After a spate of trouser suits, the Princess of Wales has returned to her royal style of elegant dresses and skirts. For an engagement focused on mental health at Nottingham Trent University.
This October 11, Kate Middleton opted for a polished French-inspired suit.
The two-piece knit ensemble showed the princess returning to a feminine and refined look.
A great morning seeing how @TrentUni and @UniofNottingham are working together to build a stronger, more connected community which supports the mental wellbeing of all students and ensures everyone feels at home. pic.twitter.com/vorTRzc4gv
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) October 11, 2023
Kate Middleton at Nottingham Trent University
Kate chose a coordinated ensemble from the brand Sézane, splurging on style in the British city.
The ensemble consisted of the brand’s Naelle midi skirt in an off-white shade, made from a luxurious blend of merino wool and organic cotton.
The skirt, in a ribbed knit, is notable for having an elasticized waistband for a comfortable fit. This piece is valued at approximately $138 at current exchange rates.
Above, the Princess of Wales wore the matching Sami sweater from Sézane, featuring a round neckline, long sleeves, and button detailing on the cuffs. This piece, also new to Kate’s closet, is valued at approximately $116 at current exchange rates.
The stylish ensemble accentuated the Princess’s slender figure while still looking professional for the occasion.
Kate accessorized with the Tusting Mini Holly bag, inspired by 1950s silhouettes.
The sleek suede bag complemented the neutral color palette.
Kate paired the ensemble with Gianvito Rossi heels in a similar nude shade.
For jewelry, Kate opted for dazzling pearl earrings by designer Simone Rocha, which added a feminine touch.
The sparkling pearl stud earrings illuminated her face. She also wore her Prince William sapphire engagement ring and a simple gold wedding band.
Sézane’s monochromatic ensemble exuded an elegant confidence, perfect for Kate’s mental health talks with students.
Without forgoing relaxed knitwear, the midi skirt marked the princess’s return to her signature dresses after wearing a blazer and tailored trouser ensembles on several occasions.
The French look exemplified Kate’s ability to combine haute couture with accessible style.
Despite its undeniable elegance, the ensemble cost less than $300, a testament to her thrifty sensibilities.
Kate’s perfectly matched ensembles will undoubtedly inspire copies of admirers eager to emulate her refined aesthetic.