Kate made it two Tory Burch dresses for the day when she wore this gown for a private dinner with the King and Queen of Bhutan.
From the Net-a-Porter product description:
Tory Burch’s tulle gown is intricately embroidered with retro-inspired florals in shades of sky-blue, orange, green and brown.
You really can’t see much of the back in this photo but you get a sense of the slits on the sides of the dress.
Below, a better look at the bodice and neckline, as well as a tight shot of the fabric. Tory Burch describes the fabric this way:
The pattern creates beautiful highs and lows in the fabric, lending a multi-dimensional quality to the look. A slit neckline — embellished with tiny flame-shaped charms — and sheer bracelet sleeves give this brilliant top a statement finish.
Here is an even closer view of the neckline embellishment, the Net-a-Porter description points out that “The red bead embellishments mean there’s no need for a necklace.” .
The dress is from the designer’s Resort 2016 line, included as part of the runway collection. The majority of resort collections do not involve actual runway shows; buyers, media and other interested parties are sent photographs and background information about the collections. There are two other pieces in the material that are part of the resort group, the Floral Mesh Dress ($895) and Floral Mesh Tunic ($595), although the length isn’t terribly tunic-like.
We haven’t been able to identify the shawl or wrap Kate has on; there have been a number of leads but they lead to dead ends.
This evening the Duchess wore the same earrings she had on when arriving in Bhutan mid-morning; they have not yet been identified. (Neither of these shots is particularly flattering but you can see the earrings quite well.)
There aren’t any other or better photographs of Kate in the dress.
UPDATE APR 16: Kate’s stole is said to be by Pickett London; a retailer specializing in “handmade luxury goods.” Zambuni, Pickett’s PR firm, tweeted the news Friday.
Kate’s piece is the Basket Weave Pashmina Stole.
The stole is a cashmere/silk blend, handmade in Nepal. It retails at £275, about $400.
There is a side benefit to licensing these images: we have a look at Kate’s black suede sandals from another angle.
A look tonight at Kate’s shoes from the side and from the front and it’s obvious she is wearing the same style worn on Monday.
Bergdorf is sold out of the sandals, but I discovered they are also referred to as the Sisely sandal. A quick search using that name showed them in stock at Matches in quite a few sizes. They even came in a beautiful blue but it looks like that color is out of stock.
In case you missed our earlier post, it covers Kate’s different looks prior to this evening’s dinner dress. And you can find out why Kate has this expression on her face.
We will see you Friday bright and early.
FRIDAY APRIL 15: BHUTAN
- Paro Taktsang hike: Kate and William will hike for 5 to 6 hours until they reach Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger’s Nest monastery.
- Reception: The final event in Bhutan is a reception with “British nationals and Bhutanese people with strong links to the UK.”
Some may recall