The Duchess wore Diane von Furstenberg for this evening’s Royal Variety Performance.
The event is a glittering affair at the London Palladium.
More from the Daily Mail:
The Duchess of Cambridge looked the picture of health as she and Prince William arrived to watch the Royal Variety Performance for the first time tonight – stopping to shake hands with a rather more casually dressed One Direction.
Glowing in a stunning floor length Diane von Furstenberg lace gown, and her hair in a simple up-do, Kate – who is 16 weeks pregnant – seemed to be showing the tiniest hint of a baby bump as she and William arrived at the London Palladium.
William and Kate were greeted by Harry Styles and One Direction.
A look at Kate’s gown from the side.
It meets most criteria for an evening frock for the Duchess: it has a fitted top/bodice, it has lace, and it also has a full skirt. The dress is a poly/nylon blend, and the lining has a touch of spandex, allowing for a more forgiving fit. The gown is also offered on the DVF UK website, where it remains available in most sizes. (The floor-length gown is not available in black on the DVF US website.)
The full-length gown is also available in navy, we show it at Matches Fashion ($900).
The Zarita is one of the label’s core pieces, offered in a variety of colors and lengths; I counted 13 variations just at the DVF site. Below we show it in the short version in black at DVF ($348). It is also offered at Nordstrom where it is on sale, discounted to $278.
The short dress is on sale at Nordstrom in 3 other colors; grey, ivory and navy.
It is a popular dress, Princess Madeleine wore it in what looks like the navy color back in 2012, click here to see a photo of her in the dress. I can’t tell from the photo if it is the long or short version of the frock. Our thanks to Nica Cornell for letting us know about this.
remains a “UFO” (Unidentified Fashion Object) is a vintage piece by Magid.
A closer look at Kate’s hair and earrings.
And the Kiki McDonough ‘Lola’ blue topaz circle earrings.
With apologies for the brevity of the post, we will be back to suplement it later this evening.