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Kate wears Smythe and Roland Mouret at Heathrow Airport

This afternoon Kate and William boarded their plane to Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their first Royal Tour together.

Kate is on the tarmac at Heathrow, heading off to Canada

Kate is on the tarmac at Heathrow, heading off to Canada

Kate’s outfit:

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.

Kate's Roland Mouret Manon dress

Kate’s Roland Mouret Manon dress, from Neiman Marcus

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.

A look at the back of Kate's Roland Mouret Manon dress

A look at the back of Kate’s Roland Mouret Manon dress

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).

Smythe Navy Blazer

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)

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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 Middleton Blue handbag

Kate carries the smaller size handbag.

Kate at Heathrow, getting ready to board the plane to Ottawa.

Kate at Heathrow, getting ready to board the plane to Ottawa.

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:

Manolo Blahnik Calogera Shoes

Manolo Blahnik Calogera Shoes

Kate's outfit for Royal Tour 2011 - Heathrow

Smythe Duchess / One Button Blazer worn by Kate Middleton in blue and green

Smythe “Duchess” Blazers

Wool blazers in green & blue

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  1. I believe Kate’s Blazer is the Smythe Les Vestes One Button Blazer in Navy HTH 🙂

  2. I love the Blazer, the detail on the back adds real interest, it’s classic with a modern twist, and I would really like to see Kate wearing it with jeans at some stage on the tour – I like the Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman model “look” in the pics you’ve included in where to buy 🙂

    • I think we will see Kate in it again: she knows that the British public love it when she recycles outfits for events like she’s “one of us”! Teamed with jeans, as you say, would be perfect for one of the more dressed down events!

  3. I just had a thought (and I’ll admit I’ve posted this elsewhere, but would love to know what you think) – I don’t think we ever did find out what Kate was wearing under her military style McQueen coat dress last Saturday, did we? Is it possible that it was the dress she’s wearing today? We know how thrifty she is… 🙂

  4. You are really on top of things! I love how you ID the outfits so quickly. I’ll definitely be logged into this site for the next 10 days! Thanks!

    Love the bag especially. I’ve been looking for a structured satchel for quite some time. Navy is a nice change of pace, too.

    • Aw thanks K.

      Should reiterate that I got the ID of the dress from a journalist on Twitter, I think the details were released to them.

      I did ID the bag myself though – only because I LOVE Mulberry. Seriously, love it. I checked their stock in Selfridges (because I know Kate was there recently) and voila, there it was.

      I adore the bag, I really do and boy oh boy do I want it!

      Will you be getting it?

      • Hi there,
        I live in the States and am not sure if it’s available here. But, if I can find it – I might get it if it fits into my budget. I love the clean lines, the hardware, and the top handle. It really is right up my alley.

        Some of the things I love about Catherine’s choices lately are the classic, clean lines. Her clothing is impeccably tailored to fit her, and as shown lately in her Temperley dress at Wimbledon – she has a playful side, too. As far as I’m concerned, she is the No. 1 style icon right now. Wish we had someone like that here in the USA! You are lucky to have her! (the rest of us are, too!)


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