The Duchess’s garden celebration style & gown Poll Results

We are back with the results of the preliminary preferred Daywear gown poll as well as two quick polls looking at last year’s a lot more formal frocks as well as the coatdresses worn by the Duchess. however first, I believed a look at Kate’s garden celebration ensembles would be fun.

We begin with the Duchess’s very first garden celebration at Buckingham Palace in 2012. 

Kate wore a gown by Emilia Wickstead for the may 29th event.

A version of the ‘Alice’ style, the piece showcased a fitted bodice, squared neckline, long sleeves, inset waistband, as well as a full, pleated skirt. The off-center closure on the bodice utilized snaps as well as hooks/eyes.  The gown was worn to the Sovereigns’ Luncheon just a few weeks before this function. 

The Duchess wore her double-drop pearl earrings as well as a new hat by Jane Corbett. 

The chapeau was worn once again for Trooping the Colour in 2013.  

Kate likewise accessorized with her Sledge Pumps ($206, currently on sale) as well as Natalie Clutch, both by LK Bennett. 

The Duchess wore Emilia Wickstead once again at a may 22, 2013 garden party. 

She was in a modified version of the designer’s “Marella” coat, named after Italian socialite as well as art collector Marella Agnelli, née Princess Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto. The silk coat featured an abstract yellow as well as white pattern, three-quarter length sleeves, as well as a collarless neckline; it was from the S/S 2013 collection.

Kate repeated a Jane Corbett hat very first seen at Order of the Garter in 2012 (below right).

She carried her fifth Avenue Clutch as well as Park Avenue Pumps, both items by Russell & Bromley.

And it looked like she wore her Annoushka Pearl Drops suspended from her Kiki McDonough Diamond Hoops. 

The complying with year brought one more repeat when Kate attended a June 2014 Buckingham Palace garden party.  

The knee-length gown showcased exquisite lace atop a white or ivory base, long sleeves, a modified boat neckline. The color was referred to by lots of different names, including nude, beige, gold, caramel, eggshell, blush pink, as well as others. (I call it ‘champagne.’)  The gown was very first worn for the 2012 Jubilee national service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral (shown below left).

The Duchess wore a new hat by Jane Corbett that was designed particularly to go with this dress, as well as her Annoushka Pearl Drops hanging from her Kiki McDonough Hoops. She likewise carried her Russell & Bromley fifth Avenue clutch.

After much discussion as well as emailing, it appeared the Duchess wore Russell as well as Bromley’s 5th Avenue heels.

The next time the Duchess attended a garden celebration was may 24, 2016. 

She repeated a bespoke style by Alexander McQueen featuring several folds placed asymmetrically on the front, a round neckline, peplum, as well as full skirt. lots of promptly recognized the look, as it was at first worn for Prince George’s christening in October 2013.  

The Duchess accessorized with the exact same hat worn at George’s christening, the ‘Georgie’ style by Jane Taylor.

She accessorized with her Nina Clutch ($250) by LK Bennett as well as her Gianvito Rossi pumps, along with the Annoushka Pearl Drops/Kiki McDonough Hoops.

Kate attended one more garden celebration in 2016, heading to Northern Ireland in June for that event.

Kate was in a coat she wore as early as 2006; it was by Day Birger et Mikkelsen, a Danish brand.  This was at least the fifth time the Duchess was seen in the garment. It was made of brocade material with a subtle gold paisley pattern; it likewise features a single-breasted silhouette with flap pockets, off-center three-button fastening, as well as princess seams.    

Lady Carrickfergus (as she is titled in Northern Ireland) accessorized with a new hat by Lock as well as Company, the Morning increased Perching Hat.

She brought back her Nina Clutch as well as Fern pumps, both by LK Bennett.

She wore the Irish Guards’ Shamrock Brooch as well as new earrings that were a customized version of Kiki McDonough’s Eden Diamond flower decrease Earrings, with citrines instead of lemon quartz stones.

For a may 2017 garden party, the Duchess brought back a Christoper Kane coat. 

The fitted style was a bespoke piece, crafted of an ice-blue eau de nil satin. It featured several gores front as well as back, with four panels per side. There was likewise a covered front placket, vertical front pockets, a self-belt, as well as notched lapels. 

The Duchess was in a hat by John Lock as well as Co., the wonderful Delight style.

Kate very first wore the style in 2012 for the Opening ceremony of the London Games as well as then once again in June of 2014 for Order of the Garter ceremonies. You can see the Lock & business hat is a repeat from that 2014 Garter ensemble.

At the garden party, Kate accessorized with a vintage clutch as well as her Gianvito Rossi praline pumps. 

She likewise had on the Blue Topaz as well as Diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough that we very first saw her wear in Luxembourg just a few weeks before the party.

Most recently, we saw Kate in pink Alexander McQueen at a may 2019 garden party. 

(This will be repetitive, as we just featured the ensemble in a fashion flashback last week.) The double-breasted style hits at the knee as well as has extremely somewhat raised shoulders, pleats at the front as well as back, as well as flaps at the hips. The piece is likewise featured in one of the polls below.

Kate’s hat was by Juliette Botterill.

She wore the Collingwood diamond as well as pearl decrease earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. 

The Duchess likewise had on her Gianvito Rossi suede pumps in the praline colorway as well as she carried her Loeffler Randall clutch. 

