On 16th November 2010, when Prince William of Wales introduced his absolutely gorgeous fiancée to the world, the Royal watching community got a style icon that it was waiting for almost 1 and a half-decade. Catherine gave the fashion and style world a boost with a royal touch that was dubbed as “Kate Effect”. The style of the Princess of Wales was defined as elegant and comfortable. She is demure and sophisticated and influences millions of women on a daily basis with her down-to-earth personality.
From high street Issa to Alexander McQueen’s tailored outfits, Catherine carries every single piece with an internal grace that reflects whenever she steps out. With natural elegance and an extraordinary ability to balance the classic and the contemporary in her outfits, The Princess of Wales is a true style icon and inspiration. On this page, we are looking at her style evolution which has gone more elegant and classic with each year and picking out some of the iconic moments of Royal Style Journey.
To launch her much-awaited Early year’s campaign – Shaping Us, The Princess of Wales chose a Red outfit. The Princess of Wales was wearing an Alexander McQueen Asymmetric blazer with matching red Alexander McQueen Narrow Bootcut Trousers in Welsh Red, Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ Red pumps, Chalk Jewelry Florance Earrings, Miu Miu Bow-embellished Bag and of course, her Annoushka Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring, Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring, and Welsh Gold Wedding Band were not missing as always.
When the Princess of Wales arrived in the USA after almost 8 years, she was determined to charm the Americans. and she started with a powerful look that featured an Alexander McQueen suit, Ralph Lauren Collection Cashmere Turtleneck, Croc-effect belt, Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede pumps and Lady Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond Earrings.
The Princess of Wales, Catherine, looked lovely in a white gown when she arrived for the first State Banquet hosted by King Charles III in the honour of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Princess of Wales wore a white Jenny Packham Elspeth gown, Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara, Lady Diana’s Diamond and Pearl Earrings, her GCVO regalia, Bentley and Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch, Alexander McQueen Clutch, Princess Diana’s four-strand Pearl Bracelet and Gianvito Rossi Rania 105 embellished pumps.
The Princess of Wales chose a stunning and equally elegant outfit for the first state visit of the new era of the British Royal Family. The Princess of Wales wore a plum-shade Emilia Wickstead coat dress, Sean Barratt hat, Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings, The Prince of Wales Feathers Brooch, Mulberry Bayswater Clutch, UFo Gloves, and Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ Burgundy pumps.
Since coming back from the COVID lockdown, we have seen a change in The Princess of Wales’s signature work look. She prefers a long coat with a matching toned blouse paired with dark-coloured trousers. Out of all of her signature work looks, I believe this blue combination she picked in Northern Ireland in October 2022 was one of the most simple but gorgeous. Catherine wore UFO cornflower blue coat, Winser London Silk bow Blouse, blue UFO pants, Missoma Rhodochrosite Gold Mini Pyramid Charm Hoops, navy suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, and DeMillier London The Montreal Nano Bag.
The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was a worldwide ceremony through which the world paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Queen. The new Princess of Wales chose a black Alexander McQueen Coat dress, Sean Barrett Black Veil Hat, Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch, Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ Black pumps, Four Strand Pearl Bracelet, Four Strands Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace, and Queen’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings.
The Ascot 2022 white and brown outfit was a classic and elegant choice from The Duchess of Cambridge. Catherine wore a Polka dot Alessandra Rich dress, Sally-Ann Provan Naeva Boater’s hat, Gianvito Rossi brown suede pumps, Emmy London Suede Clutch, and Princess Diana’s Diamond and Pearl Earrings.
To mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke yellow Emilia Wickstead coat dress, Philip Treacy OC 908 Hat, Queen’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings, Gianvito Rossi Gianvito 105 Bisque Pumps, Forever New Lily Woven Clutch and UFO gloves.
The Duchess of Cambridge presented the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design in May 2022 and wore Edeline Lee Pedernal Dress, Emmy London Green Suede Clutch, Emmy London Green Suede Rebecca Pumps and Nadia Irena Maya Earrings.
