Where Can You Buy The Coat Dress Kate Middleton Wore To Charlotte's Christening?
Gathered today for Princess Charlotte's christening, the royals, as always, dressed to a tee for the special celebration. And what Kate Middleton wore to Charlotte's christening was a lovely way to commemorate her daughter's baptism. As we saw in 2013, the Duchess donned a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen cream, peplum dress. Her wedding dress was also created by the same designer. The cream ensemble, complete with a Jane Taylor hat and perfectly matched heels, was a stunning complement to the christening gown Prince George was wearing.
For baby Charlotte's special day, the Duchess chose the exact same theme. She sported yet another Alexander McQueen creation in the form of a cream coat dress, and in combination with her hat, she managed to stick to tradition at her children's christening ceremonies.
As we've come to know about Middleton, she never lets an opportunity to grace us with her incredibly chic and confident royal style pass. Considering Charlotte's baptism is only Middleton's second appearance in public since Princess Charlotte's birth (she joined the family on the palace balcony for the Queen's official birthday in June), it's exciting to see how the new mother of two is dressing these days. Though her sense of style hasn't seemed to change much since having children, there's certainly an air of calmness and nurture in her appearance as a royal mama.
You can recreate the Duchess' look with these seven pieces. None are an exact match — because, really, how many fitted, cream, Alexander McQueen coat dresses are there in this world? — but all call to mind a certain Middleton mantra:
1. This Princess Coat
Warehouse Princess Coat, $172, asos.com
Aptly named from Warehouse, this coat gives you a truly royal look.
2. This Cream Dress
Ruffled Crepe Dress, $25, hm.com
Channel both of Middleton's looks from her children's christenings into one dress with this dainty number.
3. The Tuxedo Dress
Sculpted Tuxedo Dress, $174, revolveclothing.com
For a more modern, edgy take on the princess-like coat dress, opt for a fitted tuxedo dress with colorblocked detailing.
4. Cocoon Yourself
ASOS Coat in Cocoon Fit and Raw Edge Textured Wool, $72, asos.com
Everyone knows there's always room in a wardrobe for a cocoon coat. Especially when trying to survive a British summer.
5. A Boho Twist
Alice + Olivia Dress — Margaux Smocked, $398, bloomingdales.com
For a more Bohemian, summer-feelings kind of vibe, opt for a smocked dress in Middleton's signature cream.
6. The Crotchet Ensemble
ASOS Curve Swing Dress in Crotchet With Fitted Sleeves, $87, asos.com
So maybe the Duchess of Cambridge prefers silkiness to woven fibers, but wouldn't this piece just scream "princess on the beach" when worn on the pebbly sands of Brighton?
7. The Regal Vibes Coat
Cream Women's Long Winter Coat, $113, etsy.com
Make Mama Middleton proud while sporting this sophisticated little number to afternoon tea.
And To Finish Off, This Fascinator
Ivory Cream Fascinator Headpiece, $112, etsy.com
Don't forget to accessorize the look with a royal touch á la Kate Middleton.
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