William and Kate attended a wedding today in the idyllic setting of Ewelme, in Oxfordshire. Their good friends, William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene were married, Royal photographer Mark Stewart reports that William was an usher, so Kate came to the wedding with friends.
Kate had on much the same ensemble today as what she wore to the Warner Brothers Studio event on April 26, seen below.
This is the dress prompting debate as to whether it was Topshop’s Polka Dot Skater Dress (now sold out with the exception of isolated petite sizes)…
… or the brand’s Florence maternity dress, also sold out.
After loads of input via comments on the original post, Facebook comments, and via email, it looks like Kate is wearing the Florence. While I am a seamstress, I’ve not worn maternity apparel and it makes sense to listen to those with more experience on the topic.
The only other polka dot Topshop dress I found in any range of sizes is a piece that is much longer, the Penny Spot Midi Dress (on sale for $50). There is a polka dot maternity piece available, the Maternity Spot Shirt ($76), it also comes in standard sizing.
As mentioned, Kate paired the dress with her Ralph Lauren jacket from several years ago.
She also carried her black clutch and Episode ‘Angel’ pumps.
The Duchess did wear a smart new fascinator, we don’t know the maker yet, and will update if we do learn more about the piece.
UPDATED: The kind folks at Vivien Sheriff messaged me Tuesday to let me know Kate was wearing a piece they created.
Our next item involves Kate wearing a different brand of shoes. There have been multiple posts on Twitter this past week by people who say they have seen Kate out and about in Anglesey. One such tweet was posted Friday by Matt Steele, he even noted the brand of footwear Kate was wearing.
The brand originated in Spain, the shoes are made in a factory near the small town of Arnedo.
Initially, I was taken aback someone could note a shoe label so easily until the savvy WKW Facebook crew pointed out that it can be easy to spot Flossy, they have a distinctive tag at the heel.Kate might like the pair shown above, they are done in broderie anglaise, or eyelet, a favorite fabric for her. Some say Flossys are akin to the US-based brand TOMS: both brands are made of fabric, lightweight, and easy to slip on and off.
The brand is offered online in the UK, although I can’t see that they ship to the US. Office Shoes offers men’s, women’s & children’s sizes online, and they do ship to the US. Additionally, men’s style are available online at Topman in the US.
Today’s final item involves a garment most recently seen on last year’s Jubilee Tour, worn for Kate and William’s departure from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia. It turns out the piece is by Diane von Furstenberg.
The frock is a classic DVF wrap dress showcasing a rich paisley pattern. Kate has had the dress for more than a decade however, she wore it to a party at St. Andrews in 2002, and again in 2005 for dinner with Prince William, a photo of the latter instance can be seen here.
The dress is 100% silk in a v-neck style with self-belt. There is pink piping at the cuffs of the three-quarter sleeves, pockets, collar, and vertical front seaming detail. I believe the identification was made almost simultaneously by eBay Sellers CopyKate and Logman, many thanks to Franciele for sharing this information.
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