The Duchess of Cambridge wears bespoke Alexander McQueen for Prince Louis’ Christening

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For the occasion of her third child, Prince Louis’ christening, The Duchess of Cambridge dressed in a white ensemble of an Alexander McQueen, Jane Taylor and Jimmy Choo.

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Kate wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen ivory dress. Many commentators on social media noted the similarities between today’s McQueen dress and the one worn for Trooping the Colour last month. The neckline of the christening dress was the most notable difference, instead of a square neckline, Kate opted for a deep v-neck. The dress features three-quarter sleeves with sharp accentuated ruffled puff shoulders and a fitted waist. The skirt of the dress flares out to a knee length and showcases neatly tailored box pleats. We fear if Kate had worn the same square neck as Trooping the Colour though in today’s white colour way with her style of head dress she would have looked like she stepped out of the Tudor era, but the v-neck helped to modernise the look. We love the strong bold shoulders on Kate, it adds a regal touch to this outfit.

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Below we show a combination of Alexander McQueen designs to show where Kate’s dress has been designed from. The first dress showcases the v-neckline with the puffed shoulders. The second is the design that the Trooping the Colour dress was based from and the third is a white v-neck box pleated skirt coat.

Alexander McQueen

Kate wore a Jane Taylor ‘Cassandra with Orchids’ headband, retailing for £958. This is quite a departure of style for Kate, who usually opts for a titled disc fascinator or percher. This piece is reminiscent of a Tudor French hood, but with a modern twist. A larger raised woven straw headband with flourished accents of lace orchids and netting. Kate’s headpiece has been crafted as a bespoke white piece. You can purchase Kate’s hat here. Get a replikate here.

The headband is quite an interesting choice, though we have seen similar headband styles worn by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Princess Madeleine of Sweden on the occasions of royal christenings. As this is quite a stylised headpiece and in a white colour-way, therefore quite bridal, we are not sure how many more occasions Kate could wear this piece. Perhaps to Princess Eugenie’s wedding later in the year?

The Duchess of Cambridge wears a Jane Taylor headpiece for the christening of Prince Louis at St James’s Palace. Picture by i-Images / Pool
Jane Taylor Cassandra with Orchids

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Kate wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 100 Patent Leather Pump’, retailing for £450. The Duchess first debuted these heels at the Royal Wedding. These pointed toe stilettos heels have a high sheen patent leather finish with 100 mm heel height and a leather interior. We know that Kate has always been very impartial to a nude heel. You can purchase these heels here, here and here. Get a replikate of these heels here.

Kate wears Jimmy Choo Romy heels for Louis christening
Jimmy Choo Romy 100 Patent Leather Pumps

Kate accessorised with large white pearl cluster flower post stud earrings. We will update you when we know the designer of these.

We were hoping that Kate may choose something different than the all white Alexander McQueen/Jane Taylor combination for this christening.

You can get Kate’s look here:

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