Kate Middleton in Manchester today
Grazia HQ has spent much of the morning debating whether it's time to ditch the opaque tights and embrace the sunshine with a bare leg. While some of us may not be brave enough to make the leap quite yet, there's one lovely lady who is: Kate Middleton. Today, the Duchess of Cambridge is showing us how it's done as she visits Willows Primary School in Manchester on this fine Tuesday.
Thanks to the savvy folk over at What Kate Wore, we know the Duchess has opted to wear a silk crepe dress by Erdem for the occasion. Yep, there's no coat dress or fascinator in sight! Did she take note of Philip Treacy's decleration that fascinators are OH-VER? Either way, Erdem's signature posy print brings a spring-like feeling to her ensemble and we likey, not least because it's rather rare to see her donning such a bold print.
Shop Kate's Erdem dress
The 'Sophia' dress is available on Net-A-Porter for £1,065 and is described as 'the perfect canvas for dainty florals'. We have an inkling it won't be round for long so get those shopping fingers clicking, copy-Kates. The Duchess topped off the look with a pair of blue suede heels, the Asprey 167 Button pendant and her glossy hair left loose and bouncy.
It's no secret Kate's already a mega fan of Erdem and has turned to the Brit brand for previous outings. Take the white and blue print dress she opted for when in Singapore last year or how about another dose of florals that she delievered for the Trooping of the Colour ceremony? As for her trip to Canada and LA, she rammed her suitcase with Erdem beauties, stepping out in not one but two blue lace numbers.
K-Middy loves Erdem
As for today's outing, this is the beginning of a busy week for the pregnant Duchess who's launching a counselling programme at the Manchester school today. The 31-year-old and her 28-week baby bump will also be visiting the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday and taking a trip with William and Harry to the Warner Bros studios in Hertfordshire on Friday. Oh, how we love a bit of Kate Watch.
Take a look at the DoC's greatest looks in the gallery below...