Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham Gown and Jimmy Choo Heels For Olympic Concert

11 May 2012 by

As an Olympic ambassador, we've already seen Kate Middleton playing hockey with the Team GB squad while kitted out in colour-popping jeans and this evening, the Duchess of Cambridge is continuing her patriotic duties at an extra special shindig. Yup, on this fine Friday, Prince William and Kate are walking the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall as guests of honour for the 'Our Greatest Team Rises' concert, which celebrates the British athletes hoping for glory at this summer's games. The royal couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month, are joined by a bunch of famous faces including Mel C, Davina McCall and *squeal* Gary Barlow.

Kate Middleton Wears Jenny Packham Gown and Jimmy Choo Heels at 'Our Greatest Team Rises' Olympic Concert

But what of Kate's ensemble? Well, the casual jeans are out the window and err, WOW. Swathed in a floor-sweeping gown, she looks every inch the elegant princess. We've been reliably informed that this ravishing dress comes courtesy of Jenny Packham's Spring Summer 2012 collection and consists of a lace bodice that's embellished with Swarovski crystals and features an un-Middy-esque plunging neckline. Oooh! Meanwhile, the skirt is pleated and is ribbon-waisted with a crystal and flower embellishment. And would you look at that rich emerald colour?! We're used to seeing the DoC in muted tones from charcoal greys to simple nudes so such a bold hue is a right ol' treat. Ha, take that Dell'Olio! Also: is anyone else reminded of that similarly-toned gown little sister Pippa wore for the Royal Wedding evening reception?

Kate Middleton Wears Jenny Packham and Jimmy Choo at Olympic Concert

Kate's superbly topped off the gown with a matching clutch created especially for her by Jenny Packham as well as glistening drop earrings and the same silver Jimmy Choo Vamp heels she was sporting at Claridge's Hotel earlier this week. Her hair looks terrific too, dontcha think, intricately plaited into a ladylike bun. With those delicate lace sleeves and the stunning buttoned-up back, this is one dress that demands an up 'do rather than those signature bouncy waves and that sweepy side-parting is the ideal finishing touch to such an elegant offering. Hmm, is someone trying to catch the eye of a certain Mr Barlow, we wonder? (We're only messing, Wills).

Kate Middleton Wears Jenny Packham and Jimmy Choo at Olympic Concert Kate Middleton Wears Jenny Packham and Jimmy Choo at Olympic Concert

Of course, this isn't the first time Kate has turned to Jenny Packham to pack a red carpet punch. The Duchess has worn the Brit designer's regal creations on no less than FOUR previous occasions. Lest we forget when she hosted a charity dinner at St James’s Palace last November in a silver one-shoulder gown accented by a velvet ribbon [above left] and one of our favourite ever K-Middy moments was surely when she stepped out in a bedazzling pearlescent stunner at the ARK Gala last summer [above right].

So let's hear your thoughts, peeps! Are you fan of Kate Middleton's latest look? Do let us know below...


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Jess Pugh (Fri May 11 20:31:21 BST 2012): Absolutely love this look! Its so beautiful & the colour really suits her! Her style gets just keeps getting better!
Yvonne Gunn (Fri May 11 20:58:26 BST 2012): it really gorgeous dress wa kate wear aw and it suit her as same his mam diane too thanks.
Kate Daly (Fri May 11 21:50:25 BST 2012): amazing dress!
Sarah Horsford (Fri May 11 23:26:44 BST 2012): I am glad that she switched things up a bit (good to do at times), by wearing that ultra fab updo...it was so appropriate to show off the intricacies of the gown's bodice.
(Fri May 11 23:44:00 BST 2012): Love the cut and color of the teal dress! Similar to the J'aton Couture teal dress worn by Laura Brent at the Narnia Dawn Treader London premiere in 2010. Looking at the two women, I think blondes wear teal better. Still a beautiful dress just wish Kate choose it in a rich jewel tone to set off her wonderful tan and gorgeous chestnut hair :)
Katherine Barry (Sat May 12 11:57:49 BST 2012): I want that dress .... She looks amazing
Sarah Hickey (Sat May 12 12:54:50 BST 2012): Ohmigod me to - love that dress!!! Do you think we could get two for the price of one????
Katherine Barry (Sat May 12 13:10:07 BST 2012): Hope so Sarah been looking for it might need a small mortgage ... Beautiful though would certainly suit us Barry women ... That's the colour bridesmaid dresses I'd have if I ever get married
Doina V. Aftan (Sat May 12 14:57:39 BST 2012): This is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!
Ramsha Sultan (Sat May 12 16:22:38 BST 2012): amazing dress but hairstyle could have been better.
Deborah Grove (Sat May 12 18:59:03 BST 2012): Yummy colour, worth getting married for eh!
Melanie Saunders (Sat May 12 20:31:24 BST 2012): Totally agree Deborah just for the colour dress heheeheh
Dayna Blair (Sun May 13 04:27:58 BST 2012): Love this classy look! Get it here. http://pinkytoposh.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/a-new-wave-of-pearl-fashion/
Fiona Dillon (Sun May 13 15:56:13 BST 2012): Oh, i love Kate's style! She looks so amazing, i wish i had such beautiful gowns to wear and a hairdressers to do my hair like that! Sigh...
Keira Goodwin (Tue May 15 17:00:20 BST 2012): I actually think this is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I am proud to be British and enjoy watching DoC just get more and more stylish!
Kirsten Angus (Tue May 15 17:03:58 BST 2012): Such a Gorgeous dress!
Rebecca Elizabeth Norman (Tue May 15 17:23:40 BST 2012): She is so stylish but I wish she would put a little weight on, I think she has gone too skinny...Just my opinion, but think she would look even better with a little bit more meat on her bones :O)