Yes yes I know The Cambridges are on their Asia tour and there's many a great fashion moment happening right now. I just couldn't help posting about this oldie but goodie.
I think this a dress we have seen Kate wear only once. That was in February 2011 on one of her first royal engagements with Prince Charles. I believe the event was for the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts.
The dress is from the Orla Kiely Autumn Winter 2011 collection. It has a slight scoop neckline with floral applique detail (you can see the close-up below), 3/4 length sleeves, pleated full skirt, and waist bow detail.
My only complaint is that the waistline is a tad high on her - since she does have a long torso - making the dress look just a bit "short" on her with the hemline getting cut just a tad short as well.
Surprisingly I managed to find a repliKate for this unique dress via eShakti, the winter daisy chain dress.
I'll admit right off the bat, it kind of looks like a very shallow imitation. I think if they were going to take the trouble of copying the dress, they could take a bit more care with the details.
But it does imitate exactly what it is supposed to be. It has the same rounded neckline with floral detail, 3/4 length sleeves, pleated skirt, and waist bow detail.
This dress retails for $99.95.
|eShakti - winter daisy chain dress.|