Any fans of the Duchess of Cambridge here?!?! If you’ve been watching her closely, you’ll know that Kate Middleton has some undisputed signature looks.
#1 That blue Issa London dress
This sapphire blue, gathered-front dress which Kate wore for the engagement quickly became a fashion ‘must-have’ so much so that the dress was sold out in London within 2 days of the Duchess wearing this piece. This must be the dress where all started; the “Kate” effect. The dress also sold out quickly after it became available on Net-a-porter. Within days, Tesco sold a similar version, it sold out within an hour! Such was the charm of the Duchess.
#2 That Alexander McQueen wedding dress
Ah… the fairytale wedding which broadcasted live in many countries… how can we forget Kate in this dress? From then on, Kate was spotted in conservative dresses (no sleeveless, no tube, no halter) but still looking lovely and stunning as always.
#3 That red Alexander McQueen dress
Other than the dresses she was spotted in on significant days (engagement and wedding), this is probably this most memorable and stunning look on Kate. After all, red is meant to be eye-catching, right? It seems that the original version of this Alexander Mcqueen dress is shorter and sleeveless. The designer “modestified” this dress for Kate, making it slightly longer, spotting long sleeves and altered to a flattering boatneck style.
L-R: Kim Kardashian, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kate Middleton in similar red dress from Alexander Mcqueen
Although TV star Kim Kardashian & ‘The X Factor’ (previous season) judge Tulisa Contostavlos wore this dress previously but it was not until the Duchess of Cambridge’s feature, that put this dress in the limelight. This dress is from McQueen’s pre-fall 2011 collection and retails for £1,195 (S$2,390/US$2k) Now you can own this style too – at a mere fraction of the price on Ministry of Retail online fashion store!
Featuring boat neckline (closer to the customised version on the Duchess), 3/4 sleeves (made more bearable for the humid weather but packed with princess power nevertheless), lovely pleats and the classic cut.
Take your pick – Stunning red for glamorous red carpet worthy moments. Pair it with nude heels (p.s: Kate Middleton paired hers with L.K. Bennett heels just in case you want to know) and an elegant golden brooch for the touch of glamour. If red is not your colour or dare not venture into the “red” area yet, opt for the classic black. Be it for dinner, events, work or just heading out, this dress is sure to make heads turn and for the right reason too!
Available in sizes S-XXL, grab your ‘Duchess Glamour Dress‘ now!