Monday, 30 July 2018

Styling Kate: Submit Your Looks for the Dutch State Banquet!

It's that time of year again! As it's been such a quiet summer on the blog, I thought it might fun to hold our annual 'Styling Kate' post a couple of weeks early this year. As always, we're asking you to indulge your inner stylist and choose the ideal ensemble you would like to see the Duchess wear to a specific event. Last year, we chose Royal Ascot and a movie premiere. This time, I've chosen a real event which I think will prove popular with those who enjoy tiaras and a touch of sparkle :)


With news, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will make an official State visit to the UK in October, the itinerary is certain to include the glamorous State dinner. It is expect William and Kate will be there. The white-tie event is one of only a handful of occasions on the royal calendar where the royals bring out their tiaras (this is a great excuse to raid the royal jewel vault). 


Kate has attended two State banquets thus far. A refresher of her sartorial choices on both occasions: in 2015, the Duchess wore a bespoke red Jenny Packham gown, the Queen Mother's Lotus Flower tiara, the Queen's Diamond Chandelier earrings and Her Majesty's Wedding Gift Bracelet, and a bracelet worn by Queen Mary.


For the 2017 Spanish State banquet, Kate debuted a new bespoke pink Marchesa gown. It featured distinctive flared cuffs, a plunging neckline and a v-neckline at the back.


 It was teamed with the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, Diana's pearl and diamond earrings and the Queen's Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace.


For those interested in sartorial diplomacy, the colours of the Dutch national flag are red, white and blue, but around the world, the Netherlands is closely identified with orange.


More from Dutch Amsterdam:

'If you have ever watched the Dutch national soccer team play football anywhere in the world — or if you’ve been in Amsterdam during Holland’s annual King’s Day celebration (formerly Queen’s Day) — you may wonder why nearly all Dutch people dress in orange during such occasions.
After all, the colors of the official Dutch flag are red, white, and blue. The answer is simple: Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family, which hails from the House of Orange.
On royal birthdays, the Dutch tricolor is flown with an orange pennant above it. Each year on April 27, Amsterdam — and indeed the entire county — turns orange. Revelers can be heard to sing, “Oranje boven, oranje boven. leve the Koning!” (Orange on top, Orange on top. Long Live the King!).'

The Netherlands produces approximately nine billion flower bulbs annually. Of those bulbs, the tulip (in a variety of colors) remains the most popular and widely recognized bulb by gardeners worldwide. Below, an aerial photo of tulip fields.


Designers and Retailers:


Before You Get Started:

  • Leave a comment with your suggestions. Please include links to the designer/retailer in order for me to obtain images and to share your selection.
  • I would be very grateful if you could include the colour of your accessories, as links to retailers can often land on shoes where several colours are available.
  • Don't forget to leave a name or a moniker in order to ensure I can appropriately credit your look.
  • The look can simply consist of one item, for example, a dress. If you wish, however, you can include footwear, a tiara, jewellery, a clutch, bag, etc. It can be as simple or as detailed as you want. Remember you're the stylist!
  • Feel free to choose pieces already in Kate's closet.
  • Please submit one look only.
  • Submissions for the post showcasing all looks will be accepted until midnight on Monday, 6 August.

Happy styling! I'm very excited to see your submissions :)

On the Cambridge front, Hello! reports the family are expected to return from Mustique this week. On Saturday, William and Harry's friend Charlie van Straubenzee is marrying Daisy Jenks in Surrey. Harry is best man at the wedding and according to photographers on Twitter, William will also be there. There's a possibility Kate will join him.

553 comments:

  1. Dress:https://www.alexandermcqueen.com/ie/alexandermcqueen/long-dress_cod34854982gf.html#dept=w_dresses
    Shoes:https://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/sadira-100/black-suede-pointy-toe-pumps-with-oyster-bead-pearl-SADIRA100WOY0C7169.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1
    Earnings:https://kiki.co.uk/product/eternal-mini-cushion-cut-white-topaz-diamond-earrings/
    Tiara:http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-cartier-halo-tiara.html?m=1

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:10

      The simplicity of the dress would truly let the accessories shine!

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  2. I think I'm dreaming, but I would love to see her in this dress: the Ray Sequin Gown in Gold: https://www.temperleylondon.com/us/ray-sequin-gown-gold.html
    With this tiara, the Oriental Circlet, although any tiara with this dress is a bit high on the bling scale: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-oriental-circlet.html
    This is so fun! Can't wait to see all the choices!

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden30 July 2018 at 23:01

      That tiara is one of my absolute favourites! Too bad it's "reserved" for queens. Appearantly Queen Victoria said it should only be worn by Queens and Queen consorts. The Queen has only worn it once I think, and that was after the Queen mother passed (who held on to the tiara until her death) and it saddens me since it's probably one of my all time faves in their collection!

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    2. Oh, I didn’t know that, Rebecca! That’s a bummer :( I love that tiara, too. I wonder if a “future” Queen could be included at some stage (soon!)...

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:13

      Kim - I really like that dress and I think a state visit is the ideal place to have a blingy gown and accessories.

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  3. Rebecca - Sweden30 July 2018 at 22:58

    Yippie! I love when we do these! Extra fun with all the bling! (All the purples in my post are supposed to be matching so some imagination might be needed!). The choices are "realistic" in that the brands are likely and most of the things are already owned. The styles on the other hand might be more me than Kate but they *could* possibly happen.

    The dress I would love something "clean" and also super-princessy like this shape. In a deep purple it would look stunning. I would imagine it being sewn up bespoke by McQueen: https://imgur.com/a/uDJUefF
    The centerpiece of the look would be the amethyst-brooch worn as a pendant in the collet necklace she's previously worn: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/06/kent-amethyst-demi-parure.html & http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-2017-diplomatic-reception-and-new.html
    Other jewels would include these earrings and bracelet: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html & http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html
    And for the crowning glory, a wonderful "wall of diamonds": http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/queen-alexandras-kokoshnik-tiara.html
    Maybe it could be nestled in an updo like this: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/A8h_SgEQQMMH6XIt_dxGiKE/
    Shoes: http://www.katescloset.com.au/oscar-de-la-renta-platinum-lameacute-cabrina-pumps.html
    This "micro handbag": https://www.aspinaloflondon.com/products/micro-hat-box-in-deep-shine-amethyst-small-croc

    Am looking forward to see what everyone comes up with :)

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    1. I've wanted her to wear something like this for a long time. Purple is my favorite color and Kate would pull it off with aplomb. Very regal look and one can never go wrong with a wall of diamonds, can they.

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:17

      That is a princess perfect look! Love the dress and would love to see what simple tweaks McQueen would add to the dress to make it a Catherine Couture! The brooch and collet would look great together and even better with that dress. And sigh to see the great wall of diamonds on Kate!!! Love the total look.

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    3. I second your look Rebecca!!! Diamonds and all, she would look stunning and regal, well done!

      Silvia

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    4. Rebecca, oh YES! I love the neckline and the jewels, well, what can I say? :-)

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  4. The cape gown Kate wore while pregnant in Norway was a show-stopper so I think I would love to see her in another cape dress. This Marchesa dress is a brand we've seen her in before so it has a chance! https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1057983/marchesa_notte/cape-effect-embellished-crepe-gown
    Add the lotus flower tiara and Kate's pink and green Kiki earrings http://katemiddletonreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Kiki-McDonough-Candy-Pink-Tourmaline-and-Green-Amethyst-Drop-Earrings.jpg

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden31 July 2018 at 00:27

      I would LOVE a cape dress. Am very fond of capes in most of its forms! Marchesa is probably ruled out due to all the controversy (understandably, but it sucks because I love the look of their stuff!)

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    2. Oh my word......your choice of cape dress is stunning! And the color is so regal. Love it!

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:19

      Not everyone can pull off a cape dress but with her height Kate totally can! Love the earrings with the dress.

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  5. I had a couple of dresses I liked, but went this one because I love color and feel it would move well. I think it looks regal. Plus I think the neckline would be gorgeous on Kate.
    https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Marchesa-Off-the-Shoulder-Corset-Bodice-Ombre-Tulle-Ball-Gown-w-Velvet-Flower-Corsage/prod139850130/p.prod?eVar4=You%20May%20Also%20Like

    Since I blew my budget on the dress, might as well go for a repeat on the shoes:
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=Xyt66Z4J&id=D6B1DA1AE6EC1E390420E1C2962CAA6FEAE5B2F7&thid=OIP.Xyt66Z4JEe7o2Q1zNcf2_wHaIb&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fcdn.cliqueinc.com%2fposts%2f230294%2fduchess-of-cambridge-prada-shoes-230294-1500628642104-product.640x0c.jpg&exph=728&expw=640&q=duchess+of+cambridge%27s+black+shoes&simid=608001538616919379&selectedIndex=45&ajaxhist=0

    Also her Prada clutch, which is a repeat as well:
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=%2bkCFb7Ua&id=FED2D1F2F47C9EA3B0264E6D9950A9CBCDFBA371&thid=OIP.-kCFb7UaoPt5zcejwHLKXAHaGa&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fwhatkatewore.com%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2016%2f04%2fKate-Prada-Clutch-Queens-Birthday-Party-April-11-2016.jpg&exph=778&expw=898&q=duchess+of+cambridge+evening+clutch&simid=608054121850274610&selectedIndex=11&ajaxhist=0

    I would pair that with the Cartier Halo Tiara that Kate wore to her wedding.

    For jewelry I would use THE KING KHALID OF SAUDI ARABIA NECKLACE

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=92J3rLpL&id=5B015FF116C911FB7ED8F65B0FA337D4F3198453&thid=OIP.92J3rLpLTuE5bAkL5NHCoQHaKZ&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2Foriginals%2Ff7%2F62%2F77%2Ff76277acba4b4ee1396c090be4d1c2a1.jpg&exph=663&expw=472&q=king+khalid+diamond+necklace+gift+to+princess+diana&simid=608052176231334207&ajaxhist=0&selectedindex=6

    And for earrings:
    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=1gkBjiMM&id=24AE52A823BEB7788971F70F8213FC7B95349491&thid=OIP.1gkBjiMMcU1FyDGLvxX4AAHaF4&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fimg0.etsystatic.com%2f145%2f1%2f8575712%2fil_340x270.1077207448_n5c7.jpg&exph=270&expw=340&q=Duchess+of+Cambridge+Earrings+Studs&simid=608024319125293368&selectedIndex=231&ajaxhist=0

    I decided against a bracelet because the necklace and tiara add a lot of sparkle. Plus I need to leave for work, and don't have time to decide!

