It was rumoured the Duchess had a possible engagement next week, but I think we can rule that one out now. However, we will definitely see the Duchess in the coming weeks. The article also reports Kate plans to work for most of her pregnancy.
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There have been numerous sightings of Kate out and about lately (most recently including a trip to the hairdressers and Zara. According to US Weekly, on Monday afternoon Kate indulged in some retail therapy at Selfridges department store where she checked out sweaters before purchasing the Kriya Yoga Leggings in grey made by women's sportswear brand Sweaty Betty.
The leggings retail for $46 and are described as a 'full-length fitted legging in natural, soft stretch cotton. Features flat, high waistband for comfort in any pose from inversion to twist'.
Kate also did some shopping at London store JoJo Maman Bébé. Their maternity clothes are designed to be both on trend and affordable, catering for every occasion. JoJo actively supports Nema, a charity that works in rural northern Mozambique to relieve child poverty and enable local communities. The Duchess often takes information like this into consideration and puts a lot of thought into her sartorial choices.
Three of JoJo's best-selling maternity wear pieces are the Breton Stripe Maternity Jumper, Navy Floral Maternity Dress and the Black Maternity Peacoat.
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The royal blue Issa wrap dress worn by Kate for the official engagement announcement is now available in a maternity version. When Kate wore the dress in 2010 it became a sensation, with women all over the world emulating Kate's engagement look.
The maternity piece is available for £522 at Blossom Mother and Child Ltd (a brand we discussed recently in our Maternity Wear possibilities post) and is described as:
'Part of Issa's DNA, this classic wrap dress delivers without fail every time. This season's Issa re-visit iconic style in a chic, flattering and rich indigo shade.'
I anticipate this piece will become a staple for expectant mothers as it's such a versatile dress. The ties can be comfortably fixed above the bump and unlike most maternity clothes it can be worn after the pregnancy.
The wrap dress remains one of my favourite pieces that Kate has worn to date and it is still available at several online retailers in an array of colours, including the traditional Royal Blue which is available at Harrods for £499. The frock is available in Green for €404, Light Blue, Purple and Pink.
Finally, Vanity Fair have teamed up with the hilarious Anne Victoria Clark for a series of exclusive Kate LOLs. Do take a look, they're really very funny :)