The Princess of Wales stepped out in two of her favorite plum colored pantsuits for a new Shaping Us campaign launch. For the Shaping Us National Symposium reception at the Design Museum in Kensington on the evening of November 14th, 2023, Kate rewore her maroon colored Roland Mouret suit. She paired the cady blazer and trouser set with a Holland Cooper bodysuit in white. She also wore her Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps in the shade Royale Burgundy. Finally, she completed the look with her Shyla Chunky Knot baroque pearl earrings (worn on five previous occasions).
The princess has previously donned the burgundy pantsuit for two other engagements — she wore the workwear ensemble in Boston in December 2022 and for a rugby reception at Hampton Court Palace in January 2023.
For sharing her new findings and research on early childhood the following day, the princess rewore her Emilia Wickstead Dida blazer and coordinating trousers. The princess delivered the keynote speech at the museum focusing on revealing new insights from the work done by the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. She paired the monochrome purple pantsuit with her Gianvito Rossi 105 navy suede heels and Princess Diana’s sapphire earrings.
A significant royal birthday also took place this week. For a dinner celebrating King Charles’ 75th birthday, the princess debuted a new emerald Needle & Thread sequin gown. Kate was seen departing the birthday dinner at Clarence House alongside Prince William just before midnight on Tuesday evening. The prince and princess were joined at the party by other members of the royal family including Mike and Zara Tindall as well as Princess Beatrice.
For the birthday celebration, the princess wore a new ‘Alicia’ Gown by Needle & Thread — the evening gown is no longer available but the brand does have a very similar Aurelia gown in stock (shown below). The green dress is decorated with shiny sequins with a flowy tulle skirt covered in iridescent crystals. In addition, the holiday-friendly gown features beautiful artwork and carefully positioned scallop stripes as well as floral motifs. The dress is created of recycled sequins and constructed of upcycled materials like plastic waste. Kate’s dress has a partially lined bodice, fully lined skirt and sheer un-lined sleeves.
Kate also owns the Needle & Thread ‘Aurora’ sequin gown in red. The cherry colored sequin dress is currently still available. Kate’s glittery gown was inspired by vintage tablecloths and their intricate lacework — the sparkling seasonal style has decorative floral detailing, delicate frill lace around the neck and a tulle skirt fully adorned with tonal sequin. It’s suggested that the dress be paired with a holiday hair ribbon and strappy silver platforms for a festive and stunning sartorial statement.