Monday, January 10, 2011

Wedding Kate: Velvet & Sheer

Kate Middleton and some of the young royals were seen out and about this weekend at the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton. While William was busy being an usher (and driving himself to the reception) Kate hung out with future in-laws like Prince Harry.

Kate has taken quite a bit of flak in the press for the sheer panel on her black dress and for the fact that she wore black at all. The sheer doesn't bother us, future princess or not, and neither does the black. Maybe it's a cultural thing, but who doesn't wear black to weddings? The boring, however, does bug. Something about the whole outfit just makes us want to close our eyes and...What?! Oh! Sorry...we must have dozed off there for a second.

As we were saying, even with the risque panel and the addition of velvet (such a very hot fabric this season) the outfit doesn't wow. We do like Kate wearing up-and-coming designers, though. The only thing we loooved about this outfit were those kicky purple shoes with bows on top (and clutch to match). And usually the shoes are the one part of Kate's outfits we don't really care for (they tend to be pretty staid and, dare we say, boring).

The Libélula silk velvet Dulwich frock coat that Kate wore was held together by a sparkly pin. Designed by Sophie Cranston, who has previously worked under Alexander McQueen and another Kate favorite Alice Temperley, the Dulwich coat is sold for £310.

The sheer dress that caused such a stir is an oldie, one that Kate also wore to Peter Phillips' wedding to Autumn Kelly (that time under a pink blazer). The dress is designed by Issa. Kate is quite well known for recycling pieces, pairing them with other things and making whole new outfits. You know, like us regular people do.

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