Duchess of Cambridge wears peacock dress in Blackpool PLUS Christmas boots found!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today visited Blackpool. Kate chose a head-to-toe green ensemble with a new dress from Michael Kors.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit a disused house in Blackpool, to see how they are transformed (Kensington Palace)

The Duchess wore her Sportsmax ‘Green Wool Fedora Coat’. The dark olive green coat comes with a very thin black leather belt to cinch in the waist. Kate has worn the coat like this previously, but opted to leave the belt off today. The coat has an exaggerated oversized notch lapel collar, wrapped front with hidden buttons closure, front panel and wide diagonal flap pockets on either hip. The coat has a-line flare to a midi length, contouring darts and panels at the rear for a feminine silhouette. A very modern yet very elegant style. We love this tailored coat, it is a great wardrobe piece.

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Sportsmax Green Wool Fedora coat

We have seen this Sportsmax coat worn quite a few times before and with a pretty percher hat at Sandringham one year. This coat is a past season and so is unfortunately sold out. You can view it here.

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Sportsmax Green Wool Fedora Coat

A look at the first time we saw the coat, in 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Sandringham in 2015. i-images

Kate chose a new dress by US designer Michael Kors; she has worn a coat by this designer in the past. Kate wore the Michael Michael Kors ‘Peacock Pattern Dress’, retailing for £225.

The dress has a pointed down collar, button placket that runs down the front centre, elasticated waist with a self-tie belt and a floaty skirt to midi length. The material of the dress has a small scale green and blue peacock feather print. The interesting feature of this dress is the sheer blousson sleeve which is elasticated at the elbow, giving a different and interesting look to this dress. The shirt dress is a style much favoured by the Duchess, with many of these types of dresses in her wardrobe.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Blackpool Central Library (Kensington Palace)
Michael Michael Kors Peacock Pattern Dress

The Michael Michael Kors is a diffusion line of Michael Kors and is therefore a cheaper option. Unfortunately due to its popularity this dress has sold out at most retailers, if you are lucky you might still be able to pick up the dress here and here.

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Michael Michael Kors Peacock Pattern Dress

Kate carried her Manu Atleier ‘Micro Blade’, bag in green suede and leather, retailing for £440. The top handle bag is made from a mix of suede and calf leather, has a large interior compartment with single zip pocket and detachable chain shoulder strap. Kate has carried this handbag only twice before, today being the third occasion within a few months. You can purchase the bag here and here.

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Manu Atelier Micro Blade Bag in green

Catherine wore a pair of knee-high black suede boots with tapered 4 inch heels and inner zip. They also feature a sharply pointed toe.

Kate has previously worn these boots with her Emilia Wickstead red tartan skirt for at a Christmas party the Duke and Duchess held for military families a few months ago. The boots were not identified at the time and the designer still remains a mystery. Kate does like to wear boots by Aquatalia, so perhaps this might be a clue.

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When she wore them to the Christmas party:

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UPDATE: @MiddletonMaven has suggested these were an older style of Ralph Lauren boots – these do look pretty similar in terms of the heel shape, toe and the body of the boot. I also found a couple of ankle boots in a very similar shape from the label, for example here.


I believe this is the exact pair here at Tradesy, but the seller’s photos aren’t all that good and don’t give a name for the style. These two are the closest I have found to the exact pair; the ‘Talisse’ boot with a rope and tassel detail at the ankle, or this unnamed boot that was for sale on Yoox but is now sold out. They are the same shape as the Duchess’ but in patent leather.

Ralph Lauren black Talisse boots with rope detail
Ralph Lauren black patent pointed boot














We have also found more photos of the Cambridges’ visit, and learnt that Kate switched her boots for a visit to Revoe Park. She chose another knee-high black suede boot, but this time with a low heel; these look to be her Stuart Weitzman ‘HalfNHalf’ boots, with a stretch panel to the rear and small block heel. We saw these boots in Sweden last, and the first time back in late 2014.

Stuart Wetizman HalfNHalf boots

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with her Kiki McDonough ‘White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Cut Drops’ in yellow gold. The white cushion cut topaz (not green amethyst) hangs from a diamond inlaid 18kt yellow gold hoop drops. The hoop can be interchanged with any of Kiki’s other drop gemstone earrings. The perfect earrings to go with any outfit. These earrings retail for £1,688. You can purchase Kate’s earrings here.

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Kiki McDonough White Topaz and Diamond Cushion Cut Drops in yellow gold

The Duchess bundled up against the rainy conditions in a black scarf and black suede gloves. We don’t currently have any information on these pieces.

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You can get Kate’s look here:

with thanks to @japaneseginger for dress ID

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