    Hope from USA

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:22

      Wouldn't it be amazing to have a budget to blow which allowed for that dress? As well as knowing you already have the really expensive jewelry pieces waiting for you? That dress is definitely dramatic enough for a state dinner and I love the different shades of blue. Lovely choice.

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    2. Absolutely love this look! What a dreamy dress! And I would really like to see Kate wear this necklace.

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  6. Carolie in Montana30 July 2018 at 23:49

    OK! I think im in the year as I figured out how to do this:) lol

    for the dress: http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/ss19-pre/windemere.html
    tiara - Strathmore, one of my favorites
    earings: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/kiki-mcdonough-classic-18k-gold-detachable-drop-earrings-prod201970177?ecid=NMCS__BingPLA&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=NMCS__BingPLA&utm_campaign=KikiMcdonough&msclkid=73295a0b882a10e4c1e901540354fa22
    qe2's diamond bracelets she has previously worn
    shoes: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/jimmy-choo-romy-gradient-glitter-pointed-toe-100mm-pump-prod213250207?childItemId=NMX4A4K_&navpath=cat000000_cat000730_cat43240867_cat35080738&page=0&position=2&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_2888b827264f06a4c4fd7c1a6db6ab83_zDyiu4cXmND0nQ14gWCx9xVb
    Clutch: https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/roger-vivier-floral-crystal-buckle-glitter-fabric-envelope-clutch-bag-prod210340192?childItemId=NMV3W69_&navpath=cat000000_cat13030735_cat46860739_cat35400731&page=0&position=14&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_2327a721aa11f2d95f798b26c3f4ca3e_zDyiu4cXmND0nQ14gWCx9xVb

    Let me know if I didn't get this right! technologically not advanced:) lol



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    1. Rebecca - Sweden31 July 2018 at 00:30

      Wouldn't it be wonderful if we saw that tiara again?! I would even be happy with just a new picture or a hint of what state it is in!! It's so ellusive!

      Good job with the linking and technology! I know it can be really finicky if you're not used to it! They worked fine for me!

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    2. Yes! Love that dress and it would look lovely on Kate!

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    3. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 17:57

      Thanks! I really really want to see the tiara again:) so glad this worked!! cant wait to see everyone's choices

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    4. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:25

      I agree with Rebecca and would love to see the Strathmore Rose Tiara on Kate. Or at all. The dress is dainty and feminine enough that it would work splendidly with the tiara!

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    5. This gown has Kate written all over it! :-)

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  7. I think she needs to go a bit bold as Queen Maxima tends to dress in bold colors or prints. I've chosen a bit more edgy look.
    I'll go with this dress: http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/ss18-campaign/nnd155l-1502.html

    This shoe: https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/lancer-85/champagne-glitter-leather-pointy-toe-pumps-LANCER85GLE120011.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1

    Tiara: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-greville-tiara.html

    Jewels from this collection: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-brazilian-aquamarine-parure.html

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    1. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 17:58

      I also saw this dress and thought it would be great on her figure, great choice!

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:29

      Kate's figure would definitely do that dress justice! The only hitch I see is that Camilla wears that tiara quite often and it's been loaned to her for a while now or at least she's been the sole wearer for awhile. It's a very large piece, do you think Kate could pull it off? I go back and forth on that. The color if the aquamarines would look amazing with that dress.

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  8. Dress: Oscar de la Renta Off-the-Shoulder Draped Silk-Faille Gown https://www.oscardelarenta.com/ready-to-wear/gowns-caftans/off-the-shoulder-draped-silk-faille-gown-10

    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi GIANVITO 105 Denim Blue Suede https://www.gianvitorossi.com/us_en/woman/new-arrivals/gianvito-105-9193.html

    Clutch: Judith Leiber Couture Crystal Slide-Lock Clutch Bag Dark Indigo https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/judith-leiber-couture-crystal-slide-lock-clutch-bag-prod171590033?childItemId=NML0DGP_41&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_69ef9d445b3668828479b3be2ef506ff_VatvQZaz8SA1v%2BhTXVBrcjcL&page=0&position=7&navpath=cat000000_cat13030735_cat46860739_cat35400731

    Tiara: Delhi Durbar Tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-delhi-durbar-tiara.html

    Earrings: Dubai Looped Sapphire Demi-Parure http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-dubai-looped-sapphire-demi-parure.html

    Bracelet: Modern Sapphire Bracelet http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-george-vi-and-modern-sapphire-set.html

    ~Melissa M

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    1. It looks like the link to the dress didn't work. Here it is again.
      https://www.oscardelarenta.com/ready-to-wear/gowns-caftans/off-the-shoulder-draped-silk-faille-gown-10

      Or maybe this one.
      https://orchardmile.com/oscar-de-la-renta/off-the-shoulder-draped-silk-faille-gown-or54929e73?color=navy


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    2. Oooh, I like this dress! I think it could definitely compete with something Maxima would wear ;) I love the off-the-shoulder look & the navy silk goes so well with the sapphires.

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:33

      That tiara is definitely a show stopper! I really like off the shoulder dresses on Kate. Lovely look all around. Well done!

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    4. I love the simplicity of the gown, but it definitely has a WOW factor.

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  9. I’m assuming she might do one of the colors of the Netherlands so my guess is blue or white since I doubt she would wear orange. I love this Jenny Packham gown but in blue:

    http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/ss19-pre/windemere.html


    With this Kiki necklace

    https://kiki.co.uk/product/blue-topaz-necklace-2/

    https://kiki.co.uk/product/blue-topaz-and-diamond-drop-earrings-2/

    Gianvaniti Rossi sandals but custom in matching blue or silver

    https://www.gianvitorossi.com/ll_en/woman/new-arrivals/portofino-105-24539.html





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    1. That absolutely looks like something Catherine would wear, and the change of color is an excellent suggestion.

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    2. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 18:00

      Great minds think alike! that was my dress choice as well, but different accessories, see above:)

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:35

      Feminine and floaty and such a Catherine Dress! Love your look for the state dinner.

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  10. The look I have chosen is quite glamorous, but I think would look stunning on the Duchess. Queen Maxima herself often choses quite stunning gowns so I chose a dress that would be suitable for the occiasion, but also upping it a notch fashion wise.

    Dress: Jenny Packham Ophelia http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/aw18-campaign/mmd154l.html

    Shoes: Gianvito Rossi in off white Gianvito 105
    https://www.gianvitorossi.com/ll_en/woman/pumps/gianvito-105-10832.html

    Jewlery: Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara
    Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings (from the private collection of the late Diana, Princess of Wales)
    Diamond Collet Necklace (Queens collection)
    The same as seen on the Duchess at the 2017 Diplomatic Reception
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-2017-diplomatic-reception-and-new.html

    Stephanie MW

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:40

      This is such a well rounded look. Every piece works perfectly with the rest. This dress is saved in two of my Pinterest boards. One of them is things I'd love to see Kate wear and the other is things I'd wear if I had the money and occasion to do so!

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  11. Ok, so this is something I would love to see Kate wear, but would be highly unlikely that she ever would. Not to a state banquet anyway, lol. I’m not picking shoes since we wouldn’t see them.

    Dress (although the sleeves would need to be shortened and make sure to look at the back view):
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/brandon-maxwell-long-sleeve-gown-with-waterfall-train-prod202830603?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat56440732%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D240%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D4294913919%252C4294847335&eItemId=prod202830603&xbcpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat000727_cat56440732&cmCat=product

    Tiara (if we’re picking a dream outfit, I’d pick this one, even though it’s not in her current rotation or is likely to be any time soon):
    http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/03/tiara-thursday-queen-marys-fringe-tiara.html?m=1

    Earrings (again, highly unlikely):
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-greville-peardrop-earrings.html?m=1

    Brooch worn as a hair ornament, maybe on the back (very, very unlikely):
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/06/the-jardine-star-brooch.html?m=1

    I’m opting for no necklace or bracelets because I don’t think they’d go with the gown.

    ——— KN

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    1. Go Brandon Maxwell! :) He is having quite the fashion moment.

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:43

      Beautiful! Love the brooch in her hair. I chose the same tiara for my look. It would be fabulous on Kate .

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  12. Gown:

    https://i.pinimg.com/564x/87/2c/0e/872c0e579ca8f4c88d36c04230e6747e.jpg

    Tiara:

    https://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/items/fancy-intense-yellow-diamond-tiara-30752171/statement


    Clutch:

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/23/f7/d1/23f7d1a5c303d52fb01056af16b095e8.jpg

    Earrings:

    https://www.tiffany.com/jewelry/earrings/tiffany-soleste-earrings-GRP08290?fromGrid=1&origin=search&trackpdp=search&fromcid=-1&trackgridpos=1


    Bracelets:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/11/queen-marys-diamond-indian-bangle.html






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    1. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 18:01

      wow royalfan! this dress is beautiful and she could pull this off, I love the color!!!

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    2. Another showstopping gown, royalfan. Can you just imagine?!

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    3. Thank you so much, Caroline! :-)

      And it might be nice to include a pair of shoes. LOL.

      http://celebrityinchristianlouboutin.blogspot.com/2014/03/2014-fashion-bronze-christian-louboutin.html

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    4. royalfan, love this dress ❤️

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    5. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:47

      What a bold look! It's beautiful and I love the tiara!

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    6. Erika, yes I could! And thank you to Rebecca V and Courtney. :-)

      I admit to being a little more daring this time, but I was in one of those moods. ;-)

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  13. Eriq L from Bayside31 July 2018 at 04:23

    Dress:MARCHESA NOTTE floral-appliquΓ©d peplum gown- https://cdn-images.farfetch-contents.com/12/76/34/73/12763473_13744737_480.jpg

    Jewelry: 1.Kate's pre owned Emerald Crystal Drop Earrings- https://i.pinimg.com/originals/42/76/9b/42769b217f581abc2594871b53926e10.jpg

    2.Diana's FIVE-ROW PEARL BRACELET WITH EMERALD-CUT AQUAMARINE STONE AND DIAMOND FLOWER CLASP http://www.dianasjewels.net/Bracelets/5strandpearlflowercloseup.jpg

    3. Cambridge lovers knot tiara- https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54196767e4b07990c7fd667e/t/59f0ac918dd0418c58406672/1508945057791/Lovers+Knot+tiara.jpg

    Clutch: Yves Saint Laurent Chyc leather
    clutch- https://cache.net-a-porter.com/images/products/164074/164074_fr_pp.jpgnt.


    Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Green Hangisi 105 pumps with jewel buckle- https://cdn-images.farfetch-contents.com/manolo-blahnik-green-hangisi-105-pumps-with-jewel-Buckley_12745754_14206776_800.jpg

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:49

      What a lovely dress!

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  14. Seven years after her marriage and with a dynamic royal like Maxima visiting, I believe Kate should go all out: Here are my choices. Many thanks, Charlotte!

