Nothing says retro romance like eyelet print. With an airy aesthetic and bohemian spirit, eyelet is perfect for wearing to backyard BBQs, gender reveal parties and summer weddings. 

Frilly and fun, with a slightly vintage minded sensibility, this cutwork gives any warm weather outfit more romantic charm. So, it’s no wonder the Princess of Wales is often spotted in eyelet dresses and blouses.

Here are 6 Times Kate Middleton Wowed in Eyelet Styles:

1. Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress

From the brand’s summer 2014 collection this dreamy dress calls to mind meadows and starry summer skies. An eyelet motif pattern gives this knee length frock more pretty panache. Princess Kate wore the dress for Good Friday in Sydney, Australia and again for the Wimbledon men’s quarter finals in 2014.

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2. Mulberry Eyelet Midnight Blue Sleeveless Dress 

Enchanting and eye-catching this sleeveless dress has all the makings of a retro throwback. With a full skirt, pointed collar, defined waist and dark eyelet pattern, this dainty dress works well for summer vacation or tropical travel. Princess Kate wore this frock from the label’s Resort 2012 collection in September 2012 while visiting the Solomon Islands. For extra style credit, she added her Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges, Kiki McDonough citrine drop earrings and a slim belt in navy patent. Similar 

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3. Alexander McQueen Red and White Tiered Dress

Princess Kate pulled off some diplomatic dressing while visiting Vancouver in September 2016. Looking regal and refined in a delicate dress by Alexander McQueen, Kate was stunning in the elegant red and white creation with a scalloped skirt, high collar and painted white buttons. Hailing from the designer’s Resort 2017 collection, the iconic dress remains one of Kate’s most memorable royal tour styles.

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4. Alexander McQueen White Eyelet Skirt Suit 

Modest and modern, this white cotton broderie anglaise dress was a hit with royal watchers who loved the short sleeve two-piece. Debuted for the Diamond Jubilee tour of Singapore in September 2012, the cotton set comes complete with a peplum top with a belted waist and short sleeves as well as a captivating eyelet skirt. Kate’s second and final appearance wearing the day dress was abroad in Bhutan in April 2016. 

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5. Primrose Yellow Dress by a Private Dressmaker

A pale yellow dress with an allover eyelet pattern, this pleated skirt dress was first seen on the princess during the Diamond Jubilee tour in the Solomon Islands and again in Sydney, Australia for a visit to the local zoo with toddler Prince George. Featuring a boat neckline, full short sleeves and self-belted waistline, the dress is light and fun for warm weather climates. The dress was made by the palace’s private dressmaker (rumored to have possibly have been the Queen’s personal assistant and stylist Angela Kelly).


6. M.i.h. Jeans Mabel Broderie Angalise Shirt 

Designed of 100% cotton, this lightweight broderie shirt features a scallop trim on the neck, puffed sleeves and flirty cutout floral pattern. Worn for many significant occasions, the princess has been especially enamored of this easy and breezy blouse. Kate wore the whimsical white shirt for the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019 for the presentation of her Back to Nature garden. Next, she donned the button down for a June 2020 Zoom call. Later, Kate rewore the versatile eyelet top for Mother’s Day in March 2023 as well as12th Anniversary Portraits in April 2023. Similar style HERE

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