For a playdate with parents and babies at Government House, Kate needed a dress which would allow her to look stylish and kneel down comfortably whilst holding Prince George. The Duchess chose the Paulina Open-Knit Dress by American designer Tory Burch. The black and white dress was the perfect length for the event and it looked lovely on Kate.
Kate paid tribute to New Zealand at a State Reception hosted by the Governor-General in a black bespoke Jenny Packham crepe knee-length dress with long sleeves and embroidered crystal ferns on the left shoulder. The hand-stitched fern with silver beading was a nod to New Zealand's national emblem. A really lovely touch and a nice addition to an otherwise very simple dress.
The Duchess was stylish in green for the royal visit to Cambridge in an Erdem coat and the Suzannah Budding Heart Silk Tea Dress. Unfortunately, Kate didn't remove her coat but it is a splendid dress inspired by the 1930s.
For a visit to Dunedin Kate selected a very familiar Emilia Wickstead dress. The teal dress is identical to the 'Alice' coatdress the Duchess already owns by the designer in pale pink. Personally, as with many of Ms. Wickstead's designs, I didn't love this look, although teal is a great colour for Kate.
The Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Sydney in a vibrant yellow and white colour block dress by Serbian-born London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic. This was a stellar look for Kate and the summery dress was a fresh yet sophisticated choice. Following the appearance, sales for yellow dresses were up by 95% on eBay and Google saw searches surge for "yellow dress" and "Kate yellow dress". The Kate Effect.
Kate revealed "it's amazing to be here" during the couple's Blue Mountains visit, and Her Royal Highness looked amazing in the DVF Patrice Cotton Wrap Dress. Featuring 3/4 length sleeves and a subtle flared skirt, it's a feminine yet understated piece.
For day three of the royal tour, Good Friday, we saw the Duchess select an Australian designer. Kate looked elegant in a white eyelet dress by Zimmermann. The Roamer Day Dress is from the Spring 2014 Collection and will be available in stores and online for $495 next month.
Kate was pretty in a blue poppy print L.K. Bennett dress for a visit to the Sunshine State. It was the first time on the tour we'd seen her select a high street dress and it was a resounding hit with fashion critics and fans. The £245 Lasa Poppy Print Dress is one of the brand's most popular spring pieces and was almost entirely sold out before Kate's appearance.
On Easter Sunday, William, Kate and George visited Taronga Zoo. It was a fabulous event and Kate wore her primrose eyelet dress by an independent designer. At one point little George was drooling and the Duchess wiped it on the garment.
For the flight to Canberra, Kate changed into her striking blue Stella McCartney Ridley Stretch Dress from the Fall 2012 Collection.
Kate arrived in Uluru in a mauve dress with asymmetrical sleeves by Roksanda Ilincic.
The Duchess selected a new designer for a Government House reception: Lela Rose. Kate looked elegant in the American designer's Circle Lace Trim Dress from the 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection. The circular lace detailing adds a graphic effect and peplum waist to the sheath dress.
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This one was quite difficult for me, I have to say. What an abundance of beautiful frocks Kate chose for this tour! I love the Zimmermann, DVF, Tory Burch and Lela Rose dresses in particular, but in the end I voted for the L.K. Bennett Lasa Poppy Print Dress. It's a beautifully made garment which fitted the Duchess perfectly. I'm very excited to see your choices. Share your favourites in the comments section! :)
In our next polls, we'll be looking at Kate's separates. From skinny jeans and a blazer to stylish skirt suits, there were some memorable looks.