    For a gown I choice a Walker gown I became enchanted with last year (thinking ahead). The silk is based on designs in Flemish paintings. Considering the magnificent Dutch still-life paintings and Kate's love of art - I can't think of a better choice and the colours will pick up the orders I mention below. - The Jan B gown found in their current collection.

    https://catherinewalker.com/jan-b/

    For shoes a striking new pair by a new British designer for Kate. In navy blue satin.

    https://matchesfashion.com/products/Sophia-Webster-Lucia-ruffle-embellished-satin-sandals--1211107

    The dress has a gorgeous skirt for walking into the banquet but a plain sexy modern bodice. That's good because I think it's time Kate had some orders. I'm awarding her the Queen's Order - if William doesn't want ivory, it could be done in porcelain (as a descendant of the potteries, I favour that,) or enamel - also a British tradition. I'm also requesting the Dutch give Kate a sash for an order as they did for Diana - most probably the Order of the House of Orange.

    I also think it's time to lay ghost to rest and bring Diana's sapphire choker out. Here's a link for the order, the sash, (on Diana) and the choker. The photos I wish are the fifth down - one of Diana with the sash and one of her with the choker. (Photos 5th Down.) Kate's earrings are also shown here and can be worn.

    orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2012/08/flashback-friday-few-of-dianas-sapphires.html

    Finally for a tiara, I think the choker would be complimented by the sapphire badeau. Since it wasn't used for the recent wedding why not bring it out - if it still exists. The only colour photo - not good is of Margaret but any will do.

    orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/03/tiara-thursday-marie-feodorovnas.html

    Finally to pin that Dutch order - a brooch the queen rarely wears.

    https://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-russian-sapphire-cluster-brooch.html

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    1. Julia, I really like this look. The dress is gorgeous with a nod to the Dutch with the Flemish painting style print. That's very clever! I'd also love for Kate to bring the sapphires out. I really think it is time :)

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    2. I agree it's time for Kate to have some orders! That is also a great dress, well done on finding one that has some Dutch meaning!

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    3. I love all the detail that went into this post! Beautiful work, Julia!

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    4. Total win for me, Julia! This gown is breathtaking and perfect for the occasion.

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    5. Gorgeous dress and a perfect nod to the Dutch guests of honor! Lovely choices all around, Julia!

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    6. I love that you have given it some serious thought (and the dress as such which would nicely complement a Dutch order!), but you do realise that Flemish painters are Belgium and not Dutch? Probably Max and Wax would have a blast and wouldn’t mind, but (UK) press would be all over her ... :-)

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    7. Anonymous I'm aware of the modern distinctions (and of the distinction between Flemish and Walloon so even if Philippe and Mathide were visiting it could be an issue.)

      But I think the problem is not in the dress but in the choice of name Catherine Walker's firm used. (She herself would probably have been more careful as she studied in Lille on the border.) I would have been happy if they had called the style Netherlandish instead, but the fact is still life of this sort of floral still life was done as much by Dutch painters as Flemish ones in an era where borders were more fluid. I'm thinking only an expert could tell the paintings apart. For instance Abraham Mignon who was born in Germany (not then unified) but died in the Netherlands who did still lives that are in the Rijksmuseum and whose paintings could easily have inspired this dress. (I love that museum and recommend it to everyone - it's a necessary visit of a lifetime.)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Mignon

      Having said that, I believe because of the name of the dress, it is after a work by an Jan Philip van Thielen who was Flemish but according to Wiki collaborated with Flemish and Dutch painters of the time. One of his paintings is in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge and may have inspired this print.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Philip_van_Thielen

      So maybe there should be a bespoke reprinting done in a still life by a Dutch painter. It would be very similar. I wouldn't want Kate to get in trouble with the Daily Mail or the Express or the Telegraph which has got very gossipy of late, over wearing the wrong flowers on her dress -

      Or better yet, very the design a bit and rename the look Netherlandish and no one would be the wiser.

      Maxima herself routinely wears Natan outfits - a Belgium designer. However, I have heard grumbles about that from Dutch milliners - and plenty of grumbles about Natan from everyone. (Mathilde wears his designs too - in fact recently they wore the same dress.)
      If the queens of those two nations share a designer, I think Kate would be safe wearing my choice which I still love.

      If I had to wager on it, I'd guess Maxima will wear a gown by a Dutch designer for this banquet though - probably another Jan, Jan Taminiau. We'll see if I'm right.

      Apologies for my spelling of bandeau and other typos - these nighttime posts get to me.

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    8. The inspiration may be Flemish but looks just like a floral still life indicative of the Dutch Masters.

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    9. Julia. My, that is a stunning dress. I would be delighted to see Catherine where something like this!!!

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    10. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:54

      The bodice is perfect for letting the jewelry take center stage. I think Kate could definitely pull off the choker and I really like those shoes!

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    11. Borders aside, I thought using art as a touchstone and homage is a fantastically clever idea. Perhaps pearl earrings? The dress somehow looks very "Kate" to me.
      I wonder how Kate would adapt Norman Rockwell to couture for a US State banquet?

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  15. http://www.edwinoudshoorn.com/images/edwin%20oudshoorn%20-%20lookbook137881.jpg?crc=4107683327

    https://kiki.co.uk/product/candy-mini-blue-topaz-and-diamond-earrings-2/

    https://www.emmylondon.com/collections/occasion-shoes/products/poppy-jet?variant=14388286023

    https://www.emmylondon.com/collections/clutch-bags/products/natasha-jet-gold

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-five-aquamarine-tiara.html?m=1

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      Ahhh! That's a stunning DRESS and that color would be fantastic on Kate.

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  16. I picked a coral gown, a nod to the orange color without going to bold. I think color would suit her very well.

    Dress: Jenny Packham coral gown:http://annstreetstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/JennyPackham_157.jpg

    Shoes: GIANVITO ROSSI 105 suede pumps (owned) https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/887422?&cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-QFGLnEolOWg-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-ntMbEAtkA.Gx.tf8RNTFaQ&rewardStyle=rewardStyle

    clutch: Jimmy Choo celeste suede clutch https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jimmy-choo-celeste-suede-clutch/4627938?siteid=QFGLnEolOWg-bTxtUz5.tkYGC10WtVBumw&contextualcategoryid=60133547&origin=keywordsearch&siteId=TnL5HPStwNw-S4.S_Jvutsq8cstLZ.HeOg&utm_source=rakuten&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=QFGLnEolOWg&utm_content=1&utm_term=593364&utm_channel=affiliate_ret_p&sp_source=rakuten&sp_campaign=QFGLnEolOWg

    Tiara: cambridge lover knot

    Earrings by Kiki McDonough (from Pippa's wedding) https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-717GWcZQdhA/WSBA9kiT3RI/AAAAAAABE5E/9tNwCCVEMpUxSwVWlfG-QIjCB4PARXgIQCLcB/s1600/kiki%2Bmrg.jpg

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    1. I didn't mention this earlier, but what are your opinions on Kate getting a family order?

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    2. It's certainly possible Ruth. There's no official announcement, so we'll only know when Kate attends a white-tie event. As it is given at the Queen's pleasure we will never specifically know the criteria. If we look at the previous generation of royal wives, I believe Diana received the RFO after a year of marriage. Sophie received hers after five years and the Duchess of York was never given it. The Duchess of Cornwall received hers after two years of marriage.

      The looks you have all chosen are amazing. You keep raising the bar every year. The gowns, the sparkle! I'm very excited to start putting them together :)

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    3. I’m surprised she doesn’t have the family order yet. Possibly HM is trying to do her a kindness, thinking she could eventually end up with as many as three others (Charles, William, George) and that’s a lot to wear. But you can’t predict the future. I’d like to see her receive one now.

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    4. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 18:13

      Im with you Juniper, Now would be good:)

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    5. I keep thinking ivory may be the problem - William's views have been so adamant - even talking about destroying the palace's historic ivory, that it seems unthinkable Kate could wear ivory. Yet, to make the orders of something new - porcelain or enamel as I suggested above - and there is precedent for other things - would call attention to the royal ladies who do wear ivory orders. It's very awkward.

      But it doesn't seem right that Kate who is working for the royal family would not have the queen's order - it is a unique thing - especially in years to come when the queen is sadly gone. The same for Meghan in a few years. And I really think Beatrice and Eugenie, the queen's granddaughters may end up attending state banquets. Whilst Charles has spoken of a smaller family, someone will have to fill in for the elderly cousins who attend now - and give the guests the honour of being next to a royal. The York girls' attendance at the recent Commonwealth reception could be the start - and orders would be appropriate. But then what of Zara who doesn't attend - and Louise who may well take on royal duties - being in a gap between generations?

      I've always thought European royals gave out honours a bit too freely but I'm starting to see there's an advantage of pinning them on babies. It saves all this speculation about how they are earned - if they are earned. It's awkward for instance that Diana never was given the Royal Victorian Order for all the work she did but Camilla did receive it for far less. Has it to do with merit or personalities? That's why I'm beginning to think it's better just to say royal ladies get the reigning monarch's order. And with her increased work earlier this year, it does seem time for Kate to receive it now. Whilst I understand what Juniper says, I can't believe the queen never means for her to have it when others do. So let's hope it appears - since Maxima will be wearing all hers - and I think it would be lovely if William and Kate - and Charles and Camilla appeared in the official photographs now Philip is retired.

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    6. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:58

      Kate would be stunning in that color!

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    7. I see no reason why to give her an order now than a year ago. If it is given based on her service to the monarch/y then it can wait. Her numbers would be still the lowest at the end of the year, because of the pregnancy and other reasons. But I expect no wonders years to come.

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  17. Dress: https://erdem.com/en-gb/petunia-gown-mariko-meadow-black-voile-pf18-21012mmbv.html

    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/431980 in black suede

    Tiara and jewels: George vi Victorian suite OMG how amazing would Kate look in those delicate jewels!!

    Such fun dress shopping with no budget!!

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 07:02

      That dress is very much in Kate's wheel house and is similar to some of the things she's worn before. Dress shopping with no budget would be a blast!

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    2. Sorry I forgot to link a picture to the Victorian suite jewels http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-george-vi-and-modern-sapphire-set.html?m=1

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  18. First time I've done this, hope it works !
    I would love to see Kate in a bespoke version of this gown, but in black velvet. I'm thinking black, if only to showcase the jewels, I'd love to see Kate wear.

