We spotted the Princess in the frock for a second time in 2019—she was on her way to Carole Middleton’s birthday party at her sister’s London home.
About the red Alexander McQueen maxi dress:
The striking red maxi dress boasts an off-the-shoulder design accentuated by a ruffled neckline. The bodice is cinched, giving it a defined silhouette, leading down to a free-flowing skirt that elegantly graces the floor.
Tassel tie details on the sleeves add a touch of playful refinement. The dress exudes a bohemian flair, perfect for a sunset soirée or an upscale garden party. It’s the kind of piece that effortlessly marries elegance with comfort.
The maxi dress is from Alexander McQueen‘s Spring 2017 collection, which captured the “folkloric history of the Shetland Islands” according to Net-A-Porter.com.
The company made the dress in Italy using a cotton and silk-blend chiffon fabric. It has a crinkled texture.
Can I still buy the red maxi dress?
Sadly not, the dress is now sold out.
Get the look – updated October 2023:
Love the Alexander McQueen maxi, and want to find something similar? I found a good alternative at H&M:
It’s probably a bit casual for a royal engagement, but if you’re off to a chilled garden party or relaxed birthday gathering, it’ll do perfectly. Shop at H&M.
Kate Middleton and Alexander McQueen:
Kate Middleton’s affinity for Alexander McQueen is no secret; it’s a sartorial partnership that has produced some of her most iconic looks. The Princess of Wales made global headlines when she chose a custom McQueen wedding gown, designed by Sarah Burton, for her 2011 nuptials.
Beyond the altar, Kate has consistently turned to the brand for significant public engagements, including state dinners and royal tours, often favouring tailored coats and floor-length gowns that exude a timeless elegance.
About Alexander McQueen:
Alexander McQueen, founded in 1992 by the late Lee Alexander McQueen, is a British fashion house known for its avant-garde and emotionally charged designs. The brand’s aesthetic often fuses the romantic with the edgy, presenting a balance of strength and fragility. Now under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, McQueen continues to captivate the fashion world with its blend of craftsmanship, creativity, and British tailoring.