The year 2020 was an unconventional year, but The Duchess of Cambridge emerged in a new light. With a successful artistic project ‘Hold Still 2020‘ and her legacy project ‘Early Years Intervention‘, Catherine stood out. Along with her husband, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duchess was the face of the royal family during the challenging period when Her Majesty The Queen was not able to stay on the front.
On Fashion and Style front, we saw some gorgeous new pieces in her wardrobe. Whether it was her Needle and Thread Aurora Dress or much discussed Simon Rocha earrings, her style was immaculate and impressive. What we love in 2020 was the comeback of many of her early-years numbers. She brought back her red Zara blazer and white and Gold Alexander McQueen from 2012. Her green DVF dress from North-America tour, yellow Roksanda number from 2014 Australia tour, Stella McCartney Ridley Dress were received with great applaud during the year of zoom calls. The biggest comeback was her Reiss Olivia Coat that she was first seen wearing in 2008 at Prince William’s passing out parade.
In 2021, I hope she will continue the spree of her rewears and bring back some other beautiful pieces that we have seen in the past but are waiting for their comeback. Some of the numbers from her wardrobe, that I would like her to bring back are:
Alexander McQueen Champagne Lace Dress: Debuted in 2012 at the at Queen’s Jubilee National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in June 2012, Alexander McQueen Champagne Lace Dress is no doubt one of the most beautiful pieces in Catherine’s wardrobe. The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress second time in June 2014 at Buckingham Palace Garden Party.
Miu Miu Velvet-trimmed double-breasted tartan wool-blend peacoat: The 2017 Christmas coat would be a pretty good winter 2021 choice.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Finella Satin Black Midi Dress: The Duchess of Cambridge owns the dress in black and red. She has worn both pieces two times but I would love to see her bring back either one of the number back in 2021.
Alexander McQueen Black Frayed Dress: Debuted during French visit in 2017, the dress was one of the stunning pieces from her first ever Paris visit. I have always loved the frayed detailing of the dress and how it brought another level of grace and elegance.
Erdem Iman Dress: Most probably the only piece from the Canadian label, that was received by every single Royal Fashion watcher with equal enthusiasm. The tweed dress was the beginning of another era of Royal Style after Catherine’s third maternity leave.
Alexander McQueen Velvet Gown: I am not sure whether the year will bring us any evening event or not, but I am sure The Royal Community will agree unanimously if this gown makes a come back.
Prada floral printed dress: The floral dress was simply gorgeous. One of my most favourite from her wardrobe, I hope to see it sometime during the summer 2021.
Temperley London Green Maxi Dress: The flora lace number was absolutely graceful. The Duchess of Cambridge wore this dress during a National Portrait Gallery Gala.
Emilia Wickstead Yellow Coat: The Duchess of Cambridge has worn this Emilia Wickstead Yellow Coat in 2012 at the Thistle ceremony. The bespoke coat featuring shirt style collar and pleated skirt made a come back again when she landed in Bhutan for an official tour in 2016.
Alexander McQueen Sailor Dress: The dress has a unique and quite beauty to it. Debuted during her very first international tour in 2011, we never saw it again.
Jenny Packham de Gournay Silk Dress: Another summer floral that won every heart at the first appearance. I am sure everyone would love to see this back once again in 2021.
Raey Acid Tree Print Silk Dress: The dress was debuted in 2020, but we never got a chance to see it in full light. Hopefully summer 2021 will bring an opportunity where we see The Duchess of Cambridge wearing this dress again.