The royal wore a red off-the-shoulder dress for a garden party in Berlin, Germany

By Diana Pearl
July 19, 2017 03:07 PM


Princess Kate knows a good trend when she sees one!

For a garden party in honor of the Queen’s birthday at the British ambassador’s residence in Berlin on Wednesday, Kate wore an Alexander McQueen maxi dress that was about as 2017 as they come. It’s an off-the-shoulder dress — a style that started popping up last year and continues to trend this summer.

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Kate also wore a pair of Prada scalloped sandals, yet another big trend. Kate’s a big fan of this Prada shoe in particular: She has a black pair too, which she wore to the Natural History Museum in London last week, in addition to the nude-hued pair.

Keeping in line with the rest of the trend-friendly ensemble, Kate wore a tassel-esque pair of statement earrings from Simone Rocha, with red stones creating one long tassel on each side.


Some things, however, never change: Her newly-debuted shorter ‘do got the classic Kate bouncy blowout treatment.

Though the red color of the dress is now sold out, it’s still available in blush pink in a few sizes. And, of course, there’s a few replikates out there too: Like this Alice & Olivia dress, or this under $40 frock from ASOS.

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At the garden party, Kate and Prince William mingled with British expats living in Germany, as well as members of the business and cultural communities in Berlin. William also gave a speech (kicked off in German!) where he discussed the relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany, largely concerning the U.K.’s upcoming exit from the European Union.

“The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values,” he said. “Today, we share a fundamental interest in the peace and prosperity of the continent of Europe to which we both belong. This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the EU.”

He concluded: “I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.”