Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge pulled not one but two major sartorial tour de forces.
First, she had everyone talking about her affordable high-street trousers as she visited the Henry Fawcett Centre in London, and then she turned heads while attending an event at an evening do at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Catherine opted for a pretty black dress by Alexander McQueen, with a black sash, tiered skirt and delicate floral motif, and her hair looked great flowing over her shoulders.
The reason the dress might ring a bell is because it’s not the first time the Duchess has worn it. She was first spotted wearing it at the 2017 BAFTAs.
However there is one slight difference between the two: the sleeves. At the BAFTAs, they were off the shoulders, but last night, she had cap sleeves.
It’s obviously unlikely Kate would’ve bought a whole new dress, so she probably just had a seamstress add in the sleeves from spare fabric, or simply took it back to the store to have it tweaked.
It’s a small change that makes a big difference, and what a great way to add a fresh new spin on an old dress, don’t you agree?
We’re taking note in any case.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made it clear that she has no problem re-wearing all sorts of items from her wardrobe. Just a few days ago, at the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey, she wore a Catherine Walker coat dress she’d previously been seen in on a tour of New Zealand.
It’s great to see that although Catherine has a wealth of stylists at her disposal, she still returns to the pieces she knows and loves!
FROM: Marie Claire, our sister site. Written by Penny Goldstone.