Catherine Celebrates Canada’s Birthday Wearing Reiss + Issa

— July 1, 2011

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrates Canada’s 144th birthday…

{Catherine in white Reiss dress}
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wearing Reiss.

{Catherine’s white side-zipped dress from Reiss, Spring/Summer 2011 Collection}

Another practical style choice for The Duchess as it’s a dress she already owns; a ‘re-wear’, the same white Reiss dress she wore for her official engagement portrait.
But with the addition of some unique accessories, Catherine managed to bring Canada’s national emblem and colours into her ensemble, giving her little white dress a fresh new look with distinct Canadian charm.

{Catherine chooses a bright red fascinator topped with maple leaves by Sylvia Fletcher, Lock & Co.}
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And a little interesting side note…
when Princess Diana visited Canada in 1983 as a young royal, she too wore a red hat and white dress…

Catherine carried a lightweight cream + red straw fan clutch with a delightful over-sized beaded tassel by Anya Hindmarch

and wore cherry-red, leather pointed court shoes by Hobbs of London  to complete her outfits deliberate tribute to Canada…
but a little style tip – when not attending a Canada Day Celebration, her nude pumps by LK Bennett, the ones she wore the day before, would be a better style choice for this outfit, giving her look a more modern and current feel that’s no so matchy-matchy.

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Her jewellery consisted of a simple silver bracelet, a silver necklace with a circle pendant and an elegant diamond maple leaf brooch on loan from the Queen; the same brooch the Queen wore for the Canada Day celebrations in London last year.
That evening the elegant diamond brooch adorned Catherine’s choice of dress again…

along with a pair of stunning pavé diamond earrings.

After a full day of official engagements, Catherine enjoyed an evening concert on Parliament Hill with Prince William…

wearing Issa.

{Catherine’s purple jersey dress from Issa London}

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She carried the same black silk clutch by Anya Hindmarch, the one she carried when she met the Obama’s and wore a simple pair of classic black pumps.

Again, another ‘re-use’ by Catherine and a notable observation…
it’s an element about her style that makes her more relatable…
and makes us love her just that much more.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrates Canada’s 144th birthday…
wearing Reiss + Issa style~

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