Recently, public appearances made by Kate Middleton have seen the Duchess opt for pieces that she has worn previously. And, while we applaud Kate for finding new ways to wear the clothes that she already has in her wardrobe, Kate-watchers were getting impatient for her to wear something new.
When she stepped out in a bespoke dress by London-based Erdem, observers of her style were in raptures. The ice blue shift dress features rose embroidery, three-quarter sleeves and a soft picture collar.
Kate wore two lace dresses by Erdem during her tour in North America. And while the designer is reluctant to discuss working with Kate, his representative had this to say this morning: Of course Erdem is super-happy that their relationship continues, but it isn't something he can comment on.
The Duchess teamed the dress with an Alexander McQueen clutch, Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings and a Jane Corbett hat.
Meanwhile, yesterday, in Windsor for the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle, she was back to her wear-again policy in the same Alexander McQueen coat that she wore at last years Trooping the Colour.