We are back with the final two maternity polls we wanted to put together, the very first covering Kate’s casual styles when she was expecting Prince Louis.

We begin with a mid-October instructor Core event where we saw the Duchess in a Philosophy blazer, skinny jeans as well as a new pair of Fallon dry boots from Russell as well as Bromley. For a yard Tennis association engagement Kate wore the ‘Clarice’ jacket by PlayBrave Sports, her Monreal Tuxedo Track Pants, as well as a new pair of sneakers, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit style.  In mid-November Kate had two engagements in Birmingham; at the second stop she changed into her red best moment ‘mini duvet’ jacket and New Balance/Sweaty Betty trainers.

At a late November institution engagement celebrating the Royal Horticultural Society’s institution Gardening program we saw the return of Kate’s Barbour jacket as well as Penelope Chilvers boots.  January brought a Wimbledon Junior Tennis event where the Monreal track pants made one more appearance, along with the PlayBrave ‘Clarice’ jacket, this time in white.  When visiting Sweden in January Kate played a little bandy hockey wearing Burberry’s Toddingwall trench coat as well as a new pair of Sorel boots. The Duchess as well as Duke wrapped up their go to to Norway with a trip to Holmenkollen national Ski Area, where Kate wore a down jacket by Kjus and Dale of Norway sweater.

Now for the poll.

preferred Casual Maternity look (Poll Closed)

Barbour Jacket, Penelope Chilvers boots  40.89%  (1,459 votes)  

Black Burberry Toddingwall coat, Sorel Boots  31.17%  (1,112 votes)  

Blue approach blazer, Russell & Bromley Fallon dry booties  13.37%  (477 votes)  

Orange Kjus ski jacket, Sorel boots  6.39%  (228 votes)  

Red best moment jacket, new balance sneakers  5.07%  (181 votes)  

White ‘Clarice’ jacket, Monreal track pants, Nike sneakers  1.74%  (62 votes)  

Black ‘Clarice’ jacket, Monreal track pants, Nike sneakers  1.35%  (48 votes)  

Other:  0.02%  (1 votes)  

  overall Votes: 3,568

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Now for the formal looks worn by the Duchess while she was expecting Prince Louis.  Kate returned to Diane von Furstenberg for a November gala in support of the Anna Freud Centre, bringing back her Zarita lace dress, with its fitted bodice as well as sweeping, fluted hem. The Duchess dazzled at the Royal range Performance in November, wearing a heavily embellished Jenny Packham gown with sheer sleeves as well as shoulders. At a dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence in Sweden Kate wore an Erdem gown that became the talk of the excursion for some fashion followers. Called the ‘Stephanie,’ the silk-satin gown was done in a distinctive print called Winterbourne, with a high neck, ruffled elements as well as a tiered skirt. For a formal dinner in Norway Kate chose a blush pink gown by Alexander McQueen with a sheer cape-style overlay as well as rhinestone embellishment in a floral motif at the neck.  In February we saw one more Jenny Packham gown for the BAFTA Awards, this one in dark eco-friendly chiffon with a black sash.

preferred formal Maternity look (Poll Closed)

Blush chiffon Alexander McQueen  39.9%  (1,548 votes)  

Dark eco-friendly Jenny Packham  31.08%  (1,206 votes)  

Blue Jenny Packham  15.57%  (604 votes)  

Black lace DVF Zarita  10.15%  (394 votes)  

Mustard/Multi Erdem ‘Stephanie’  3.25%  (126 votes)  

Other:  0.05%  (2 votes)  

  overall Votes: 3,880

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Two events not included in the formal styles voting: the 70th anniversary celebration for HM as well as the Duke of Edinburgh.

And the annual Diplomatic reception.

We truly couldn’t see sufficient of what Kate wore at either event to include those styles in the poll.


A social calendar note: Royal Windsor officially gets underway tomorrow.

HM was there today, looking just delighted to be out in the sun as well as fresh air.

While it’s not something we routinely compose about in this space, it is a terrific event.


One other product of interest, this one about William as well as Kate’s London home, Kensington Palace. Both service Insider as well as The everyday Mail have put together fascinating stories in the past week about Kensington Palace as well as its residents. This graphic comes from the service Insider story, with a breakdown showing the apartments as well as their occupants.

Business Insider (click picture to see original story)

The everyday Mail story also offers an explainer graphic, however you truly requirement to see it on the Mail’s site, the type is as well little to checked out in this graphic.

The everyday Mail (Click graphic to go to site)

Both the Insider story as well as the everyday Mail post are great reads, however what I truly wanted to share is this link to a in-depth (and fascinating) publish about Kensington Palace at Cote de Texas, an outstanding blog I utilized to checked out years ago. My buddy Joyce shared the link yesterday as well as I clicked on it, instantly falling down the interwebs rabbit hole, not to emerge for at least fifteen minutes, I became that engaged with the images as well as info in the post. It’s something I believe lots of of you would enjoy.

A quick buying note; the Preen X LK Bennett collaboration. All of the pieces in that group that are shown on the US website are on sale. right here is a sampling: on the left, the Syd Blue Floral gown is on sale for $297 (it was originally $495); the Black Vali Print gown is discounted to $417 from $695; as well as shown on the far right, the Reed Silk Floral Print Dress, now $477 (it was priced at $795).

LK Bennett is likewise offering 20% off almost whatever with Sunday night with promo code SPRINGFEVER. While the promotional email says “20% off everything,” that is not the case: the discount excludes the retailer’s Signature collection (which includes Kate’s Fern as well as Floret pumps) as well as the Jenny Packham collection.

For those interested in the upcoming wedding, we have great deals of info at What Meghan Wore, including an excellent list of ways to watch as well as stream the wedding event on the 19th, as well as a look at the special programming leading up to the huge day.




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