We love to see when Kate Middleton repeats her stylish outfits, just like the rest of us, but it’s always exciting when we get to see a brand new outfit on her. Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended an official event wearing a Gucci dress that felt so fresh for her. Trendsetter that she is, she has us considering wearing our winter wool in the dead of summer.
Middleton made a solo appearance to check out the expansion to the Victoria & Albert museum in London, and she showed up in a bold look that we want to copy immediately.
We don’t see her in Gucci too often, and this pick was a shorter, patterned departure from her usual knee-length bold solids. She stuck with her signature structured style, but the colored trim, faux pockets, and gold details on the dress were so eye-catching, it’s easy to forget she was there to do a job.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s mommy accessorized with a red clutch that played on the red accents in the dress, and simple black, chunky-heeled pumps, another departure from her typical stiletto heel options. The whole effect is striking and architectural, and now we’re seriously considering a summer wool moment.
The bad news is the black and white color Middleton wore is sold out everywhere (shocker), but there’s a black version of her Gucci Wool Silk Dress With Web ($2700), so you can still channel the duchess yourself.
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