Day 4: Kate dons nude coloured Joseph dress to wave goodbye

Kate Middleton Ottawa Canada

· Kate changes into nude Joseph dress
· Kate’s swaps L.K. Bennett shoes
· Kate puts on pink jacket at airport

After pretty much deciding that Kate was going to stay in her blue lace Erdem dress all day, she goes against all our expectations and changes!

Kate’s outfit:

Kate attended the community event at Forts-de-Levis wearing a nude-coloured dress from Joseph and her trusty L.K. Bennett Sledge2 shoes.  Upon departing from Quebec for Charlottetown, Kate had changed shoes and had donned a pink jacket with a check trim.  Read on for all the details:

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Kate’s Dress:

The champagne coloured dress worn by Kate is called the “Vanessa”, it is by Joseph.  The designer was Moroccan-born but based in the UK.  Thanks to WhatKateWore for IDing the dress SO quickly!

The dress was available at My-Wardrobe and, but unfortunately it sold out quickly.

The same dress in gold was available in gold too, but has now sold out:

Kate Joseph Dress

Click here to see more detail

Kate’s shoes:

Kate originally wore her nude L.K Bennett shoes, but later changed into another pair of nude-coloured shoes on her arrival at Charlottetown (we think just to confuse us!)  At first I exclaimed rather excitedly that they were a pair of Rupert Sanderson Winona shoes, but alas, they’re not.

Rupert Sanderson Kate Middleton Nude Shoe Kate Middleton Cream Shoes

I think the nude heel is a very close match, and Rupert Sanderson themselves say that the shoe is “very similar” to the one Kate is wearing. If you fancy snagging a really similar pair (and by a designer Kate has worn in the past)  They’re still in stock on the MyTheresa website.  A great alternative for Kate fans whose wardrobe requires a nude heel.

Kate’s Jacket:

After hunting around for ages looking for a pink check tweed jacket Kate wore later in the day, we have decided it’s probably an old jacket by one of Kate’s favourite brands.  What Kate Wore tweeted the following:

Kate Jacket Pink Check

Once we have more information on Kate’s jacket, we’ll share.

Kate’s Jewellery:

Kate wore her Links of London “Effervescence Bubble Stiletto” earrings, which she also wore recently to the ARK charity Gala.  I believe Anna gave us an early ID on the earrings (I hear she’s a massive fan of Kate’s Links of London jewellery!) So thank you for that.

Kate Middleton Earrings

The earrings are now sold out in both the US and the UK.

kate middleton cream dress

Kate’s handbag:

Kate Middleton Clutch BagThank you to Anna and Libby who reminded me that I forgot to write about Kate’s handbag!  Of course, loyal Kate followers will recognise this handbag from Epsom.  It’s the straw ‘Natalie’ clutch by L.K. Bennett.

The bag is now out of stock but you can put your name on the email list to find out when it’s next available.  Can’t wait?  Visit the Duchess of Cambridge style for a really really (uncannily) similar straw clutch.

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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 :-)

    • That is a fab alternative – just a pitty the website says there’s only one left :-(

  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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