Kate Middleton owns the Orla Kiely Raised Flower Dress in blush pink.
The Princess wore the Orla Kiely dress to an engagement at Paddington Station in October 2018. During this visit, tied to the “Paddington 2” movie, the Princess met children and danced with the bear himself.
We haven’t seen Kate wear the dress again in public since—and I suspect we won’t. She seems to prefer a different silhouette these days, with a sleeker look and a midi-length skirt.
About the floral Orla Kiely dress:
This charming soft blush pink dress features a delicate floral jacquard pattern. Crafted with a pencil-shaped skirt that falls just below the knee, its classic silhouette is accentuated by a contrasting black waistband and neckline, offering a modern twist.
How the dress was described on Orla Kiely’s website:
This fitted dress comes in a Raised Flower design. The dress has a fitted bodice and slim sleeve and pencil shape skirt. Dress falls just below the knee. The boat shape neckline is slightly lower at the back. Dress comes with a detachable contrast fabric bow belt. Fully lined. Zip at back to fasten. Length: 82.5cm. 100% Polyester.OrlaKiely.com
The dress was actually sold out before Kate’s appearance in it. It’s from a past season and originally retailed for £139.
Where to buy the dress:
Being that it’s long sold out, this dress will be hard to come by now. A venture onto eBay, or a pre-loved luxury marketplace like Vestiaire Collective, might just reunite you with this beautiful piece. I will say that I haven’t spotted it on either site for some time. Set up and alert and hopefully, you’ll get lucky!
Has Kate Middleton worn anything else from Orla Kiely?
Yes, she has indeed. We’ve spotted the Princess wear six Orla Kiely designs to date.
In addition to the pink dress featured on this page, Kate wore a brown bird print dress by the designer for two engagements (in 2012 and 2013), a grey pleated dress for two engagements (in 2012 and 2015), and a navy pleated mini skirt that she’s worn to one engagement so far (2013).
I believe 2018 was the last time we saw wear Orla Kiely. I wonder if she’ll choose the designer for an engagement again soon?
About Orla Keily:
Orla Kiely is a renowned Irish fashion designer, best known for her unique and playful patterns, particularly her signature stem print. Launching her brand in the 1990s, she quickly became a staple in the British fashion scene, branching out from handbags and accessories to a full range of apparel, homeware, and even cars.
Her designs, often described as ‘retro-inspired’, have a distinct mid-century aesthetic. Throughout the years, Orla Kiely’s creations have resonated with those who appreciate a touch of vintage charm blended with modern elegance, making her one of the most beloved designers in contemporary British fashion.