Fully-covered and fully-fabulous Kate Middleton showed us how to work the sheer and sexy trend without flashing the flesh in that black lace Temperley dress at the War Horse premiere in London early this year.
Copy Kate’s luxe lace look with Z-Mode’s delectable designer piece, the Grace Dress, Was: £520, Now: £390, and you’ll be red-carpet ready too. Team LBD love the see-through lace skirting which perfectly sets off the heavily embellished black bodice and shows off your pins in the most subtle of fashions. The delicate rose corsage makes this dress fit for a Princess too and is made from environmentally friendly, recycled tights- The Duchess would approve!
Keep accessories simple in true Kate style with this sterling silver bangle from Otis Jaxon, £189.75, and black onyx ring from Rok Chix, £60. Finish off with a copy-Kate black lace clutch bag, with added opulence to make sure you stand out in the crowd.
Often revered for her love of the Great British high street the Duchess of Cambridge put on quite the designer display at Claridges earlier this month in a thigh-high split Roland Mouret dress and crystal-studded Jimmy Choos.
To replicate Kate’s designer-esque ensemble look no further than Gorgeous Couture, the brand famed for recreating the most beautiful red-carpet frocks to suit every budget. The Gorgeous Couture Catherine Swarovski Dress, £244, is the perfect double of Kate’s Mouret and with its slight ruching and long-length is great for hiding any problem areas. Of course this look wouldn’t be complete without making homage to Kate’s shoe splurge. Now they may not be Jimmy Choos but for much much less these glitzy gold heels from Bourne, £178, will give you that A-list feel. A gold bag like this Alison van der Lande Jacqueline Clutch, £175, and go-with-anything silver drop earrings by Fiorelli, £14.95, will finish your look off perfectly.
Not many women are capable of distracting us from Harry and Wills but Kate’s effortless elegance in this black bandeau ball gown has got Team LBD (and the rest of the world) captivated. The black velvet Alexander McQueen dress Kate wore for The Sun Military Awards last year is, in our esteemed opinion, the epitome of evening dress chic.
To emanate Kate’s style credentials and to ensure you can hold your own at any elaborate affair choose special occasion experts, Mascara, who have a whole host of floor-length, frilly and fabulous dresses to choose from. The long Ultimate LBD, will not only have you looking like a Duchess but will also see you through for many seasons to come. Add a sparkly clutch bag which will add to the occasion feel of your dress. And sterling silver jewellery is the only way to finish this look- we recommend this gorgeous Otis Jaxon bracelet, £109.75, and timeles Fiorelli earrings, £14.95.