    Dress - http://www.alda-architects.co.uk/alexander-mcqueen-viscose-61-offtheshoulder-lace-gown-evening-dresses-in-black-p-389.html

    Earrings - HM Pearl drop diamond earrings. http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-
    jewels/msg/1478459535.html

    Brooch - Thought the brooch would look lovely on the centre of the off the shoulder section of the dress.
    https://www.thecrownchronicles.co.uk/royal-fashion/the-queens-jewellery-cullinan-iii-iv-brooch/

    Tiara - If HM would allow Kate use of the Kokoshnik Tiara, it would finish off the look.
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/queen-alexandras-kokoshnik-tiara.html

    Whatever Kate wears on the night, she's going to look stunning, but it's been fun guessing and playing 'dress up' ! Thanks Charlotte ! x

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 07:08

      The black velvet McQueen that she wore years ago is one of my favorite looks of hers. Love your look!

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  19. I’m submittinh a rewear idea. I loved the gorgeous blue dress she wore on the Indus Tour in 2016. It was worn with a lovely beaded wrap, but I’d love to see her wear it without the wrap and with the Queen Mother’s sapphire earrings! Since I doubt we’ll see any new tiaras for her, I’m going with a rewear of tiara and other jewels...

    πŸ‘— & πŸ‘œ - Blue evening gown from India tour with same bag (minus shawl): https://whatkatewore.com/2016/04/10/kate-glitters-at-gala-fundraiser-in-royal-blue-jenny-packham/

    πŸ‘  - Oscar De La Renta Cabrina Pump (silver): https://www.oscardelarenta.com/platinum-lame-cabrina-pumps

    πŸ‘‘- Lotus Flower Tiara: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-lotus-flower-tiara.html?m=1

    πŸ’Ž- Queen Mother’s Sapphire and Diamond earrings: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-queen-mothers-sapphire-and-diamond.html?m=1

    πŸ’Ž - Queen’s Diamond Wedding Gift bracelet: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html?m=1

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    2. I think a re-wear of the blue gown from India is quite likely!

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 14:48

      That color was so beautiful on Kate. As much as I long for a new dress I wouldn't mind a repeat if it was this one!

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  20. Dress by Alexander McQueen, as worn by Sandra Bullock
    http://e04-elmundo.uecdn.es/assets/multimedia/imagenes/2014/03/03/13938144456621.jpg

    Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/queen-marys-fringe-tiara.html

    Dubai Looped Sapphire necklace and earrings
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-dubai-looped-sapphire-demi-parure.html

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    1. Saw that gown and loved it as well, sofy!

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 14:49

      Beautiful DRESS and I chose that tiara for my look as well!

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  21. Yay! I love these posts. This is always so much fun! Here are my selections:

    Dress: 24th dress down - cream/pale pink color deep V neck, ruffle skirt and flowers (I pulled it up on my phone and that’s where it ends up being 24th down - I can screenshot it and email it to you if that helps)
    https://www.jantaminiau.com/?portfolio=a-painters-touch

    Tiara: Strathmore Rose Tiara (worn atop the head not across the forehead) http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2018/02/the-strathmore-rose-tiara.html?m=1

    Hair: Style she wore for Pippa’s wedding https://whatkatewore.com/2017/05/20/pippa-middleton-was-radiant-the-duchess-wore-mcqueen/pippa-wedding-kate-jane-taylor-hat-front-back-splash-may-20-2017-pa-ka/

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy Pumps (worn to Harry & Meghan’s wedding) https://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.com/2018/05/first-look-kate-arrives-for-royal.html?m=1

    Jewelry
    Earrings: 14K Strawberry Gold® Cinnamon Citrine® 10 3/4 cts., Vanilla Topaz™ 1 cts., Raspberry Rhodolite® 1 3/8 cts. Earrings
    https://www.levian.com/product-detail/0/YQQO_14

    Necklace: 14K Strawberry Gold® Cinnamon Citrine® 10 1/2 cts., Raspberry Rhodolite® 1 cts., Vanilla Topaz™ 3/4 cts. Pendant https://www.levian.com/product-detail/0/YQQO_13

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    1. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 18:09

      That is a beautiful gown! wish she would wear it, love your accessories!! im also all in for the Strathmore tiara:)

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 14:52

      Jan Taminiau has some stunning gowns. Queen Maxima shines the most in his gowns. If Kate doesn't wear JT hopefully we will see Maxima in a new gown from him.

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  22. Man, I love it when you do these, Charlotte! :) I've never participated in one before, so here goes.....
    Gown: https://www.net-a-porter.com/nz/en/product/1067017/roland_mouret/coleman-stretch-crepe-gown
    I chose this simple but stylish Roland Mouret gown as I love the silhouette and the lovely red colour (one of the colours of the Dutch flag!). I also feel like it has some elements from both of the last two gowns she has worn to previous state banquets i.e. the red colour, like the first Jenny Packham & the bell sleeves from the Marchesa. I also like the square neckline which can easily show off an amazing necklace from the royal vault!

    Now, the most important part - jewels! I always find this part the hardest....
    Earrings: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html
    The Queen's Greville chandelier earrings are stunning. They have also previously been worn on a state visit to the Netherlands.

    Necklace: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/04/ruby-and-diamond-floral-bandeau-necklace.html
    She has worn this gorgeous necklace before and I would like to see her wear it again.

    Bracelet: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-diamond-quatrefoil-bracelet.html
    I think this bracelet would be stunning with the 3/4 bell cuffs of the dress.

    Tiara: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-oriental-circlet.html
    I'd love to see this tiara on Kate. As much as I like the CLK tiara & the Lotus Flower, I think this would look great on her & it would be wonderful to see her branch out with more tiaras! :P

    I was wondering whether to add shoes & a clutch, but we never get to see them at these events, so I left them out.

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    1. Here’s a better link to the dress if the first one didn’t work, thanks, Charlotte :)
      https://www.rolandmouret.com/collections/gowns/products/coleman-gown-pw18-f2241-c1310

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    2. Kiwi Gal, your post reminded me to thank everyone for their care in sharing and checking links. It is greatly appreciated :)

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    3. Beautiful dress and even more beautiful jewels kiwi gal. Fabulous choices!

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    4. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:23

      That dress would be absolutely stunning on Kate! Simple yet effortlessly beautiful!

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  23. Ooh this is fun! I've spent longer than I should have dreaming this outfit up, but it's so enjoyable I couldn't stop!

    I've chosen a dress from a brand I don't think Kate's worn before, but I think it's the kind of dress you imagine a princess wearing, with a wonderful big skirt. Something similar could be made bespoke by Alexander McQueen with more architectural details, maybe a bustle like on her wedding dress? The neckline is maybe a bit open, but all the better to see the diamonds!

    Dress: Reem Acra Draped off-the-shoulder satin gown https://www.net-a-porter.com/za/en/product/1062729/reem_acra/draped-off-the-shoulder-satin-gown

    Shoes: Her platinum lame Cabrina Oscar de la Renta pumps (you probably wouldn't see them but if I were her I'd wear these shoes all the time) https://www.oscardelarenta.com/sale/platinum-lame-cabrina-pumps

    (no bag because I couldn't decide on one)

    Tiara: Cambridge Lover's Knot http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara.html

    Earrings: The Duchess of Gloucester's pendant earrings if HM will lend them out! They've been worn twice during a state visit from the Netherland's before! http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-duchess-of-gloucesters-pendant.html

    Necklace: The Nizam of Hyderabad http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-nizam-of-hyderabad-rose-brooches.html

    Bracelets: The wedding gift and Queen Mary's diamond bar choker http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html and http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/10/queen-marys-diamond-bar-choker-bracelet.html

    So excited to see what she and Queen Maxima wear, as well as what bling the other royal ladies bring out!




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    1. That’s a beautiful gown.

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    2. Rebecca, the navy satin gown is beautiful! I am enjoying all of the entries, all very pretty.

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    3. Okay. I should've read this post and just seconded it! :) We went for the same gown Rebecca, and I almost chose that tiara! I absolutely love this.

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    5. Thanks Juniper and Sheila! It's so much fun seeing what everyone's picked! Great minds think alike, Lacy! I almost went for all sapphires like you :) And wow yes it would look so stunning if Kate wore opera gloves, what a good idea Lacy

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    6. I LOVE this gown! Perfect for a princess!

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    7. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:25

      Another totally princess dress and complete look. Kate looks so nice in blue and this dress is really quite lovely. Well done!

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    8. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:26

      I loved her hair at that gala. She looked amazing and those earrings have always been one of my favorites.

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    9. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:27

      Oops! 2nd comment was meant for Gabi! That's what I get for using my phone.

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  24. https://imgur.com/a/rK4p1FY - my offer ;) I hope you like it :)

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:28

      Okay so now I'm commenting in the correct place! I thought her hair looked beautiful at that gala and those earrings have always been among my favorites. Lovely look!

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  25. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a long time but have never commented. But these ‘Style Kate’ post are so fun I wanted to participate!

    Dress - https://www.alexandermcqueen.com/Item/index?cod10=34854986CG&siteCode=ALEXANDERMCQUEEN_IE

    Shoes - https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/romy-100/silver-and-dusk-blue-fireball-glitter-d%C3%A9grad%C3%A9-fabric-pointy-toe-pumps-ROMY100BRE0C6079.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1

    Clutch - https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/finley/silver-and-dusk-blue-fireball-glitter-d%C3%A9grad%C3%A9-cross-body-mini-bag-FINLEYBRE0C6079.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#start=1

    Earrings - https://kiki.co.uk/product/juno-small-blue-topaz-and-diamond-earrings/

    Bracelet - https://kiki.co.uk/product/juno-blue-topaz-bracelet/

    Tiara - http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-five-aquamarine-tiara.html?m=1

    Katie

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    3. And those shoes! Love them. So many people have picked really amazing shoes

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    4. Thanks y’all! The dress is beautiful and the shoes are to die for 😊😜 I love shoes and sparkles so they are just lovely! Yes, I have seen some other wonderful dresses and accessories that others have picked! I can’t wait to see all of the finished outfits!

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    5. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:30

      I kind of want that dress. It's ethereal and so simply but packs a punch. I'm not a huge fan of that tiara on Sophie but against Kate's dark hair it would really pop.

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  26. Thank you, I love these posts!
    Since I doubt Kate will wear an orange dress I decided to go honoring with accessories.

    This white dress by Vivienne Westwood:
    https://drexcode.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/600x/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/d/r/drexcode_aprile_201611775.jpg?v=0.1

    Purse:
    https://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g5-M00-DA-14-rBVaI1hi0M2ABWLDAAKw167_Qb8009.jpg/wholesale-laisc-newest-orange-crystal-clutch.jpg

    Lotus flower tiara:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/db/18/35/db183505a80c80b56b6bb720c8e24856.jpg

    Necklace and earrings in diamonds and citrines:
    http://www.jewelinfo4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1-citrine-necklace-and-earring-set-collection.jpg

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:32

      Love the Westwood gown. I've really been hoping, praying and crossing my fingers that Princess Eugenie wears Westwood at her wedding. Her clothing fits her so well.

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  27. Hello everyone, here's my submission:

    DRESS
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/zac-posen-pleated-tulle-sleeveless-gown-w-full-skirt-prod209280084?childItemId=NMB4AXZ_&navpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat58290731_cat43810733_cat35350732&page=3&position=64&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_9240dc6b0423e7b29b0b4416c66f1feb_G29ByAyqGhQI9LQUSDFwqWCV#&gid=1&pid=1

    TIARA
    Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/queen-marys-fringe-tiara.html

    EARRINGS
    The Greville Chandelier Earrings: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html

    BRACELET
    Wedding Gift Bracelet: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html

    SHOES
    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624256&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447217025&R=400977768703&P_name=Christian+Louboutin&N=306624256&bmUID=mjJKsoU

    HAIR in a modern beehive style:
    http://www.hairstyle-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/updo2.jpg

    Hope you like it,
    B

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    1. Caroline in Montana31 July 2018 at 18:42

      Really like that modern beehive, that would look fantastic on Kate!

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    2. YES! We are on the same color wavelength! :) I love the structure of the Zac Posen gown. I almost chose that tiara as well!

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    3. That hairstyle suits Kate and would be perfect for accenting a tiara!! cc

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    4. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:33

      Adore the dress!

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  28. Hi there! This would be my choice for Kate because the dutch King and Queen are young and fun and the dress combines every official Dutch colour ;-)

    Dress: Matsouri "Karolina"
    https://matsouri.de/seidenkleid-karolina

    Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent Nude
    http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/pt_en/shop/women/pigalle-patent-4.html

    Bag: Christian Louboutin Vero Dodat Patent Clutch Nude
    http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/de_en/shop/handbags/vero-dodat-clutch-1.html

    Engagement Ring,

    Papyrus Tiara,

    Earrings: The Queen Mother's Diamond Flower earrings
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-queen-mothers-diamond-flower.html?m=1

    Greetings from more than summery and hot Germany!

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    1. That dress is beautiful and yes a bit "fun".

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    2. Hi Anja. You have picked a beautiful, fun dress.

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:36

      This dress reminds me of many Kate wore before her marriage and at the beginning of her marriage. I could see her wearing something like this .

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    4. Thank you Ali, Rebecca and Courtney! It's always nice when someone shares your taste in fashion πŸ˜‰

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  29. First time doing this!! Thanks for letting us participate!!

    Dress
    http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/ss19-pre/windemere.html

    Shoes
    https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/romy-100/platinum-and-flamingo-ice-glitter-d%C3%A9grad%C3%A9-fabric-pointy-toe-pumps-ROMY100VOG0C6362.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps

    Clutch
    https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/celeste%2Fs/flamingo-and-platinum-ice-glitter-d%C3%A9grad%C3%A9-fabric-clutch-bag-CELESTESIGA0C6362.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#productsearch=true&prefn1=color&prefv1=Pink&cgid=women-handbags-clutch&start=1

    Earrings
    https://kiki.co.uk/product/kiki-classic-morganite-and-diamond-cushion-earrings/

    Bracelet
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-diamond-quatrefoil-bracelet.html?m=1

    Tiara
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara.html?m=1

    Carlie

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    1. Wow. That is a beautiful dress! I love the delicate, bejeweled cape.

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    3. Thank you 😊 I do too!! Reminds me of the pink Alexander McQueen dress she wore over seas while pregnant. I loved that dress!! 😍 definitely one of my favorites!!

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    4. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:37

      Love this dress every time I see it!

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  30. Here is my choice.

    Dress:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=jenny+packham+orange+dress&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=sinv&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&fir=3T0mr2lOkk8BkM%253A%252C3P7COS_dcdBByM%252C_%253B5MgbczdWQbOIXM%253A%252CVxpzfsVE2xI7MM%252C_%253B7Z56xQ0kqvkxhM%253A%252CVxpzfsVE2xI7MM%252C_%253B-5qSi1GTp2qe6M%253A%252CVxpzfsVE2xI7MM%252C_%253BHzwnTvidA0PCrM%253A%252CRkzeoiLD4P1b0M%252C_%253BVYk1l14Iv6GAtM%253A%252ClUuvn1Ho1xu9JM%252C_%253B5Gpv-B5RMxOn0M%253A%252CQqKn1kUmZ47G3M%252C_%253BOAHFQyErXSqAQM%253A%252CQqKn1kUmZ47G3M%252C_%253BupAUD567nKStgM%253A%252CoLP16lTEMRAxjM%252C_%253Bd0JQ57L3yb5d7M%253A%252CVxpzfsVE2xI7MM%252C_&usg=__z7EOGOzlVIjq3v9NDQDvuCNUInQ%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJ17zu8MncAhUH5oMKHTGxCfUQ7Al6BAgOEAI&biw=412&bih=822#imgrc=lDNjvkdi7rRfWM:

    Tiara:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=queen+mary+fringe+tiara&oq=queen+marys+fringe&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.11313j0j4&client=ms-android-verizon&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=BPBPB6A8bSiH4M:

    Bracelets:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-wedding-gift-bracelet.html?m=1

    Earrings:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html?m=1

    Shoes:
    https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12166068131182758727/image?q=louboutin+gold+heels&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=sivn&srds=as:1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKhLyEy8jcAhVP7qwKHUdCBgoQnUAIGA&prds=cid:12166068131182758727,paur:ClkAsKraX9F_jz0utVKibd2iu7ajnprfvnKyNlyjVLB5D_iXCr2aRu-J9xgq8Tiy32yiPLtsuBNxPhcHYczH2MuZgOHdals51Bj_ALrxtLhDjRfkdi-f0mUWxBIZAFPVH73UDsI4_NiD2J2tw4ubcZbJF_3p-Q,sgro:iv,mvi:0

    Clutch:
    https://www.google.com/shopping/product/9982331844015541938?q=gold+clutch&client=ms-android-verizon&sa=X&biw=412&bih=766&tbs=vw:g,mr:1,cat:3032,pdtr0:907879|907880,pdtr1:882029|882173,init_ar:SgVKAwjYF0oKUggI57Q3IOi0Nw%3D%3D,ss:44&prmd=sinv&prds=epd:3363052575217168853,paur:ClkAsKraXwTQboUPPwXtE20TKCX4H-rIfGwF1jf02Yn4l4zUFkGYuufn6LBjUllvzaCoIYQuWGLpIHYlSiQdgHl8hOF7qjYZXzKxzyZw0Xlxdq9YWlBOtw_TeRIZAFPVH71VMYWc1FceDFT104im42jx8TJebQ,cdl:1,cs:1&ved=0ahUKEwj7u57gy8jcAhUCMqwKHbvvCEMQgTYItQQ

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:39

      What a fitting sartorial nod to the Netherlands. Fun and youthful but totally appropriate as well!

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  31. Sonja from Bavaria31 July 2018 at 19:28

    Thanks so much for hosting this again, I always enjoy it so much!

    I put together a very regal look consisting of lovely creme colours:

    A regal Jenny Packham gown with flowing tulle skirt:
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/p/jenny-packham-tulle-ball-skirt-with-ribbon-belt-and-matching-items-prod209030024?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat49670739%2526pageSize%253D30%2526Nao%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod209030024&xbcpath=cat000000_cat000730_cat49670739&cmCat=product

    Kate's Jenny Packham Casa clutch:
    https://www.onewed.com/photos/jenny-packham-wedding-accessories-spring-14-bridal-casa-silver-clutch-140982/

    Her LK Bennett Floret courts:
    https://www.lkbennett.com/product/SCFLORETNAPPANaturalTrench~Floret-Leather-Courts-Trench

    Queen Mary's chain link bracelet:
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/05/queen-marys-chain-link-bracelets.html?m=1

    I know this will turn out to be a more unpopular choice, but I would have Kate wear the Cartier Halo tiara again. While many here are probably going for the more eye-catching, bigger tiaras, I would love to see her wedding tiara again, with different hairstyles.
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-cartier-halo-tiara.html?m=1

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    1. I would love it if she were to wear the Halo again, Sonja. Its a beautiful tiara and worthy to be showcased again with, yes, a different hairstyle. I think the dress you chose here would be a lovely backdrop for it. So feminine and pretty.

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    2. I would like to see her wear the Cartier Halo tiara again at some point as well. It is so beautiful.

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:40

      That skirt is so floaty and fun. I just want to try it on and twirl in it.

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  32. Here goes my first participation in the styling challenge! I truly enjoy seeing the lovely looks put together by this stylish community, so I'm going to give it my best beginner's try.

    Though I pondered the sartorial diplomacy of orange, it just didn't seem to fit Kate's pattern of color. Instead, I settled on a regal midnight blue for evening gown perfection:

    https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1062729/reem_acra/draped-off-the-shoulder-satin-gown

    The dropped neckline of the Reem Acra gown makes way for this stunning piece:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-dubai-looped-sapphire-demi-parure.html

    With matching earrings:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-dubai-looped-sapphire-demi-parure.html

    And the only repeat of the look would be on Kate's wrist:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/10/queen-marys-diamond-bar-choker-bracelet.html

    The crowning glory was truly the hardest part of this styling, as tiaras seem so personal to the wearer. So, though I know full well that the Queen wore this very tiara to a Diplomatic Reception two years prior, I'm letting my sapphire heart rule over my head:

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-george-vi-and-modern-sapphire-set.html

    Such a stunning piece requires a sleek updo. I favor Kate's hair pulled away from her forehead, so I'd like to see a similar style to the one she wore at the 2012 London Olympics gala. The makeup with this look was stunning as well!:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=duchess+of+cambridge+updos&rlz=1C1CHXU_enUS695US705&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjrjZe_-8ncAhVFyFQKHQ57DM0Q_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=767#imgrc=f2ZdjG89HfZRIM:


    Oh, I almost forgot the shoes!:

    https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624256&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447231457&R=191714740051&P_name=Jimmy+Choo&N=306624256&bmUID=mjMGZUf

    And, because life is short, my jaw would drop straight to the floor if Kate showcased the aforementioned jewels atop a pair of beautiful, silk white gloves:

    https://www.corneliajames.com/collections/silk-gloves/products/desdemona-silk-glove

    All of this deep, midnight blue recalls Kate's iconic engagement look, but I'm not opposed to it! She's a glorious mother of three and her sapphire ring would especially dazzle with this ensemble, in my opinion. :)

    Thanks for such a fun opportunity, Charlotte!

