Sequin chic: how to channel the Duchess of Cambridge’s elegant red carpet style

Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage
Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage

The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads at her first red carpet appearance since the birth of baby George, wearing a stunning sequin gown by designer Jenny Packham. He left his crown at home but Wills also looked suitably handsome in a smart suit and bow tie as the couple attended the Tusk Trust Awards. Kate is known for her effortless elegance and she certainly sparkled in this sweeping gown, accessorised with flowing locks and a simple silver bangle. If you want to steal her regal style, check out the gorgeous gowns and jewellery available at Littlewoods to get yourself ready to wow in no time.

Dress to impress          

Dazzle like the duchess at your next engagement in this Grecian style dress by Coast. Perfect for a wedding or a glamorous ball, this gown flows elegantly and skims your curves, flattering all shapes with its silky lining. The embellished straps and waistband add a touch of regal shimmer to this demure and classy look.

Recreate another iconic Jenny Packham look with this turquoise floor length dress, which features an embellished satin belt that can be adjusted to create an enviable waistline like Kate’s. For a different jewel tone choose this  halter neck maxi dress in sapphire: the sheer lace neck detail adds a touch of glamour to this simple floor length frock. 

Embrace your inner Cinderella

No red carpet look would be complete without a pair of show-stopping heels. Take inspiration from classy Kate and try pairing your formal gown with these sling back heels from Guess in silver or nude. A neutral tone will make you look taller by seemingly extending your legs. If you prefer to create a dramatic contrast add some sparkle to a richly coloured gown with these glittery peep toe heels from Guess, complete with an easy-to-wear platform for a comfy height boost.

Stow your stuff in style

The right clutch bag can make or break an elegant evening look. Kate tends to favour neutral tones, which compliment gowns of any colour and mean she can re-use her favourites time after time. This classic glittery envelope clutch with stylish turnlock fastening is a wardrobe staple – pair it with a simple dress or a blazer and jeans to create an instant evening look. If your outfit is loaded with jewellery, this evening bag with diamanté embellishment around the flap is subtle enough to complement your most colourful gowns but with a hint of pretty detailing.

Hidden gems

A fan of understated chic, Kate has shown us that simple jewellery can still make a statement. Fossil’s zirconia bangle makes a great stand-in for the duchess’ diamond wristwear, and you can layer a few of these for a fancy formal look. Alternatively, go for maximum impact with this set of Swarkovski bracelets: the crystal accents add true red carpet glamour to a subtle silvery stack. We can’t promise you a handsome prince like lucky Kate, but you can certainly look as elegant as the duchess in this shimmery and sophisticated style.

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