The last leg of the 2022 Caribbean tour was The Bahamas. The Duchess of Cambridge wore Phillipa Lepley The Vienna Crossover Gown with Gianvito Rossi Rania 105 embellished pumps, Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra 6 motifs necklace and Lulu Guinness Hayworth Clutch at the reception hosted in the Bahamas.
During her time in Jamaica, The Duchess of Cambridge chose a stunning all-over white outfit for the Military parade. Catherine was wearing a white Alexandar McQueen Lace dress, Philip Treacy White Hat, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond and Pearl Small Earrings, Triple Strand Pearl Bracelet, Emmy London Rebecca Suede pumps and Anya Hindmarch Maud bag.
The Duchess of Cambridge was looking stunning in a sunny and bright yellow outfit when she arrived in Jamaica during the 2022 Caribbean tour. The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a Roksanda Brigitte dress with Aquazzura Cece 105 mm pumps, Salvatore Ferragamo clutch, Sézane Celestes earrings, and Inzzpire 365 She’s Royal Bracelet.
Catherine again wore the dress at the 2022 Wimbledon women’s final. This time she paired the outfit with Gianvito Rossi 105 leather pumps, Kiki Classic Green Amethyst Diamond Earrings, Bvlgari BV8170 Black Cat’s Eye Sunglasses and an LK Bennett Saffron Straw Floppy hat.
In March 2022, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Caribbean for the first time. The Duchess of Cambridge brought many stunning outfits during the tour – one of them was at the evening reception in Belize. Catherine wore a ruby-coloured The Vampire’s Wife Light Sleeper Maxi Dress paired with O’Nitta London Gold Plated earrings, Jimmy Choo Mimi 100 Platinum Metallic Nappa Leather Wrap Around Sandals and carried a white bag with Mayan embroidery.
The Princess of Wales dazzled on the red carpet of James Bond – No Time to Die premiere in September 2021. Catherine was wearing Jenny Packham Elizabeth Gown and Simona Lattice Gown, O’Nitta London Gold Plated Earrings and Aquazzura Fenix 105mm pointed pumps.
Until April 2021, we have seen The Princess of Wales celebrating Royals and Royal Life on almost every different platform – charities, galas, domestic tours, international tours, movie premieres. But April 2021 brought us one of the most heart-breaking Royal event – Death of Prince Philip. Grieving in public life is not easy and royals do not have the option of not looking upto the par even when they are mourning a loved one. And The Princess of Wales stepped up and ensure she is fulfilling that duty with perfection too. Catherine was looking regal in a black Catherine Walker Beau-tie coat with her black Roland Mouret asymmetric neck dress. Giving a silent tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Catherine wore The Queen’s Four Strand Diamond and Pearl Choker Necklace, Queen’s Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings, Jimmy Choo Celeste Velvet Clutch, Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ Black pumps, Black Philip Treacy hat.
The Princess of Wales, the then Duchess of Cambridge, presented the Natural History Museum Wildlife Photography in October 2020. Catherine has always been a style icon but this was one of what we can call a ‘Power Look’. Catherine wore a black Alexander McQueen power suit that has a ‘Leaf’ tailored crepe Tuxedo Jacket and Straight-leg crepe pants. which The Duchess paired with Anderson’s Croc-Effect Leather Belt and her Accessorize UK Pearl Rope Earrings.
In 2020 during the Ireland visit, the Princess (The Duchess of Cambridge) took her fashion and sartorial diplomacy to another level with The Vampire’s Wife Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress that she wore to the reception on the day 1 of the visit.
The Duchess of Cambridge was looking stunning at the 2019 Royal Variety Performance. Catherine was wearing black custom-made lace Alexander McQueen gown with Erdem Floral Hoop Earrings, Jimmy Choo Celeste Velvet Clutch and Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Pumps.
