Kate Middleton caused another high street buying frenzy when she stepped out in Southampton wearing a animal-print Hobbs coat yesterday
Kate Middleton’s style influence shows no signs of wavering as the Hobbs coat she wore to Royal Princess boat naming ceremony in Southampton sold out in a matter of minutes.
As soon as the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in the £169 dalmation print coat from high street favourite Hobbs fashion fans started hunting for their very own slice of Kate‘s style.
The long-sleeved mac was available from the Hobbs website and at House of Fraser online, in sizes 8-14, but was completely sold out within moments of Kate‘s arrival in Southampton.
Yesterday, a spokesperson for Hobbs told us exclusively: ‘It is an honour whenever the Duchess of Cambridge chooses to wear the UK high street.’
Kate, who was making her last solo public engagment before the arrival of her baby in July, teamed the high street coat with a Jane Taylor hat and a pair of black L.K. Bennett heels.
The Duchess of Cambridge‘s latest maternity style choice received top marks from critics, with our very own Junior Fashion Editor Lucia Debieux, saying: ‘A girl after my own heart embracing animal prints – and on-trend, too!
‘Once again Kate Middleton doesn’t disappoint in championing the British high street with her dalmatian-print Hobbs coat. Teaming it with classic pared-down accessories adds an elegant touch and keeps the emphasis on the statement coat.’