She debuted the grey and cream check dress in July 2012, for an an event in Rotherhithe, London to launch a new charity initiative along with Princes William and Harry. In 2014, she wore the dress again, during the tour of Australia and New Zealand, during a visit to the Uluru Cultural Center (pictured on this page).
About the Hobbs Wessex Dress:
The Hobbs dress is made from linen. It features short, capped sleeves, a boatneck, a fitted waist and bodice, plus a concealed zipper at the back. Kate wore the dress in a cream colour with a grey check pattern.
The dress originally retailed at Hobbs London for £119.
You’ll notice in photographs that Kate wears a white belt with her Hobbs dress. This is something she added herself, the belt did not come with the dress.
Where to buy the Hobbs Wessex dress
Sadly, the Hobbs Wessex dress is sold out. Though, you might find it on eBay.
Kate Middleton & Hobbs London:
About Hobbs London:
Hobbs London was founded in 1981 and has since become a staple on the British high street. Known for its craftsmanship and attention to detail, the brand offers a range of clothing that strikes a balance between contemporary style and timeless elegance. From tailored workwear to casual weekend pieces, Hobbs London caters to the modern woman who values quality and sophistication.
While not a luxury brand in the traditional sense, Hobbs London occupies a space in the “affordable luxury” category. It’s a favourite among professionals and has, of course, even caught the eye of British royalty. The brand’s offerings include everything from chic dresses and coats to stylish footwear and accessories, making it a one-stop shop for versatile, well-crafted wardrobe essentials.