The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton always looks fantastic when she’s ‘off duty’, whether she’s watching Prince William play polo or taking Prince George out to the park. Breton striped tops are a staple in her closet – the Duchess has worn a number of them over the years on the public eye. Most recently, she has favoured the ME+EM Breton top:
Kate Middleton owns THREE ME+EM Breton tops:
- The white and blue style – first spotted in 2014 (above left)
- The cobalt blue and white style – first worn in public in 2015 (above right)
- And the white and black style – also worn in 2015 (below).
Here’s the Duchess wearing the white Breton top with blue stripes during her visit to Auckland in 2014:
Kate donned the casual striped top for a day of boat racing. You can see she paired the top with her Sebago Bala boat shoes too (another staple item in her closet!)
About Kate’s ME+EM Breton top:
As mentioned above, Kate Middleton owns three different ME+EM Breton tops:
All three tops feature a scoop neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and ruched detailing on the bottom hem. On their website, ME+EM describe the top as having “flattering design features.” They also describe it as “perennially chic“.
The top is made from Lyocell and cotton blend. The Daily Mail calls this a “miracle top that makes any women look slim“, while ME+EM‘s owner Clare Hornby says the top is “washable, lightweight and keeps its shape well“. In addition, the Lyocell fabric is densely woven, which helps the white sections avoid looking transparent. On our Facebook page, Sophia writes that she recommends the ME+EM Breton top and that it is “super soft”.
Where to buy Kate’s Breton tops:
ME+EM reduced the Breton striped tops in their winter sale and they’ve now sold out. See below for the new season version of the top.
Shop ME+EM’s new season version of the tops:
This season (spring 2017), ME+EM have added a new version of the Breton striped top to their collection. It’s called the “Button detail Breton.” It appears to be very similar to Kate’s striped top, except it features button detailing on the shoulder. It comes in three colourways: Click here for more info.
If you live outside of Europe:
All prices quoted on ME+EM’s website are inclusive of UK taxes (VAT) at the current rate (20%). They automatically deduct UK VAT for orders being delivered outside of the European Community, so this makes the price cheaper for you. HOWEVER. don’t forget your order might be subject to customs and import duties when it reaches your country. Read the company’s international delivery page here.
ME+EM are a British brand, located in London. All of ME+EM’s clothing is made right here in the UK, or in Europe. They only have one shop in London and believe that durability of fabric, precision of fit and perfection of colour is the key to desirable clothing. The company specialise in beautiful finishes, detail and “understated luxury.” It’s easy to see why Duchess Kate is such a fan! I hope she wears more from the brand in future.