UPDATED VERSION FOR 2016
On Good Friday 2014, Kate visited Sydney during her royal tour of Australia. She wore a white broderie anglaise dress by local designer Zimmermann. Specifically, Kate wore the “Roamer Day Dress”.
Kate wows in the white Zimmerman Roamer Day Dress
About the Zimmermann Roamer Day dress:
The Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress forms part of the brand’s Summer Swim 2014 collection. The dress went on sale on June 17th 2014 for $520.
Zimmermann list the dress as:
“…white cotton broderie. Fitted waistband and fitted, elbow-length sleeve. Natural cotton cross insert trim at waist, through bodice, sleeve and hem. Dress falls to the knee. Centre back invisible zip closure. This dress is unlined and we recommend it to be worn with a slip. 100% cotton, cold gentle hand wash.”
British store Austique used to sell the dress too. They described the piece as follows:
This beautiful Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress is this season’s wardrobe must-have. The intricate broderie anglaise eyelet detailing on the ivory cotton is bang on trend this Spring/Summer. Perfect for any event this season.
Finally, it was available at Net-A-Porter too, where it was also listed for $520. This is how Net-A-Porter described the piece:
Zimmermann’s white ‘Roamer’ dress was worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her tour of the label’s native Australia. Crafted from breathable broderie anglaise cotton, this feminine style is cut in a flattering 1950s-inspired silhouette. Wear yours with a slip.
About the Zimmerman Roamer dress:
- It features a high neck line, fitted waist-line, fitted top that flows into a loose A-line skirt
- It is made from 100% white cotton
- It is hand wash only
The dress features broderie anglaise eyelet detailing throughout, open detailed stitching on waistline, sleeves and dress hem. The dress features elbow-length sleeves and a knee-length hem.
When Kate wore the dress in Australia, Zimmerman’s website crashed due to excess traffic load on the servers!
Kate later wore the dress to Wimbledon in June 2014.
Actress Naomi Watts was also spotted wearing the Roamer Day Dress in March 2014.
Zimmermann is a well established Australian fashion label, it was set up 23 years ago by sisters Nicky and Simon who continue to run the company today. Zimmermann are renowned for their swim and resort wear.
UPDATED FOR 2016:
Zimmerman released the “Roza” dress as part of their Summer Swim 2016 collection. It is nearly identical to the dress Kate wore from last year. The new, updated dress simply includes scallop detailing on the sleeves and hem:
Here’s how the piece is described:
Roza Broderie Day Dress, from our Summer Swim 16 collection, in White floral broderie anglaise. Fitted bodice and waistband, half sleeve and full skirt. Circle insert trim through waistband, sleeve and skirt. Centre back zip closure. Cotton lined through skirt and front of bodice.
Click here to shop the Roza Broderie Day Dress.