In early November 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) debuted a new designer. She chose Self Portrait’s pleated crochet maxi dress in white.
The Duchess chose the white maxi dress for an evening of film-related events in aid of Action on Addiction; a special screening of the Recovery Street Film Festival and the red carpet World Premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob. (Read more about both events here).
About the Self Portrait dress:
Kate chose the Pleated Crochet Maxi Dress from the designer’s Resort 2016 collection. The bodice features a high neckline with floral lace detailing, a crocheted design and tan mesh lining. The dress features full-length sheer sleeves and the skirt is made from silk crepe with shutter pleats and a high side slit.
Where to buy Kate’s Self Portrait dress:
Sadly, the dress had already sold out, prior to Kate wearing it.
The only place to find the dress (at the time of writing) is eBay. Or carrying scrolling for similar dresses by the designer –
Steal Kate’s style:
If you like Kate’s dress would like something similar for an upcoming event, check out the designer’s current collection. This black dress (available from Net-A-Porter) is virtually the same. The only difference is the crochet pattern:
Some of these cocktail-length dresses could work for a party (click any image below to shop) –
Prefer midi-length? Try these:
There are several maxi dresses that are available too, perfect for a swanky gala (or film premiere!)
Learn more about Self Portrait:
Self Portrait is a relatively new designer label, but it is growing in popularity thanks to its celebrity fans (now including Kate!) ASOS, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Selfridges and Neiman Marcus are just a few retailers stocking the designer.
Quite frankly, I’d love to see Kate wear more Self Portrait designs, wouldn’t you?
There’s a great profile on the designer in Vogue magazine from 2013, which you can read here.