The 9th January marks Kate Middleton’s 31st birthday, and although I was clinging on to the hope that she’d make some kind of public appearance in a beautiful birthday gown, it turns out that the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a quiet night in with her Prince at their home in Anglesey instead.
Now, having no clue as to what she’s decided to wear to mark the occasion, (I really am disappointed that I can’t play the copy her birthday look game!) I’ll have to celebrate the Duchess’ birthday in a different way…by imaging what she wore and trying to steal that look instead! So, here comes three of my favourite gowns that the Duchess has worn in the past, as to inspire our own occasion wardrobes.
Look One: Black Lace
I love the Temperley black lace dress that she wore to the War Horse premiere in London’s Leicester Square, and 1) it’s currently on sale with a 30% reduction at Net-A-Porter, – you can snap it up for £2,030 rather than its usual price tag of £2,900.
Alternatively, in order to adhere to the Duchess’ lace theme, you could opt for 2) Paul & Joes’ black Saindoux Lace-Overlay Houndstooth dress, which is also currently reduced from £640 to £320 at Net-A-Porter. Or, try out 3) ASOS’ elegant drop waist lace dress for £55.
Look Two: Oriental Vibe
Earlier last year, Kate dined with the President, Tony Tan Keng Yam, whilst touring Asia, dressed in a purple and cream patterned dress from the Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Get the gorgeous oriental feel yourself with 1) Ted Baker’s Botanical Print shift dress on sale for £90 instead of £129 at ASOS. Then, just like Kate did, team the dress with a simple, yet oh so versatile black clutch, like 2) Accessorize’s Amy Clutch, which retails at £25.
Nobody wears a white dress like the Duchess, and one my favourites (bar that wedding dress, of course!) was her floor length white Roland Mouret gown from his 2009 collection. Now, that dress’ revealing split leg detail would even make Angelina jealous! I’ve spied that 1) Alessandra Rich has an amazing 40% off its white Silk Crepe de Chine maxi dress on Net-A-Porter, – £672, down from £1,120, and although this number doesn’t feature a leg split, add a sparkly clutch, like 2) Accessorize’s silver Amy Clutch, £25, and you’ll nail the look all of the same!