Once again Kate goes shows her thrifty nature, opting for recycled style with one of her most notable looks, the Reiss Nanette dress.
Kate’s fascinator wowed the crowds, the Maple Leaves on top are a wonderful way to acknowledge her hosts.
The Nanette is a busy garment with a cascading ruffle down the front, exposed zipper, overlapping petals on the skirt and three-quarter sleeves. As we originally noted in describing the dress, it is unremarkable on the hangar and needs to be tried on to appreciate the detailing.
This is not one our favorite looks, there is simply too much going on. The dress is not terribly flattering and a length that was fine for engagement photos is too short for a Duchess.
Above we see Kate and William at this morning’s Citizenship Ceremony, part of the Canada Day festivities.
If hoping to snag one of these for yourself, it is probably too late: they sold out almost immediately online.
Kate also repeated her earrings, they are from Kiki McDonough’s Grace collection. The ‘new’ jewelry is the enormous diamond Maple Leaf Brooch.
Of course the brooch is not a new piece, the Queen has worn it for decades, starting with a 1951 trip to Canada – when she was Princess Elizabeth.
At this point we aren’t sure about the shoes, and are going to continue to hunt.
UPDATED 8pm EDT 7.1.2011: We believe the Duchess was actually wearing the Albini Square Cut Court Shoe as seen at Hobbs.
The shoe is leather, comes in red or black and
is was very reasonably priced; it is was on sale for Â£54.00, it was originally Â£135.00.Â Unfortunately the shoe is already sold out online.
Thanks to Rose & Nikki on Facebook, blog commenters Nikki & Jessica, Perfect_Sinner, Ella Kay,Â Channii_Middie, TheDuchessStyle and Marina for their kind assistance with this one, with a special tip of the sartorial hat to Kate Middleton Style Blog.