The Duchess of Cambridge Pumped Up an Old Look and Made It Feel Brand New
We've all got dresses designated for specific occasions. You've got your holiday party LBD, your perfect-for-a-wedding cocktail mini, and your long maxi that's fitting for the beach or a Spring picnic. Kate Middleton's stone-embellished Matthew Williamson design? It's her brighten-up-a-crummy-day dress. The first time the duchess showed off the knee-length number was in 2012 at a film premiere — and it was pouring. Now, she's stepping out in the look again at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference, fighting visibly harsh winds in style.
We've got to hand it to Kate, from her flirty peplum waistline to the pop of turquoise on her beaded neckline and sleeves, this eye-catching dress couldn't be smarter for the occasion or the weather. Read on to see how Kate accessorised it twice, then shop for similar styles.