Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to wear the Resort 2018 Collections

Last week we saw Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on a royal tour of Poland and Germany debuting what seems to be a new sense of style. If Catherine was a Hollywood starlet I would have guessed she changed stylists, and to be honest she still could have. I am so used to seeing Catherine wearing coat dress at dress that it was nice to see a little variation in her style. With this new found sense of style, and a little bit of a variance in designers, I decided that I was going to shop the lookbooks of the Resort 2018 collections for things that I would love to see Catherine incorporate into her royal wardrobe. With the expansion of the brands that she has worn to include bigger international brands over the last few months I really want to see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continue to embrace big international brands. For a recent state dinner in honor of the visit of the Spanish royals we saw blurry pictures of Catherine wearing an absolutely beautiful blush pink Marchesa lace ball gown and it came with a daring neckline and the shock that she wasn’t wearing Jenny Packham or Alexander McQueen for a major state event. I am really upset at the fact that there was no standing photo of Catherine in her Marchesa gown, because it was such a different look and one that worked really well for her. Since we don’t often seen the Duchess in formal wear I only picked one gown for this list and it is this red Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 silk gown which features an illusion neckline, a cascading crystal embroidered design, and a full length ball skirt. This dramatic ballgown screams wear me princess with its chic yet impactful moment and I definitely think that Catherine would look so chic wearing this gown for a gala event be it a state dinner, royal movie premiere, or other gala event. I wonder if the sheer illusion neckline would still meet strict palace dress code, but I think Catherine has been pushing the limits on the dress code recently and people are loving her newfound sense of style. Prabal Gurung is a brand that Catherine has incorporated into her wardrobe in the past, most notably for a royal tour stop in Singapore (where Prabal was born) in 2012. I would love to see Catherine step out for one of her more casual events wearing this ensemble from the Prabal Gurung Resort 2018 collection which features a powder blue, ruffled, cold shoulder blouse and white eyelet flared hem knee length flared hem skirt. The casual look is regal, flirty, feminine, and incredibly classic and I think that it is the perfect casual look for the Duchess to wear for her daily royal duties. Valentino is not a brand that we have ever seen Catherine wear publicly, but with her turn to bigger brands this year including Chanel that I don’t think it is not outside of Catherine’s realm of possibility. This army green Valentino Resort 2018 long sleeve dress which features a pleated a-line skirt and turquoise beaded tribal inspired embroidery would be a really cool look for Catherine to wear for one of the more rugged or sporty themed events she attends that the dress code calls for her to dress up more than show up in jeans and a hunting jacket. This would be one of the boldest looks that Catherine has ever worn. We don’t often see Catherine take on such bold print, or even a bold turquoise color, but I totally think that she would take this dress and really make it into a totally major style moment. One that is 100% on current fashion trend. I can honestly say that I am really shocked that Catherine has never, publicly, wore a dress or coat by her friend Victoria Beckham, who is a major internationally loved fashion brand. Posh Spice was one of the guests at Will and Catherine’s wedding and as a huge British based fashion brand it just really does surprise me that Catherine has never worn one of her designs. Victoria Beckham has this very signature regal, column silhouette pencil dresses that can be pared with blazers or worn solo with long sleeves and fit in perfectly with the royal dress code. I would love to see Catherine finally give the Victoria Beckham label a go adding this dusty rose dress which features flared 3/4 length sleeves and a knotted detail on the neckline from the brands Resort 2018 collection. I think that Catherine would definitely rock this dress with a pair of nude pumps and a great fascinator for an event like Trooping the Color or a Royal Garden party. This is a very prim and proper look and I think that Catherine would look so chic and give a little variance to looks that tend to always look exactly the same.



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