I’ve been lacking in updates here for a while (thanks to my hectic work schedule and unusual work demands), but I’m here now and I’ve got some great posts lined up for the next few days.
To start off, I want to update you on Kate’s latest appearance, because her choice of outfit has received some mixed reviews. At a reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace this past week, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, impressed journalists with her emerald green full pleated shirt dress by Mulberry.
Kate’s dress is an interesting colour, described by Mulberry as a “cabbage” colour and includes peace & love signs woven into the fabric. The dress is 100% silk, includes a belt, and can be yours for £1400 or $2200 USD!! (it’s currently available on the Mulberry website in UK sizes 8 and 10).
But to be honest, I don’t know why anyone would want to pay any amount for this particular dress. I’m not crazy about it at all. I mean, Kate looks gorgeous as always, but I think this particular dress is nothing special at all. Unfortunately I think the Mirror has it wrong this time, as they characterize Kate’s choice of dress here “her most trend-led yet” and “her chicest dress to date”. Not only do I disagree, but a whole lot of people from the Get What Kate Wore facebook page think the same thing. In a poll I conducted, the majority of people believe that while Kate’s green pleated shirt dress by Mulberry is not horrible, it’s nothing special and they as individuals would never wear it themselves! There were also a few people who thought the dress was absolutely horrible and a bad style pick by Kate this time around!
No idea why she picked this dress. Maybe the colour? She does look good in green. Someone mentioned the possibility that Mulberry simply gave Kate the dress, yet I’m not too sure about that. There’s been talk that Kate actually refuses to accept clothes from any designers (including free clothes!). Plus, if she accepted clothes sent to her by designers, why do we see her out shopping all the time?
Anyways, besides Kate’s dress, Kate’s feelings about the past several months since her wedding to Prince William also made it out of that press reception. According to the media, Kate told a journalist from the Jewish News the following:
“I would like to thank all your readers for all their wonderful support this year”
“It’s amazing to think that the wedding was just seven months ago. So much has happened since then”
Awaiting Kate’s next appearance…hopefully whatever she wears will make up for this one!
You tell me, was Kate’s cabbage coloured pleated shirt dress a hit or a miss?