As mentioned in our previous post about Kate’s McQueen/Treacy styles for Trooping the Colour, the Duchess had a busy calendar today, this afternoon she and her sister Pippa attended the wedding of close friends Sam Waley-Cohen and Bella Ballin.
Unless we’re mistaken, everything Kate wore has been seen previously. Kate went for a simple satin sheath in black and white, topped by the hat worn for this morning’s ceremonies.
She was understated and chic, ideal for a June wedding, especially when one doesn’t want to detract from the bride. (Unfortunately, it was not Pippa’s finest fashion moment, her coat didn’t appear to fit properly and it seemed there was a lot going on with her ensemble, a rare miss for Kate’s sister.)
We believe she is wearing the same Links of London earrings worn Thursday night at the ARK dinner, the Effervescence Bubble Earrings are still available on the US website, but we can no longer locate them on the UK site. The earrings feature tiny lavender iolites at the top, they are $215 USD.
Our eagle-eyed readers and WKW Facebook fans noted this is not the first time we have seen Kate in the satin dress, previously wearing it in 2007 as she left the Boujis Nightclub.
Nor do we believe it is the first appearance for the black court shoes, they look to be the same pair worn when William and Kate met the President and Mrs. Obama. If not the identical pair, they are very similar, we continue the hunt for the maker. Kate’s clutch has also been seen previously, most recently at that same meeting with the Obamas.
It is the Anya Hindmarch Maud silk clutch in black, below we show the bag in ivory.
Here is how the bag is described on the website:
“A classically styled frame clutch available in a range of luxurious satin fabrics with embroidered initials. Features twist closure with stone embellishment and is fully suede lined.”
It is no longer available, but one can sign up for a waiting list for the bespoke version of the bag at the Hindmarch website.
All in all it was a subdued yet stylish look for the Duchess, surely sensitive to the attention that would be directed toward her, wanting to ensure that focus remained on the star of the day, the bride.