Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Jaeger at The National Maritime Museum

Posted on June 10, 2014

Catherine-Duchess-Jaeger-MMCE-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Catherine-Duchess-Jaeger-MMCE-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, United Kingdom in a Jaeger white crepe dress with navy trim paired with blue suede pumps and clutch.




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  • RussellH88

    Basic, but chic. She kinda owns that kind of look, doesn’t she?

    • Wink

      She learned fast and she does it so much better than most. Still, it must be daunting (for her) to know that whatever she wears today will be analyzed (again) 50 years from now… like Jackie Kennedy, Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, etc.

      • Kent Roby

        Since she generally sticks with clean classic designs, she needn’t fear whether or not her looks will hold up over time.

  • Glam Dixie

    Looks like someone has figured out not to wear full skirts on windy days. Cute dress, she looks lovely as always and I see the ring is still front and center.

    • imspinningaround

      I get a little pang in my heart every time I see it.

      • Skippymom1

        I think it is so sweet that he gave it to her and that she wears it [imo] with love. Theirs is such a different marriage than his parents, and he was so close to his mom, it’s nice to see the connection everyday. I hope my future DIL does the same with the ring I will pass to son, tho’ not a honker heirloom sapphire.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Agree- I’m truly happy for William that he was able to make a happy marriage, and then he remembers his mother with so much affection and love.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          I gave my daughter the stones from my rings after my divorce. Her (now) husband took them and designed an engagement for her. It touched my heart beyond words that she is wearing it.

    • smallgirlsaretrouble

      Ha! That was my thought exactly.

    • Mim McDonald

      Well the T&A have already been in the papers, I really don’t need to see the future Queen’s foof on the front pages…

      Gah, she annoys me, though it’s completely irrational, because I love her style and things can’t be easy when you’ve got photographers tracking the tiniest thing you do.

  • hmariec19

    She’s like the Jedi Master of walking on grass in heels.

    • Karen Belgrad

      I never thought about it before, but now I will forevermore be obsessed with checking her heels for caked-on dirt! (I’m sure there will never be any and my fascination will continue!)

      • Danielle

        They make these little discs you can slip on your heels to avoid sinking in the ground. I bet she has stock in them.

        • Karen Belgrad

          They do? I never wear heels, so I am very uneducated!

        • Grumpy Girl

          Oooh, really. How does one ask for them in shoe stores? I am feeling an intense need.

          • Karen Belgrad

            I Googled “heel savers high heels grass” and found a whole bunch!

          • Grumpy Girl

            thanks! It is so sad that the phrase would never have dawned on me. I was stuck with discs grass walking, and just ended up with frisbees.

          • Karen Belgrad

            I just typed heel savers and Google filled in the rest :) I’m not that clever.

    • smh4748

      That’s probably why they didn’t get married for so long. The royal “Walking on Grass in Heels” course is no joke.

  • sugarkane105

    Event-appropriate! Pretty! Classic!
    Carry on, everyone.

  • Danielle


  • emilyaGoGo

    Beautiful, as always – but I preferred the look with the white shoes the model is sporting.

  • crash1212

    Love. Very nautical…wonder if she did that on purpose! *laugh*

    • Joanna

      Of course it was!

    • marlie

      Everything is SO calculated, but done well, and in such a way that the symbolism doesn’t smack you in the face.

  • thecitysleeps

    I feel like all of her dresses are so work-appropriate, I want them all! Love this one. I’m a great fan of the white/black combo. Classic! And love the necklace.

    • kimmeister

      In some of the shots it looks navy, but cute either way.

  • Shalhevet

    The fit is great, the hair is great, amd there’s no chance of a pencil skirt flying up. WIN in my book.

  • KinoEye

    All the respect in the world for knowing how to dress for each of the many events she has to attend. Visiting the National Maritime Museum? Time to bust out the most perfectly maritime dress and nail it.

  • ojosazules

    I know there is very little to say about her fashion, but I appreciate TLo for whiteboarding it for us.

    • sugarkane105

      If you’re ever interested in more in-depth looks at her style, the girls over at Go Fug Yourself are pretty royal-obsessed and cover her often. Worth a look!

  • International Model

    Is that a heart shaped pendant? I follow the Pam Beasley rule on heart shaped jewelry – always a gift from a man that no woman wants.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I read elsewhere that it was a starfish?

