Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kate Middleton Plants a Tree July 2, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of Rideau Hall to plant a tree wearing a grey Kensington dress by Catherine Walker. The dress was very fitted, with a v-neck in front and back, and an elegantly cut collar. She accessorized with a Hobbs clutch and Tabitha Simmons heels. Earrings were the Hope Egg Earrings (teardrop dangle sterling silver with pave set white topaz) - the same ones worn in the offical engagement photos by Mario Testino.

I like this dress, but it's very simple and plain. I would have loved to see a pearl necklace, or some bright bangle bracelets to jazz the look up just a little. Kate needs to remember that she's not just dressing to keep warm, but to represent Queen and country. Thousands of people turn out on a royal tour just to get a glimpse of the Duchess, and to give them a little bling -- it doesn't have to be expensive, just slightly eye-catching -- is not immodest, but called for.

Verdict: B

(image courtesy Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press)

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