The Duchess of Cambridge would probably look chic wearing a pile of garbage, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less exciting when she turns it all the way up for a special occasion.
The former Kate Middleton looked phenomenal at an awards ceremony for the non-profit children’s mental health program Place2Be in London Tuesday evening. Kate, a patron of the charity, wore a Preen cocktail dress with a sparkly belt ― an extremely sparkly belt! ― and black Prada pumps.
We’re all about seeing Kate use color to get out of her comfort zone, but it’s also a treat to be reminded that when it comes to occasion dressing, black is and always will be the new black.
The last time Kate attended the awards was in 2014, when she also went with dark shades ― albeit slightly less dressed-up ― in Hobbs and Jenny Packham.
If you’re looking for a festive dress that’s a little less fancy this holiday season, perhaps the L.K. Bennett dress Kate wore earlier in the day is more your speed. It retails around $463.
If you ask us, though, her look at the awards ceremony is one of her most chic in a long time.