Erdem daily Florals & A preferred fashion Flashback

Hello-Hello, as well as welcome to one more in our continuing posts examining dresses the Duchess has worn that function floral motifs. Today we have a subcategory: Erdem dresses. 

We’ll begin with the very first two dresses by this designer we saw the Duchess wear, the Cecile (l), as well as the Jacquenta (r).

The Cecile was worn for a huge occasion, the couple’s arrival in Canada at the begin of the 2011 North American tour.  The fitted sheath with bateau neckline showcased a navy lace overlay atop a stone-colored base, as well as sheer scalloped elbow-length sleeves.

The Jacquenta was likewise worn during that 2011 tour, to a prayer service aboard the HMCS Montreal in Quebec City, as well as other engagements. From Erdem’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection, the fitted piece featured floral lace appliquéd on the shoulders as well as upper part of the elbow-length sleeves as well as a slit on the best side of the skirt.

Here is a better look at the material utilized in the Cecile as well as Jacquenta. 

For many, these two dresses were an introduction to Erdem as well as an expectation may have been created that other designs would bear numerous of the exact same style elements.  Of course, that is not the case. 

Below, the Duchess in four much more Erdem designs incorporating a floral theme.

The very first is a gown that was not on my radar at all. It doesn’t have an quickly identifiable floral motif however it came up in a search since of its name: the ‘Rhona’ Metallic Floral Lace Dress.  Kate wore it for a February 2017 reception at Buckingham Palace. 

The huge story on this style is the fabric, a metallic silver lace atop a silk lining. Midi length, the pleated gown has a round neck, semi-sheer raglan sleeves with a button cuff, self-belt, as well as hidden back zipper. (You can see a closeup of the flowers just a bit down the page.)  

Our next gown is one more lace design, this one seen at a February 2018 Buckingham Palace reception. 

The “Suzi Guipure Lace Dress” ($2975) gown has an empire waist, v-neck, three-quarter sleeves, as well as scalloped lace detailing at the hem, sleeves, as well as neckline. There is an applied ruffle or frill at the waistline as well as the sleeves have a ruffled cuff. The lace gown is 100% polyester atop a silk lining. Kate’s gown is longer than the original version, hitting below the knee by a number of inches. 

If there weren’t so numerous Erdem designs that they have their own category, this one would have been part of the publish featuring floral motifs woven into the fabric, as opposed to being printed on the material.  It is the bespoke Erdem gown worn for Trooping the Colour 2012.   

It has style elements seen in pieces from the resort 2012 collection. The frock showcased understated tone-on-tone embroidery in a traditional sheath with a modified rolled/portrait neckline as well as bracelet-length sleeves.  

The Christina Blue Velvet Bell-Sleeve gown was Kate’s option for a January 2018 event of Swedish culture in Stockholm.  

From the designer’s A/W 2017 collection, the gown is crafted of a cotton-blend velvet-devoré, likewise called ‘burnout,’ a method utilized on velvet to produce a pattern. The Christina features a high neck, fitted bodice, flared cuffs on the long sleeves, fluted godet hemline inserts, as well as a concealed back zipper. 

Here is a better look at the material utilized in each piece. 

Our third group of Erdem dresses.

We begin with a modified version of Erdem’s Meryl gown selected by the Duchess for a reception in Singapore during the Jubilee Tour.  

Done in material featured heavily throughout his S/S 2012 collection, the gown showcased tropical flowers as well as birds. The soft, floaty Meryl had a round neckline, full pleated skirt, back cutout detail, as well as an invisible side zipper. The cutout was eliminated in the Duchess’s version, which likewise had a lined bodice as well as sheer, flyaway sleeves added in deference to regional customized as well as protocol.

We saw Erdem during the Poland trip in July 2017, however unusually, the Duchess wore separates as opposed to a dress. 

The pieces function the designer’s “Hurst Rose” pattern from the S/S 2017 collection in cotton faille, a weave that gives the material a soft sheen. Kate’s skirt was much like the brand’s ‘Imari’ style, a midi-length style with a high waist as well as tucked folds that provide the piece its volume. The top was somewhat cropped as well as featured a boat neckline as well as elbow-length sleeves.   

When visiting a Manchester institution in 2013, Kate wore Erdem’s ‘Stephanie’ gown in the label’s Visconti blooms print.

Described as a “fitted shift,” the Stephanie offered a square, scooped neckline, elbow-length sleeves, as well as back vent. (This style is not the exact same as the ‘Stephanie’ gown worn in Sweden in January 2018.) 

At a celebration celebrating The Goring Hotel’s re-opening in March 2015, Kate opted for the ‘Darla’ gown from Erdem’s resort 2013 collection in a vibrant pink as well as purple print. 

Made of 100% silk as well as partially lined, the gown features a round neckline, three-quarter length sleeves with buttoned cuffs, as well as a fitted bodice with a flare at the hem, as well as a back zipper as well as button.  While we don’t have a great look at the back, I believe the Duchess’ gown was modified to replace the cutout part with fabric.  

When attending a January 2017 Heads together reception, the Duchess wore the ‘Evita’ dress.

Another traditional sheath, the Evita is made in a polyester/polyamide matelassé with a silk lining. style elements included a fitted bodice as well as waist, concealed zipper, vent at the back hem, as well as the placed print. Matelassé material is woven to produce a textured material that adds dimension to a garment. Erdem called this print ‘Black Lily Collage,’ while the official color was called ink blue.  

Here is a better look at the material utilized in the second group of designs.


Today’s fashion Flashbacks function one fairly recent style as well as one more that was worn nine years back yesterday. We’ll begin with the ensemble seen on July 8, 2011, when the Duke as well as Duchess arrived in the United States. 

The couple was greeted at Los Angeles worldwide flight terminal by dignitaries; among them, British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, California governor Jerry Brown, as well as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. 

The royals then headed to Beverly Hills for a UK investment as well as trade Conference.

The Duchess wore the ‘Peridot’ gown by Roksanda Ilincic. 

The piece was described as being light blue-grey in color; ‘peridot’ is a style name, it does not recommendation a color. other style elements include the white tulle at the draped neckline as well as cuff, cap sleeves, pleating from the neckline to the waistband, pleated skirt, as well as center-back pleats with little pleated panels from the back waistband, as well as an exposed back zipper. 

The Duchess accessorized with her Natalie clutch by LK Bennett as well as the beautiful pump by Jimmy Choo.  

Kate’s jewelry included the Grace earrings by Kiki McDonough as well as her Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard bracelet from Tiffany.

This very first wearing of the gown would certainly go on a listing of “Susan’s preferred Looks.”   

We saw the gown once again just about a year later when Kate wore it for a reception at the Royal Academy as well as then once again in may 2016 for an event at the Anna Freud Centre.

Now we just have one classification of floral dresses to go, those by the mix of designers the Duchess has worn over the years!     


For a 2018 Vanity fair piece on Erdem, click here; a 2014 Elle profile of the designer click here; all of the British Vogue’s Erdem material is here; US Vogue’s Erdem protection may be seen here

The Erdem site is here; Matches fashion choice of Erdem designs is right here (including rather a few exclusive pieces); My Theresa’s comprehensive offering of Erdem garments as well as accessories is here; Net-a-Porter’s Erdem items are here 


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