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What Kate Wore Friday & Saturday, Updated Appearance Schedule

Many Kate fashion followers know Kate and William were out and about Friday and Saturday, we have updates on what Kate wore. We were fortunate in identifying Kate’s blouse, within moments of photos hitting the internet a top-notch royal reporter shared the information on Twitter.

Victoria Arbiter Twitter Feed

With thanks to Victoria Arbiter, the piece is by Ted Baker, Kate wore the Stardy blouse.

Ted Baker ‘Stardy’ Blouse

The piece is sold out, here is how it is described at ASOS:

Long sleeved blouse, Front pleat bib detail, Concealed button fastening, Small stand collar, Button fastening on cuffs…”

We do not know what skirt Kate may have been wearing (we’re dubious about her wearing trousers), but will update if we learn more.


William and Kate were also out and about on Saturday, attending a wedding in Suffolk, Kate’s Marlborough College friend Hannah Gillingham married Robert Carter.

Scoot on over to Pop Sugar to see the fab photos by ace royal photographers Mark Stewart and Niraj Tanna and then come back to see if you agree with what we think Kate wore.

Everyone recognized Kate’s navy Cecile dress by Erdem Moralioglu, worn during her visit to Canada last summer.

Canadian Heritage/Erdem

Discerning who made Kate’s jacket proved to be a bit of a challenge, but the super sleuths on the WKW Facebook page were undaunted.  Janet Scheid and Kate Middle sorted out the mystery, the jacket is identical to Erdem’s Tigan jacket, minus the bright houndstooth trim at collar, cuffs and hem.

Matches Fashion

If you look closely at the photos from Saturday (check #14) you can see the bright trim has been replaced with lace trim matching the lace in Kate’s dress.  Here is more on the box-cut jacket:

This navy silk-blend jacket is collarless, has a round-neck and long sleeves … wide hem and cuff trim and a red, purple and pink signature floral-print silk lining.

82% polyester, 18% silk. Tweed: 35% cotton, 25% polyester, 17% polyamide, 13% viscose, 10% acrylic. Lining: 100% silk.

Kate’s bespoke piece retained the “large button centre-front fastening,” this item remains available at Matches Fashion, selling at $1266.

Kate added a belt to the ensemble, we thank eagle-eyed Kimberly Berna Slack for discovering the belt, we’re fortunate to benefit from her research skills on the WKW Facebook page.


The Net-a-Porter description:

Command attention in Alexander McQueen’s black glossed-leather waist belt. Wear this gold-studded accessory to add a fashion-forward edge to a crisp white shirt and navy blazer.

Originally the belt sold at $510 and was then discounted to $210, but it is now sold out.

Locating Kate’s hat designer took a little more time, we are lucky that WKW FB friend Taylor shared her belief it is by noted milliner Jane Taylor, her ‘crushed rose cocktail fascinator’.

Jane Taylor

UPDATED: With thanks to Kate Spotter on Facebook, it turns out this is *not* the same hat Kate wore.

Kate completed the ensemble with her Anya Hindmarch Marano clutch, Prada suede pumps and sapphire/diamond earrings.


Good news today for fans of Alice Temperley’s work, the designer is doing a capsule collection for UK retailer John Lewis, more from British Vogue:

The 60-piece collection… features a version of all the signature Temperley pieces that customers have loved over the past decade: from her leopard-print knits and floaty boho dresses, to Victoriana blouses and military jackets.

Here we see Ms. Temperley and two fabric swatches from the upcoming line.

John Lewis

The collection will be called Somerset, it is expected to launch in-store and online September 4. British Vogue reports prices will run “from £29 for a scarf to £1,000 for a sheepskin coat.” Click here for more information on the John Lewis site.

Another designer Kate is fond of, Jenny Packham, has also done a diffusion line with a British retailer, Debenhams, No. 1 Jenny Packham.

Jenny Packham No. 1 for Debenhams via She Finds

There are plenty of Ms. Packham’s party frocks.

In addition to clothing, one will find jewelry, shoes, handbags, hair accessories and more.

Jenny Packham No. 1 for Debenhams

We initially wrote about the collection here, the collection is now available in-store and online.


Calendar notations:

  • Torrential downpours in Europe have prompted cancellation of the Badminton Horse Trials. Kate and William were to watch the event & hand out prizes May 7, this event is off the calendar.
  • We will see Kate and William in their official roles as Olympic Ambassadors on Friday, May 11. The pair will attend the “Our Greatest Team Rises” concerts at Royal Albert Hall.  More on the gala:

For the 3,000 attending guests, Our Greatest Team Rises will be a spectacular night combining fine dining with the best of British entertainment.

The event, which will take place the day after the London 2012 Olympic flame is lit in Greece, is an important fundraiser for the Olympic and Paralympic teams…by attending… ticket holders will play a vital role in helping to support British athletes to succeed at London 2012.

Our Greatest Team Rises

You can learn more about the concert here.

One final note, we updated Thursday’s post to reflect the news that Rebecca Taylor is reissuing the tweed separates Kate wore.

Rebecca Taylor via The Daily Mail

Click here to shop at Rebecca Taylor or see our updated post.

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Sunday 6th of May 2012

Someone else's wedding does not demand a new dress. Moreover, being "extraordinary" via one's wardrobe in an austerity economy is not a good move. That dress is just fine for a wedding. Even a princess doesn't need to wear something new for every single event. She's much better off if she doesn't.


Wednesday 9th of May 2012

Lili, the Duchess is a princess - austerity economy aside, we have to pay a hefty sum for her body and police guards. The cost of a new dress for a WEDDING is a mere drop in the ocean in comparison. I said a new dress for a wedding - not a new dress every day.


Friday 4th of May 2012

I just can't believe she wore that dress to a wedding. A wedding needs a new dress. She is a princess what is she doing wearing a dress she wore on her Canadian tour to a wedding? Her dressing needs to become "extraordinary" - she is far too ordinary.. If I lived life in a gold fish bowl with body guards and police guard surrounding me continually, had all my freedom taken from me and had the press writing about everything I did and everything I wore I would at least wear a new dress to every wedding. And a far more stylish dress than that one. Oh no!


Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

Do you think since the "our great team" event is black tie we may get a tiara sighting?! Or maybe I'm being to hopeful!


Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

That's actually a really interesting question, Sarah! I don't know the protocol for wearing a crown or tiara. I was actually just wondering if the Queen would wear a crown during the Olympics festivities, too.

Does anyone else know?


Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

Loving your work as always Susan :-)

Do you think Kate had the jacket made at the same time she got the dress, for the Canada tour? I do - I think we would've seen the jacket on her in Canada if the weather had been cooler - IIRC she spent a fair amount of her time in the dress outside... And what great foresight on Kate's part to have a matching jacket made, so she could rewear the dress in the cooler climes of UK!


Wednesday 2nd of May 2012

This is weird but I had this feeling that for the next wedding she will attend she will be that Erdem dress! yay :D. I thought the jacket she had was the Rebecca Taylor tweed one she wore on Thursday... but oh well.

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