We have several updates to share, and then our look at pieces by familiar Duchess designers that really stood out in 2016. First, the additions to Kate’s Calendar:
Last week we covered the many new designers the Duchess wore in 2016. Today we look at styles from designers and retailers Kate has worn previously that packed a punch in 2016. This group is composed of looks that made a distinct style statement for the Duchess, or perhaps prompted a “wow” upon the first glimpse. It is not a list of designs that I liked, rather, pieces that reflect a change in direction for Kate or a look that simply showed Kate’s self-confidence and ease in her role.
Our first ensemble in this category is the set of ‘Delphia’ separates by Temperley London worn to a party at the British High Commissioner’s House during the India tour. At 99.99% of the formal functions Kate attends we see her wearing dresses and evening gowns. As best I recall the Duchess hasn’t done separates for a formal occasion, and certainly not any with a cropped top. This was a step in a different direction for Kate, indicative of her willingness to take more risks with her wardrobe; it was a choice that worked very well. The lighter weight fabric was ideal for the climate, and the intricate embroidery was perfect for the occasion.
Kate opted for a sweater from a new brand for this evening’s special King’s Lynn Cub Scout Pack meeting.
The meeting celebrated the Cub Scouts 100th anniversary.