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Kate wears nude coloured Joseph dress in Charlottetown, PEI

On July 3rd 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent most of their day in Montreal, Quebec, before departing on the plane for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. You can read the first post by clicking here.  This posts concentrates on the second part of the day, as the royal duo departed Montreal and headed to Charlottetown.

Departing Quebec, ready to visit Charlottetown, Canada

Departing Quebec, ready to visit Charlottetown, Canada

Upon arriving in Charlottetown, Kate had changed from her blue Erdem frock and into a peachy pink ensemble.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate wore a champagne coloured dress by Moroccan-born designer Joseph.  The fashion label are now based in the UK.

Joseph Vanessa Dress

Joseph Vanessa Dress

In 2011, the dress was available to buy at  This is how they described the piece:

Nude crepe sleeveless shift dress with gros grain trim belt. Joseph dress is gathered to the waist, features flat seam trim and fastens with a gros grain covered zip to the rear.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge depart from Aeroport International Jean-Lesage in Quebec City.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge depart from Aeroport International Jean-Lesage in Quebec City.

Kate wore her nude L.K Bennett shoes, before changing into a pair of Jimmy Choo Lovely pumps later in the day.

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

The colour shown above is “Nude Glossy”, though Jimmy Choo have confirmed Kate wore the “Powder Pink” style.  The shoes, which are made in Italy, feature a softly pointed toe, a lightly cushioned footbed, a leather lining and a leather sole.

Sadly, Jimmy Choo no longer stock the Lovely style, though they do stock a number of nude pumps on their website:

In Charlottetown, Kate wore a pink and peach tweed jacket.  Information about the jacket’s designer was never released to the public, though two independent sources from the Canadian airport say Kate told them her jacket was from Chanel.  Independently, a third person has also remarked that the jacket is nearly identical to a Chanel jacket worn by one of the characters in Sex and the City.

Kate in the jacket in Charlottetown, PEI

Kate in the jacket in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  Via the Canadian Heritage Website

In Charlottetown, Kate wore her Links of LondonEffervescence Bubble Stiletto” earrings.

Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings

Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings

Shop the L.K. Bennett Effervescence Collection:

Kate followers will recognise her straw clutch bag from the Epsom Derby.  It’s the L.K. Bennett “Natalie” clutch.

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

Finally, Kate wore her stirling silver Tiffany & Co. “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet from the Elsa Peretti collection.

Tiffany's Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Kate's Outfit for Charlottetown

joseph vanessa dress

Joseph Vanessa Dress

Nude sleeveless shift dress


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  1. I have this dress!!! :0)

    Sarah x

  2. Why does Duchess Kate always carry a handbag at official functions? We all know she does not pay for anything. It seems silly to me and it seems to get in her way on walkabouts. I’m sure someone in her entourage could carry anything she needs. It’s not like she needs anything in it while in public. Mrs. Obama never carries a purse/handbag at official functions so we get to see all of her outfit, not some purse cluched in front of her!!
    For years, I’ve always thought it silly to see the Queen with her handbag.

    • Ann White says:

      I think she carries a clutch because she needs to have something for her hand(s) to do as she is in the public eye and on walkabouts. If it were me, I would feel comforted, less nervous, if I had a small clutch in one hand.
      She would look awkward with a shoulder bag, which would change the clean line of her dresses and silhouette.
      I think the clutch bag she uses are terrific – very elegant.

  3. Melissa says:

    She arrived in Charlottetown PEI wearing this same nude dress with a jacket . Anyone know who designed this jacket?

    here is a link to the photo.

  4. Melissa says:

    Here is a full shot of Kate in the dress as you only have screen grabs above.


  5. Great update! I know this isn’t the same as Kate’s jacket (worn over the Joseph dress), but I liked it and thought it might be a suitable substitute – what do you think?

    Also, I’m betting Kate will wear these shoes again at some point during the tour (she can’t have just brought them to wear for a couple of hours, mostly out of sight of the public – that would be extravagant and un-Kate-like!) – perhaps for an evening function with a pale pink/nude/ivory evening dress… Time will no doubt tell 🙂

  6. Kate’s bag is the LK Bennett Natalie Clutch.


  1. […] at La Garçonne in the print, however that version is also sold out. Kate Middleton Style blog also shows the dress in gold, that color may still be […]

  2. […] combined this effortless look with a tweed jacket that the press and bloggers determined to be an older piece that she owned, pinkish nude shoes and an LK Bennett […]

  3. […] Kate changed for this event, into a green silk ‘Maja” dress by Diane Von Furstenberg, leopard print clutch bag by the same designer and a pair of nude shoes, (which I am unsure of from the pictures I’ve seen, but I think they’re the mystery pair from day four.) […]

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