Kate Middleton wore a blue tweed skirt suit by Rebecca Taylor at an engagement in 2012.
The Princess of Wales wore the smart ensemble at reception to celebrate the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole.
Two years later, Kate reprised the tweed skirt during an official overseas visit to New Zealand (above). A well-thought out choice, considering Rebecca Taylor is from the country.
About the Sparkle Tweed suit:
This chic tweed suit is rendered in a sophisticated shade of navy and features shimmering threads interwoven for a touch of glamour. The jacket is accentuated by floral appliqués along the collar and a raw-edge finish, lending it a touch of modern femininity.
It features a fitted silhouette, accentuated by a central ribbon fastening. Paired with its matching pencil skirt, which mirrors the jacket’s textured aesthetic, the suit is a nod to classic Parisian elegance.
The skirt suit formed part of Rebecca Taylor’s 2011-2012 ‘Sparkle Tweed’ Collection.
Here’s how Nordstrom described the jacket at the time:
Navy tweed with a heavily textured mélange weft forms a prim jacket shaped by fringed seams cut with structured femininity. Embellished chiffon rosettes around the neckline and satiny tape at the cuffs and placket add a bit of glamour to the more angular seaming.
According to my records, the jacket retailed for $450 USD, and the matching skirt cost for $425 back in 2012.
Buying the Sparkle Tweed suit today:
Sadly, Rebecca Taylor no longer sells the skirt suit today. However, there are several listings on eBay as of October 2023 if you’d really like to own the exact same design.
Vestiaire Collective is another good site to check too. The site has loads of Rebecca Taylor tweed listed.
Otherwise, check out a similar skirt suit I recently found, below:
Get the look:
Looking for a tweed suit that exudes sophistication? This design from L.K. Bennett is a stellar choice for various occasions. Wether you work in high-end corporate setting, need to impress at a client meeting, have a special luncheon to prepare for, or plan to attend a gallery opening.
The deep navy texture adds depth, while the clean lines make it a versatile piece for any wardrobe. A white inner blouse or tee keeps it fresh, add pointed heels for a polished finish. Perfect for channeling a regal yet contemporary vibe. Shop at L.K. Bennett.
Kate Middleton owns a second, similar suit from the same designer:
We know that Princess of Wales owns a second blue tweed suit by Rebecca Taylor, which she’s worn during two public engagements to date. (Most recently, in 2021.)
It’s very very similar to the design featured on this page, though it has a collar and does not feature the floral embellishments.
About Rebecca Taylor:
Rebecca Taylor is an esteemed fashion brand founded in the late ’90s by the New Zealand-born designer of the same name. Renowned for its modern feminine aesthetic, the brand artfully blends delicate prints, refined textures, and a soft colour palette to capture the essence of contemporary chic. Rooted in the cosmopolitan vibes of New York City, where Taylor set up her eponymous label, the brand resonates with women seeking effortlessly elegant and sophisticated attire.