When Kate Middleton made her much anticipated appearance at the royal wedding in an Alexander McQueen coat dress, we weren’t surprised that her outfit felt so familiar. Kate is a huge proponent of repeating silhouettes that are comfortable. When reports trickled in that Kate was actually in a design she’d worn to Princess Charlotte’s christening and then again in Belgium in 2017, we were delighted by Kate’s no-fuss wedding guest attire. Why create buzz about a new outfit when Meghan’s Givenchy gown deserved the spotlight?
Only, Kate’s canary yellow ensemble, complete with Jimmy Choo pumps and a fabulous Philip Treacy hat, did cause quite the stir – because it was actually a slightly different shade from the old ivory look people mistook it for. Blogger Royal Addicted, a true Kate Middleton fan, called out yet another important detail: Kate’s new McQueen featured buttons on the sleeves, while her christening number most certainly did not. Ahead, read on to compare the looks and zoom in on the details.