Kate Middleton Nails This Summer’s Hottest Fashion Trend

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by Emma Firth |
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Giving someone the cold shoulder was the general mood for designers from Chloé to Prabal Gurung on the Spring ’16 runway. The look we all loved as ‘00s teens got one very high-fash makeover – think rainbow coloured off-the shoulder dresses and flesh-bearing crop tops.

And in a bold fashion move, Kate Middleton, opted to wear a cool, collar-bone exposing outfit to the Art Fund Prize for Musuems and Galleries at the Natural History Musuem.

A fan of classic silhouettes from go-to designers Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham, the The Duchess of Cambridge instead opted for a daring, off-shoulder cream dress by Brazilian-born designer Barbara Cassasola for the occasion. With quintessentially Kate finishing touches – a pair of nude stilletos, a sequinned clutch bag and a luxe blow-dry, natch.

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Kate Middleton experiments with a new trend setting look ©getty

After Cassasola debuted at London Fashion Week in 2014, her collections are fast-becoming one of the hottest tickets in town, garnering an A-list following from Alexa Chung to Alicia Vikander – with her perfect mix of minimalist chic, whilst paying homage to her heritage.

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Barbara Casasola SS16 collection ©getty

A clever move for Kate too – what with the Rio Olympics about to kick off in a few weeks time [5th August].

Shining a light on young fashion designers and iconic sporting events simultaneously. Clever, girl.

And don’t worry if Kate Middleton’s fit and flare style dress is out of your holiday wardrobe budget (at £1,580), here’s our edit of the best off-the-shoulder dresses we're lusting after...


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We’re obsessed with this jacquard off-the-shoulder Maxi dress from Cecilie Copenhagen, from Matches, £238

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off the shoulder dresss

A sparkly LBD to get you through summer party season, from & Other Stories, £79

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off the shoulder dresss

Looking for a perfect picnic outfit this summer? This cute blue cotton dress with bonus red floral embroidery is ideal, from Zara, £39.99

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off the shoulder dresss

A cool, elegant cotton dress that looks perfect with your leather bomber jacket, from Ganni, £180

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This red, vintage-inspired option is the ultimate date-night outfit, frim Tory Burch, £350

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An simple and chic Bardot-style dress for day-to-night styling, from [Topshop] http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/new-in-this-week-2169932/new-in-dresses-4938909/structured-bardot-dress-5705897?bi=40&ps=20), £39

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