While we New Yorkers slouch toward spring under seemingly constant threat of snowfall, the Duchess of Cambridge is blooming in florals on the other side of the pond.
The former Ms. Middleton is reportedly due to give birth next month, so the unseasonably exuberant outfit can be seen as a celebration of her blossoming figure. A variety of her Erdem dress is available online—get it before it sells out. The flowy dress is not specifically intended as maternity-wear, but it is certainly more forgiving than the pair of J. Crew jeggings she wore while visiting New York City.
She paired it with a coordinating coat that would not be out of place at church on Easter Sunday. Gucci and J. Crew make similar models, perfect for wearing with your own early-spring picks.
The Duchess was attending the reopening of the Goring Hotel in London, which would be a perfect place for her to hang out with a new royal bestie to unwind after the baby arrives.
The springy look is a welcome departure not only from the sea of dull neutrals that overwhelm the streets during winter months, but also from the more outré looks shown in New York, London and Milan over the past few weeks. Sometimes, when new trends are popping up all around, it is best to stick with what works.
Catherine appears to be reining in her recent penchant for clashing trends, which led us to speculate that her trend-loving sister, Pippa Middleton, was helping dress her. She also chose to stick to a simple, half-up, half-down hairstyle, which looked more youthful than other recent ‘dos. The duchess also appeared to be wearing nude hosiery, a retro item that she pulls off well.
The Duchess of Cambridge provides a welcome reminder that there is nothing wrong with the classics, especially for well-dressed royal women.