Roksanda Ilincic Ryedale Dress


Catherine wore Roksanda Ilincic ‘Ryedale’ Yellow Colour-Block Dress in April 2014, when she arrived in Australia for a royal tour. She again wore the dress to Wimbledon in 2016. The £900 gold-yellow dress was a sartorial nod to the host country as gold and green are Australia’s national colours.

 Roksanda Ilincic 'Ryedale' wool-crepe dress
Roksanda Ilincic ‘Ryedale’ wool-crepe dress

Designed by London-based Serbian designer, Roksanda Ilincic, the dress was a customised version of the designer’s ‘Ryedale’ ivory wool-crepe dress giving it square neckline and fitted sleeves and reversed colour block making yellow the dominant colour.  Catherine’s dress was rendered in a sunshine yellow with ivory block accents. During the tour, Catherine told the reporters, “William said I look like a banana” since then dress was famously known as Banana Dress.

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Catherine brought the dress back in June 2020 when she sent a thank you message to the front line workers of Australia.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Banana Dress to send a message to frontline workers in Australia
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