On the 30th June 2011, Kate and William boarded their plane to Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of the Royal Tour.
Kate wore a navy blue dress by French designer Roland Mouret. The style name is “Manon”.
Neiman Marcus stocked the Manon dress. They described it as a “draped neck sheath dress” with a “simply flattering silhouette”.
The dark navy dress made from double-faced zibeline. It features an asymmetric neckline with left foldover detail. It’s also sleeveless, and the pleated right shoulder forms crisscross back with cutout details. It is made in the United Kingdom.
Kate paired her Roland Mouret dress with a navy blue blazer by Canadian designer Smythe. The style name is the “One Button Blazer” (update: the company renamed the blazer “Duchess” after Kate wore it).
The navy blue blazer features a single button closure with two waist pockets and a chest pocket. It also features a cut-out notch at the back. Gold-coloured buttons adorn the sleeves.
Here’s where you can still buy the blue wool version of the blazer today (September 2019)
- Neiman Marcus
- Saks Fifth Avenue
- Revolve Clothing
- Singer 22
Smythe released a statement saying they are “thrilled” to part of Kate’s wardrobe for the Royal Visit:
We design with a women like Catherine Middleton in mind: tailored and effortlessly chic. Needless to say we are delighted that Her Royal Highness has included Smythe in her first visit to Canada.
Kate also carried her Mulberry Polly Push-lock shoulder bag.
The textured midnight blue leather bag features a brown leather top handle, a detachable cross-body strap and gold hardware. The company made the bag in several sizes. Kate carried the smaller size.
Finally, Kate wore a pair of navy blue Manolo Blahnik Calogera court shoes.
Unfortunately, it is unclear from the photos which pair of earrings Kate chose.
I believe Kate’s Blazer is the Smythe Les Vestes One Button Blazer in Navy http://www.smythelesvestes.com/collections/spring-2011 HTH 🙂
totally agree – Chiara already posted it to FB. Will add it once Ive had my lunch !
I love the Blazer, the detail on the back adds real interest, it’s classic with a modern twist, and I would really like to see Kate wearing it with jeans at some stage on the tour – I like the Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman model “look” in the pics you’ve included in where to buy 🙂
I think we will see Kate in it again: she knows that the British public love it when she recycles outfits for events like she’s “one of us”! Teamed with jeans, as you say, would be perfect for one of the more dressed down events!
I just had a thought (and I’ll admit I’ve posted this elsewhere, but would love to know what you think) – I don’t think we ever did find out what Kate was wearing under her military style McQueen coat dress last Saturday, did we? Is it possible that it was the dress she’s wearing today? We know how thrifty she is… 🙂
You are really on top of things! I love how you ID the outfits so quickly. I’ll definitely be logged into this site for the next 10 days! Thanks!
Love the bag especially. I’ve been looking for a structured satchel for quite some time. Navy is a nice change of pace, too.
Aw thanks K.
Should reiterate that I got the ID of the dress from a journalist on Twitter, I think the details were released to them.
I did ID the bag myself though – only because I LOVE Mulberry. Seriously, love it. I checked their stock in Selfridges (because I know Kate was there recently) and voila, there it was.
I adore the bag, I really do and boy oh boy do I want it!
Will you be getting it?
I live in the States and am not sure if it’s available here. But, if I can find it – I might get it if it fits into my budget. I love the clean lines, the hardware, and the top handle. It really is right up my alley.
Some of the things I love about Catherine’s choices lately are the classic, clean lines. Her clothing is impeccably tailored to fit her, and as shown lately in her Temperley dress at Wimbledon – she has a playful side, too. As far as I’m concerned, she is the No. 1 style icon right now. Wish we had someone like that here in the USA! You are lucky to have her! (the rest of us are, too!)
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