Summer brings many things: warm weather, beach vacations, tan lines, and of course, wedding season. These joyous occasions are always a cause for celebration, but before the cake is cut and wedding bells ring, a great dress to wear to the special event must be found—and we know it’s not easy. Here’s a little inspiration: We rounded up 18 dresses fit for all kinds of weddings, be it daytime, formal, or outdoor nuptials. Click through the gallery to shop the styles, including (from left to right) designs by Tory Burch, Sandro, Tibi and Reiss.
It’s getting cold in London, but Kate Middleton is fully prepared (like always) with some chic outerwear. The Duchess of Cambridge helped launch of the Football Association’s National Football Centre at St. George’s Park on Monday in knee-high black Aquatalia boots and the heather grey Reiss Angel coat from the fall 2010 collection, which she cinched with the brand’s Betony belt. The next day she repeated the look with a different color palette—an aubergine coat by an unnamed independent British designer, a look she first wore last Christmas Day for the royal services. And finally, she partied in London last night (with Pippa!) in all black, including a long, tuxedo-style coat. No one does warm-and-toasty outerwear quite like this princess!
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gave her first public address today—nearly a year after she married Prince William—at EACH’s Treehouse Children’s Hospice in Ipswich, England, an organization that supports children with life-threatening conditions and their families. She began her speech by thanking the crowd and giving a nod to her royal man, who she said would have loved the facility. “A view of his, that I share, is that through teamwork so much can be achieved,” she said. “What you have all achieved here is extraordinary.” For her wardrobe choice, she gravitated toward one of her go-to colors, sapphire blue (it matches her ring), and chose double-breasted dress by Reiss. And it looks like she pulled this one out of her mother’s closet—according to Kate Middleton Style, the dress dates back to 2008, and it was a piece her mother first wore to the Royal Ascot in 2010. Watch her entire speech above, and tell us what you think in the comments!
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The beige Reiss dress Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore to meet President Obama and the First Lady in May is now available in a new version and more colors. While Kate chose the British brand’s “Shola” dress with a square neckline, the updated style is named “Lola” and features the same geometric-cut, only with a V-neckline instead. In addition to the Middleton-approved cappucino color, it is also available in red and blue. Browse the style in the gallery, and shop it for $330 at reissonline.com.
Catherine Middleton’s tour of Canada and California is underway, and the Duchess of Cambridge packed a suitcase full of style moments! That’s why we’re tracking her every outfit change right here. Today, the Duchess celebrated Canada Day in an old favorite—the white Reiss dress she wore in her official engagement photo! Middleton accessorized with a red maple leaf fascinator by Lock & Co’s Sylvia Fletcher, a straw Anya Hindmarch clutch and red pumps. For some extra sparkle, she pinned on Queen Elizabeth’s maple leaf brooch, which she was gifted during her own visit to Canada in 1939!
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Kate Middleton and Prince William stopped by the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs racecourse this weekend, where Middleton continued her bridal style in all white! The Duchess of Cambridge topped off her floaty chiffon Reiss “Peacock” dress ($375, not online) with a structured Joseph jacket and a sparkly clutch and nude patent pumps, both by LK Bennett. Though Middleton stuck to her go-to brands for the outing, she mixed things up a bit by styling her signature long strands into a chignon updo, topping it off with a beige fascinator. This marks one of the only times she went out with the hair up and it looked fabulous! Click “See the Photos” for shots of Kate’s Derby look, plus other royal moments of the weekend!
While the beige bandage dress by Reiss that Catherine Middleton wore to meet President Obama last week sold out immediately on the store’s website, it’s not out of reach just yet. The British retailer announced that it will re-stock the dress! “We expect the dress to arrive within five to six weeks and it will be sold on a first come, first served basis as we cannot guarantee any pre-orders,” the store wrote on its blog. Sign up to get an alert for exactly when the $340 form-fitting item returns to shelves at Reissonline.com/shola.
The white dress Kate Middleton made famous by wearing in her engagement photos with Prince William can be yours starting today. Reiss, the label that created the “Nannette” dress for its collection last year, is reissuing the piece and including it in its spring 2011 lineup for $325. “We have received a tremendous response both in calls and online, and the Nannette will be available online this week,” David Reiss, founder and managing director of Reiss, told InStyle exclusively. “[We] have been inundated with requests.” The company created a Love the Nannette Dress Web page so those interested can register to be alerted when it becomes available online today. For those who would rather see it in person, the dress hits stores February 7th.