats in 2012.
Topshop’s ($390 at topshop.com) light gray beaded shift dress is an updated alternative for Kate as her bump continues to grow. The pearl embellishment along the sleeves and collar adds elegance, while the baby doll silhouette offers comfort, without sacrificing style. To finish off the look, pair the dress with black patent leather round toe pumps by Stuart Weitzman ($325 at stuartweitzman.com) and a coordinating rectangular clutch by Diane von Furstenberg ($395 at bloomingdales.com).
Plus, see more of Kate’s best looks ever.