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Kate Middleton shimmers in dress first worn by Princess Beatrice

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled this week in a shimmering green number during her recent tour of Ireland.

Kate is, in fact, the second royal to wear this silk, midi dress by designer The Vampire’s Wife. Princess Beatrice made an appearance in the green number at the wedding of Ellie Goulding in August 2019.

 

Designer lowdown: The Vampire’s Wife

Who is this designer the royals adore? The Vampire’s Wife was launched by British designer Susie Cave in 2014. Cave is also the wife of musician Nick Cave and the brand’s name is inspired by one of his abandoned book projects. Since its launch, The Vampire’s Wife has garnered a large cult following – loved for their romantic and ethereal designs, delicate patterns and luxurious fabrics like velvet, silk and chiffon.

 

Royals in green

Olives, emeralds and sage – green is a favourite among the royal family. See below for our favourite ways the royals have rocked this colour:

Stella McCartney’s winter collection celebrates strong-willed women

Stella McCartney’s Winter 2020 collection hit the runway this week, making a nod to strong women with a free spirit.

Offering a modernist take on opulent fantasy, the collection pays homage to the work for Russian-born French designer and illustrator Erté, whom Stella met when she was a child. Collaborating with Erté’s archives, the collection showcases never-before-used fashion prints.

Playing with the tension created by the feminisation of masculine clothing, the collection features sculptural silhouettes, minimal embellishments and natural textures. True to Stella’s signature style, the palette includes tones of mineral, clay, sand, charcoal and navy, alongside punches of lilac and ginger.

See our favourite looks below: