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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are finally back in business. After a short hiatus for the summer holiday, the couple have ramped up their work engagement for the autumn.
Last week, Kate Middleton wore a power outfit to visit to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire to meet and chat the personnel who have been helping Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
And yesterday, she was even more glam to host a reception at what appears to be Buckingham Palace, to celebrate her book project, Hold Still, which comprises photographs taken by people around the UK in lockdown.
For the occasion, the Duchess looked elegant in a cream midi dress by Self-Portrait, which features a belted bouclé blazer top, and a pleated skirt finished off with a lace hem.
SELF-PORTRAIT Belted lace-trim bouclé and chiffon tailored dress, £400 at MATCHESFASHION
The considered silhouette of Self-Portrait’s cream dress reflects founder Han Chong’s training at Central Saint Martins. It’s crafted from bouclé with a tailored double-breasted bodice and notch lapels complemented by a belted waist and pleated chiffon midi skirt, then trimmed with net lace for an ethereal finish.
You can pre-order the dress now from the Self-Portrait site for £400, and it’ll be available in sizes 4 to 14 from early November. It also comes in a chic sleeveless version, which is available now.
Kate accessorised her look with gold and pearl chandelier earrings, and whilst we can’t see the shoes in the pictures, which were posted on The Cambridges’ Instagram page, they might well have been cream pumps to match the look.
It would be the perfect dress for a winter wedding, should any brides-to-be be reading this.