      NM, it was in the Daily Fail so obv incorrect. Hey Simon LeBon was there.

      • International Model

        1) Your user name is everything (I’ve been to name a cat Pyawacket for years) 2) I zoomed in…they are either mushrooms or jellyfish. 3) Your Simon LeBon news is very, very important!

    • kimmeister

      Ha! I do have a heart shaped pendant that was a gift from my husband while we were dating. With matching ring and earrings. And I never would have bought them myself.

      • International Model

        Thank you for the back up!

    • Snoskred

      What Kate Wore is your friend. :) It is a necklace with some charms from the Asprey Woodland collection. I believe there is a mushroom, an acorn, and an oak leaf charm.

  • Nancer

    This woman is simply stunning. And she really knows how to dress for her role! That can take some of us (ahem…) a lifetime to figure out!

  • Audrey Lee

    She looks great. Can I just say how much I love that she rocks a watch? I love watches, and they’re so rare on famous women, that it’s awesome to see her rock the hell out of it.

    • AmeliaEve

      Nice observation. And I really like that watch in particular. I think it adds a businesslike note to her look. Still feminine but not so fluffy.

      • DagnyReardon

        It’s Cartier darling. What’s not to like?

    • Maggie

      Well her days are probably scheduled down to the minute, so she’s got to keep track of the time!

    • misstressofsylar

      I’ve read in GFY that it was a gift from William. Some readers there were wondering why she kept on wearing it during her ANZ tour even though it clearly wasn’t suitable with her party dress.

  • Zuber

    I love her sense of style; classic, elegant and chic! ALL THE TIME

  • marlie

    Pretty. I like it a lot. Cathy is never going to break the style mold, but she wins in my book for having the most work-covetable wardrobe of any “ladystar” out there.

    • KinoEye

      Yep. I’d wear pretty much everything I’ve seen her wear to work. She’s a master of Be Me dressing. Unlike the Gwyneth Paltrows of the world, who try (and fail) to appeal to the “average” woman.

  • MilaXX

    So suede shoes for the summer is a thing now. She looks cute.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I was wondering that same thing. I put mine at the back of the closet for the summer though, anyhow.

  • busyworke

    Just looked up the dress. It is only 99 pounds (on sale) if it were still in stock. Fabulous to be wearing clothes that almost everyone can afford as well. Too bad we can’t all look as good in it.

    • DuBey2

      Wow. I have to say I’m very impressed.

  • KT

    Very cute. She has made the color navy her bitch.

  • boweryboy

    It’s a pretty boring dress but she is wearing it as well as the model so props to her. Still hate her hair though.

  • ChelseaNH

    I love navy and white in the summer. Maritime-y without being costume-y.

  • Mothra

    She always looks so well put together, and honestly she makes it look effortless and isn’t that the whole idea of looking good? I would cut her hair a few inches though. it is getting awfully long. And when was the last time we saw someone actually wearing a watch?

    • mimi

      I’m wearing one right now!

      • Mothra

        I love watches. People should keep wearing them. You simply cannot pull your phone out of a pocket or a purse and check the time subtly the way you can with a watch, a gentle turn of the wrist and a quick glance. There’s something so elegant and sublime about a watch glance. Not so with iPhones.

        • Beardslee

          Exactly! And I am proud to relay that my 20 year old has worn one for years.

        • ktr33

          Someone recently asked me the time on the subway. I guess I was holding my phone in my hand, but reflexively turned my wrist to see my watch, which she remarked on.

    • Shalhevet

      I’m in my twenties and I wear a watch. Beside looking more professional, you can’t have your phone out allthetimeverywhere. There are occasions where the phone should stay stashed (or is dead or lost) and knowing the time is helpful.

      • smh4748

        Me too! I asked for a pretty one for Christmas a few years ago, and I got one, and I love it. I don’t wear it as much in the summer, but I wear it all the time in the winter. I am forever harping on students to put their damn phones away, so I feel I should at least not be hypocritical and keep mine put away too!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      I am never without a watch, ever :)

    • kimmeister

      Besides telling time, my watch also serves as a barometer of how tan I am. I am currently sporting a mega tan line from my watch, so summer must be on!

