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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Recycles Her Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress for Her Bletchley Park Visit

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Recycles Her  Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress for Her Bletchley Park Visit

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was undertaking a solo engagement today (May 14), to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy in Bletchley, England.

Looking as lovely as ever on a gloriously sunny day, the Duchess opted to wear an Alessandra Rich Spring 2018 navy polka-dot dress.

She previously wore the frock in family photos released in honor of Prince Charles’s 70th birthday.

On this occasion we got a good look at the shoes, which frankly didn’t live up to the dress, but the navy clutch did.

I had hoped this second outing would see her opt for a belt, as worn by Abigal Spencer, Sarah Jessica Parker and the model, because I without it, her torso looks abnormally long with the drop-waist nature of the pleated skirt.

Despite the recycling, this feels fresh. Plus it showcases Catherine’s love for polka dots.

What are your thoughts?

Alessandra Rich Spring 2018

Credit: Vogue.com & Getty

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19 Responses to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Recycles Her Alessandra Rich Polka Dot Dress for Her Bletchley Park Visit

  1. Guest July 28, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

    Would love this with the belt. Agree with others, needs a belt. As is, looks disproportionately long-waisted.

  2. Guest May 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    Outfits like this really shows her body frame. Straight body with her shoulders being wide for her frame. It’s why she normally opts for a fit and flare silhouette where it gives her a defined waist and widens here lower half to match her shoulder width

  3. Charlotte2019 May 15, 2019 at 5:01 am #

    a snoozefest as usual

  4. Guest May 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

    I’ve never been fully convinced by this dress. I want to like it but it always seems like something is off.

    Catherine, have you seen Kate’s recent striped top and wide pant look? It was very much the modern daytime look we crave from her.

    • Guest May 14, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

      I loved that look!

    • Red Carpet Fashion Awards May 15, 2019 at 7:43 am #

      I haven’t been in Cannes prep mode. I will look for it. Was it a recent look?

    • Guest May 15, 2019 at 8:04 am #

      A King’s Cup event, if type Duchess Catherine King’s Cup something should come up.

    • Red Carpet Fashion Awards May 15, 2019 at 8:14 am #

      thanks

    • Red Carpet Fashion Awards May 15, 2019 at 8:15 am #

      Ahhh… it was after the Met Gala, that’s why I missed it. thank you

    • Guest May 15, 2019 at 4:22 pm #

      No worries. Thanks for all your hard work. We appreciate it.

  5. Phee phee May 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

    Ha. It really does make the waist look way too long. I cant unsee it now. how odd.
    So yes, it needed the belt for sure.

    • Paola102 May 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm #

      Can’t unsee it either!

  6. Guest May 14, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    I like her in dress but really wish she wore the belt too. It really makes the difference between early 90s housewife throwback and a fashionable twist on the look. I know white pumps don’t have the biggest fanbase but I think they would make this more fashion like the look book.

    • Red Carpet Fashion Awards May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am #

      This dress needed white shoes, but I don’t ever see the Duchess opting for white shoes on any occasion.

  7. Guest May 14, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

    This is dress looks like the eighties. Not a fan, even though I like her.  I just think she has terrible taste, and always dresses older than her years.

  8. Guest May 14, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    This dress is begging and pleading for a belt.

  9. Guest May 14, 2019 at 5:55 pm #

    As usual she looks great, classy and polished (and I just can’t help but admire her gorgeous, shiny hair), but I’m not the biggest fan of this dress, with or without belt.

  10. Guest May 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

    So much better with the belt.

  11. Guest May 14, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

    Love the dress but it needs the belt.

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