Friday, 27 April 2012

Step out with Catherine

There aren’t many of us who wouldn’t love spending some time in the Duchess of Cambridge’s shoes. But while we can’t pop you into a pad at Kensington Palace, we can at least find you fabulous footwear that will take you into summer in royal style.

Written by Katy Pearson

The nude

The Duchess almost singlehandedly took the nude court shoe from drab to fab. She favours LK Bennett’s Sledge Court Shoe in light taupe (£185), but thanks to the Catherine effect, nude is the hue on high streets everywhere. Carole Middleton and Princess Beatrice are also big fans.


Catherine shoes

Clockwise from top left:

Gadea court shoe, £139, Jigsaw: 020-8392 5603,

Callahan 2, £79, Jones the Bootmaker: 0800-163519,

Bow peep jelly shoes, £15, Accessorize: 0844-811 0069,

Sheen D, £80, Dune: 0116-284 7800,

La Wesley, £89.99, Mary & Clarks: 0844-499 5544,

The wedge

The wedge got its foot firmly back in the fashion door when the Duchess wore Maddox raffia wedges from LK Bennett (£175) on leaving Buckingham Palace the day after her wedding to Prince William.


Catherine shoes

Clockwise from left:

Sinitta Bahama, £44.99, Clarks: as before

Elizabeth shoe, £99, Jaeger: 0845-051 0063,

Brown leather wedge court with MJ detail, £120, Debenhams: 0844-561 6161,

Powersurge3, £95, Nine West: 0844-264 0199,

Dandelion wedges, £138, Anthropologie: 00800-0026 8476,

The flat

All of the Middleton ladies – not only the Duchess – are fond of flats for those more casual occasions.

Catherine's shoes

Clockwise from top left:

Bala Deck Shoes, £85, Sebago: 020-7860 0100,

Casual moccasin, £59, Boden: 0844-873 0000,

Mitello ballerina, £65, Bertie: 01162-847800,

Marble D, £60, Dune: as before

Audry shoe, £49.99, Clarks: as before

The heel

The Duchess isn’t averse to something a little less conservative if the occasion demands. Pink with bow at the ankle for the ARK Gala Dinner, red pointed courts in Canada, silver platforms at the BAFTAs… make her your muse when it comes to party shoes


From left to right:

Yellow metal toe cap, £69.99, Zara: 0800-030 4238,

Isabella colour block court, £129, Hobbs: 0845-313 3130,

Emin shoe, £169, Reiss: 0845-604 7457,


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