If there’s one thing to say about Cathy’s royal style, it’s almost always on point. Her style choices may never be considered groundbreaking, but she’s a duchess who knows that when a duchess is called upon to do her duties at flower shows and garden parties, she best come correct in a floral and a big pink hat. There are other options, but none so directly, acutely appropriate as these.
Cathy Cambridge in Erdem at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Having said that, check out this duchess in wedge espadrilles! We know she’s worn them before, but she’s so vehemently wedded to her massive suede pump collection that it’s a genuinely pleasant surprise each time she breaks away from it. The dress is MUMSY AS HELL but that doesn’t make it wrong. She’s the future Queen at a royal flower show. “Mumsy” is practically required of her. And besides, it may look mumsy but it’s extremely on trend. We’d don’t dislike it, but we’d like it more without the lace trim.
Cathy Cambridge in Alexander McQueen at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
This is just straight up Duchess of Cambridge drag. If a drag queen wanted to spoof her, this would be the exact outfit to wear. It’s one of those looks where, if you just played around with the color settings in a picture editing app, you could effectively represent half her existing wardrobe just by changing the color of it. All that bitchery aside, it’s cute and on point. We don’t see her in pink all that often, which makes its deployment here seem a bit strategic.
First Look: Erdem ‘Sheba’ Floral Silk-Cotton Dress | Cassandra Goad ‘Cavolfiore’ Studs | Casteñer Carina Espadrille Wedges
Second Look: Alexander McQueen Coat Dress | Juliette Botterill Hat | Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl Earrings | Loeffler Randall Clutch | Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]