Of seven ensembles, all however two featured repeat designs.  three were Alexander McQueen designs, two were by Emilia Wickstead, as well as three were in the’neutral’ color variety – ivory, cream, champagne, while two were pink.

Do you have a preferred garden celebration look? just for fun, right here is a quick poll on the Duchess’s garden celebration style.  

preferred garden celebration Look

2012 – Pink Pleated Emilia Wickstead ‘Alice’ Dress

2013 – Yellow Emilia Wickstead “Marella” Coat

2014 – Champagne Lace McQueen Dress

2016 – cream Alexander McQueen Ruffles

2016 – Belfast, Day Birger et Mikkelsen Coat

2017 – Christopher Kane Icy Blue Coat

2019 – Pink Alexander McQueen Coatdress


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Now for results of the preliminary round of preferred new Day gown voting. You may recall we divided the dresses into two groups since there were so many. right here are results from the preliminary round of voting.

As the numbers above show, in the very first group the yellow Alexander McQueen gown worn for Trooping the Colour in June took very first location as well as the Alessandra rich seen at a may Bletchley Park engagement was second, garnering the majority of the 3000+ votes. In the second group of dresses, the Emilia Wickstead from the 2019 Gentleman’s Singles final at Wimbledon was your favorite, followed by one more Wickstead design, this one seen at the launch of the national Emergencies depend on in November. 

These four dresses will be part of a new poll that will likewise have your preferred ‘dressy dress’ from last year as well as your preferred 2019 coatdress. 

Let’s step now to our evaluation of those a lot more formal styles; we have just four to consider.  The very first is from February when the Duke as well as Duchess attended a reception in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

Kate wore the Metallic Lurex Midi style by Missoni. Described as being “whisper-weight,” the gown was made of a rayon/cupro/polyester blend fabric, with a metallic sheen.  style elements included a fitted bodice with a v-neck, sheer sleeves, a pleated midi-length skirt with a “slim-fitting slip.” 

The next gown in our poll was worn at the Chelsea flower show in may as well as just featured in our look at Kate’s Chelsea flower show ensembles last week.

The Erdem ‘Sheba Floral Gown’ was made of a cotton-silk voile material in a floral print. It showcased what is described as “Victorian influence” as well as a high neck embellished with white crocheted lace that you see utilized throughout the dress. The garment had several tiers accented by raw-edge ruffle trim, long sleeves, as well as a concealed back zipper.   

When attending Royal Ascot in June, the Duchess debuted a new designer, Elie Saab.  While technically separates, this seemed to fit much better in this category. I believe the look would skew the separates poll to come, as those styles are much a lot more casual.

Kate wore a bespoke version of the designer’s Macramé Pussy Bow top ($1625), crafted of a cotton/poly/silk blend fabric. It has a relaxed fit, button front, as well as partial lining. The Embroidered Tulle Skirt ($3100) is done in matching tulle material with embroidered dots; it has an A-line silhouette as well as it is lined. 

At an October 1st engagement at the Aga Khan Centre, the Duchess was in a gown that was part of a collaborative collection from Aross woman as well as Soler London.

The Amanda style ($556) was made of silk georgette in a maxi-length. It featured a round neckline with gathers, elasticated waist, self-belt, sheer sleeves, as well as cuffs with tie fasteners that produce a blouson effect. completely lined, the gown did not have a zipper however slipped on over the head. now it’s time to vote! 

preferred 2019 ‘Dressy’ gown (Poll Closed)

Blue Elie Saab Separates – Royal Ascot  40.12%  (1,029 votes)  

Minty eco-friendly Missoni – Ireland  31.5%  (808 votes)  

Turquoise Aross Girl/Soler – Aga Khan center  23.12%  (593 votes)  

Floral Print Erdem Maxi – Chelsea flower show  5.26%  (135 votes)  

  overall Votes: 2,565

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One of the things that became evident when reviewing all of Kate’s ensembles from last year is that there was a decrease in the number of coatdresses she wore.  right here is our quick review. When attending the annual Anzac Day service in April the Duchess wore Catherine Walker.

Similar to the brand’s ‘Amber’ style, the peacock blue garment had a funnel-style collar, full-length sleeves, as well as a hemline that hits mid-knee.

For a may garden celebration at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess was in a pink coatdress by Alexander McQueen. 

The piece is double-breasted, with a extremely somewhat raised shoulder, pleats at the front as well as back, as well as a full skirt.

We saw one more Catherine Walker coatdress at last year’s Order of the Garter service.

The ‘Liza’ style is described by the brand as “A contemporary take on a ’50’s look, this coatdress in ivory wool crepe has copped jacket ‘panels’ edged in fine black lace.” other style elements included an oversized collar, button front, as well as self-covered buttons.
Now it’s time to vote! 

preferred 2019 Coatdress (Poll Closed)

Peacock Blue Catherine Walker – Anzac Day service  46.04%  (1,135 votes)  

White Catherine Walker – Order of the Garter  30.87%  (761 votes)  

Pink Alexander McQueen – Buckingham Palace garden celebration  23.08%  (569 votes)  

  overall Votes: 2,465

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Again, the top finisher in each of these two new polls will be included in a poll with the four dresses from the preferred Daywear gown poll. 


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