Dec 062011

Tonight’s Gary Barlow concert in London was a star-studded event, complete with red carpet, royals and quite a few fans.

Once again Kate showed her fondness for lace overlays, she was in a primarily black ensemble for the evening’s events, I think we can comfortably call her frock a mini-dress.

Via Majesty Magazine Twitter Feed

Kate went with Zara’s Lace Tulip Dress, now sold out on both the US and Canadian sites, still available on the UK site in extra small and small sizes.  A tip of the hat to WKW Facebook friend Jennifer and @MrsRegalEyes for quickly locating the dress online.


Made of 100% polyester, the frock retailed at $99.99 stateside, it is selling at £99.99 in the UK.  WKW Facebook friends Ruby and Dress Like a Lady both noted there are also Lace Pants available at Zara.


No doubt many Kate fashion followers noted she switched from nude hose to black tights, that made sense from a sartorial perspective as well as a practical one, it was quite chilly in London this evening. We are still debating the clutch (black suede, small bow) and heels (black suede, probably a 4″ heel, slim platform) Kate wore, we’ll update things here as soon as we have that information.

We reference the solving of a ‘major mystery’ in the post title because we believe the black jacket Kate wore today is the same as that worn the day after the wedding.

PA Wire

PA Wire

Tonight was one of those occasions when media is given information about the designers being worn, they were told the Duchess was wearing “a Zara dress and Ralph Lauren jacket.” When looking at the photos it is obviously the same jacket, this is a garment that was very much a UFO (Unidentified Fashion Object), it’s nice to finally have an answer on the designer. A commenter left a comment this evening saying she purchased the jacket on eBay this afternoon.

Ralph Lauren Jacket as sold on eBay

Interestingly, it is the second time Kate has paired the Ralph Lauren jacket with a Zara frock, Zara made the blue pleated dress she wore when departing Buckingham Palace after the couple’s wedding.

Kate fashion followers will recognize the rest of the Duchess’s ensemble, she wore her sapphire engagement ring, charm bracelet and Kiki McDonough Grace earrings.

Kiki McDonough ‘Grace’ Earrings

No one will be surprised to know that both Prince Charles and Prince William were in navy blue suits, the always astute @MrsRegalEyes noted Camilla was elegant in a chocolate-bronze Anna Valentine outfit, the Duchess of Cornwall previously wore the ensemble to the Pride of Britain Awards.

For those unfamiliar with Mr. Barlow, he is part of Take That, a popular band, as well as a judge of The X Factor.

The Prince’s Trust Facebook Page

In fact, last night and this evening’s concerts are the first solo shows he has done since 1999. Both shows are fundraisers for The Prince’s Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry, Kate was named an official patron of the latter group in October. More specifically, the funds will be used to help those impacted by this summer’s riots, Look to the Stars has more:

The money raised for The Prince’s Trust will support the charity’s UK City Riots Appeal, helping disadvantaged young people from riot-torn areas to rebuild their lives and communities.

The Telegraph

The BBC also has a video story on tonight’s concert.


It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves, William and Kate were clearly ready to have a good time, when the entertainer said “I hope you enjoy tonight and I hope it’s not too loud” William can be heard responding, “The louder the better.”
We want to send out a special “Thank You” to Kate Middleton Style, graciously covering us on the WKW Facebook page while I was out of pocket for the afternoon.