After a busy day in the North East Kate ended up spending some time out and about last night, heading to a Mayfair club with William.
The Duke and Duchess were at Loulou’s, an upscale nightspot in London. The private club only opened in July, it has rapidly become a very hot spot. Also on hand, Pippa Middleton, Princess Eugenie and other friends. More from the Daily Mail’s story:
They arrived unexpectedly – ‘Nobody knew they were coming and then at 10pm they were swept in through a back door. They stayed for about couple of hours,’ an insider told MailOnline.
Kate’s sister Pippa was also at the event, and was seen leaving with a friend in a taxi at around 2.30am after a night catching up with her sibling.
This is one of those rare occasions when I wish there were more photos available, I very much like the looks of the coat. The best we can share is that it is a dress coat with long sleeves, pocket detailing I can’t clearly see and a fringed or ruched/ruffled front placket.Â It seems the buttons or snaps may be hidden, with possibly one large visible button at the throat. The image below has been treated in an attempt to better show some of the detailing, although it doesn’t appear the effort was very successful.
The dress seen underneath the coat is also black, many have suggested it is the same black dress worn under her aubergine coat on Christmas Day at Sandringham.
The piece has a draped tulip-style hem at the front. It is definitely not the Issa Black Silk short-sleeve frock worn for shopping just before her wedding, although that dress *has* been reissued, the hemline is different. Nor do I think it is the Reiss Lorna Wrap, shown below (no longer available).
Kate’s dress appears to have ruching or gathers near the side seams, the Lorna doesn’t have that detailing.Â Additionally, the overlapping portion of the hemline on her dress is more dramatically angled than that on either of the garments mentioned above.Â Another suggestion is the Temperley Simonette, many believed Kate was in this dress on Christmas Day.
It is really difficult to tell given the limited photographs available. There is also a Simonette skirt, and the frock also came in cream, I am posting this one to better show the detailing.
The Duchess accessorized with her black suede clutch and black pumps.
We were not able to get a good look at her earrings. Should we learn anything more about the items under discussion we’ll update posthaste.
From what I have seen it was a sleek, classic look. The coat is especially appealing, the lines and minimal embellishment looked very elegant on Kate.
- For a gallery with photos of the Loulou’s interiors, click here.
- The Daily Mail story with more photos is here