Gabriela Herstik
Updated Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:17 pm

There are few things we can’t imagine Kate Middleton pulling off, no matter if she’s wearing an oversized hat, a pair of jeans and nautical shirt, or a Victorian-inspired dress. Though we’re not one to have favorites, especially with the Duchess of Cambridge, we can’t deny Kate Middleton in a icy-blue Temperley London dress is at the top of our list.

The long-sleeved, full-length dress is sweet but not too sweet, fitted but still flowing, and done in the most perfect baby blue we’ve seen in a long time. Plus, the fact that the duchess wore this piece on World Mental Health Day, for a reception honoring those working in the mental health sector in the U.K., makes this look all the more meaningful.

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With its high waist, black ribbon necklace detail, black buttons down the chest, and pleated skirt, this dress feels classic. Probably because it is a classic.

Kate knows how to keep it simple, but still completely chic.


By pairing this look with black pumps and a simple black clutch, Kate tones down the Victorian-inspired aesthetic of the dress and makes it modern. With her brown hair in loose curls, rosy cheeks, and glossy lips, Kate looks straight out of a fairy tale. And honestly, we’re not convinced she isn’t secretly a fairy godmother — especially in this look.

Thank you for blessing us with this look, Kate. To score a similar style for yourself, we have the following piece from Nordstrom.

Nordstrom Tadashi Shoji “Lace Overlay Dress”

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