On October 26th 2014, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge attended her first solo event as a member of the royal family, attending a dinner at Clarence House for the Prince of Wales’ charity In Kind Direct.
Kate stood in as a last minute replacement for the Prince of Wales, who needed to fly to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.
Kate wore a stunning floor-length light aqua-coloured evening gown, with flowing grecian-style pleated material:
The dress was by Amanda Wakeley and formed part of the designer’s 2006 Autumn/Winter collection. As you can see, there is silver embellishment underneath the bust area and around the straps. The dress had double straps that crossed over at the collarbone. With kind permission of What Kate Wore, we share the photo of the Amanda Wakeley dress in a different colour way, plus a dress from the collection with similar embellishment to Kate’s:
Kate accessorised the dress with her Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals in a “silver glitter finish.” Today, the company no longer sell this colour – however, they do stock the Vamps in a silver-gold colour called “Champagne.”
Jimmy Choo Vamp shoe is a staple piece in their collection. Here are just some of the colour ways currently on offer from Jimmy Choo:
The Duchess also wore her mystery diamond bracelet and earring set, previously worn to the BAFTA engagement attended during North America tour.
About In Kind Direct:
In Kind Direct help UK charities working abroad by redistributing surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers. The charity makes it easy for companies to donate their products to those in need, thereby avoiding waste and landfill.
The charity was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996. It has redistributed £114 million in value of goods from over 850 donor companies to date and over 8,000 charities have joined the In Kind Direct network.
The charity redistributes everything from toys, to clothing, sports gear, household goods, nursery and maternity items.