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Another Day, Another Dress for Kate + Another Casual Ensemble

With apologies for the lateness of our post, we take a look at Day Six of the Royal Tour, the Duke and Duchess are visiting Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Kate chose a dress by Malene Birger for the engagement.  

The couple shortly after arriving in Yellowknife.

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The Duke and Duchess were presented with honorary hockey jerseys.

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Another view. 

Kate declined to take part in the street hockey game, preferring a spectator role.

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Kate once again demonstrating her tree-planting skills.

As mentioned above, the Duchess was in a dress by Malene Birger, a Danish designer known for her clean lines and contemporary styling.  The “Bullet Dress” is described as a ‘linen’ dress in the Clarence House information, but the garment is actually a silk/cotton blend in a ‘linen weave’, a perfect weight for the day.

The frock also features very strong lines on the shoulders, reverse pleats at the waist, three-quarter length sleeves and a contrasting olive waistband. Below we show the dress as it was seen when on sale at Selfridges.

Kate sported her trusty Sledge2 pumps by LK Bennett

And carried the ‘Muse’ clutch by Stuart Weitzman (the style was sold in the US as the ‘Raz’) for Russell and Bromley.

The Duchess wore her Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard bracelet from Tiffany and Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings.

It is wonderful to see Kate trying a new designer, especially one with Ms. Birger’s credentials, although we were taken aback to see a primary garment that didn’t relate specifically to the Canadian or UK fashion scene. We can also see Kate deciding she wanted to mix it up a bit; she did such a good job the online Kate fashion-watching community was absolutely stumped trying to figure out who designed the dress. The Duke and Duchess also sat in on a Youth Parliament session. 

The Duchess looked very pretty, her usually tastefully elegant self.  This was a more-than-solid appearance, no question, but it felt the least inspired of her choices thus far, there wasn’t anything that ‘popped’ in the ensemble. And there’s every likelihood that is precisely how Kate wanted it to be. Later this afternoon William and Kate boarded a floatplane and headed to Blachford Lake.

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As you can see, Kate was in a more casual ensemble, a camp shirt, her Sebago Bela shoes and another pair of jeans.

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The jeans are different from the pair worn yesterday, and the Duchess also sported an interesting leather belt.

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We will work on specifics for you regarding the skinny jeans, shirt, and belt, with its intriguing embellishment.

Both photos ©Canadian Heritage

Both photos ©Canadian Heritage

BTW, we would declare this our least inspired post at this point of the tour, we can only imagine how exhausting the trip is for everyone involved, especially those ‘on parade,’ Kate and William.


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Kate walton

Tuesday 26th of July 2011 have just received stock of the By Malene Birger Bullet dress (as seen on Kate Middleton) Look here:


Tuesday 29th of November 2011

The Bullet dress is for sale on ebay but alas, not in my size! It is a size 8 ;(


Thursday 14th of July 2011

does anyone know what shoes she's wearing? they're amazing!

Duchesss of Ginger

Wednesday 6th of July 2011

Loving the bullet dress.


Wednesday 6th of July 2011

It would be great to see this all mapped out in the end, laying out each item and what she wore with what. I think we could learn a lot about how to pack from Kate. Navy and neutrals with a shot of red. Keep it simple and flexible. So smart!


Wednesday 6th of July 2011

Catherine is doing a great job. I'm not so sure about some of her outfits - like the trousers today; wrinkly round the knees (a look I can do so well :D). I think she has looked smarter/prettier/more elegantly dressed before and just after she was married. I feel a little disappointed with some of the outfits she has worn.

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