    • Qitkat

      I have a beautiful watch with tiny marcasites on a jeweled band. It’s very special to me as I bought it at Marshall Fields in Chicago just before they became Macys. It was the same year I lost my mom, and I made a special trip to Chicago, remembering how she took me there as a little girl, where something about that store made me feel some kind of magic, like I was a princess. The battery died a few years ago, and a couple of the stones fell out so I quit wearing it, but just a week ago I got it going again, and have an appointment to get the stones replaced. It’s going to be my new old favorite piece of everyday jewelry.

      • decormaven

        Absolutely wear that watch. It sounds fab.

      • Mothra

        every watch I own and i must have 12 now, are special watches like that. Watches are always excellent gifts too. I gave one to my intern but I am not sure she really appreciated the gesture. I also miss Marshall Fields too. It was a National Treasure and the government should have blocked the Macy’s takeover. Seriously.

      • SierraDelta

        What a lovely memory! I’m so sorry about your mom, but how wonderful for you to be able to look at your watch every day and be reminded of her and the whole Marshall Fields experience.

        When we lived in the Chicago area, Christmas wasn’t official until we’d taken our kids into the city on the train to be mesmerized by the gorgeous holiday windows on State Street, followed by a decadent lunch in the Walnut Room. Macys is no Fields. . .

    • Skippymom1

      I love watches. I think I developed my obsession from my mom who had every type under the sun – and they were always an accessory to the outfit. I hate to leave my house without one, tho’ hardly do I ever use it for time.

    • ktr33

      The first thing I noticed was the watch!I can’t bear being watchless, and I hate when a man doesn’t wear a watch. That naked wrist — I can’t explain it. Shudder!

  • Darcy H

    She looks amazing, per usual, but I have a sneaking suspicion this dress was designed based on the ring and I’m not sure how I feel about that.

    • not_Bridget

      The dress is by Jaeger–available for not too much money until it Sold Out. (Check the link under her picture.)

      White & navy is basic for summer wear–and especially suitable for the occasion.

      • Darcy H

        I should have clarified that I don’t *actually* believe the dress was custom designed, just that it matches a little too well with her ring, which she is known to dress for. Although as I said she looks amazing and perfectly venue and occasion suited.

      • MarieLD

        It’s so, well, almost fascinating to see how quickly items she wears sell out. I wonder if there are people dressing like Kate all over Great Britain.

        • Mim McDonald

          I’ve never met anyone who did it consciously, though she does have a fairly classic posh-girl smart look – the shops she favours are the ‘top end of the high street’.

  • LadyVimes

    Princess ShinyLocks wins again. Simple, chic, and effortless.

  • Aiste

    Not that it’s very important or anything, but I was working at this event today and I have to say she looks really stunning in person. Like five times better than in the pictures. She is quite impressive – thin, pretty and impeccably dressed.

  • JynxTheCat

    Were she not the Imperial majesty of some sort across the Atlantic she would make one hell of an All American girl

  • Frankie Carter

    Grudgingly (I’m jealous) going to say she looks fantastic. She looks much more well-rested than of late and her face looks— fuller, is it? Whatever it is, hope she keeps it up.

    I wonder what she looks like without the Cleopatra eyes?

    • stonecoldcuddlewhore

      I still can’t believe that no one has talked to her about that eye makeup.

      • Frankie Carter

        I’m sure someone has. She’s famous for eschewing the normal “dressers” and makeup people though. She did her own eye makeup at her wedding, and apparently hasn’t stopped since then

      • Frankie Carter

        Someone probably has– she’s notorious for doing her own thing when it comes to fashion irrespective of expert opinion.

  • suzq

    She has a scratch on her leg!!!! She’s…….HUMAN! Who cares about the dress?

  • Lily

    I just wish she’d mix up the footwear a little bit more. Obviously, she can’t go too off-mark since she actually has to walk in these shoes (and for much longer than the basic red carpet appearance), but it would be nice to see a bit more variety. Meh.

  • CT14

    She has an owie on her shin.

    Pretty girl in a pretty dress.

  • teensmom99

    Kind of love that it’s Jaeger. I remember being a teen in the 70s and discovering Jaeger and thinking that one day when I was a rich middle aged woman, that’s what I would wear. Not rich and not really a Jaeger type now but still British royalty seems about right for Jaeger.

  • Gatto Nero

    She nailed it — as she usually does. Such poise.

  • Qitkat

    Such a simple, beautiful summery dress, the style and fit that makes you feel at the top of your world.

