19 October 2016

Royal Outfit of the Day: October 19

If you weren't a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge's recent stab at floral prints, boy oh boy, has she got a treat for you.

The British royal family hosted a reception for Olympic and Paralympic athletes yesterday.
Kensington Palace Twitter
Heh. Really, I'm not at all surprised she's dipped into Alexander McQueen's recent range of poppy prints. You can get into the symbolism of poppies if you like (we'll be seeing lots of them for remembrance soon, as November approaches), but I don't think she needed a reason and I like that she's worn it at an event outside of that.

She chose this dress for an event where it's hard to get a look at the full ensemble view, which means we can't properly assess this skirt length situation (this is, I would say, the hardest of all lengths to pull off), and that's SNEAKY, so...well played.

This reception was packed with royals - you know how they love their Olympics - and there's more on the Queen's brooch selections for the day over at the Vault.