The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a palace reception in a cream boucle and chiffon midi dress. For the glamorous outing, celebrating her Hold Still photography book project, Kate was picture perfect in a tailored evening ensemble.

For the palace party, Kate opted for an elegant cocktail dress featuring a 1950s inspired silhouette — the Self Portrait crepe and chiffon pleated midi dress was in stark contrast to Kate’s outdoorsy ensemble worn at the Windermere Lake District yesterday.

Kate also owns a Self Portrait crochet maxi dress.

Shop the short sleeve version of Kate’s dress at Matches Fashion and 24S.

The duchess also wore a new necklace seen yesterday in Cumbria and a pair of unidentified chandelier earrings.