• Story

A clever choice for a first official engagement

25 FEBRUARY 2011

Kate Middleton recycled an outfit that's been in her wardrobe for some time for her first royal engagement on Thursday.

Embodying British style in a tailored, herringbone coat, the princess-to-be revealed her thrifty side at the RNLI lifeboat naming ceremony in Anglesey.

She had previously been photographed wearing the coat by Wiltshire-based designer Katherine Hooker in 2006 at the Cheltenham Gold cup equestrian event.

 

null

 


But fashion forward Kate did make a small alteration.

The mid-calf length coat had been scissored by Katherine Hooker to above the knee to show off Kate's shapely legs.

The 'London Contrast' coat – which costs between £500 and £700 - wasn't the only item of clothing drawing the attention of onlookers.

Kate topped off her ensemble with a chic pheasant feather and brown felt saucer fascinator adorned with vintage buttons.

 

null


The headpiece was appropriate for the Welsh visit, as it was decorated with an insignia of the Royal Welch Fusiliers and two military tunic butons.

It was designed for the 29-year-old by Vivien Sheriff Millinery - another Wiltshire-based fashion label – which makes all of its hats by hand.

Rounding off her stylish get-up were black suede ankle-boots, costing £250 from Russell & Bromley and a black pashmina scarf. 

Share:

  • AddThis Social Bookmark Button Want to get sharing?
  • What is Yahoo! Buzz?

Add comment

Please type the characters that appear on the image in order to send your comment:



  • Please note, all comments are those of readers and do not represent the opinion of Hellomagazine.com
  • Hellomagazine.com reserves the right to remove comments it considers offensive or not relevant
  • Please focus on the topic

Advertising

Blog

Iconic weddings