The Duchess of Cambridge‘s famously classic style didn’t miss a beat during her pregnancy, and now that the heir is born, we can’t imagine that she’ll suddenly start wearing sweats and a topknot.
And U.K. fashion expert Hilary Alexander agrees that we’ll be seeing more of the same lovely dresses — like the one she wore to introduce Baby Cambridge — as the Duchess enters her first few months of motherhood.
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“Coming out of the hospital, she wore a very simple, pretty dress from one of her favorite designers,” Alexander said of Kate’s Jenny Packham polka-dots, adding of the dress’s forgiving cut, “She’ll stick to an empire line for the first month. At the moment, in this heatwave in London, the looser, the lighter, the better.”
That means that the sweatpants aren’t an option — even if the Duchess wanted them to be. “It’s just too hot for tracksuits,” Alexander said. “Maybe sleeveless maxi dresses or caftans in pure cotton — anything that is cool. Something easy to wear, [perhaps from] her favorite high street stores: Reiss, Hobbs, Whistles.”
The day the Duchess steps out in a caftan, we’re going to need to be immediately alerted, but judging by her blissed-out expression holding the baby on the St. Mary’s steps, it may be a while before she leaves the nursery again!
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–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Monique Jessen