Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Catherine Walker – Passchendaele Commemorations

It would appear that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s style mantra for her Belgium trip is “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” as she wore her second coat dress in a neutral hue in so many days.

While she wore a Catherine Walker piece on this occasion, the silhouette, pearl/poppy brooch and suede pumps remain the same.

The McQueen look felt modern in comparison to this look which drastically ages her from the design to the colouring.

I’m also not a fan of the heart-shaped embroidery for its unfortunately placement.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends The Passchendaele Commemorations in Alexander McQueen

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge returned to her classically elegant sartorial march to attend a ceremony marking the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele in Ypres, Belgium on Sunday (July 30).

If this creamy white Alexander McQueen coatdress looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same look she wore two years ago.

However, here she commemorated the occasion with the red poppy pin and pearl accents. She also wore a different hat, this one from Locke, and a taupe pair of stilettos, all of which worked in concert to add a slightly different, respectful polish to the look.

We can always be sure that Catherine will carry the height of sophistication while being assuredly appropriate, and that’s exactly what she delivered here.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Markus Lupfer & Emilia Wickstead – Royal Germany Visit Day 2 & 3

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continued making the rounds—and the wardrobe changes—during Day 2 of her royal visit to Germany on Wednesday (July 20).

Claerchens Ballhaus’ Reception: With her Prada scalloped sandals fast becoming a new favourite for the Duchess, she paired them with a Markus Lupfer Pre-Fall 2017 dress that likewise provided a less structured, more laid-back silhouette. I love her step towards elegant edginess in this artsy print, with a metal belt rounding it out.

Maritime Museum: We will be more familiar with this style of look from Catherine, in which she relied on one of her go-to designers, Emilia Wickstead, for this bespoke frock. The ladylike profile of the structured dress and swing skirt will always be an impeccable look for her—no matter how many times we see it. She did explore a new, exuberant palette in this bright lavender shade partnered with a contrasting red clutch.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen & Jenny Packham – Germany Royal Visit Day 2

Continuing her royal tour of Germany on Thursday (July 20), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended The Queen’s Birthday Party before visiting the German Cancer Research Institute.

The Queen’s Birthday Party
: Whilst in Berlin, she was party-ready in an Alexander McQueen off-the-shoulder dress styled with Simone Rocha earrings. The colour was vibrant on her, but I also loved this new casual, flowing silhouette on her; it invoked charming charisma and a bohemian spirit. Plus, those Prada wave, scalloped sandals were a far better choice with this frock than her favoured pumps of old.

German Cancer Research Institute
: Speaking of vibrant, so too was this sunny, yellow Jenny Packham design; its ladylike silhouette very much in keeping with Catherine’s go-to style. She accessorised with Oscar de la Renta earrings, an Alexander McQueen suede clutch, and Monsoon nude wedges, as an equally bright yellow sandal may have been too much to expect.

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Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge starts her royal tour of Germany in Catherine Walker

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved on to the second leg of their royal tour today (July 19), departing from Warsaw, Poland, to head to Berlin in Germany.

With children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in tow, the family looked adorable in co-ordinating blue outfits as they departed the plane.

The coat dress was back with Catherine wearing a Catherine Walker cornflower blue piece which was very chic, simple and event appropriate.

After opting for sandals the day before, the Duchess teamed the ensemble with her favourite Gianvito Rossi pumps and a Jimmy Choo ‘Vivienne’ clutch.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Erdem – Poland State Visit Day 2

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were out attending engagements in Gdansk, a port city on the Baltic coast of Poland, on the second day of the royal tour today (18 July).

Looking every inch an English rose, Catherine wore a top and matching skirt by Erdem, which is one of her go-to brands during royal tours.

If Catherine was a celebrity, I would be wondering if she’d switched stylists, as the – very subtle changes – in her style since Wimbledon have certainly put a spring in her step.

Not only is she looking much younger (with the glosser, shorter tresses), but much less frumpy and by her standards – more adventurous with her styling opting for Stuart Weitzman ‘NearlyNude’ patent-leather sandals and a clutch by Polish brand Etui.

Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude patent-leather sandals

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen & Gosia Baczyńska – Poland Official Visit

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has been on an official visit in Poland, where her new lease on style has followed her from England to Warsaw.

Warsaw Rising Museum: Arriving on Monday (July 17), she visited the Warsaw Rising Museum in an Alexander McQueen peplum suit that was lovely on its own accord. But, can we take a moment and appreciate the candy-apple-red Jenny Packham clutch and the sassier rendition of Gianvito Rossi nude pumps, each of which enhanced the fresh appeal of this classic look.

Queen’s Birthday Garden Party: I love how Catherine paid homage to her hosts with this bespoke dress from Polish designer Gosia Baczyńska. Perfect for a modern garden party, it had timeless appeal in its black-and-white palette and ladylike tea length whilst also offering an artistic edge. Pearls and a Prada clutch, not to mention yet another variation on Gianvito Rossi (ankle-strap!) heels completed the look with classic flourish.

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