Sartorial Diplomacy is one of Catherine’s forte. And she used it perfectly during the extremely complex but successful Pakistan visit in 2019. The Duchess of Cambridge (The Princess of Wales) chose a stunning Catherine Walker Tunic and Trousers for the arrival in Rawalpindi.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, chose a perfect balance of British and Pakistani labels during the visit. She paired the outfit with Zeen Cream Gleam Clutch, Zeen Beaded Chandelier earrings and Rupert Sanderson Malory Nude Pumps.
At 2019’s Royal Ascot, the Duchess of Cambridge fulfilled a long-due wish of the Royal Fashion watching community. The Princess of Wales finally debuted a piece from Elie Saab. Catherine was wearing a gorgeous Elie Saab Macramé Trim Skirt Top. She paired it with a Philip Treacy hat, Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings, Gianvito Rossi 105 metallic leather pumps and Elie Saab Leather Clutch. The whole outfit was giving vintage elegant vibes.
The Princess of Wales was a dazzling Disney Princess among the showbiz celebs at the 2019 BAFTA wearing a white Alexander McQueen Off Shoulder Gown. The bodice of the Grecian-style dress was figure-hugging with a fitted waistline before flowing into a billowing skirt. It has floral detailing on the shoulder that finished the dress in a true couture style. The Duchess of Cambridge paired the stunning gown with Diana’s Diamond and Pearl Earrings, a diamond quatrefoil bracelet, Alexander McQueen Clutch and Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Silver and Dusk Blue Fireball Glitter Dégradé Fabric Pointy Toe Pumps.
Prince Louis’ birth was the game-changer for the Cambridge family and it showed in the big smile of radiant-looking Catherine at the Christening of Prince Louis. The Duchess of Cambridge chose Alexander McQueen Cream Dress for the christening of Prince Louis. The cream outfit features a fit and flare silhouette with slightly puffed shoulders and a vee-neckline. Paired with Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Studs, Jane Taylor Floral Headband and Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Nude Patent Leather Pumps the look was absolutely suiting the occasion.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess of Wales, was looking absolutely gorgeous in a black Orla Kiely Margaret Viscose Print Smock Bib Dress for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in February 2018. Cut to a flattering figure-skimming fit, the eye-catching floral dress features a High neckline with a soft velvet band to the trim, smock front panel with ruched detailing and soft velvet trim, velvet ribbon collar and invisible zip back opening. Paired with her Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ pumps, Jimmy Choo Celeste Clutch and Kiki Candy Pink Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Drop Earrings the look was definitely eligible to be called Iconic.
Royal Elegance is a long shot for Hollywood Celebs – We Royal Watchers have been saying this thing from the very get-go. And The Duchess of Cambridge proved it with just one appearance – BAFTA 2018. While expecting her third child Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine joined the Duke of Cambridge at the 2018 BAFTA wearing a Jenny Packham Green Gown. The muted green flowing silk gown featuring a black ribbon on the waistline having bow details at the back was based on the Lucerne Belted chiffon Gown from the label’s Pre-Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The £2240 silk chiffon gown had cap sleeves and vee-neckline and zip fastening. The Duchess of Cambridge teamed up the elegant gown with a pair of Emerald and Diamond Earrings and Necklace and a bracelet. Chose her Prada Wavy Cut Suede Pumps with Pretty Ballerinas Bow Clutch.
It was a Princess Mummy moment at the Norway Gala dinner in February 2018. The 6 months-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was looking like a Princess who stepped out of Disney movies. She wore Alexander McQueen blush gown that featured crystal flower embellishment around the neckline. The Highlight of the flowing gown was the cape that gave the gown a soft regal, vintage as well mysterious touch. Catherine paired the gorgeous gown with Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings, Queen’s Wedding Gift Bracelet, and Jimmy Choo Celeste Clutch.
Catherine dazzled at the Spanish State Banquet in July 2017. The Duchess of Cambridge now The Princess of Wales chose a delicate dusty pink Marchesa Dusty Pink Gown. The gown was a different piece from her usual go-to styles. Catherine paired the gown with Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings teamed up with Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara. That night Duchess debuted another royal jewel – the Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace.