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    1. I am completely intrigued by Reem Acra's designs. I had not heard of her (designer from Beirut, Lebanon) and I find her gowns very glamorous. This gown has a Grace Kelly quality to it, lovely lines. cc

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:42

      I love long gloves with strapless or cap sleeve gowns. So classic. Beautiful look!

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  33. Since Maxima will probably go bold for this (her style is very colourful and with lots of prints), Kate should go bold as well :)

    - A floral marchesa gown https://www.farfetch.com/de/shopping/women/marchesa-lace-panel-flared-gown-item-12301896.aspx?storeid=10185&from=1 (can you use the 2nd picture with the model wearing the gown? It looks so much better on skin, thanks!)

    - Matching pumps in khaki amd blush https://www.reiss.com/de/p/satin-ankle-strap-shoes-womens-athena-in-khaki/?category_id=1135&gaEeList=W%20-%20Shoes

    - Rose gold, morganite and diamond earrings https://www.bluenile.com/de/morganite-milgrain-vintage-earrings-14k-rose-gold_61695?elem=img&track=product&vtype=sample

    - A beautiful delicate bracelet https://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Miadora-Signature-Collection-14k-Rose-Gold-Morganite-White-Sapphire-1-1-4ct-TDW-Diamond-Floral-Oval-Linked-Bracelet/15999522/product.html?refccid=533UJC6TS2VJ2FSMHFOMICA22Q&searchidx=3

    She should complete the look with Queen Mary's fringe tiara. http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2011/03/tiara-thursday-queen-marys-fringe-tiara.html?m=1


    Maria in Germany

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    1. Wow Maria, that dress is absolutely beautiful and LOVE the shoes. Completely amazed at all the hidden creative talent that abounds in this blog!!! Well done all!! cc

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:44

      The dress is so feminine. I can always get on board with a look showcasing Queen Mary's Fringe tiara!

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  34. Hey all,

    love your post and the idea. Have seen already so many wonderful choices. Hope Mrs. Archer/ the duchess will read your blog ;-)
    Here is my choice

    Dress: OSCAR DE LA RENTAEmbellished wool-blend midi dress bespoke long https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1079590/oscar_de_la_renta/embellished-wool-blend-midi-dress


    Tiara: Cambridge lovers knot Tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara.html

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo LANCER 85 black suede
     aus-schwarzem-Wildleder-CONFIG_CHOS09005370-de.html?___store=germany_de&utm_source=MyBestBrandsDE&utm_term=CHOS09005380&utm_medium=flux&utm_campaign=Jimmy+Choo

     Earrings: the Eden Citrine flower
     https://kiki.co.uk/product/eden-citrine-flower-earrings/

    Bag: BOTTEGA VENETA Knot snake-trimmed satin box clutch black https://www.mytheresa.com/de-de/knot-snake-trimmed-satin-box-clutch-261646.html?catref=category

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:46

      What a lovely tribute to the visiting monarchs in that color! Kate always looks great in gowns like this.

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  35. Dress: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1062728/reem_acra/bow-detailed-satin-gown

    Bag: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1056885/bottega_veneta/the-knot-watersnake-trimmed-intrecciato-satin-clutch

    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1043550/gianvito_rossi/portofino-85-suede-sandals

    Jewellery: cartier halo tiara, Kate’s wedding day hearings, and http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-diamond-quatrefoil-bracelet.html?m=1

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    1. What a beautiful elegant dress.

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:46

      I want to run my hands along that fabric and let it slide through my fingers. It looks so luxurious!

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  36. I picked a gorgeous orange Monique Lhuillier gown. It caught my eye because the colour is really unusual, but I am sure it would look so pretty with Kate's hair colour! Also, as you said Charlotte, it is the official colour of the royal house of Orange and associated with the Netherlands (and we all know Kate likes to include such things into her looks).

    https://moniquelhuillier.com/collections/gowns/products/strapless-emb-hi-low-gown
    Alternative image link: https://www.google.de/search?q=monique+lhuillier+strapless+embroidered+hi+low+gown&client=ms-android-samsung&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&biw=360&bih=559&tbs=isc:orange,ic:specific&ved=0ahUKEwij6Py3vLjcAhXSyqQKHRAKCCQQlJcCCCQoBQ#imgrc=Sc3HrjqvkLUleM:

    I love all the prestigeous old jewellery in the Royal collection, but since I can choose whatever I want here, she should get a new, more modern, necklace (but not any less regal, it is very eye-cathing and expensive):
    https://www.itshot.com/designer-pearl-necklace-with-diamonds-1796ct-18k-luccello-jewelry

    http://www.vdst-leipzig.de/hΓΆgl-pumps-orange-vxl85769-p-1843.html
    (The pumps are orange)

    http://m.asos.com/asos/asos-co-ord-satin-bridesmaid-clutch-bag/prd/5925023?iid=5925023&countryid=1&affId=5497&channelref=Affiliate&pubref=275781&awc=5678_1532460885_b986441e7bbce8af38508f3a80cedc2f
    (The colour is a light peachy champagne)

    And I know that this is not a realistic tiara choice for Kate at all, because it belongs to Princess Alexandra and she probably won't grant others access to it, but I would love to see Kate in the Oglivy tiara! It is such a beautiful and delicate piece and since this is design your dream look, I can wish for anything :)
    http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/2013/07/tiara-thursday-ogilvy-tiara.html?m=1


    - GermanGirl

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    1. The dress is unusual and gorgeous. Orange is hard, if it worked with Catherine's coloring it would be very pretty. I would use a more delicate shoe with the dress and even though I love the necklace I would use a simple diamond necklace and simple diamond earrings from the BRF collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    2. Lovely color and beautiful dress! Going to be difficult to pick a favorite πŸ˜‹

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:49

      This dress reminds me of orange sherbet in the best way possible. It's frothy and Fun! Love!

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  37. I am going for a dreamy look with floral appliques in lavender and silver hues.

    https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/jovani/3d-flower-applique-gown-p000000000006079277
    Could you please use the last picture (where the gown is being worn by a model)? Thanks in advance

    The Bahrain pearl drop earrings: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-bahrain-pearl-drop-earrings.html?m=1

    Queen Mary's diamond bandeau (in my imagination, Kate lets Meghan wear her wedding tiara and vice versa): http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2018/05/queen-marys-diamond-bandeau-tiara.html?m=1

    A silver clutch: https://row.jimmychoo.com/de_DE/damen/taschen/abendtaschen-und-clutches/emmie/clutch-aus-feinem-glitzerleder-in-silber-EMMIEIGTAA0009.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch#start=1

    http://www.katescloset.com.au/gianvito-rossi-black-suede-ankle-strap-dorsay-pumps.html




    Little Miss Sunshine

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    2. Beautiful dress!

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    3. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:51

      Stunning!

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  38. Kate should wear the Lotus flower tiara again. http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-lotus-flower-tiara.html?m=1

    A pale blue/gray Temperley gown: https://orchardmile.com/temperley/jewellery-long-dress-te8401cb75?color=opal

    A bronze Kotur clutch: https://www.therealreal.com/products/women/handbags/clutches/kotur-snakeskin-embellished-box-clutch?sid=ncvyyf&cvosrc=affiliate.shareasale.595441

    Ralph & Russo Eden pumps in a light blue shade: https://ralphandrusso.com/shoes/eden-heel-pumps/eden-heel-pump-sky-blue-patent-with-silver-leaves

    Smoky quartz earrings: https://www.google.de/amp/s/www.1stdibs.com/amp/jewelry/earrings/dangle-earrings/briolette-smoky-quartz-diamond-gold-dangle-earrings/id-j_464822/

    By Couch Potato

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:52

      Another very Kate dress. The color is soft and lovely and I love those shoes!

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  39. Humphreys Girl31 July 2018 at 21:38

    These posts are such fun. I'd love Kate to go tulip-ish in this Zuhair Murad gown.
    https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1068160/zuhair_murad/velvet-trimmed-embroidered-point-d-esprit-gown

    With Jimmy Choo suede Matilda slingbacks
    https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1056860/jimmy_choo/matilda-100-embellished-suede-slingback-pumps

    and the lotus flower tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-lotus-flower-tiara.html?m=1 and the duchess of Teck pearl and diamond earrings http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-duchess-of-teck-earrings.html?m=1. Kate would wear her hair as she did for the Olympic gala https://www.instyle.com/news/every-angle-duchess-catherines-teal-jenny-packham-gown

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    1. Humphreys Girl, the gown you selected is stunning and would be perfect for the occasion!

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:53

      Murad has some absolutely amazing gowns. This one is beautiful and I quite believe Kate would do it justice.

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  40. Kate should wear the Lotus flower tiara again. http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-lotus-flower-tiara.html?m=1

    + A pale blue/gray Temperley gown: https://orchardmile.com/temperley/jewellery-long-dress-te8401cb75?color=opal

    + A bronze Kotur clutch: https://www.therealreal.com/products/women/handbags/clutches/kotur-snakeskin-embellished-box-clutch?sid=ncvyyf&cvosrc=affiliate.shareasale.595441

    + Ralph & Russo Eden pumps in a light blue shade: https://ralphandrusso.com/shoes/eden-heel-pumps/eden-heel-pump-sky-blue-patent-with-silver-leaves

    + Smoky quartz earrings: https://www.google.de/amp/s/www.1stdibs.com/amp/jewelry/earrings/dangle-earrings/briolette-smoky-quartz-diamond-gold-dangle-earrings/id-j_464822/


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  41. Amanda from Michigan, USA31 July 2018 at 23:12

    Hello!

    In dressing Kate, I would choose The ivory Carolina Herrera silk gown featuring a high neck, an abstract print and an open back, plus one unexpected pop of color via an orange insert at the hemline. Perhaps a bit more fitted.

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=Ali%20larter%20carolina%20herrera%20ivory%20gown%20orange%20hem%202014&oq=Ali%20larter%20carolina%20herrera%20ivory%20gown%20orange%20hem%202014&aqs=mobile-gws-lite..&ved=2ahUKEwjIrfHtp8rcAhUGy4MKHRuMDrkQ2-cCegQIABAB&client=ms-android-verizon#imgrc=i_BeUtJkElgUnM

    I would pair it with her black Gianvito Rossi Crisscross Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals.


    I'd love to see her wear the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, and the diamond bracelet and matching earrings from the BAFTA event in Los Angeles in 2011.


    Thanks for doing this. It's so much fun!

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 15:55

      I loved Kate's entire look from the 2011 BAFTAs. The earrings are in my favorite list!

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  42. This is only the second time I have posted anything so I hope this is how you want to see it. I look forward to seeing everyone styles.

    Dress: http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/aw18-campaign/mmd150l.html

    Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara

    Her Majesty's Wedding Gift Bracelet

    The Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Chandelier Earring
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-duchess-of-cambridges-diamond.html

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 16:00

      The dress is lovely and with the tiara and earrings it would absolutely shimmer!

