Friday, May 18, 2012

Kate Wears Pink Emilia Wickstead Dress for Jubilee Lunch

At the Queen's Jubilee lunch the British royal family welcomed brethren from dozens of countries at a chic lunch at Windsor Castle.  The Duchess of Cambridge looked pretty in pink in an Emilia Wickstead coat dress paired with the pink satin Prada square-toed heels and clutch that we've seen before. Kate completed her accessories with diamond earrings and a new leaf-shaped brooch. The Wickstead piece was made-to-measure and based on the designer's Alice design. Kate's version had longer sleeves and a longer hemline on the pleated skirt.

Here's the thing, the Duchess' dress is pretty, classic. We can imagine that at an event celebrating the Queen it would have been inappropriate for Kate to try to outshine the reigning monarch. Still, we can't say we love this outfit, especially the shoes, which we've seen before at the weddings of Peter Phillips and Charlie Savory. The pale colour scheme is also reminiscent of the Joseph dress Kate wore to the private viewing of her wedding exhibit at Buckingham Palace.

We've heard a lot of people praising Princess Charlene in her pale blue satin suit, but we really don't get all the love. Seriously, she looks like Michelle Phillips circa Knots Landing. And those over plumped fish lips? No Charlene, just no.

The Runaway Princess Bride did better for the Jubilee Monarchs Dinner later in the evening. We love this dress on her and the 20s waves in her hair. She looks so much softer and more youthful.

Princess Rania of Jordan, a perennial favourite on this blog, kind of confounds with her daytime outfit. We're definitely on the fence with this one. What do you think?

Marie Claire UK
Glamour UK
Daily Mail UK

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