Sep 242012
 

Hello once again, we now have the promised poll looking at less formal styles worn by Kate on the just concluded Jubilee Tour. We structured things in two polls to try and keep this from being an excessively lengthy post, following are the daytime looks, the voting for those styles worn primarily to dressier, ‘invite only’ events is here.

Here we go with the less formal looks.

Singapore Jenny Packham Silk de Gournay – The first look in Singapore for Kate was by one of her go-to designers, Jenny Packham. Kate’s dress for airport welcoming ceremonies and Botanic Gardens visit was pale pink, showcasing hand-painted orchids, a kimono inspired neckline/waist detailing, as well as three-quarter sleeves.

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Singapore Alexander McQueen White Eyelet (Broderie Anglaise) suit – Kate started the day on Wednesday the 12th in a custom piece by Alexander McQueen for an appearance at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, as well as the Rolls Royce Factory, the two-piece look had a fitted top with cuffed short sleeves, a deep vee neck, self belt and full skirt.

Gardens by the Bay Facebook/Rebecca English The Daily Mail

Raoul separates: Queenstown, Singapore – For Kate’s next activities on Wednesday she changed from the white McQueen into a Singaporean brand, Raoul. Both pieces featured a red and black cube print on ivory silk, the Tara top is now sold out, while the skirt remains available, it has a black waistband with a hidden side zip fastening.

Splash News/Rebecca English The Daily Mail & Mail Online

Jenny Packham, Singapore War Memorial, Hospis Malaysia Speech – On Thursday the 13th, Kate returned to Jenny Packham for another bespoke frock, this one for the couple’s visit to the Kranji War Memorial. The dress featured a button front bodice, lace overlay on the bodice and sleeves, a full, pleated skirt, done in a duck egg blue color.

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Beulah London Malaysia Mosque visit, Chamber Lunch – Kate went for another bespoke piece on the 14th, by a label she likes, Beulah London. She wore the Sabitri, the custom version of Beulah’s Blossom dress (now available in limited numbers) in a lustrous silk, with Beulah’s billowing signature sleeves, button front, pintucks and self belt.

Splash News/Beulah London/Carly Watson ITV Twitter/Splash

Casual Look Sabah, Malaysia Borneo Rainforest Hike – Kate was casual for the couple’s visit to Danum Valley on Saturday (the 15th), it is located in Sabah, one of two Malaysian states in Borneo. That made sense, she and William were spending much of the day exploring the rainforest. Kate’s top has been shown to be an older season Zara piece and the boots are by Brasher (for more on the blouse & boots, our post is here), the trousers remain unidentified.

UK in Malaysia Facebook/Sunshine Su Lin Twitter/Samantha P. Siow Twitter

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Departure – This is the dress (tough to see, I know) wore for the departure ceremonies as the couple left Malaysia for the Solomon Islands. As noted in the post, Kate has previously worn the pink and navy (or black) print dress in 2002, again in 2005, many have noted it has the signature elements of a DVF wrap dress, a style we know the Duchess is fond of.

Honaria Arrival Jonathan Saunders – Kate selected Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders for the next Tour dress, choosing his Evelyn dress. The piece was another diplomatic nod to the host country, the dress colors are very similar to those found in the Solomon Islands flag. The Evelyn is a cotton/viscose blend, with short sleeves, a self-belt to cinch in the waist, side pockets and a veed back neckline.

Splash News/Rebecca English The Daily Mail, Mail Online/Simon Perry People Magazine

Honiara, Solomon Islands Jaeger Dress – For a busy day in the Solomon Islands’ capital city, Honiara, Kate wore a sunny yellow Jaeger dress. The dress was knee length in 100% cotton, with cap sleeves, a button front, shirt collar, fitted top, full skirt, and a self belt Kate tied in a vertical position as opposed to the more standard horizontal bows we see.

World Vision/Jaeger/Rebecca English, The Daily Mail-Mail Online

Flight to Marapa, trip to Tavanipupu Mulberry Navy Blue – Kate returned to what became a significant element in Tour dresses, a frock of broderie anglaise (or eyelet) fabric, this one by Mulberry. The knee-length dress is sleeveless, with a defined waistline, full skirt and zipper back, in Mulberry’s ‘midnight blue’. It is from the label’s Resort 2012 collection.