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  43. i choose a Erdem gown from the pre-spring 2019 collection, the floral print includes tulips nod to the netherlands paired with the Queen Mothers Cartier quintet braclets, the Cartier Halo tiara and Kiki grace citrine and diamond round drop earrings
    dress - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/665125438693388079/
    braclets- all same except last 3 #s 500/
    halo 943/
    kiki earring 904/

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 16:02

      Honestly I'm not a huge fan of Erdem or perhaps feel like they've saturated the royal market lately but this dress is very pretty. One of the first Erdem looks I haven't scrunched up my nose at. Definitely a Kate dress.

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  44. Gown: Jenny Packham "Blanche" platinum. http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/aw18-pre/mmd125l.html

    Delhi Durbar Emerald Necklace: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-delhi-durbar-necklace.html
    as well as the matching earrings and bracelet from the parure.

    Lotus Tiara

    Clutch: Alexander McQueen skull knuckle duster. https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Alexander-McQueen-Four-Ring-Knuckle-Studded-Napa-Box-Clutch-Bag/prod137210065_cat289101__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat289101%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D90%2526Ns%253DPCS_SORT%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod137210065&cmCat=product

    Shoes: Jimmy Choo Romy 100 silver pumps. https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/romy-100/champagne-glitter-fabric-pointy-toe-pumps--ROMY100GFA120011.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1



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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 16:04

      This dress would look so beautiful with the shimmering lights of the state banquet. She would just sparkle all the way down.

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  45. Charlotte, Do you think there’s any chance that Duchess Kate may be given the Royal Victorian Order Award by the Queen before the banquet? I thought it might be fun to put together an outfit that would, to some extent, match the colours in the badge and ribbon.

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  46. I'm seeing so many lovely gowns here - dazzling gold, a stunning green cape gown - some glorious blue gowns. And that beautiful Murad gown that does look like tulips. People are coming up with designers I'd love to see Kate in like Lhuillier. It's going to be so exciting to see all the looks put together with their jewels and accessories. And lovely to see people who haven't commented before participating. The creativity is amazing.

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  47. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 06:05

    Here is my addition!

    Dress: it is from designer Romona Keveza who Kate hasn't worn but this color is one she has worn more than once before and she wears it well. It isn't super flashy but that works for two reasons. The first is that she isn't going to be the center of attention with two much loved queens there, especially since Queen Maxima is an amazing state dinner dresser. Secondly it serves as a canvas for the most important part of her look: the jewels! The bodice would need a few slight adjustments to make it State Dinner appropriate and hopefully to work better with a sash and order. There is a front and side view to give you a more complete idea of the dress:

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060591/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060587/

    Shoes: strappy metallic silver heels have just enough sizzle to work with the look.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060605/

    Clutch: an homage to her country I just couldn't resist this Alexander McQueen Britannia clutch in silver. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060586/

    Hair: She'll need some fabulous tiara hair to pull off the look and this would work well and is a somewhat different look for her. Perfect place to nestle the tiara: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060710/

    Makeup: a dramatic eye would look amazing on Kate: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060894/

    On to the most fun items!

    Necklace, earrings and bracelet: we have seen Kate in some beautiful emerald pieces before and I think they'd be perfect with this dress. So the emerald and diamond necklace she wore to the BAFTAs and maybe it has another form with more dangly pieces to balance it. The bracelet she wore in NYC that matches and the dangly earrings she wore in NYC to round it out!

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060633/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060637/

    Brooch: to attach her order sash I'd love to see her borrow a brooch from the queen such as the Scroll Cambridge Emerald Brooch. It is one the queen doesn't wear often and would be a great match for her outfit and for the Duchess of Cambridge.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060790/

    Saved the best for last! I just don't think any of the tiaras she has worn so far work great with this look. For that reason, and because I'd love to see her expand her tiara repertoire, I would like to see the queen loan her Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara. The queen has another fringe type that packs more of a wallop. The shape of the fringe would balance out Kate's emerald necklace shape with the dangly attachment and would work well with the shape of her face.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/234961305544060999/

    That's my look for State Visit Kate 2018! I've loved seeing everyone's choices and, as always, we have some very talented people reading this blog.

    Charlotte - my 11 year old daughter, Emma, would like to design a look. Would that be okay? I know these posts are a ton of work for you. If not it's totally okay. I told her if not she can design the next look for me. Thank you for all that you do on this blog as well as MAM!

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    1. Wow! Wow! Wow! The color is so rich and the emerald parure would be the cherry on top. Always, I love to see the Britannia clutch.

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  48. Erin NZ
    This was so much fun – I haven’t done one before, so jumped at this chance!
    For Kate’s dress, I have chosen the Jovani navy satin dress to set off the gorgeous King George VI necklace (without the drop), earrings and bracelet. For her tiara, I would have loved to see her in Princess Margaret’s ‘Poltimore’ – it is simply beautiful (http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2014/08/the-poltimore-tiara.html) – but I’m going to settle for the Delhi Durbar tiara. It looks tricky to wear – doesn’t suit Camilla in my humble opinion – so we would need some decent hair – maybe a french roll. Accessorising with her satin Anya Hindmarch ‘Maud’ clutch to match the dress, and bespoke navy satin Christian Louboutin ‘Sandale du Desert’.

    Dress: https://www.jovani.com/dresses/navy-strapless-floor-length-dress-36364-4311
    Shoes: http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/sandale-du-desert-2.html
    Bag: https://www.anyahindmarch.com/en-GB/bespoke-maud-5050925608534.html#start=17&cgid=evening-bags
    Tiara: http://www.thecourtjeweller.com/2017/07/redesign-it-delhi-durbar-tiara.html
    Jewels: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-george-vi-and-modern-sapphire-set.html
    Hair: https://www.pinterest.ru/pin/422001427574113728/

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    1. Edit: I would imagine the dress made by Jenny Packham to showcase British design - it seems a very Packham design to me.

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    2. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 16:11

      Lovely choices! I particularly love the shoes!

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  49. Amanda from Michigan, USA1 August 2018 at 11:43

    Hello!

    First timet poster here! In styling Kate, I would choose The ivory Carolina Herrera silk gown featuring a high neck, an abstract print and an open back, plus one unexpected pop of color via an orange insert at the hemline.

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=Ali%20larter%20carolina%20herrera%20ivory%20gown%20orange%20hem%202014&oq=Ali%20larter%20carolina%20herrera%20ivory%20gown%20orange%20hem%202014&aqs=mobile-gws-lite..&ved=2ahUKEwjIrfHtp8rcAhUGy4MKHRuMDrkQ2-cCegQIABAB&client=ms-android-verizon#imgrc=i_BeUtJkElgUnM

    I would pair it with her black Gianvito Rossi Crisscross Ankle-Wrap Suede Sandals.

    I'd love to see her wear the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, and the diamond bracelet and matching earrings from the BAFTA event in Los Angeles in 2011.

    Thanks for doing this. It's so much fun!

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  50. Joanne in California1 August 2018 at 13:24

    Hi Charlotte...I’m trying my info again, for I don’t think it posted the first time. If this is a dup, I do apologize! I did want to add that I’d love Kate’s hair styled the same as the pic with the earrings. So, I went outside the box for me and tried Kate in this pretty orange dress with a nod to the Netherlands.

    Dress-The Outnet-Black Halo in Orange -
    https://www.theoutnet.com/en-ie/shop/product/gowns_cod7789028785236577.html#dept=INTL_Evening_CLOTHING

    Tiara-Her Majesty's Jewel Vault-The Cartier Halo Tiara -
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-cartier-halo-tiara.html

    Earrings-Bloomingdale's-Roberto Coin-18K Yellow & White Diamond Cluster Earrings - (click on link for earrings, then slide to the second pic to see the updo for Kate’s hair)
    https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/roberto-coin-18k-yellow-white-diamond-cluster-earrings?ID=2080441&CategoryID=3376#fn=EARRINGS_TYPE%3DDrop%26STONE_WEIGHT_M%3D5.0-9.99%20ct.%20t.w.%26ppp%3Dundefined%26sp%3D1%26rId%3D15%26spc%3D387%26cm_kws%3Ddiamond%20drop%20earrings%26spp%3D2%26pn%3D1%7C5%7C2%7C387%26rsid%3Dundefined%26smp%3DexactMultiMatch

    Bracelet-Bloomingdale's-Roberto Coin-18K Yellow Gold Symphony Braided Bangle Bracelet -
    https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/roberto-coin-18k-yellow-gold-symphony-braided-bangle-bracelet-with-diamonds?ID=1674150&CategoryID=3376#fn=JEWELRY_STONE_PEARL_TYPE_SITE%3DDiamond%26BRAND%3DRoberto%20Coin%26ppp%3Dundefined%26sp%3D1%26rId%3D15%26spc%3D1041%26cm_kws%3Dyellow%20gold%20bracelet%26spp%3D4%26pn%3D1%7C12%7C4%7C1041%26rsid%3Dundefined%26smp%3DexactMultiMatch

    Sandals-DSW-Jewel Badgley Mischka-Gold Metallic
    https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/jewel-badgley-mischka-gwenny-ii-sandal/423089?activeColor=132

    Clutch-DSW-Lulu Townsend-Gold Metallic
    https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/lulu-townsend-all-over-mini-jewels-clutch/367544?activeColor=111

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 16:30

      Structured gowns works amazingly on Kate and this one is a beauty!

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  51. http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/aw18-campaign/mmap101-mmd135l.html

    https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/collections/womens-collections/autumn-winter-18/romy-85/viola-mix-speckled-glitter-pointy-toe-pumps-ROMY85KSZ051321.html?cgid=collection-autumnwinter#start=1

    https://us.jimmychoo.com/en/collections/womens-collections/autumn-winter-18/celeste%2Fs/viola-mix-speckled-glitter-clutch-bag-with-crystal-clasp--CELESTESIGB051321.html?cgid=collection-autumnwinter#start=1

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/queen-alexandras-kokoshnik-tiara.html?m=1


    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/12/queen-marys-floret-earrings.html?m=1

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/10/queen-marys-diamond-bar-choker-bracelet.html?m=1


    So fun! Love your blog! Can’t wait to see what others have put together!

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 17:14

      With the punch that tiara packs and the sparkle of that dress she would be the belle of the ball for sure!

