The Duchess changed into the dress midday, above we show her upon arrival in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Here is how the dress is described online:
This sleeveless scoop-neck dress features grosgrain banding and ruching at the waist. Vertical grosgrain banding at hidden back zip. Vertical banding at sides. Serged edges at neckline and at arm openings. Lined at skirt.
The dress is an acetate/polyester blend, not a fabric that breathes well at all, but Kate looked quite comfortable, it must not be an issue. The dress did come in different colors, and was available at La Garconne in the print, however that version is also sold out. Kate Middleton Style blog also shows the dress in gold, that color may still be available.
Today’s choices mark a return to the high street, originally this piece retailed at $425, it was deeply discounted at sites we checked this afternoon before it sold out, averaging $215. Here is a better look at the frock from the back.
Today’s choice was also a return to a designer the Duchess likes, some may remember she wore the Joseph Nessie Tweed jacket to Epsom in early June.
Kate carried the same bag today that she had at Epsom, the LK Bennett Natalie Clutch, £140/$225 (approximately).
The Natalie is out of stock, but it seems you can put your name on a waiting list, click the link above to visit the page. We also saw a familiar pair of earrings, the Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings from Links of London.
Some readers may recall seeing Kate using these to accessorize her stunning Jenny Packham evening gown at the ARK charity dinner (more on that here) in early June. The earrings are shown as being available ($215) on the US Links of London site, we do not see them on the UK site.
Two mysteries remain from today’s look, the first, Kate’s jacket. It may be difficult to see in these images, but the tweed jacket is a soft salmon color, with white/peach checked material on the placket and cuffs on the three-quarter sleeves.
Media traveling with the tour say that officials had no information to share on the jacket, it was a ‘personal item’ from Kate’s closet. Our guess is that she has had the jacket for some time; while all of your super sleuths spent hours trying to determine its origins, we were not able to do so. However, we have had two emails from individuals who say they were at the airport today, and overheard someone compliment Kate on the jacket, and then ask who made it; according to both emails she responded that it was by Chanel.
The other unknown item is the pair of shoes the Duchess changed into for the afternoon and early evening. We don’t have a good photo of them, but can share that the wise eyes at Kate Middleton Style blog think they may be the Rupert Sanderson Winona Pump.
We have nary a clue about the shoes, and won’t until we see a much better photo of Kate’s shoes.
That wraps up our look at today’s second ensemble from the Duchess, we will continue to search for information on the necklace she is wearing, we know there is a great deal of interest in that piece. A good place to visit is Diana’s Jewels, Ayvee is also cataloging some of Kate’s jewelry, she has already put together an amazing collection of photos with splendid information.
We leave you with this evening’s “Picture That Has Nothing To Do With Kate’s Clothing,” we love the excitement in the childrens’ eyes as they meet Prince William.