  • Ona_in_Barcelona

    By CHRIST who did the makeup on the lookbook model, though? All that product on the brows, lips and skin, yet no under-eye concealer or blusher? Jaeger, por favor.

    • Annmarie Kane

      That’s the first thing I noticed. Looks like a deranged Drew Barrymore.

    • BLauD

      I didn’t even register the model, and I realize now it’s because my eyes swept so quickly past the horror show.

  • ktr33

    She looks crisp and pretty and appropriate as ever, but I can tell that dress is not made of natural fibers, and that I cannot abide. Hot, and sorry, slightly cheap looking around the seams and sleeves.

  • t bell

    A few kindred spirits on this site have their admitted irrational dislikes, as do I. I also have an irrational likes and Cathy is one of them. She could be wearing a vintage Chanel suit with crocs and hair/make up by “Kari’s Kute Koiffures” and I’d still like her.

  • icm

    Cute dress ,she looks great ! what happened to your leg honey,thats quite a scratch.Tell us all.

  • Lisalady161

    What a perfect little dress for a Maritime Museum visit. Kudos to her style team; they have her en pointe 90% of the time.

  • malarson2

    I know she wears certain pieces more than once in public, so I assume she owns a LOT of nice items. But do you, dear BKs, think she is ever loaned clothes? She’s not exactly a Hollywood starlet, so I can’t quite figure it out…

    • Corsetmaker

      I seem to remember the Royal family have a policy of not borrowing. The clothes are always theirs, hence the repeated wearings.

      • DuBey2

        I like that. Now If only American “royalty” would adopt the same policy.

      • Mim McDonald

        Yes, they have to buy them. No loans.

        I did wonder if that’s why Kate didn’t turn up to the Ralph Lauren dinner – she’d have had to buy a top-end dress not long after the tour of Oz/NZ, which had required a fair bit of expenditure, plus there’d be the tacky whiff of advertising about the whole thing if she too turned up in RL. Probably staying away was the best move.



  • mickiemonkey

    Again, better than the model.

  • Yoshio

    She looks elegant and appropriate. Another big plus is the straight skirt which no amount of wind could lift!

  • gitchygitchymama

    Diana would be so proud………………I’d love to know more about the behind the scenes ‘process’ of dressing this beauty. It’s got to take a cottage industry.

  • lilazander

    The model has a funny face–cheeky attitude, it’s rather not seen in catalogue photos.

  • Maggie

    She looks amazing, as always. But I kind of love that she has a scratch on her leg. I’ve found that when I have to wear a nice skirt or dress for an important event, I almost always do something to maim my leg right before. Either a cut from shaving, a bruise from bumping into something, or a full on trip-and-fall scrape, it always happens when I’m about to show off my legs. Princesses — they’re just like us!

  • Alicia

    Jaeger’s PR girls will be giddy for days on this – a label that you seldom see on anyone under the age of 60 with the Cathy Cambridge imprimatur? That is going to do amazing things for the brand.

    • Shalhevet

      She always did carry off very clean and simple/conservative shapes well – which is lucky considering her position :)

  • BitterOldQueen

    Seriously, is there anything this woman doesn’t look good in?? She is a total wet blanket on my bitter snarking.

  • LJCdoc

    “She’s so refined. I think I’ll kill myself.”

    • Therese Bohn

      Singin’ In the Rain! One of my favorite quotes! :-)

  • Monabel

    I made a dress with similar contrast bands at neck, waist and armscye out of jersey in 1971. I kept the Vogue pattern because it is classic. Good to see it again…

  • Krumhorn

    She can do NO wrong in my book. Utter perfection.

  • DuBey2

    I know its off-topic, but can anyone explain why she doesn’t seem to be required to wear hats everywhere the way Diana was? Different rules? or are we seeing more photos of venues where Diana also would not have worn a hat?

    • Joy

      She wears fascinators and small hats quite often. She wore one to the Queen’s garden party yesterday.

      • DuBey2

        Thank you! Now I am looking up other pix of her on Google. I myself love hats, so I prefer hats to the fascinators (although I do have a bit of a feather fetish, I must admit!)

    • Mim McDonald

      I think as a nation we’re simply less formal now, and hats aren’t worn as much outside of weddings and racecourses.

      • DuBey2

        Thanks. I’m a hat person myself, so I always notice.

  • superemang

    pray tell, what is her watch?