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  52. Hi Charlotte & All! :) I just arrived in London late last night from across the pond!! Didn't get to bed until 3:00am, so am having a good lie in! :) I'm here for Filming & we have a "Night 'Shoot'" Tonight! My driver will pick me up @ 7:00pm & I won't return to my hotel until 5:00am. Then a recovery day & then 5x 10hr Day into Night "Shoots" & that's week #1!! I'm having a good lie in before tonight, but I will pop out soon to do some shopping in Sloane Square & High Street! Of course so thrilled about the Heat Wave!! :( I have to be in all black, head to toe including black jeans, while On Set!! Wish me luck with that! lol :) I will be able to do some fun things while I'm here, ticking off the boxes on my bucket list! Luckily I've seen most of the main things on past trips with my family, so my list is filled with just the fun items for me! :) Also, at the end of my time here, I'll be going with my cousin & her husband to their Country Estate! The are known for hosting Historically Accurate Edwardian Shooting Parties! Their Chef prepares the catch & it is served at a formal dinner (ala Downton Abbey)! Quite looking forward to it!! :) I'll be checking in here regularly to get my accurate BRF News while I'm in The UK!!! :) xo

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    1. How exciting Becca!! Good luck with your shoots and or course enjoy your country estate visit and everything else England has to offer!! Completely envious, but in a good way!! :) Enjoy! cc

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  53. Inez from Sweden1 August 2018 at 14:50

    Dress: http://paolosebastian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/17.jpg
    Shoes: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1057537/gianvito_rossi/100-crystal-embellished-metallic-leather-sandals
    Clutch: https://row.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/ellipse/navy-and-silver-coarse-glitter-d%C3%A9grad%C3%A9-clutch-bag--ELLIPSECGD000710.html?cgid=women-handbags-clutch
    Tiara: Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara
    Earrings: Queen’s Diamond Chandelier Earrings
    Bracelet: Queen’s Wedding Gift Bracelet

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 17:15

      What a gorgeous dress! Paolo Sebastian has some very stunning dresses.

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  54. I'd love Kate to wear her wedding tiara and earrings!

    Sissi

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  55. Im assuming Kate and William will get a Dutch order if they participate formally. Im basing my dress off of that and keeping it simple since an orange sash clashes with everything

    Dress: Jenny Packham
    http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/aw18-campaign/mmd146l.html

    Shoes: Christian Louboutin
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/christian-louboutin-choca-lux-120mm-metallic-fabric-red-sole-sandal-prod208530034?childItemId=NMX42V5_&uuid=PDP_PAGINATION_7509e6dbe002c2d64e844aee5c6127b2_DCU1fFjygj-SomFKqF2UExdl&page=0&position=109&navpath=cat000000_cat000141_cat40460744

    Tiara: Cartier Halo
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-cartier-halo-tiara.html

    Necklace: One of the Queen's collet necklaces
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/diamond-collet-necklaces.html

    Earrings: Greville Chandelier
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-greville-chandelier-earrings.html

    Brooch (to secure the order): Diamond art deco clip
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-queens-diamond-art-deco-double-clip.html


    Order: Order of the House of Orange
    Diana is wearing the Order in this pic. Charles is wearing the Order of Orange-Nassau
    https://www.google.com/search?q=order+of+the+house+of+orange&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS711US711&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAnqP7mczcAhUCqlkKHSy9CbkQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=947#imgrc=TORGtEWllq3YWM:

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 22:45

      Love the dress. Your jewelry choices are perfect for the dress and work together. Love that brooch.

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  56. This is so much fun, I wish I could spend an unlimited budget and have access to her Majesty's jewel collection!

    - A light pink gown
    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/en-de/p/rickie-freeman-for-teri-jon-beaded-lace-tulle-gown-prod197360061?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%2Fsearch.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword%26q%3Devening+gown&eItemId=prod197360061&cmCat=search&tc=1094&currentItemCount=440&q=evening+gown&searchURL=/en-de/search.jsp%3Ffrom%3DbrSearch%26start%3D0%26rows%3D30%26q%3Devening+gown%26l%3Devening+gown%26request_type%3Dsearch%26search_type%3Dkeyword

    - The Lotus flower tiara (with her hair half up half down like for the first diplomatic reception)
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-lotus-flower-tiara.html?m=1

    - Lady Diana's Collingwood pearl earrings Kate has worn before
    https://whatkatewore.com/tag/kate-middleotn-princess-diana-collingwood-earrings/

    - Sledges in dark pink suede
    https://www.lkbennett.com/product/SCNWSLEDGESUEDEPinkDark%20Pink~Sledge-Dark-Pink-Suede-Courts-Dark%20Pink

    - A delicately beaded Emmy clutch in ivory
    https://www.emmylondon.com/collections/clutch-bags/products/cinderella-opera-clutch

    S. from E.

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      Beautiful dress choice!

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  57. Fiona, NW England1 August 2018 at 17:39

    I would love to see her wearing the beautiful royal blue beaded evening dress and matching clutch worn in India in 2016 along with the tiara, earrings and bracelet from the George VI and Modern Sapphire Set.
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-george-vi-and-modern-sapphire-set.html

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 22:51

      Those sapphires would be perfect for that dress.

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  58. Dress: https://eu.rolandmouret.com/products/marilla-gown-trans-1322-2208-1001
    Jewellery: Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, Diana's pearl and diamond earrings, bracelet worn by Queen Mary (and Kate in 2015)
    Anna Cecilia

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    1. Courtney from NC1 August 2018 at 22:54

      I can picture Kate on this dress in my mind's eye. Paired with the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara it would be a splendid look.

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  59. Dress http://www.jennypackham.com/index.php/ready-to-wear/rtw-collections/ss19-pre/windemere.html
    Shoes https://www.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/pumps/lancer-100/platinum-ice-dusty-glitter-pointy-toe-pumps-LANCER100DGZAA0582.html?cgid=women-shoes-pumps#start=1
    Tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara.html

    Faye, UK

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  60. I decided to go for a very classic state banquet look with a white gown (that doesn't look to bride-like) and compliment its simple silhouette eith dazzling jewellery.

    https://eu.rolandmouret.com/collections/gowns/products/marilla-gown-trans-1322-2208-1001

    The simplistic yet elegant gown would showcase the Cambridge lover's knot tiara perfectly (you don't need a link for that one since you will probably use the same pic for everyone who picks this crown, right?) If you should need a link for the tiara, let me know Charlotte :))

    The diamond quartrefoil bracelet Kate wore to the Anna Freud Gala Dinner: https://www.google.de/amp/s/people.com/royals/the-queen-loaned-kate-middleton-another-diamond-bracelet-and-we-couldnt-be-more-jealous/amp/?source=images

    White patent pumps: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00GTHOSCE/ref=asc_df_B00GTHOSCE54446007/?tag=googshopde-21&creative=22410&creativeASIN=B00GTHOSCE&linkCode=df0&hvadid=208192348255&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11921016618421660293&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9042468&hvtargid=pla-338532724240&th=1&psc=1

    As an eye-catcher and pop of colour: a red Hobbs clutch: https://www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0218-1244-020000&productvarid=0218-1244-020000-RED-1SIZE&refpage=bags


    - SMP

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  61. Dress: https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1006119/zuhair_murad/embellished-silk-blend-organza-gown (with some alterations as there is a castle beaded on the dress).

    Shoes: couldn't decide on a pair so, I included them both:
    Option 1: https://www.net-a-porter.com/mt/en/product/1039415/Jimmy_Choo/emily-85-glittered-leather-sandals

    or

    Option 2: https://www.net-a-porter.com/mt/en/product/1056833/Jimmy_Choo/lane-85-glittered-leather-sandals

    Jewellery:

    Tiara: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-girls-of-great-britain-and-ireland.html

    Earrings: http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/12/queen-marys-floret-earrings.html

    Bracelets: to be worn one on each hand
    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-diamond-quatrefoil-bracelet.html

    http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2015/10/queen-marys-diamond-bar-choker-bracelet.html

    Gaby, Malta

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  62. I don't have a lot of time but I found this Jenny Packham pretty quickly and I absolutely love it. I am not a lover of sequins, glitter and glitz, dresses with all that all look the same to me. Also I think a lot of bling isn't quite the thing for a state banquet. So I think this dress fits the bill nicely. I think the flowers on it are orange, or an orangish red, and it's got white and blue, so it's a version of red, white and blue. So, perfect to honor the Dutch.

    https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/jenny-packham-floral-embroidered-short-sleeve-evening-gown-prod208240109?ecid=NMCS__GooglePLA&utm_source=google_shopping&adpos=1o1&scid=scplpsku177160450&sc_intid=sku177160450&gclid=CjwKCAjwtIXbBRBhEiwAWV-5nm6I6_NByJA7Vs8Pt-H6aIjhv2CzfMGsmeW3fWmG8KacqTRPOEEvxRoC1FsQAvD_BwE

    Also, I am not good with accessories! I think she can just wear the Lotus flower tiara and what does it matter what shoes? You can't see them under the dress anyway! As for jewels, I can't even begin to choose those.

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  63. Dress https://www.temperleylondon.com/eu/topiary-v-neck-dress-prussian-blue.html
    Shoes https://www.gianvitorossi.com/ll_en/woman/sandals/glam.html
    Tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-cambridge-lovers-knot-tiara.html
    Earrings http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-duchess-of-cambridges-diamond.html
    Clutch https://www.gianvitorossi.com/ll_en/woman/clutches/bella-24403.html

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  64. Dress: Tony Ward Couture http://www.weddinginspirasi.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/tony-ward-couture-fall-winter-2015-2016-look-23-straples-haute-couture-dress.jpg

    Tiara: Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/queen-marys-fringe-tiara.html

    Earrings: https://binged.it/2OxyzvQ with darker red/orange spessartite garnet https://binged.it/2OEDGdY instead of citrine to match the bracelet, white gold and diamonds

    Bracelet: https://www.plazajewellery.com/product/spessartite-garnet-18ct-gold-bracelet/

    Shoes: Emmy London Valerie pumps in Chocolate Suede: http://www.katesclothes.com/shoe/valerie-pumps-chocolate-suede/

    Clutch: Emmy London Natasha Clutch in chocolate: http://www.katesclothes.com/purse/natasha-clutch-chocolate/

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  65. Well, this year I'll try to play with you lovely ladies!
    I'd like to see Catherine again with the Jenny Packham blue gown she wore in India without the cape

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QP9ufKRQRIY/VwtzDXzUw2I/AAAAAAAA5ik/DzTqw2JEP1wcRIH_fAnFsvUHuw101-KTg/s1600/kate%2Bblue%2Bgown.jpg

    And I will style it with this full parure worn many times by the queen

    https://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/George-VI-Victorian-Tiara-Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

    Hope I did well with the links Charlotte, thank you for all the fun!

    Silvia

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  66. This is all too overwhelming for me to do but I so LOVE seeing ya'll's selections! Just love it! Like playing paperdolls. :) Charlotte this is a fabulous idea :)

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