About the boat print dress:
The dress featured a repetitive sailboat print in white and red on a plain black background. It also had elbow-length sleeves, a round neckline and a subtly tapered bodice. One key aspect of the dress was its figure-skimming fit.
Here’s how John Lewis described the dress on their website back in 2015:
Add a whimsical touch to your new season wardrobe with this Boat Print Dress from Somerset by Alice Temperley.
A feminine shift dress crafted with short elbow sleeves, this opulent design features a beautiful figure-skimming fit, a flattering round neckline and a subtly tapered bodice for added elegant appeal.
Style with statement flats for chic off-duty luxe.
Buying the dress:
The dress was exclusive to John Lewis. They are the sole retailers of the Somerset by Alice Temperley range. Sadly, the boat print dress sold out within three hours of Kate wearing it.
As of October 2023, you can find the dress on eBay.
About Somerset by Alice Temperley:
Somerset is Alice Temperley’s diffusion line, exclusive to John Lewis.
The SS15 collection (the collection that produced Kate’s dress) was defined by Alice’s contemporary, bohemian signature style, combining premium fabrics, elegant styles and artisan accents.
This is how John Lewis described the collection at the time:
Carefree at its heart the Spring Summer Somerset by Alice Temperley collection nods to the spirit of the seventies. Quintessentially British, relaxed tailoring is key to the season with lightweight jumpsuits, nautical prints and relaxed tailoring.
The colour palette continues with the seventies theme with indigo and denim blue highlighted with white and tropical floral prints. Brogues compliment the collection adding a pop of colour in red.