This afternoon Kate and William boarded their plane to Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their first Royal Tour together.
Kate wore a navy blue dress by French designer Roland Mouret. The style name is “Manon”. The dress was showing on Selfridges’ website on the day Kate headed to Canada, but it was already out of stock – we think it is possible that Kate could have picked it up from the department store during her visit there with a personal shopper, as reported earlier this month.
The “Manon” is described as being a “draped neck sheith dress” on Neiman Marcus‘ website. They also write that the Manon is a “simple—and simply flattering—silhouette features impeccable pleating and alluring cutout details.”
The dark navy dress made from double-faced zibeline. It features an asymmetric neckline with left foldover detail. It’s also sleeveless, and the pleated right shoulder forms crisscross back with cutout details.
Finally, the dress is made in the United Kingdom.
Kate paired her Roland Mouret dress with a navy blue blazer by Canadian designer Smythe. The style name is the “One Button Blazer” (update: the company renamed the blazer “duchess” after Kate wore it).
The navy blue blazer features a single button closure with two waist pockets and a chest pocket. Like Kate’s military jacket, this navy blazer is adorned with gold coloured buttons.
Here’s where you can still buy the blue wool version of the blazer today: (last updated 25h October, 2016)
- ShopBop. PREORDER – delivery Jan 2017. Ships worldwide.
- RonHerman.com – All sizes available. Ships worldwide.
- Saks Fifth Avenue. REGISTER FOR WAIT LIST. Ships worldwide.
Smythe released a statement saying they are “thrilled” to part of Kate’s wardrobe for the Royal Visit:
“We design with a women like Catherine Middleton in mind: tailored and effortlessly chic. Needless to say we are delighted that Her Royal Highness has included Smythe in her first visit to Canada.”
Kate also carried her Mulberry Polly Push-lock shoulder bag .
Kate carries the smaller size handbag.
Finally, Kate wore a pair of navy blue Manolo Blahnik Calogera court shoes. Interestingly, Kate has not worn these shoes since her 2011 visit to Canada. Here’s a closer look at the shoe in black: