Carole Middleton’s gray floral dress was the perfect summer look back in July 2013, here’s how you can copy this perfect semi-casual style.
In 2013, Carole and Michael Middleton became grandparents as their eldest daughter Catherine gave birth in the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital on July 22. The excited grandparents arrived at the Paddington Hospital the day after Catherine gave birth so they could meet their grandson for the first time.
While Carole had just become a grandmother, she looked worlds away from the grandparent stereotypes as she stepped out in a beautiful gray-blue dress from the Irish designer Orla Kiely (opens in new tab). The silk tea dress was part of the Orla Kiely 2012 spring/summer collection. Unfortunately, it is no longer sold by the brand but is likely to cost around $190 (£160).
The dress was the perfect look for summer as the new grandparent was able to stay cool due to the floating fabric.
Although this dress is no longer available, there are plenty of other blue-gray floral dresses to purchase online now for summer. Whether you are looking to spend on a designer look or fancy something a little more thrifty, there are plenty of options for any shopper.
To complete this look, Carole paired her dress with nude pumps. Carole wore the Russell & Bromley (opens in new tab) Chic Pump mid-heel court shoes which typically retail at $217 (£175). Like her mother, Princess Catherine’s heels range from high street to designers and the Princess likes to have a range of expensive and inexpensive footwear in her wardrobe. The Princess is also frequently seen in nude pumps which have become a staple in her wardrobe – much like her mother’s.