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Fashion Flashbacks and the Ultimate Dress Poll!

Whats up, we’re again with ballot outcomes, the ‘final favourite costume ballot,’ and some trend flashbacks. 

We start with our three trend flashbacks. Our first look is from eight years in the past yesterday: the colourful purple Alexander McQueen that was worn for the Jubilee River Pageant.

 The event was one among a number of occasions honoring the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with greater than 670 boats on the Tideway of the Thames. Above you see (left to proper): the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Philip, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, HM, Prince William, and Prince Harry.

The Duchess’s costume was by Alexander McQueen.

Kate’s hat was by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock and Co

She wore it once more at Order of the Garter in 2016.  

The Duchess carried a customized model of an Alexander McQueen purse; the bag’s modification concerned the removing of the cranium clasp, which was changed by three massive rhinestones. She additionally carried a shawl crafted of Strathearn tartan.

Kate’s footwear: the Sledge Pumps by LK Bennett ($221).

She wore a brand new brooch within the form of two dolphins, a marriage present from the RN Submarine Service; Prince William is the unit’s Commodore in Chief. We noticed the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drops.

I *suppose* the Duchess may additionally have been sporting her Diamonds by the Yard bracelet from Tiffany.

For anybody questioning, HM wore Angela Kelly. The material was a boucle embroidered with gold, silver, and ivory and adorned with Swarovski crystals, all finished particularly to replicate the River Thames. The Queen’s hat was finished in the identical material with matching gildings.

Our subsequent look can be Jubilee-related, from the Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

This occasion was eight years in the past tomorrow, the fifth. HM was in Angela Kelly for this occasion as properly, a mint inexperienced coat made with silk tulle and embellished with small embroidered flowers and silver thread. It additionally featured vee-shaped chiffon draping from the entrance, over the shoulders, down the again of the coat.

The Duchess’s knee-length costume showcased beautiful lace atop a white or ivory base, lengthy sleeves, a modified boat neckline, and satin ribbon or sash detailing on the waist.

We noticed the piece once more minus the sash at a June 2014 Buckingham Palace backyard social gathering.  

A better take a look at the sash and the lace on the cuff and neckline.

Her hat was by Jane Taylor, described as a “beaded cocktail hat with silk tulle and organza discs. Completed with smoked quartz and veiling.”

Kate carried her Prada satin emblem field clutch. 

She additionally wore her Sledge heels by LK Bennett.

Her earrings are believed to be the fake Pearl & Diamond Earrings (£64) by Heavenly Necklaces.

Our remaining flashback shouldn’t be from the Jubilee, however a good earlier occasion.  

9 years in the past yesterday the Duke, Duchess, and Prince Harry attended the Epsom Derby

The Duchess wore the ‘Nessie Tweed’ jacket by Joseph. The all-cotton piece is cropped, with a modified Mandarin collar, entrance buttons, and patch pockets. 

We noticed the jacket once more in 2012 when Kate wore it to Wimbledon. 

Beneath the jacket, the ‘Peacock’ costume by Reiss. It featured a match and flare silhouette with mesh and cording embroidery on the bodice, a hidden again zipper, and a closely lined and full skirt. A number of of us suppose the costume was worn once more at Order of the Garter ceremonies in 2012, proven beneath proper.

The Duchess’s hat was the Cappuccino model by Whiteley. The beret-style piece was “…handmade within the legendary hat manufacturing city Luton utilizing solely the best supplies.” It was finished in Cappuccino Parisisal with curled Parisisal trim, a light-weight kind of straw.

This was a hat Kate was keen on; she wore it on many different events, together with the April 2013 Scouts Parade at Windsor Fortress proven beneath left; the June 2012 marriage ceremony of Prince William’s cousin Emily McCorquodale (middle); once more in July of 2012 at Order of the Thistle ceremonies in Scotland, worn with a yellow Emilia Wickstead coat (proper).   

We noticed an oft-carried bag, the Natalie Cutch by LK Bennett. It’s woven straw on the surface and a brief snake chain for carrying or placing over one’s shoulder.

The Duchess wore the ever present Sledge pumps and her Citrine Drops by Kiki McDonough. 

Do these look like a very long time in the past to you? 

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And now for the polls. First, the outcomes of the Favourite 2019 Dressy Costume and Favourite 2019 Coatdress voting.

These outcomes deliver us to the ultimate Favourite 2019 Costume ballot. First, a refresher on the total search for every of the six types included within the voting, proven chronologically as they have been worn.

Your favourite coatdress was this Catherine Walker design the Duchess seen on the annual Anzac Day Service in April.  Much like the model’s ‘Amber’ model, the peacock blue garment had a funnel-style collar, full-length sleeves, and a hemline that hits mid-knee.

When visiting Bletchley Park in mid-Might, Kate selected an Alessandra Wealthy costume.  The ‘Pleated Polka-Dot Silk Crepe de Chine Midi Costume’ provided a barely retro really feel, which is smart: a 1945 {photograph} impressed it. Made from silk, it had a contrasting unfold collar, pleated skirt, and contrasting cuffs.

At Trooping the Color in June, the Duchess wore Alexander McQueen. The smooth yellow costume featured a v-neck with double elongated collar, inset waistband, and barely peaked shoulders.

When attending Royal Ascot in June, the Duchess debuted a brand new designer, Elie Saab.  She was in bespoke variations of the designer’s Macramé Pussy Bow High and Embroidered Tulle Skirt.

Kate wore Emilia Wickstead for the 2019 Gentleman’s Singles Ultimate at Wimbledon in mid-July. Primarily based on the ‘Jordin Costume,’ the smooth blue frock had a fitted bodice with a squared neckline, twisted strap element on the shoulder, and a full, pleated skirt.

In early November, the Duchess was in Emilia Wickstead for the launch of the Nationwide Emergencies Belief. The midi-length design is known as the ‘Kate’ and showcased a slim-fitting bodice enhanced with contouring darts above and beneath the waistband, a totally lined A-line skirt, and hid again zipper. 

Right here you see the primary three attire within the ballot collectively. 

And the following three. 

And now it’s time to vote. 

It will likely be enjoyable to see the voting on this one as a result of I don’t have a way of a transparent favourite!  

Thanks to all to your feedback concerning my issues about posting with the continued crises around the globe and notably right here within the USA. You’ve gotten all the time been immensely beneficiant along with your suggestions, candid, and likewise very variety, and it helps give me a way of what’s acceptable for this discussion board and this group.  Until catastrophic occasions ensue, I’ll endeavor to maintain posting.    

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