The Duchess does daring - Kate Middleton bucks tradition with shoulder baring gown
Published 07/07/2016 | 08:10
Kate Middleton has opted for her most daring look yet...by royal standards.
The Duchess of Cambridge might be restricted to modest knee length skirt lengths and long sleeves, but every now and then a fashion icon has to rebel.
The mother-of-two's white knit midi length Barbara Casasola dress might have looked demure on the outside, but its off the shoulder cut means she's straying from royal tradition which requires covering up for official engagements.
It's not the first time Kate's wardrobe has ruffled royal feathers - while she might be considered one of the best dressed women in the world, her decision to refuse to follow in Queen Elizabeth's fashinable footsteps of minimising wardrobe malfunctions is said to be an issue.
While the Queen famously has weights sewn into the hems of her skirts to avoid any 'Marilyn moments', the Duchess has taken a less formal approach.
She's undergone a style transformation of late, wearing designs by Princess Diana's favourite designer Catherine Walker - who designed 1,000 pieces for the late princess - to key engagements.
And she hasn't been sticking to the same number of British fashion houses she's usually relied on - wearing Dolce & Gabbana at Royal Ascot and for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations; Banana Republic at a mental health event and the return of her favourite Spanish high street brand Zara.