The Duchess of Cambridge attended the NATO leaders’ reception held by The Queen at Buckingham Palace last week. Kate was dressed in a bright green frock, which at this stage still remains unidentified.
The Duchess was reported to be wearing an Emilia Wickstead design, but there has been some debate that it may actually be an Alexander McQueen design. The bright emerald green dress has high button neck with centre hidden button placket, long sleeves with three button cuffs, what appears to be either a paper bag waist or belted waist line with an a-line midi length skirt with some pleats throughout the skirt. Try either of these dresses to get Kate’s look for less. Purchase here and here.
The peak ruched shoulders and paper bag waist on Kate’s dress would lend itself more toward a McQueen design, which we often see as part of the McQueen designs that the Duchess opts for. Think back to the the rose-coloured McQueen dress worn to her sister Pippa’s wedding with ruched shoulders, the bubblegum pink McQueen dress for Trooping the Colour 2017 with paper bag waist, and the magenta McQueen dress for Princess Eugenie’s wedding which featured both ruched shoulder and paper bag waist detailing.
The emerald green of this dress suits Kate perfectly and is a colour we saw her favour very early on when she first married Prince William in the DVF ‘Maja’ dress and Mulberry ‘Peace and Love’ dress.
Kate accessorised with her diamond drop earrings on loan from The Queen. They are a diamond flower stud with diamond drop loop.
We did not get to see Kate’s shoes, perhaps she wore her Oscar de la Renta ‘Cabrina’ silver sparkly heels or her Emmy London Rebecca ‘Greenery Pump’ in suede. Black is also an option for a polished look, but the earrings point to something a bit fancier!
We have plenty of options for you to emulate Kate’s style here: