Duchess Kate Wears Reiss Dress to Meet the Obamas

05/24/2011 at 11:30 AM ET

Duchess of Cambridge Wears Reiss Dress

She may be stylish, but the Duchess of Cambridge constantly proves that looking chic isn’t just for royalty. Catherine chose one of her go-to brands, British retailer Reiss, when she and new husband Prince William met with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at Buckingham Palace, marking their first royal duty since their wedding on April 29. The “Shola” dress, a taupe-colored fitted frock that showed off her slim figure, retails for $340 and can be purchased on reissonline.com, although it’s sure to sell out quickly (UPDATE: Reiss’s webste is crashing due to the high volume of traffic today with more of the dresses going up online soon!). She accessorized her look with an Anya Hindmarch black clutch. And this wasn’t the first time the Duchess chose Reiss for a momentous occasion — she picked a cream-colored dress by the high street label to wear in her engagement photos several months before the royal wedding. Tell us: What do you think of the Duchess of Cambridge’s latest Reiss pick? –Kim Peiffer, with reporting by Monique Jessen

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Dawn on

Pippa whoooo??

cj21 on

Your article is fine but it’s only half done, there are two very well-dressed ladies in this photo and I’d like to know what the First Lady is wearing.

Stacy on

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks fabulous and Mrs Obama needs to fire her stylist. The Duchess is such a beautiful, classy, well put togther young woman. Another homerun.

Elizabeth on

I agree with a previous comment. Michele looks postively garish next to the princess. The dress might have been okay, but with a pink coat!! And that ?outfit? belongs on a much younger woman. I hear so much about the first lady’s taste, but I see no stylish ion here! She needs a dose of classic good taste.

Carole Clarke on

Kate wears what suits her best and she has either a good eye or someone who does. Mrs. Obama may be a bit harder to dress due to her height and physique. She has tended to the overdone rather than the understated. She can carry such designs but should she? They can be a bit overpowering. As First Lady she should stand out for her character, not the fabric. Some of the things she’s worn tend to make her look like it came out of the curtains dept. Less is more for such a striking woman. And she can do it without looking like a nun.

just sayin on

First Lady Obama’s dress by Barnum & Bailey

Chrissy on

Catherine looks smashing! She is truly glowing.

Corina on

Kate looks like the first lady and Michele, well…she looks like Michele.

Stacy on

Mrs Obama dress looks like something a teenager would were to a Spring Fling dance. The dress and jacket do not even look like they go together. More thought should have been put into what she was going to wear the Buckingham Palace. It makes no difference what her height is, she still could have been more but together.

Me on

Michele needs to hit TLC’s What Not To Wear ASAP! How embarassing.

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