Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge pulled not one put two major sartorial tour de forces. First, she had everyone talking about her Gucci top for this reason, and then she turned heads while attending an event at an evening do at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Kate opted for a pretty black dress by Alexander McQueen, with a black sash, tiered skirt and delicate floral motif, and her hair looked great flowing over her shoulders.
The reason the dress might ring a bell is because it’s not the first time the Duchess has worn it. She was first spotted wearing it at the 2017 BAFTAs (pictured left below).
However there is one slight difference between the two: the sleeves. At the BAFTAs, they were off the shoulders, but last night, she had cap sleeves. It’s obviously unlikely Kate would’ve bought a whole new dress, so she probably just had a seamstress add in the sleeves from spare fabric, or simply took it back to the store to have it tweaked.
It’s a small change that makes a big difference, and what a great way to add a fresh new spin on an old dress, don’t you agree?
We’re taking note in any case.