We’re always enamored by the Duchess of Cambridge’s sartorial choices, and Kate looked especially chic yesterday when she chose a custom cornflower blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress to debut baby Prince George. She may have taken fashion cues from Princess Diana’s post-baby appearance, but Catherine was an unforgettable vision in the beloved speckled print. That’s why we’ve pulled together eight royally-inspired dresses in shades of blue and sprinkled in spots for you to shop for your own glowing look. Click to see them all.
Welcome back, Catherine! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first appearance since the birth of their son when they left St. Mary’s Hospital in London today — and Kate she didn’t skip a sartorial beat. Catherine turned to one of her trusty favorite designers, Jenny Packham, to create a custom look for her much-photographed moment. The British designer, who has dressed both Kate and Pippa many times over the past few years, created a custom cornflower blue crêpe de chine dress covered in while polka dots for the Duchess. “She’s got such specific taste,” Packham had told InStyle.com of the Duchess. “I think that Kate has a particular style, and I think that my dresses are quite in keeping with her style,” Packham also said. As for the little Prince of Cambridge? He was wrapped in an G.H. Hurt & Son 100% merino wool shawl. ”He’s good a good pair of lungs that’s for sure, he’s a big boy,” the Prince William told the crowd.
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With only one month to go before she’s due, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge showed no signs of slowing down as she arrived at Westminster Abbey alongside Prince William and Prince Harry to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. The Duchess looked radiant in a shimmering peach empire-style Jenny Packham dress and matching jacket (both made bespoke), beaded cream fascinator by Jane Taylor, and her go-to nude L.K. Bennett pumps. Soon, she’ll be retiring her heels for more comfortable footwear: Her maternity leave begins June 13. Let the baby countdown begin!
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When it comes to beauty advice, mama knows best! That’s why we asked celebrities and designers to tell us the best piece of beauty advice their mothers ever passed down to them in honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday. Scroll down to see what the moms of Chrissy Teigen, AnnaSophia Robb, and more had to share. More
Boho-no! While Kate Hudson is known for her free-spirited bohemian style, she veered onto the all-out glam track lately, and we’re loving it. She packed the most glam of glam wardrobes for her stint in New York to promote her latest film The Reluctant Fundamentalist at the Tribeca Film Festival—outfits that landed her in our Look of the Day section day after day. From left, she’s worn Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, Ann Taylor’s Event Collection, and Michael Kors. Amazing, right? So, what’s the ultimate look of her New York rendezvous? Tell us by voting in the poll. More
The Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing and lower Manhattan is filled with stars celebrating the premieres of their latest independent films. Naomi Watts (in Alexander McQueen) and Matt Dillon posed on the red carpet together for Sunlight Jr., co-stars, Zac Efron, Heather Graham (in Stella McCartney), and Dennis Quaid screened At Any Price, and Matthew Bellamy came out to support fiancé Kate Hudson (Jenny Packham) for her new flick The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Click the photo to see more inside the festival’s hottest parties.
As soon as the red carpet rolled up following the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood’s brightest stars hit the party circuit for the all-night festivities! Adele (in Jenny Packham) was all smiles at the Governors Ball, the official after-party held just five floors up from the Oscars stage, posing with the golden statue she nabbed for Best Original Song for “Skyfall.” (“Watch the dress!,” she kindly told guests who kept stepping on her train.) Across town, two annual soirees continued their must-see appeal: Vanity Fair’s epic annual bash heated up with Jennifer Aniston, who posed with legendary designer Valentino Garavani, and Elton John’s 21st annual viewing party, which included guests like Heidi Klum (in Julien MacDonald), also raised money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “I love that Elton gets all these people out every year, and he makes a fun night into a very important night,” Klum told InStyle.com. “He’s raised more than $300 million dollars since 1992, and people show up!”
See more of the biggest parties of Oscars weekend in the gallery!
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The Academy Awards are not only a huge night for those nominated, but also for the designers who dress them! During New York Fashion Week, we asked designers to tell us which gowns from their fall 2013 collections they’d love to see on the Oscars’ red carpet, and all of them were quick to give us their top picks. “I’m sure any designer would love to have a great Oscars moment!” Christian Siriano told InStyle.com when we caught up with him backstage at his show. “There are so many actresses that I love and support.” Indeed! Click through to see the exact gowns Siriano, plus (from left to right) Zac Posen, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, and more picked—and keep your eyes on our red carpet coverage, starting this Sunday at 6 pm, to see what Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and all the other nominees choose to wear for their big night!