As we did with the last India/Bhutan Tour, we asked the WWKD team for their favourite looks over the course of the Royal Visit Canada. Here are some of our favourites:
My favorite look from the tour is probably the least glamorous – but what can I say! I love a casual Kate look! When Kate threw on a parka and some chic white plimsolls, we saw a glimpse of the Duchess that we all would love to get to know. Casual, comfortable, stylish, and real. She could wear this outfit on the school run, to walk Lupo, to pick up groceries from Waitrose, and to a royal event on a royal tour. I have already added those Superga sneakers and Troy London parka to my cart!
My favourite look was the Sentaler coat that Kate wore in the Yukon. After having done so much research on the brand before the Tour, I was so excited to see her wear the coat. I love that she wore a Canadian brand who have been so excited since she wore it. Cherry on top? Kate looked perfectly poised in a warm coat – not bulky, weighed down or too overdressed – something I’m always striving for. The coat paired perfectly with the rest of her outfit and is on my Christmas list this year for sure!
My favorite look of the 2016 Canada Royal tour occurred on Day 8, when William and Kate visited the Cridge Centre for the Family. Kate wore a single button, winter-white blazer from Zara. Under the jacket she wore an H&M off-the-shoulder rib-knit top, which she first wore in Cornwall last month with a pair of blue Ikat print trousers from Gap. Perhaps the best part of this outfit were the 2” heel, pointed-toe, tassel detail, tweed fabric, J.Crew ‘Avery’ heels. These heels were not only affordable – especially if you had a coupon like I did – but they were practical, particularly given the heights of some of Kate’s other heels! The finishing touches on her outfit were her Asprey London ‘woodland’ charms necklace and her Annoushka Pearl Drops and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings. These two pieces of jewelry are particularly useful because they can go with any outfit.
There were so many individual pieces I loved (the Ulu earrings, the Somerset by Alice Temperley blouse, the blue Lock and Company hat), but for me, the standout ensemble was her red Preen cocktail dress. Not only was it a gorgeous shade of red, and a lovely nod of respect to her hosts, but it has some beautiful structural elements like the asymmetric neckline and the pleated torso. It also gave us a chance to see the more glamorous side to the Duchess in a formal setting, and she knocked it out of the park with her graceful updo and silver accessories. Plus, I’m a sucker for a good brooch too!
My favorite look from the royal tour was Kate’s red and white Alexander McQueen dress. If I’d seen it online or in a store, I never would have expected Kate to wear it. That’s part of what makes me love this look so much. After hundreds of dresses and outfits, Kate can still surprise me! While there’s so much going on with the dress (the embroidery, the ruffles, the scalloped edges), Kate managed to make it look elegant and gorgeous.
My favorite look from the Duchess’s second Canadian tour has to be Day 5’s Carolina Herrera coat and Tod’s loafer pumps. So many advance articles speculated that Kate’s aim was to be “timeless” in her (and the children’s) wardrobe choices so that photographs taken now would endure rather than be dated. If that was, indeed, the goal, the Duchess nailed it! You can’t get any more classic than Carolina Herrera (who styled Jackie O), fringe loafers, pearls, and a chignon! All of my favorite things!
I’m a fan of anything lace, especially in cream and blush colors. So when the Duchess debuted the pointelle-knit cotton-blend cream dress See by Chloé, it was love at first sight. I love the ruffled high collar which is balanced by the eyelet fabric. As the designer indicates, it has a very poetic feel so arranging one’s hair in a half pulled-back style is an excellent complement. The flare skirt is flattering on any form and looks exquisite on Kate. I thought it was especially insightful on Kate’s part to add a belt which created a distinction between the two fabrics.
What were your favourite looks?