A reader named Lydia got in touch earlier this week requesting a Repli-Kate for the lilac Grecian-style Alexander McQueen gown Kate wore to a BAFTA celebration in July 2011.
The Coast Lori Lee Maxi Dress is a lovely alternative featuring a scoop neckline, softly gathered maxi skirt, button back closure, full slip lining and embellishment on the waist similar to Kate's. It is available at Asos for $342 and House of Fraser for £195. It also comes comes in navy.
WKW FB friend Laura shared a nice alternative to Kate's portrait blouse from Mango. The Bow Crepe Blouse is available for £24.99 and comes in navy neutral and red.
Speaking of Mango, their Woven Wool Coat is quite similar to Kate's blue M Missoni fringe coat. It's currently reduced from £100 to £50.
Next we take a look at L.K. Bennett's latest collection. As always there's a multitude of pieces I can envisage the Duchess wearing such as the Catrina, Charris and Lydia.
The Halina Tweed Jacket and Dress look wonderful together and are very similar to pieces already in Kate's wardrobe.
Jack Reacher actress Rosamund Pike is the face of L.K. Bennett's Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign. You can read an interview with the actress about the brand here. Rosamund is one of my favourite actresses because she embodies old Hollywood glamour and her style is incredibly elegant. I thought she was the perfect choice for L.K. Bennett. Below we see her modelling the Bay Silk Cardigan.
The L.K. Bennett sale includes pieces with up to 70% off, one receives an additional 10% off by entering the discount code 10extra. The sale ends Sunday 27 January.
Kate items on sale include the Sledge pumps (reduced from £195 to £110 in a variety of colours but not taupe), the Jetta Peplum Jacket in black (reduced from £225 to £95) and the Davina dress (reduced from £225 to £145).
I was looking at the Temperley Pre-Fall 2013 Lookbook and saw a number of designs which could be modified for Kate as maternity wear. I predict we'll see the Duchess opting for quite a few bespoke pieces in the coming months.
We conclude tonight's fashion filled post with a quick look at Erdem's Pre-Fall Collection.