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Kate wears Joseph Scala dress to wedding dress exhibition with The Queen

In July 2011, Duchess Kate enjoyed a private viewing of her wedding dress exhibition at Buckingham Palace with The Queen.

Kate Middleton Wedding Dress Exhibition

Kate at the Wedding Dress Exhibition – photos via Clarence House’s twitter feed

The wedding dress, which was designed by Alexander McQueen was on display until October of the same year.  It was displayed along with Kate’s shoes, tiara, earrings and veil.

From the Royal Collection’s press release:

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, will go on display at Buckingham Palace during the annual Summer Opening (23 July – 3 October 2011).  The Duchess chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing.  Her Royal Highness worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress.

Kate’s outfit:

To the exhibition, Kate wore a pale coloured V-Neck dress by London-based fashion designer Joseph. The dress is known as the “Scala Stretch Crepe Dress”.

Joseph Scala Sretch Crepe Dress

Joseph Scala Sretch Crepe Dress

The dress was available at Harrods for £395, where it was described as follows:

A classically tailored piece in an on-trend neutral hue, Joseph’s Scala dress epitomises the brand’s effortlessly elegant design aesthetic. Pale pink dress Mock wrap design Deep V-neckline. Cropped sleeves. Zip closure to side.

Shop cream & powder pink Joseph dresses:

Kate paired the dress with her Jimmy Choo “Lovely” shoe in powder pink.

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

Jimmy Choo Lovely Pumps

The colour we show above is “Nude Glossy”.   The “Lovely” pumps were made in Italy.  They feature a softly pointed toe, a lightly cushioned footbed, a leather lining and a leather sole.

Kate wore her Tiffany & Co. “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet, which is from the brand’s Elsa Peretti collection.  The bracelet is made from stirling silver and it features three round .09 carat diamonds.

Tiffany's Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Kate also wore her Asprey London 167 Button Pendant.

Asprey 167 button pendant

Asprey 167 button pendant

This is how the piece is described on Asprey’s website:

Using the iconic 167 New Bond Street Button, the 167 Button Pendant has a central amethyst stone surrounded by pavé diamonds, all set in 18ct white gold.

Finally, Kate publicly debuted a new pair of earrings by “Heavenly Necklaces“.

Heavenly Necklaces Faux Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Heavenly Necklaces Faux Pearl and Diamond Earrings

The earrings are made from resin and cubic zirconia to give the impression of pearls and diamonds.  The earrings retail for £58 and are still available to buy online (at the time of writing, Nov 2014).  As a side note, Sophie, Countess of Wessex owns the same pair.

Kate's outfit for Wedding Dress Exhibition

Joseph Scala Dress

Joseph Scala Dress

Nude Stretch Crepe Dress


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  1. Melissa says:

    I have to saw the Queen outshines her here . The Queen looks lovely in her bright colours and elegant outfit so does Kate don’t get me wrong but I think Kate is smart in her choices not to outshine the monarch.

  2. rachelle regenstein says:

    i love this site….i can’t wait to cross the pond and pay my respects. princess catherine is so lovely….she makes being lady-like a wonderful thing to aspire!

  3. Nice pics! The present and the future queen


  1. […] the gorgeous blush coloured dress Kate wore to the private viewing of her wedding dress exhibition with the Queen back in July?  Well, it is now available for purchase at Harrods, costing £395.  […]

  2. […] (also very much in fashion this season).  I also think she’ll keep in line with her last public engagement with the Queen, opting for a conservative, plain dress with simple detailing like her Joseph Scala dress. […]

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