It was St Patrick's Day on Saturday and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, marked the occasion by presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards in Aldershot in England. She wore a forest green Emilia Wickstead coat dress and a Betty Boop hat by Lock & Co. She also wore a gold Irish Guards brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother.
I adore the full skirt of this coat dress. It is exactly what I would have dressed her in as it really flatters her rather straight figure. Her signature belt was perfectly in keeping with the balance of the outfit. And I think that the dark chocolate brown of the accessories was delicious, if a tad matchy-matchy.
Maybe I would have liked to have seen a more strident shade of green for the coat, seeing as it was St Paddy's day. Sometimes we want to see a bit of frivolity. But she left that to her interaction with the dog as she placed a shamrock on his collar too. Sweet. But staged.