Kate’s black Issa dress – in stock & on sale {Updated: JUNE 2013}

Just days before her wedding, Kate went on a shopping trip to Warehouse on King’s Road for honeymoon clothing.  The classic black issa dress she wore during the shopping trip is still really popular two years on.

Kate paired the simple black wrap dress with a pair of brown kitten heeled shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo and her matching Prada bowling bag.  Here’s a picture to rejig your memory:

Kate wears a black issa dress for a shopping trip in 2011

Kate wears a black issa dress for a shopping trip in 2011

Want the black Issa dress for yourself?

The wrap dress is STILL available online in black from Matches.com in a very limited number of sizes (as of JUNE 2013.)  Furthermore, it’s on sale – reduced down to £231 – that’s a whopping 40% it’s original price!

Matches offer worldwide delivery.  Shipping prices vary from £5 (UK)  to £12 (EU, Aus, USA, Canada) to £20 (rest of the world.)  Delivery is super speedy, taking between 2-5 days (even if you’re somewhere millions of miles away from the UK!)  Pretty good, hey?

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Kate Middleton Black Issa Dress in Stock

The black Issa dress is described as having a tailored silhouette and gathered side detailing, plus a deep V-neckline.

This timeless style is sure to suit any shape or size. It’d look fantastic dressed down for a day of shopping (as Kate’s worn it) or dressed up for an upcoming wedding or special function.

If you’re feeling particularly brave, wear to a wedding with a pair of bright L.K. Bennett Sledges – the company are currently selling off the shoe in various colour-ways in their summer sale.

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  1. Does anyone know how U.K. sizes compare to U.S. sizes?

  2. Mrs A Paddick says:

    Kathy, US sizes are 2 down from British sizes. For example a US size 6 is a British size 10. When I was “going away” after my wedding reception a wore a US suit size 4, which is a British size 8.

    Now with regard to the Duchess’s black dress – it is a lovely dress and I bought one, which is the same as Catherine’s, (long before I saw Catherine in hers) except my one has three-quarter length sleeves – not short sleeves.

    I think the Duchess ought to learn that when she wears a black dress she should wear sheer black or nearly black tights – tan tights just do not suit black dresses and obviously black tights would not go well with her light coloured shoes. I feel it is these little mistakes she makes that causes her critics to criticize her.

  3. This is one of my favourite Kate dresses….perhaps I should start saving up now!

  4. the saying is so overused, but she could wear a paper bag and look fantastic!!! she is really , really fabulous

  5. The dress is so lovely. I’ve got a dress which is so similar in black too! Really like it.

  6. jessica says:

    omg omg i really like it somuch! elegant and simple dress

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