Kate Middleton owns the Reiss Vinnie Blouse in off-white.
The Princess of Wales wore the blouse publicly in February 2016, for an event held at Kensington Palace. Along with The Huffington Post, she launched the #YoungMindsMatter initiative.
Kate worked as Guest Editor at the newspaper, taking over one of the apartments in Kensington Palace and turning it into a temporary newsroom. During the launch, Kate penned a blog post on the topic of child mental health and commissioned articles from other organisations and notable people in the industry.
Kate chose “office-appropriate” clothing for her new temporary role, wearing the off-white Reiss Vinnie shirt tucked into a Dolce and Gabbana skirt.
About the Reiss Vinnie Blouse:
The Reiss Vinnie shirt features a textured stripe design that runs down the front, a high neck collar with ruffle trim and a concealed button front. It is cut from lightweight chiffon fabric in an off-white colour.
Reiss write that the shirt is “sophisticated” and “laced with vintage-inspired charm”. This type of blouse is versatile, meaning you can wear it from desk to dinner.
Here’s how Harrods described the blouse:
Cut from off white chiffon with a ruched panel design to the front, this vintage-inspired Vinnie shirt from Reiss will lend a ladylike look. Complete with a high neck and frill trim, simply style with leather skinnies or tuck it into a pencil skirt for ultimate versatility.
Where to buy the Reiss Vinnie Blouse:
Predictably, the high-necked shirt quickly sold out. It was popular for those who wanted to emulate this chic look in their own workplace. Reiss restocked the shirt later in the day, but it quickly sold out again.
To buy the shirt today, you’ll have to look on eBay. There were a couple available last time I checked (October 2024).
Kate Middleton wearing Reiss:
Kate is no stranger to Reiss clothing; the Duchess has worn a large number of items from the upscale high street retailer while in the public eye. Most recently, Kate wore the Reiss Rubik Houndstooth Coat during a visit to the Action on Addiction charity in December. A few months earlier, Kate wore the Reiss Emile coat for the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.
Kate famously wore a dress by Reiss for her engagement portrait with Prince William in 2010.
Reiss is a UK-based fashion brand known for its chic, modern style with a nod to classic tailoring. It’s a go-to for those seeking contemporary, polished pieces that stand the test of time. While offering a range of products, it’s particularly appreciated for its sleek outerwear and smart-casual attire.
The brand’s aesthetic can be described as sophisticated, making it a fitting choice for modern-day professionals and style enthusiasts alike. With a presence both in high street stores and online, Reiss makes its refined collections accessible to a global audience.