The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the official commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.
When the books are written about this part of Cathy’s life, these will be considered her quintessential looks; largely in the same way Jackie Kennedy is all about pillbox hats, Michelle Obama is all about sleeveless sheaths and Princess Diana is all about shoulders, bright colors, and broad-brimmed hats. Catherine’s Cambridge years will be shorthanded by history to minimalist dress coats, neutral pumps and saucer fascinators. From a style blogger’s perspective, it’s often frustratingly dull and restrictive for someone who can afford to take tiny little risks at this crownless portion of her life. But for someone who wasn’t born with any title, it’s a savvy and admirably consistent form of branding that cements her as a figurehead in the eyes of the public. It’s a look as consistent as the Queen’s – and that is in no way a coincidence. You could render this look on a featureless mannequin and anyone who pays attention to such things would know it represents Cathy.
First Look: Alexander McQueen White Coat Dress | Balenciaga Earrings | Anne Grand-Clément Clutch | Emmy London Shoes
Second Look: Catherine Walker Dress Coat
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