A List Of Reasons This Is The Duchess Of Cambridge's Best Look Yet

She looks perfect in Preen.

The royal tour of Canada is in full swing, and for every missed high-five opportunity, there’s been a fashion-forward moment in its place.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looked absolutely spectacular at a reception in Victoria, British Columbia, Monday night, wearing a bold red Preen gown with matching shoes and a diamond maple leaf brooch.


The former Kate Middleton regularly makes the best-dressed lists, but there are many reasons to love this look in particular:

1. It’s Preen, an unexpected label she has not worn a million times.

2. Hello, it’s red!

3. She paired it with matching red heels (her second pair of red shoes this week!), and we’re just so thankful she didn’t trot out yet another pair of nude pumps.

4. Apparently, the dress has pockets.

The dress was available on <a href=";siteID=QFGLnEolOWg-iXKDWxzmIl1lWSxlU9p1cg" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter</a>&nbsp;for $1,715 until it sold out.&nbsp;
The dress was available on Net-a-Porter for $1,715 until it sold out. 

5. While the dress was brand new, Kate still managed to get a repeat in there. She wore the queen mother’s maple leaf pin a few times during the couple’s previous trip to Canada in 2011.

Kate wearing the pin (and red!) in 2011.&nbsp;
Kate wearing the pin (and red!) in 2011. 

6. Just look at it.

7. The dress appears to have been worn by one of our favorite underrated style stars, Emmy Rossum, right around the same time.

Thank you @katiewarnerjohnson and @doriegolkin for the lovely lunch!!! 🚿 #youvegotesmail

A photo posted by Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) on

Killin’ it, Kate.

Royal Tour Of Canada 2016