When the Princess of Wales needs a strong statement dress, floral frock or playful pastel piece, she turns to New Zealand born fashion designer Emilia Wickstead. Known for her feminine and graceful clothing combining contemporary inspiration with vintage charm, the London based Wickstead loves to create elegant occasion wear and colorful tea dresses.

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The princess covets Wickstead’s trademark blend of refined regal romanticism and contemporary glamour. 

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In addition, the label offers Her Royal Highness a catalog of stunning crepe creations, delicate day day dresses and elegant event styles, thus, it’s easy to see why Princess Kate returns to the London based designer time and time again to create her most important ceremonial styles.

Here are 8 of Kate Middleton’s Prettiest Emilia Wickstead Dresses:

1. Emilia Wickstead Miles Houndstooth Dress

A Mad Man Era midi, this wiggle dress has plenty of personality with a cream, white and blue checked houndstooth print. Kate wore the sophisticated pencil dress (with custom full length sleeves) in Boston in December 2022.


2. Emilia Wickstead Green Denver Dress 

Modern and effortless, this gorgeous green dress appeared on the princess first at the Wimbledon Ladies Final in July 2021 and again in Jamaica in March 2022. Designed with a blend of crepe woven with luxurious cloqué, this emerald dress has charming cap sleeves, a feminine drape and modern midi length.


3. Emilia Wickstead Aurora Floral Print Dress 

Delicate and dainty, this summer dress is constructed from lightweight cotton seersucker with a Rosewood floral print. The elegant belted shirtdress has vintage charm with modern appeal. The princess wore the feminine dress to the Back to Nature festival in September 2019 and in South Wales in August 2020.


4. Emilia Wickstead Kate Midi Dress in Teal

A signature ‘Kate’ style, this retro midi is designed with an A-line silhouette and chic boatneck. Featuring delicate darts throughout the bust as well as a flowy full skirt, this timeless dress has major vintage allure. (Kate owns the knee length version in lilac, green and blue). The princess debuted the style in November 2023 at Windsor Castle.


5. Emilia Wickstead Elta Dress in Pale Yellow

Appearing distinguished and dignified at St. Paul’s Cathedral in June 2022, the princess was outfitted in this light lemon dress designed from pale yellow crepe with long sleeves and a fit and flare midi skirt. A wrap accent at the waist gives this sophisticated dress more contemporary charm.


6. Emilia Wickstead Jordin Seesucker Dress in Blue

With a slightly nautical sentiment, this flirty and floaty blue dress was the perfect choice for the Wimbledon’s Men’s Final in July 2019. Kate wore the softly pleated and voluminous midi with twisted sleeves to appear at the annual summer tennis tournament alongside husband Prince William.


7. Emilia Wickstead Kate A-Line Wool Dress in Lilac

One of the Princess of Wales’ most iconic styles, this darling day dress has a boat neckline, slim bodice with contouring darts, full skirt and tonal waistband. Kate has worn the dress on two occasions including for a visit to Germany in July 2017 and a mental health summit in London in October 2018.


8. Emilia Wickstead Jorgie Ruched Crepe Dress in Black

Constructed from black cloqué, this sophisticated LBD has a ruched bodice, pleated skirt and long sleeves. The princess first wore the tea dress in September 2022 at a Governors-General reception held prior to the Queen’s funeral. Later, she donned the minimalist dress in November 2023 to attend the Festival of Remembrance.

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Emilia Blue Dress


Emilia Elta Dress


Emilia Green Dress