The Duchess of Cambridge's Lace Dress Is Just as Dreamy as Her Gowns
While last night's state banquet was a formal affair — Kate was dressed in a long gown and the Lotus tiara — today's events called for a shorter hemline. But that doesn't mean the duchess looked any less elegant than usual when she stepped out in a Dolce & Gabbana guipure design.
Kate chose the lace number to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife, and actor Jackie Chan. Practicing their signature style move, William matched his plum printed tie to Kate's deep-purple dress. Kate provided subtle contrast to her look with cranberry suede accessories, including a clutch and pumps, and she finished her outfit with diamond drop earrings and her sapphire engagement ring.
But we've got all eyes on the foundation of Kate's look — that high-neck cocktail number we'd wear to any upcoming party. Read on to see Kate work it from a few different angles, then shop it below!