The Duchess of Cambridge divided fans with her yellow Alessandra Rich dress. Looking radiant as ever on Saturday with one final appearance on the tour, the 40-year-old royal put on a colourful display to leave Lynden Pindling International Airport in a sunshine yellow dress. Duchess Kate opted to wear one of her favourite designers, Alessandra Rich, accessorizing with sleek Gianvito Rossi heels and a coordinating white clutch bag. Kate Middleton Departs The Bahamas In Yellow Eighties-Inspired Dress – But It Divides Royal Fans
The Duchess’ striking 80s-inspired dress featured a sophisticated button-down design, exaggerated puffed sleeves and a feminine, peplum frill in a buttercup yellow hue.
Kate embraced the 80s in an Alessandra Rich dress
Kate’s enviable wardrobe has long been associated with her impeccable style. With a penchant for sleek, figure-flattering designs, neutral palettes and ultra-glamorous ensembles, the Duchess’ wardrobe rarely goes a miss – though her latest look proved polarizing amongst royal fans.
Kate said: “I almost never say this about Kate’s outfits, but I don’t like it. It’s too much,” commented one fan. “I’m picturing Diana in the 80s!” wrote another. A third fan agreed: “There is way too much going on, the ruffles, the bow, the belt, the pattern. I don’t see her in that dress. Not her style at all.”
Royal fans loved the “Caribbean vibe” of the Duchess’ dress
Other royal fans were delighted with Kate’s ultra-feminine yellow ensemble, with one declaring her look: “A smashing tribute to the ’80s.” “Oh! This is beautiful and she wears it well!!!” wrote another. “The dress has personality and it lightens her up! I love it. I hope she wears more of this style. It is elegant, classy and very much what a beautiful royal should wear! Absolutely a charming dress.”
Alessandra Rich midi dress, £1,690 / $2350, Net-a-Porter
If you were a fan of Kate’s ‘Belted floral-print silk-jacquard peplum midi dress,’ it’s still widely available for £1,690.