Kate's Reiss Dress Sells Out, Will Be Restocked

05/27/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Duchess of Cambridge Wears Sold Out Reiss Dress

What happens when the Duchess of Cambridge chooses a $340 dress from a popular British chain store for her first official duty as a newlywed? It sells out that day, of course! Catherine picked the simply elegant “Shola” sheath for her meeting (alongside her new husband Prince William) with the equally stylish Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. And predictably, when the news spread of her wearing it, Reiss’s website crashed from all the traffic. The retailer has announced that they are re-stocking the sold-out style, but it will be first come, first serve to buy it — no pre-orders are being taken! However, there is a list that will alert you as soon as the style is back in stock in the next five to six weeks, which you can access at reissonline.com.


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casey on

the duchess looks lovely and fashionable. would have preferred a mature dress on the first lady :)

Jean on

Kate is pretty, thin and tall. She looks nice in any cloth. But the dress is a little plain to meet with the President and first lady of the United States for the first time. Also, I will never buy a dress that has been so widely reviewed. To those of you who are so critical of others, make sure you dress nice everyday.

SS on

She’s absolutely stunning! And she’s not to skinny either, its genetics, look at her mom and sister they aren’t built “thick” they have athletic bods. I would love to have a killer bod like Catherine and being tan makes anyone look slimmer!

Missy on

Kate’s dress is really nice, and can be worn in the workplace or at a party. But while she doesn’t look too bad in this picture, she has lost weight during her honeymoon, to the point that it doesn’t look good anymore. Which is a shame, she had a really nice figure at her wedding. It could be that it was unintentional, too much swimming while she was away – or her effort not to gain weight while on holiday worked too well! I know the feeling! But she needs to add a few pounds and go back to her wedding weight (or her engagement weight, she looked really good then, too).

Dahlia on

Oh well. Maybe people can use their own ideas when it comes to style and shopping. I wish she’d do something different with her hair from time to time…put it up, etc…she would look good with an updo.

suz on

Kate looks good..Obama looks horrible because she has no taste

Barbi on

I think that’s a beautiful dress Kate is wearing, but the one Mrs. Obama is wearing looks truly ridiculous and not even the shoes match! Maybe Kate can give her some pointers on fashion.

Belle on

@Cammie, I agree-I wonder when anyone responsible will bring up how sickly thin Kate looks, since she seemed to be such a role model and inspiration to so many young women.

I think she looks like the average woman, just more aged for her age. Personally i think she and her family have been blown out of proportion. Princess Diana I liked, she had a peculiar aura about her. Pippa her sister seems to be a leech, I am not sure about her. She seems to be trying to lock down her own fame-these women are average looking a best, and at their age frankly, I find them to be looking aged…but being severely underweight will do that to you I guess…

Katie on

I think she is beautiful and I lover her style. We are around the same age. I think they are genuinely in love :) I think she’s too thin. I hope she is healthy, and stays healthy.

Ann on

Catherine is a beautiful woman, with perfect style. Mrs. Obama sadly overdresses, and does not understand style. The dress she has on looks like something I would have worn in the early 1960s for Easter, when I was 12 years old. She is only missing the Easter bonnet and white gloves.

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