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.
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.
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...