The Duchess of Cambridge has a connection to Bletchley Park, which is where many of the British intelligence services were conducted during World War II. Kate’s grandmother worked at Bletchley Park, and because of that connection, Kate has been tasked with doing various events at Bletchley for years now. Today was another event – she’s viewing their latest exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and to spend time with children who were doing a little play about codebreaking.
I once theorized that Kate loves polka dots because the dots remind her of buttons, and I’m still sticking with that theory. Kate chose this £1,750 polka-dotted Alessandra Rich dress which… I mean, Princess Diana absolutely would have worn this. In 1982. The collar, the hem, the cuffs, the BUTTONS, it’s all so dated and vintage school-teacher. Did Kate think she had to do some kind of theme-dressing for the WWII exhibit? The thing is, this isn’t a WWII theme. It’s a late-70s/early ‘80s sartorial theme. This is the first time Kate has worn this dress to an actual event, although we got a glimpse of it in Prince Charles’ 70th birthday portraits.
I was going to say something about how Kate’s vibe for the past year or so has been for a below-the-knee hemline more consistently, and going for more prim/frumpy/dated looks. But then I caught sign of the last button on her skirt and how high it is – gal loves to flash some leg, huh? At least the skirt split isn’t at crotch-level though.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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