Designers Sketch Dream Dresses for Kate Middleton's Last TrimesterSarah Bernard
The Duchess of Cambridge’s maternity wardrobe has been, well, much like her pre-pregnancy wardrobe — classy, on-trend but not flashy, and a mixture of high street and haute couture. WWD recently asked a sampling of designers to dream up looks they’d love to see her in. Some are flirty and romantic. Some are practical (pockets and handbags!). Others are elegant and sexy and fitting for a baby bump and beyond.
Which look would you like to see Kate wear?
Andrew Gn 1 of 12
The Paris-based designer would put Kate in an egg-shaped dress with pockets and give her one of his "Duchess" handbags in white croc.
Alexis Mabille 2 of 12
The French designer envisions Kate working a bold hue and . . . a little cleavage!
ChloÃ© 3 of 12
An A-line silhouette with a ruffled neckline in a peachy hue. The Dutchess recently wore both a coat and a dress in the same cheerful color to rave reviews.
Amanda Wakeley 4 of 12
The British designer suggests a cocktail dress in custom "mallard green" which she calls "youthful yet demure."
Huishan Zhang 5 of 12
Picture this look in velvet with Dutch satin. Zhang notes, "The bottom and the back are embroidered with eyelet in a Chinese flower shape."
Lela Rose 6 of 12
A champagne party dress with a seriously ornate bodice.
Nanette Lepore 7 of 12
A summery cut in "fadeaway printed organza."
Nicole Miller 8 of 12
Miller suggests a high hemline and short sleeves.
Nina Ricci 9 of 12
This stretch silk printed crepe with black lace detailing would carry Kate + bump right into summer.
Vera Wang 10 of 12
Not sure if this looks like something for Kate or Victoria Beckham...
Lorry Newhouse 11 of 12
This tiered ruffle number kind of looks like one of Princess Diana's romantic looks.
Donna Karan 12 of 12
Karan imagines this silhouette working for Kate during pregnancy and after.
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