Kate Middleton stuns in flattering green belted dress that couldn’t be more different from her usual style

Kate Middleton’s green dress showcased her flair for fashion forward looks and the monochrome outfit is one we won’t forget in a hurry…

Kate Middleton's belted dress stuns at the Design Museum on May 04
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Kate Middleton's green dress wowed at her latest engagement and was in many ways a dramatic departure from her usual timelessly elegant style.

As a senior member of the extended Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at London’s Design Museum on May 4th to undertake a very special engagement on behalf of the Queen. Back in 2018, the Queen made her first visit to London Fashion Week and the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was announced and presented. 

Since then several other senior royals have presented the award and this year it was Kate Middleton who had the honor of naming Saul Nash as the 2022 winner.  The award was started in recognition of the fashion industry’s role in society and in order to spotlight young talented designers who are making a difference either in terms of their sustainable practices or community engagement. 

For this occasion Kate pulled out all the stops and the future Queen Consort, she put her best fashion foot forward with a stunning green dress...

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum

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The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a textured bottle green-toned midi dress complete with a statement gold belt. The dress was designed by Canadian designer Edeline Lee and the eye-catching look included a high neckline and ¾ length sleeves. These were finished with tiny tie details that added a softness that contrasted excitingly with the bold metal of the waist belt. 

Tying in Kate Middleton's green dress choice with her accessories, her large gold earrings might not have had the historic glamor of Queen Elizabeth’s tiaras but they certainly made a statement. They were reportedly designed by Nadia Irena and her deep emerald-green Emmy London heels and bag wonderfully complemented her dress.

Kate Middleton’s glossy hair was kept simple and straight rather than in her usual soft waves and she kept it back and cascading down her shoulders. Though the Duchess’ belted dress is undoubtedly beautiful it’s also all the more exciting given how different it is from many of Kate Middleton’s dresses fans have loved over the years.

Often the Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out in more formal, classic pieces, with a coat dress a firm favorite. In recent months Kate’s ethereal green dress on her and Prince William’s Caribbean tour and the beige jacket-style dress for Kate and Princess Anne’s joint engagement wowed fans.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Saul Nash

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Both have that timeless elegance to them in terms of that more traditional silhouette and design elements. In contrast, Kate Middleton’s green dress could be seen as a little more edgy and trend-led, whilst remaining in keeping with her often-seen color palette of green and blue shades. 

The beautiful look was perfect for the significant occasion which saw Chief Executive, British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush CBE describe Saul Nash as having a “unique way of combining function, tech and tailoring in his design practice”. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!