Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards at the ExCeL London yesterday evening, where she presented the lifetime achievement award and the main sports personality of the year awards alongside David Beckham.

This is first public appearance for the Duchess since she was discharged from hospital two weeks ago.

Looking radiant and showcasing a tiny baby bump, the Duchess, who like the other attendees wore British designers, donned an Alexander McQueen gown.

The green crepe wool gown featured bell-sleeves, a v-neck, trompe I’oeil waistband and central slit.

Black Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ pumps, an Asprey button pendant necklace and her bespoke diamond and blue topaz earrings by Kiki McDonough completed her look.

You can buy Catherine’s Alexander McQueen gown in black from

Credit: PA

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23 Responses to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

  1. Jess2 December 18, 2012 at 02:49 #

    Lovely colour and I love the structure of the dress. She looks fantastic.

  2. Nat December 17, 2012 at 18:40 #

    This and the famous Jenny Packman gown prove that she should wear rich colours more often.
    Beautiful look.

  3. Pedro December 17, 2012 at 16:42 #

    She looks gorgeous!

    She can be boring sometimes but i love her so much!

  4. EmmaWoodhouse December 17, 2012 at 15:45 #

    The central split goes too high for my taste but of course the Duchess keeps it classy. I love the forest green color and how statuesque she looks. The shoes are anonymous, but they don’t particularly bother me here. The hair is great as usual.

  5. hero 2012 December 17, 2012 at 15:26 #

    That slit is way too high!!
    I did not like the colour of this gown – its very dull- maybe some gold with it could have brightened it up.

    • Molly December 17, 2012 at 18:57 #

      The slit was especially high when she was walking, there is only a few inches of fabric keeping her from flashing the crowd.
      I like the color of the gown a lot but she wears these deep colors so often, there is nothing refreshing about it.

  6. justme December 17, 2012 at 15:24 #

    I think Beyoncé wore a white, knee-length version of this dress awhile ago.
    I hate to compare but imo, this dress needs to be filled out more. On Kate, it just looks “limp”.
    She’s glowing though 🙂

  7. manja December 17, 2012 at 15:01 #


  8. laura December 17, 2012 at 14:58 #

    I like it but I prefer the shorter version …

  9. d December 17, 2012 at 14:41 #

    beautiful. gotta love kate

  10. silkpathdiary December 17, 2012 at 14:41 #

    I really love how she looked. The dress is perfect: fit, style and colour and I was trying to look for a bump but really couldn’t see anything. Looks like she eased off on the eyeliner too? Besides the usual glossy tresses, I like her long fringe, it softens the front of her hair and is more flattering than the harsh centre parting she used to have.

  11. Yeliz December 17, 2012 at 14:35 #

    I love it! The gown is beautiful and she looks enchanting.

    • Alina December 17, 2012 at 15:08 #

      +1 One of the rare times when I like her look.

      • Christine December 17, 2012 at 15:30 #

        She looks well rested. The gown looks great in green.

  12. LeeAnn December 17, 2012 at 14:33 #

    Why does she kill everything she wears? Would it be too much for her to wear a stunning broach at the waist ? It’s a nice dress but not McQueen by any means.

  13. noo December 17, 2012 at 14:13 #

    it reminds me if her roland mouret dress from a few months back, but i definitely prefer the color of this one!

  14. f December 17, 2012 at 14:10 #


  15. Charlotte December 17, 2012 at 14:09 #

    I like the dress, and the color is great on her. I didn’t notice that she was so tall or is it Beckam who is small ?

    • Fashion Critic December 17, 2012 at 14:26 #

      Beckham is 5 ft 11ins tall, so she is tall

      • LeeAnn December 17, 2012 at 14:34 #

        She is 5 ’10

        • Fashion Critic December 17, 2012 at 14:39 #

          ahh… then its the heels making her look taller than David

          • Charlotte December 17, 2012 at 15:22 #

            I haven’t thought about the heels ! Still she is tall.

            • robert December 18, 2012 at 00:18 #

              She is not 5’10”. She’s 5’8″ and was wearing 5 inch heels.

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