For the anticipated tour beginning, The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, wore a bespoke flattering blue coloured Jenny Packham Blue Shift Dress. The collared dress is a classic sheath knee-length dress that has a self-belt, slightly puffed fluted and bracelet-length sleeves, and a concealed zipper a vee at the back neckline.
The Duchess wore the Queen’s platinum and diamond maple leaf brooch, also worn during the 2011 tour. Catherine paired her dress with her G. Collins & Sons Tanzanite Earrings and a Sylvia Fletcher Lock & Co Maple Leaf Hat. Duchess brought back Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ pumps and carried her trench colour Mulberry Bayswater Clutch. Duchess again wore the dress in 2018 for a visit to War Imperial Museum. This time she was carrying a Mulberry Amberley Nude Blush Leather Clutch and wore her Sapphire and Diamond Diana Earrings, Women of The First World War Brooch and Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.
This is my Catheirne’s all-time favourite look. Catherine attended the launch of the Mental Health campaign ‘Heads Together’ in May 2016. The Duchess of Cambridge wore Goat Binky Blouse, Banana Republic Geo Jacquard Midi Skirt, L.K. Bennett Frome Clutch, Rupert Sanderson Malory Pumps, Sapphire and Diamond Diana Earrings, and Cartier Ballon Bleu watch. And of course, her Annoushka Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring, Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring, and Welsh Gold Wedding Band were not missing as always.
In April 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge concluded a very successful India and Bhutan visit. During the India tour, the Royal couple met with Bollywood stars. The Duchess of Cambridge wowed the crowd in a stunning blue outfit from her favourite label – Jenny Packham. She was looking absolutely gorgeous in Jenny Packham Blue Gown paired with a matching Jenny Packham Blue Sequined Clutch and Amrapali Lapis & Diamond Double Oval Drop Earrings. Her sandals remained unidentified at that time but in 2017 we saw her wearing purple Prada Scalloped sandals that looked like a match.
100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner In Aid Of The Art Room
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner In Aid Of The Art Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum on October 27, 2015. Catherine was wearing an Erdem Alouette Printed Silk-Gazar Gown, The Queen Mother’s Sapphire and Diamond Fringe Earrings, a Diamond Art Deco bracelet, Anya Hindmarch Maud Clutch -Blue, and her Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps
China State Visit – 2015
The Duchess of Cambridge Shines in rich red Jenny Packham at the First State Banquet in 2015. The gown features cap sleeves, a sequin and lace bodice, a satin waistband and a full skirt. Catherine wore the Lotus Flower (Papyrus) Tiara, with Queen Mary’s Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet teamed up with Queen’s Wedding Gift Bracelet and Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings. Duchess recycled the bespoke gown for the 2016 December Diplomatic Reception. This time duchess paired the look with Princess Diana’s favourite Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara and diamond earrings on loan from HM.
Singapore State Visit – 2014
The Duchess of Cambridge chose Alexander McQueen Gray Coat for Singapore State Visit. Catherine’s garment is a customized version of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2015 collection. The Box Pleat A-Line coat from spring 2015 featured a fitted bodice, nipped-in waist and full skirt having darts on the front and goes on the back, flared sleeves at the wrist, a chest besom pocket and angled pockets at the hip. She wore the Jane Taylor Lupin Beret last seen on an Australia tour. Duchess finished her look with Kiki McDonough and Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops and black Prada Suede Pumps. She also wore Mappin & Webb Empress Diamond Pendant Necklace.
Prince George’s Christening – 2013
The Duchess of Cambridge chose Alexander McQueen Ivory Coat Dress for today’s christening of Prince George. Catherine’s garment is a customized version of the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 collection. She wore Jane Taylor Georgie Hat made of delicate silk organza rose and classic veiling trim”. Duchess finished her look with Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings and her Russell and Bromley Park Avenue Pumps. The Duchess repeated the outfit for the Garden party in 2016. This time she paired up the dress with a new pair of pumps Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Gianvito 105’ pumps, L.K. Bennett Nina Box Clutch and Kiki McDonough hoop with Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops.
