Kate Middleton Wears a Black Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown to Tonight's Military Awards

20 December 2011 by

Kate Middleton wearing a black Alexander McQueen gown to The Sun Military Awards

Kate Middleton was at The ‘Night of Heroes’ Sun Military Awards tonight showcasing exactly why she’s topped Grazia’s Best Dressed List of 2011. She may have been flanked by two bowtied princes as she walked the red carpet at London's Imperial War Museum, but it was the Duchess who stole the show thanks to a beautiful gown from – you guessed it – Alexander McQueen.

Kate Middleton Wears a Black Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown to Tonight's Military Awards red floral necklace

The strapless dress is made of sumptuous black velvet with a ruffle trim on the neckline and a boned bodice. It is characteristically elegant without going overboard, wouldn't you say? Kate accessorised the look with sparkling earrings and a Duchess-y diamond and ruby necklace [above], both of which were reportedly received as wedding gifts. She polished off the look with a matching suede clutch, black Jimmy Choo heels and her famously glossy hair worn loose and oh-so-bouncy. Oh, and let's not forget about those magnificent brows. WOW.

Kate Middleton Wears a Black Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown to Tonight's Military Awards

Since choosing to wear an Alexander McQueen creation designed by Sarah Burton on her wedding day, the Duchess has proved to be an avid fan of the British fashion house. Since April, Kate has been spotted in a couple of military-inspired numbers, a knit dress, an ivory double-breasted coat AND a floaty lilac gown, all by McQueen, so this latest choice works perfectly with her recent body of work.

Don't forget to pick up the latest issue of Grazia (out now!) as we proudly introduce this year’s top 10 Best Dressed stars and reveal exactly why we rate Kate. In the meantime, we want to hear your thoughts on the DoC's latest outfit...


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Marie-Christine Sirois (Tue Dec 20 17:31:24 GMT 2011): Loving it!
Yolaine Belleville (Tue Dec 20 18:00:52 GMT 2011): Hummmm...Wonderfull
Lynda Little (Tue Dec 20 21:59:18 GMT 2011): She is stunning!
Susan Walker Reeder (Tue Dec 20 22:49:37 GMT 2011): Dress is amazing. Just wished she had worn her hair up for such a formal occasion.
Mona Caruso (Tue Dec 20 23:25:22 GMT 2011): indeed!
Mary Aldana (Wed Dec 21 02:12:34 GMT 2011): Just be yourself, never lose yourself no matter what the world thinks....