Combining classic pieces stylishly without the look becoming stuffy – a real balancing act that Duchess Kate (almost always) masters effortlessly. At an appearance in London she proved her sense of style again and showed herself in a very special eye-catcher look, optical illusion included.
Looking at the pictures showing Duchess Kate in a check look at her recent appointment in London, the question arises: is it a dress in which Prince William’s wife strides through the corridors of the "Victoria and Albert"Museum, or is it a two-piece after all?
At second glance, it becomes clear that Duchess Kate’s check look is not a stylish pleated skirt and blazer combination, but a cleverly crafted dress. The reason for the optical style tampering is the seam at the top of the skirt, exactly where a blazer would normally end. This provides an optical division of the designer dress by Alessandra Rich (approx. 643 euros) and makes it once again a stylish eye-catcher. The slightly offset houndstooth pattern on the top and bottom of the dress enhances the blazer-and-skirt effect.
Duchess Kate’s check look – all stylish!
In addition, the dress scores with classic details such as collar, button placket and slight A-line fit – the latter should definitely have been a purchase argument for the royal lady, who always falls into comparable cuts. At the same time, it doesn’t look stale or stuffy. How does that work? Sü& puffy sleeves, a plunging neckline and, above all, the red and black color scheme ensure that Duchess Kate’s look stays on the stylish side.
Matching the dress, Kate combined dark accessories: black pumps with gold statement buckle by Jennifer Chamandi London (about 675 euros) and a black Mulberry clutch, also with gold decoration. She also stayed true to the gold look when it came to jewelry and chose chunky creoles as a contrast to her designer look, which can also be shopped for cheap at labels like &OtherStories or Asos. With several fine gold chains, her typical hair waves and a natural make-up Kate rounded off her not so classic museum look.