Knowing how to dress in hot weather can be a minefield, but Kate Middleton shows us that going back to basics is always a great idea. Keeping things sleek, sophisticated, and elegant, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a white midi dress to tour Baby Basics in south Yorkshire, which provides essential items like nappies and infant clothes to mothers in need.
If you’re looking to copy her outfit, she’s wearing the ‘Flippy Wiggle’ dress from London-based brand Suzannah. The Duchess accessorized the outfit with one of her favorite pair of heels – Tabitha Simmons‘ ‘Dela Lizard’ pumps – and something new: a face mask. It’s the first time we’ve seen Kate wear a face mask in public, and for the occasion, she chose the ‘Adult Reusable Cotton Face Mask’, from Amaia.
As face masks become more widely worn, they’re an extra opportunity to show off your fashion credentials. Kate did so by choosing a floral pattern, which stood out against her white outfit.
While the mask is new, the rest of the outfit is very much what we’ve come to expect from her – and we could all take a leaf out of her book. A midi dress is an ideal item to have in your wardrobe, as its versatility takes away the headache of summer dressing. While the Duchess made her outfit more formal with the addition of heels, it can easily be dressed down for off-duty events with a pair of sneakers and a denim jacket.
As with many of Kate’s outfits, there’s likely to have been a deeper meaning behind her ensemble. On Tuesday – the same day the Duchess visited Baby Basics – the Kensington Royal Instagram account posted a picture of her grandmother working for the Red Cross. You can’t help but see the similarities between Kate’s outfit and her grandmother’s, as they both come in a collared and cuffed style.
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🏥 Valerie Middleton (centre), The Duchess of Cambridge’s grandmother, served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment with the @britishredcross during the Second World War. Over 75 years on, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross, The Duchess of Cambridge has written a special letter thanking 150 nominated Red Cross staff and volunteers, which will be sent alongside a commemorative coin from the Royal Mint. For 150 years, the British Red Cross has helped people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. As we mark this special anniversary, Members of @TheRoyalFamily have come together to recognise the work of the volunteers, staff, supporters and partners of the charity who have made a difference to the lives of millions of people who have faced crisis, both in the UK and overseas.
It just goes to show that a classic white dress will never go out of style. Scroll down to discover and shop Savoir Flair’s editor-approved ways to wear the look.