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, www.jigsaw-online.com

Callahan 2, £79, Jones the Bootmaker: 0800-163519, www.jonesbootmaker.com

Bow peep jelly shoes, £15, Accessorize: 0844-811 0069, www.accessorize.com

Sheen D, £80, Dune: 0116-284 7800, www.dune.co.uk

La Wesley, £89.99, Mary & Clarks: 0844-499 5544, www.clarks.co.uk

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, www.jaeger.co.uk

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

Powersurge3, £95, Nine West: 0844-264 0199, www.ninewest.co.uk

Dandelion wedges, £138, Anthropologie: 00800-0026 8476, www.anthropologie.eu

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, www.sebago.com/uk

Casual moccasin, £59, Boden: 0844-873 0000, www.boden.co.uk

Mitello ballerina, £65, Bertie: 01162-847800, www.bertieshoes.com

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

kate-shoes3a

From left to right:

Yellow metal toe cap, £69.99, Zara: 0800-030 4238, www.zara.com

Isabella colour block court, £129, Hobbs: 0845-313 3130, www.hobbs.co.uk

Emin shoe, £169, Reiss: 0845-604 7457, www.reissonline.com

 



Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Boarders Dormitory Master-Mistress
We are looking to appoint a Dormitory Mistress/Master for 5 nights per week, weekday evenings and nights only, term time. (35 weeks). [...]

APPLY NOW


Housekeeper to Headmaster
We have an opportunity for an experienced live-out housekeeper. You will provide a cleaning and hospitality service for the Headmaster and his guests and help to ensure the household runs efficiently. [...]

APPLY NOW


Full Time Housekeeper, Nanny
We are looking for a full time, live-out housekeeper/nanny. We are a relaxed young couple living in a large country house, and will have one newborn baby. [...]

APPLY NOW


Experienced Carer, Companion, Housekeeper needed
Our elderly mother needs a live in carer/companion on a part time basis. Must be warm hearted, calm & compassionate, with a good sense of humour. [...]

APPLY NOW


Cook, Housekeeper wanted
Good cooking skills required to cater for light meals for the Principal and a small staff, as well as occasional lunch/dinner parties. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter