On the 10th of September 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) debuted a gorgeous light blue floral print dress to the opening of her new nature garden in Woking. It was the ‘Aurora’ style by Emilia Wickstead.
About the dress:
The show-stopping Aurora dress features delicate pink roses printed on a light blue seersucker fabric. The dress’s midi-length skirt and long cuffed sleeves create an elegant silhouette. It also has partially concealed button fastenings down the front and a collar that can be open or closed.
The seersucker fabric makes this dress lightweight and breathable, making it the ideal choice for summer soirees and holidays abroad.
The floral print is named ‘Rosewood’, which is a signature design for Wickstead and features on other items in her collection.
Buying Kate’s dress:
At the time of writing (September 2019), the dress can be purchased from Net-A-Porter.com.
The piece is exclusive to the website. It’s part of an exclusive capsule collection designed for Net-A-Porter by Emilia Wickstead.
About Emilia Wickstead:
Emilia Wickstead has an impressive background in fashion. After training alongside her mother, a bespoke womenswear designer in New Zealand, Wickstead attended Central Saint Martins in London. Then, she moved to New York to work for some notable fashion houses. In 2011, she showed her first collection at London Fashion Week.
Kate is one of the celebrities credited for helping to propel Wickstead into the fore; the Duchess has worn many of her creations during her time in the public eye (see examples below).
Kate wearing Emilia Wickstead:
It’s obvious that Kate regards Emilia Wickstead as one of her favourite designers. She’s worn multiple coats and dresses from the label. This standout lilac number was a hit with fans during the Germany tour in 2017:
She chose an ice-blue coat from the designer earlier in this same year. This time for an official visit to Luxembourg. Like the dress above, the coat is simple and beautifully tailored.
While plain and unembellished, both items are far from boring. They’re chic, sophisticated and elegant – an aesthetic Wickstead is known and loved for.
To see Kate wearing Emilia Wickstead during public engagements and Royal Tours, visit this page.