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Honiara Airport, Yellow Independent Dressmaker – For the couple’s return flight from Tavanipupu and flight to Tuvalu Kate was in another yellow dress, this one described as “primrose yellow” by St. James’s Palace. The above knee length piece was also in broderie anglaise material, with a boat neckline, full short sleeves that were unlined and self belted waistline.

Rebecca English, The Daily Mail-Mail Online/James Whatling, Splash News-Corbis

Brisbane Airport #1, Project D Penelope Dress – Kate went with a Project D dress for the first portion of the long trip home, the ‘Penelope’ features a fold-down collar, cuffed short sleeves, box pleats and an invisible zipper on the front.

Splash News/My-Wardrobe.com

Brisbane Airport #2 Casual Look – Kate switched out of her dress and into more casual attire for yet another long flight, donning her skinny jeans, white jumper knit top, and brightly colored Temperley scarf, in the Lotus Leopard print ($385).

Brisbane Airport Facebook Page

I’m also thinking about one last poll with accessories, jewelery, etc.,….thoughts?

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Sep 232012
 

Hello and greetings, we are back with the polls we promised on Kate’s Tour looks. But first, an apology to those receiving an email an erroneous post on the topic, that was a finger hitting “publish” when I meant to hit “save”.

In an effort to keep this from being one endless scroll we have divided the dresses into two polls, the daytime looks and those styles worn primarily to dressier, ‘invite only’ events. We begin with Kate’s ‘party frocks,’ for lack of a more descriptive term.

Singapore State Dinner – Kate’s first dressier style was worn on Tuesday the 11th, for a State Dinner hosted by the President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, at the Istana, his residence. The Duchess chose a dress by Singapore-born designer Prabal Gurung. The wool-silk blend dress featured a dramatic print, bateau neckline, three-quarter sleeves, and a concealed zipper.

PHOTOS: James Whatling/Splash News

Singapore Eden Hall Reception – For Wednesday night’s reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner’s residence, Kate changed into Erdem. The Duchess opted for a modified version of a piece from the designer’s spring collection in silk chiffon with a pleated skirt, exposed back and flyaway sleeves.

PHOTOS: James Whatling/Splash News

State Dinner Malaysia, Bespoke Alexander McQueen: Kate’s creamy white dress featured a sheer overlay with gold lame embroidery bordering the sleeves, neckline and center of the gown. Other elements included an empire waist, shirred white fabric at the bust, short, sheer sleeves and a full, flowing skirt. In another wise bit of fashion diplomacy, the glittering gold embroidery was done in the shape of a hibiscus, the official flower of Malaysia. This may have been the most-discussed dress of the Tour, it seemed to have a polarizing effect.

James Whatling Splash News/Mark Large PA Wire

Kuala Lumpur Tea Party – Kate chose an elegant dress by Alice Temperley for tea at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur. This frock is from the designer’s fall 2012 collection, it features that exquisite white embroidery contrasting with an almost Wedgwood blue lining, bateau neckline, flared skirt and sheer three quarter sleeves. Kate remained in the dress while traveling to Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah, Malaysia, she remained in the dress for the welcoming ceremonies there.

Arthur Edwards-The Sun-PA Wire/Rebecca English, The Daily Mail/Mail Online

Solomon Islands, Governor General’s Banquet TAV Pacific Dress – Many will recall the lushly colored dress Kate ultimately wore to the evening’s events was *not* what was packed for the function; instead she wore a dress given to her as a welcoming gift. It was an off-the-shoulder piece with multiple tiers and batik print showcasing a design of flowers, fish, and vines; it is by TAV Pacific NZ.

Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Tuvalu Dinner – Kate returned to ALICE by Temperley, wearing the label’s Beatrice gown for the function hosted by Tuvalu’s Governor General at Vaiaku Falekaupule, the town hall. The Beatrice has a vintage feel, reminiscent in some respects of the frocks worn in the late 1960s and 70s, the embroidery at the neckline, sleeves, center of the dress and hem add to that sense. It is viscose chiffon with a polyester lining, polished gold buttons, banded elbow length sleeves and what is called a scarf neckline.

Arthur Edwards-PA Wire/Temperley London/Arthur Edwards-PA Wire

We’ll also be posting a separate poll shortly with the less formal dresses Kate wore on the Tour. Many thanks in advance to everyone who votes!

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