Duchess of Cambridge visits Leicester in Catherine Walker

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester today. They were there to pay their respects to those who were killed in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium; William and Kate also visited Leicester University. The Duchess wore a grey Catherine Walker coat dress that we had previously only gotten glimpses of.

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The Duchess wore Catherine Walker coat dress. Kate is wearing a bespoke Catherine Walker creation as she so often does. The coat dress is a combination of the ‘Liza’ and the ‘Collette’.  You can see the combination of elements from both looks, yet still with some added bespoke aspects.

Kate’s coat features the very tailored pleated skirt from the Collette. Beautifully sharp box pleats sit at intervals around the fit and flare skirt of the dress coat to a knee length, creating a gorgeous feminine and vintage 1950’s vide to the coat. The top portion of the coat is very similar to the Liza. The rounded peter pan collar is trimmed in black velvet. The Duchess’ trim has a straight edge, whilst the Liza showcases a scalloped edge. Catherine’s has velvet trimmed fabric buttons running down the centre of her coat and black velvet trimmed cut away cuffs with the same fabric trimmed buttons placed along the cuff. The coat is made from a light grey tweed fabric similar to the Collette.

You can view the Collette coat here. You can view the Liza coat here. This is a very fitting ensemble for the occasion.

The Duchess of Cambridge wears a bespoke Catherine Walker coat to pay respects to those killed in the Leicester City football club helicopter crash (Kensington Palace)

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Catherine Walker Collette and Liza

There was a black dress beneath the coat, but this is all we saw.

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Kate carried a new handbag today: the Aspinal of London ‘Midi Mayfair Bag’ in deep shine croc in the black colour-way. The bag retails for £495. This top handle grab bag features a front flap with gold toned hardware push lock closure engraved with branded name. The shiny mock croc effect of the bag is actually crafted from calf leather. There are two large interior pockets and a smaller internal zip compartment, an optional and detachable shoulder strap is also available on this bag. You can purchase this bag here. Try this to get the look for less here.

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Aspinal of London Mayfair

Kate wore her Tod’s block heel pumps. A very sturdy pair of heels from the Duchess. These almond toe block heel pumps are made from black suede and sit atop a generous rubber sole with signature pebbled traction base. These pumps are no longer available. Try these as a nice replicate here or these here.

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Tod’s black suede block heel pumps

Kate accessorised with her Cassandra Goad ‘Cavolfiore Pearl Studs,’ retailing for £4,360. These 18ct yellow gold floral shaped pearl studs inlaid with diamonds are fast becoming some of the Duchess’ favourite earrings, with Kate having worn these on a number of recent engagements. Pearls are always a classic and make any outfit look timeless. You can purchase these pretty earrings here. Try these as an affordable replicate. Purchase here.

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Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Stud

Kate also accessorised with her new J Crew ‘Velvet Hair Tie’ in black velvet, tied into the ponytail style of her hair. The hair accessory is a very affordable £23, though it is currently also on sale with a further discount code. You can purchase the velvet ribbon here. You can purchase an even more affordable replicate here.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a black velvet hair bow in Leicester (Kensington Palace)
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You can get Kate’s look here:

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