In what may seem as a break in tradition and step away from a lighter spring colour palette, Autumn Phillips – the daughter-in-law of Princess Anne – wore an-all midnight blue outfit to the Easter matins service today at Windsor. In-keeping within her fashion comfort parameters of bespoke tailoring from British luxury designers, Autumn chose a Claire Mischevani dress coat.
Autumn wore a slightly bespoke version of the ‘Navy Belle Coat Dress’, by the increasingly popular Claire Mischevani. The very dark navy dress code almost appears black in some photographic lights, but is definitely not so dark. The collarless coat has peaked shoulders, long sleeves, a hidden front button placard, a fitted waist and a dropped drapey flowing full skirt to the knee.
Autumn has chosen to add a matching fabric, thin, waist-cinching belt to the dress coat instead of the bright red patent belt that is shown on the model, making the overall look more sophisticated and grown-up. Interestingly though, it doesn’t have a buckle, simply a square to the front – it is likely a popper fastening. The coat retails for £995 and you can purchase it here.
The coat features three very ornate oversize pearl beaded floral spray buttons to the waist. The buttons add a very interesting and soft embellished touch to the coat giving a refined edge.
Autumn also choose a green dress coat from the designer with flamboyant leopard silk lining for Christmas day last year.
Julian Garner posted to Instagram that Autumn was wearing a bespoke piece of his. This is unusual as we believe she hasn’t worn one of his hats before. You can see in the edit below various elements that might have influenced Autumn’s hat.
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Autumn carried a Sophia Webster ‘Clara’ clutch in gold glitter, with two-tone metal ball clasp sitting atop an engraved metal plague with the designer’s name. The rectangular shaped hinge clutch has a metallic trimmed edge and optional chain shoulder strap. The choice of clutch added a much-needed break in the darker colour palette of her outfit. Some may think it is strange to carry a glitter clutch during the day but we love this idea, and are all for sparkles whatever time of the day as long as it is done correctly. The clutch retails for £495 which you can purchase here.
In a move almost as predictable as The Duchess of Cambridge choosing a Catherine Walker or McQueen bespoke coat, Autumn Phillips once again chose a pair of suede pumps from her favourite shoe designer Emmy London. At first glance the shoes appear to be the ‘Rebecca’ style, which we know Autumn has in a few different shades, as does The Duchess of Cambridge.
However, these midnight suede pumps are slightly lower heel height with a curved back stiletto heel. We have found the pair that Autumn wore, thought are unsure of the style name at present. They appear to be an older style; we will update if we find anything else.
Compare it to the lower-heeled ‘Olivia’ shoe, currently in stock at £395 here.
Autumn finished her look by accessorising with a pair of very pretty cushion cut halo diamond drops delicately hanging from a pair of hoops.
We loved Autumn’s elegant look today and she always knows how to dress for events immaculately.
You can get Autumn’s look here: