08 March 2012 by

Kate Middleton Wears Teal LK Bennett Jacket and Dress With James Lock Hat in Leicester

Kate Middleton Wears Teal LK Bennett Jacket and Dress in Leicester Today: FIRST LOOK

As part of the Diamond Jubilee tour, Kate Middleton has just stepped out in Leicester looking tres ladylike in a teal ensemble. We've identified the outfit as consisting of LK Bennett's Jude jacket worn over LK Bennett's knee-length Davina dress.

As Grazia reported last year, Kate picked up these two items during a fashion dash in December before she spent her first Christmas at Sandringham (when she had to change outfits five times, no less). And clearly someone's been taking sartorial notes as the DoC is working the peplum trend with aplomb, accentuating the flared jacket with a thick black belt with a gold buckle.

Kate Middleton Wears Teal LK Bennett Jacket and Dress in Leicester Today: FIRST LOOK Kate Middleton Wears Teal LK Bennett Jacket and Dress in Leicester Today: FIRST LOOK

The Duchess has topped off her look with nude tights, black Episode heels and a matching clutch - and as Hat Person of the Year, we're delighted to see her sporting such chic headgear, created by James Lock.

Kate Middleton Wears Teal LK Bennett Jacket and Dress in Leicester

Although the LK Bennett pieces are no longer available on the brand's website, you can pick up the teal jacket on www.johnlewis.com - it's on sale for a purse-friendly £145 (Kate originally bought hers for £295) - and the dress in a variety of colours is also available. GO!

The Duchess is spending the day accompanying the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on a trip to Leicester’s De Montfort University to mark the beginning of the Diamond Jubilee Tour. The trio are at the university to meet students attending the Footwear Design degree – and one of them will get their very own Cinderella moment! Six students have designed shoes for the Duchess and later she’ll choose the pair she likes the best to wear.

Sam Sawkill, Summer Spender, Kay Yeng Cheng, Tabitha Duffield, Becka Hunt and Mei Chun Lai have spent months creating shoes they hope will wow the Duchess. ‘I wanted to reflect Kate’s personality in my design and make it relate to her,’ said Summer of her tartan design, inspired by Kate and Prince Williams’s time at St Andrews.

So will Kate choose the sexy high blue boots, a pair of sculptural grey heels or a sensible-heeled-pair inspired by the year of the dragon…? Whoever gets the nod will certainly see their fashion kudos soar because Kate’s fast being hailed as one of the most influential dressers in the world. Despite – or perhaps because of – sticking to her principles of wearing cut-price, bargains such as the M Missoni coat she bought at Bicester Village or the Jesire coat-dress she picked up at second-hand store The Stock Exchange


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Naomi Groont (Thu Mar 08 13:43:59 GMT 2012): The outfit color is BLACK NOT TEAL.
Kirsty Warrick (Thu Mar 08 16:05:46 GMT 2012): I thought she was holding the Queen's hand there....I actually prefer what she's wearing too.
Corinne Sharp (Thu Mar 08 17:04:30 GMT 2012): @naomi, it's very clearly Teal!!!
Corinne Sharp (Thu Mar 08 17:05:44 GMT 2012): She looks gorgeous, love the outfit <3
Zaine Eludo (Thu Mar 08 19:52:25 GMT 2012): her outfit is so classy and elegant.love the color too.
Naomi Groont (Thu Mar 08 22:09:33 GMT 2012): Corinne, A black hat, black suede shoes, Teal is a Blue Green to me
Nicola Lennox (Thu Mar 08 22:22:30 GMT 2012): so it does - tee hee
Tintu Pathrose (Thu Mar 08 22:25:57 GMT 2012): I like kate. she looks good in almost everything.. but I have to say she looks so old...
Ellie Paterson (Fri Mar 09 18:59:18 GMT 2012): Naomi Doudera, her dress is teal and there is more teal in the outfit than black so it is primarily a teal outfit with black accessories!!! And yes, teal is blue-green...
Naomi Groont (Fri Mar 09 19:46:58 GMT 2012): Ellie Paterson I disagree it's still black to me
Ellie Paterson (Fri Mar 09 21:58:23 GMT 2012): Naomi Doudera well its your opinion...
Naomi Groont (Sun Mar 11 10:44:36 GMT 2012): Ellie Paterson We can agree to disagree
(Mon Mar 12 16:40:41 GMT 2012): With that body, she could make a trash bag look gorgeous.