Diamond Jubilee Tea Party Malaysia – 2012
The Duchess wore an ice blue Temperley London Aster Flower Dress for Diamond Jubilee Tea Party during Malaysia Tour. The ‘Ready to Wear’ version of the knee-length Aster Flower dress features a boat neckline, metallic embroidery, sheer sleeves, a flared skirt, three-quarter sheer sleeves and a pure silk lining. Duchess finished her looks with L.K. Bennett Sledge Pumps and Natalie Raffia Clutch.
Private Dinner London – 2012
For the exclusive dinner in London Duchess of Cambridge wore Roland Mouret Lombard Gown with Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Platform Sandals, Beaut Eva Earrings from the vintage style collection and contemporary glittering gold and a white colour vintage clutch. The Duchess repeated the gown for the premiere of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in December 2013. This time Kate accessorized the dress with Zara Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace, Mulberry Bayswater Clutch and Prada Suede Pumps.
Olympic Gala London – 2012
To mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games at Royal Albert Hall in 2012 Duchess of Cambridge chose one of her favourite designer Jenny Packham’s Aspen gowns. The style combines an emerald lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and a pleated skirt, ribbon waisted with crystal and flower embellishment. Duchess carried the matching Jenny Packham Clutch to compliment her look. Duchess wore Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Platform Sandals to finish the look with dangling diamond earrings. The look again made a comeback in November 2018 at the Tusk Conservation Awards paired with Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings.
Diamond Jubilee Boat Procession -2012
The Duchess of Cambridge who has now become The Princess of Wales chose her go-to label for the Boat procession marking Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Duchess wore Alexander McQueen Red Peplum Pleated Dress. The Knee-length dress has full sleeves with a boat neck and pleated frock. Kate wore Lock & Co Red Hat. The Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings and L.K. Bennett Sledge Pumps completed the sombre yet stylish look.
Diamond Jubilee Lunch – 2012
In 2012 for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee church service Duchess wore the slim-fitting champagne lace Alexander McQueen dress, designed by Sarah Burton with a nude empire band. The knee-length dress showcased exquisite lace atop an ivory base, long sleeves, a modified boat neckline, and satin ribbon or sash detailing at the waist. The look was teamed up with Jane Taylor Champagne Hat. The Duchess was in her LK Bennett Sledge pumps and carried Prada’s Pink Satin Logo Box Clutch.
The Duchess recycled the dress in 2014 for the annual garden party. This time Duchess paired the dress with Jane Corbett Hat and pearl earrings with Russell and Bromley 5th Ave Pumps and Russell and Bromley Park Avenue Clutch.
War Horse Premiere – 2012
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the premiere of “War Horse” wearing Alice Temperley’s black lace floor-length Amoret Gown. The style called Amoret showcased French lace with a floral motif atop a nude silk lining, unlined lace sleeves, a snug fit to the hip where the skirt then flares to the floor, waist detailing with a bow, three-quarter sleeves, a deep vee neck and keyhole opening at the back. The duchess paired the look with Pretty Ballerinas Bow Clutch Diamond Deco Earrings and Bracelet. The gown came back again in 2012 for a fundraising night for her former university, St Andrews and then in 2013 for the screening of ground-breaking at the Natural History Museum.
The Sun Military Awards – December 2011
The Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband and brother-in-law for the Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum in December 2011. The evening brought us one of the most stylish evening outfits from Catherine’s wardrobe. The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a black Alexander McQueen Velvet Gown paired with Diamond Deco Earrings, Mascaro Bow Clutch, Mouawad Diamond and Ruby Necklace with a matching bracelet, and Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps.
Wedding of Zara Phillips – 2011
The Duchess of Cambridge was in a low-key yet stylish look for Zara Phillips’ marriage. For the family event, Duchess brought her old tailored pale gold brocade embroidered coat by Day Birger et Mikkelsen that we saw at Laura Bowles’s wedding in 2006. Duchess paired the look with her trusted Sledge Pumps and Natalie Raffia Clutch both from LK Bennet with Diamond Deco Earrings. She finished her look with an asymmetrical wide-brimmed Gina Foster Potato Chip Hat. She again wore the coat in 2016 paired with Lock & Co Morning Rose Perching Hat and Kiki Classic Citrine Cushion & Diamond Earrings.
In July 2011, The Duchess joined Prince William for BAFTA Dinner in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen Lavender Gown. The dress made of light layers of silk and chiffon was belted with crystals. The Duchess of Cambridge finished her looks with a pair of silver platform Jimmy Choo Vamp Glitter Platform Sandals, a Jimmy Choo Ubai clutch and a Diamond Deco Bracelet. She wore Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings.
ARK Gala Dinner -2011
For ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) gala dinner in London in June 2011 The Duchess of Cambridge chose floor-length blush pink rose sequin-embellished gown with crystal and bead detailing by Jenny Packham‘s spring 2011 collection. Duchess paired the stunning Jenny Packham Pearlescent Pink Sequin Gown with links of London earrings and Prada’s Pink Satin Logo Box Clutch and L.K. Bennett Agata Sandals rose colour suede 4 inches heels that feature a back zip.
The Duchess brought back the stunning gown again in 2016 at the dinner hosted in the support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. She repeated the complete look with the exception of earrings. This time Duchess borrowed Diamond Chandelier Earrings earrings from Queen.
On April 29th 2011, the whole world’s eyes on were Westminster Abbey to see Prince William’s beautiful blushing bride and she did not disappoint. The iconic ivory gown was designed by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen.
The ivory satin bodice was padded slightly at the hips and narrowed at the waist, and was inspired by the Victorian tradition of corsetry that is a particular Alexander McQueen hallmark and 1950s fashion. The lace bodice features a V-neck line and long sleeves with incorporated floral motifs cut from machine-made lace, which was then appliquéd onto silk net (tulle) by workers from the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. On the back were 58 buttons of gazar and organza, which fasten using rouleau loops.
The Duchess’s bridal shoes were also designed by Sarah Burton and were made of ivory duchess satin with lace hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Catherine wore diamond earrings – set stylized oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond set drop and a pavé-set diamond acorn in the centre made by Robinson Pelham.
The bride borrowed the Cartier halo tiara from the Queen for her wedding day. Made in 1936 for the Queen Mother by Cartier, from diamonds and platinum, it was passed to the Queen on her 18th birthday in 1944.
Official Engagement photoshoot – 2010
For the official engagement photoshoot by famous photographer Mario Testino, Catherine chose an off-the-rack look. She wore £159 Nannette Style by Reiss that has 3-quarter sleeves, an asymmetric draped neckline, a panelled waistband with side pockets and an overlay on the front skirt with an exposed zipper on the front.
Kate paired the look with links of London white topaz earrings and her sapphire engagement ring. Catherine again wore the dress after her wedding in Canada in July 2011. This time Duchess paired it with Lock & Co Maple Leaf Hat, Anya Hindmarch Fan Bag, Hobbs London Albini Square Cut Court shoe, Asprey 167 Button Necklace and Asprey 167 Button Earrings.
Engagement Announcement – 2010
Commonly known as Kate, Catherine came before millions of people wearing a beautiful silk jersey rich blue wrap dress by British label Issa to announce her engagement in 2010. It was the first iconic and defining moment of her public life.
The most noticeable accessory of the day was her engagement ring. It was Princess Diana of Wales’ engagement ring. The ring created by jeweller ‘Garrard’ consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. Catherine teamed up her engagement ring with a gold and sapphire necklace and earrings from the Elsa Peretti® Cabochon by the Yard collection at Tiffany.
The dress was relaunched in 2012 and it was sold almost immediately online. Unfortunately, the label stopped functioning some years ago. Catherine paired the outfit with her Episode ‘Angel’ Black Suede Platform Court Shoes.