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French Collection re-release Kate’s “silky tie” blouse from portrait

The blue “silky tie” pussybow blouse Kate wore for the sitting of her portrait with artist Paul Emsley has now been re-released by French Connection, on pre-order for those in the United States.

The blouse has been renamed the “Katherine Plains” and is described as:

Kate French Connection Silky Tie Blouse

“Silky Tie Neck Blouse has a concealed button placket at front, cap sleeves and a self-tie bow at neck”

I managed to purchase the blouse before it was re-released and can confirm, along with many other fans who’ve written about the blouse on Facebook, that it does indeed run very big.  I think most of us will be able to get away with ordering a smaller size!

For those in the USA:

The blouse costs $98.00 and is available to pre-order in US sizes 0-10.

Use the code AWFINAL to get free ground shipping (and it might be worth ordering two blouses to see which size fits you best.)

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For those in the UK:

Sadly, it seems that over on the UK version of French Connection, the blouse is only available to pre-order in a UK16 in navy at £29.50.  It has sold out in all other sizes, but is available in a white ‘antique lace’ colour in all sizes at £46.00.

Don’t forget French Connection offer free UK shipping if you spend over £75 and free returns too, so it might be worth ordering two blouses to see which size fits you best.

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For those elsewhere in the world:

I can’t check every locality, so whether you’re in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Australia or Asia, if you notice the blouse is in stock again, please share in the comments!  Thank you 🙂

Hat tip to our friend Ashley for sharing this fab news 🙂

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  1. Thanks for the tip! I’ve just ordered – I now can finally say I’ll have something Kate owns 😉 Perfect for work too.


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