KATEMIDDLETON2012WAKE.jpgWe told you there'd be an outfit change!

Having already wowed the crowds in a Rebecca Taylor skirt suit earlier that day, Kate Middleton and her royal husband Prince William moved onto a reception at the Imperial War Museum in London, creating a stir of excitement as they arrived at the red carpet event. The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in a knee length gunmetal grey dress by British designer Amanda Wakeley, accessorising with a dramatic Alexander McQueen chain belt, black suede Jimmy Choo heels, Cassandra Goad earrings and yet another Anya Hindmarch clutch! This is one of my favourite bags in Kate's expansive collection due to its personalized touch - buyers can choose to emboss the interior with a sweet hidden message. We wonder what's inside hers...


The Duchess is clearly a fan of Amanda's (she's worn several of the designers dresses over the last year) and her sleek, feminine pieces always look beautiful on Kate. You'd be forgiven for feeling a slight sense of déjà vu with this outfit - not only has fashion savvy Kate has donned these Choo heels numerous times, and she owns the sculpted felt dress in black AND oatmeal too! I may be going against the fashion grain by admitting to this, but I like that Kate wears her outfits more than once; it's been a whirlwind first year of marriage for the Berkshire born Middleton and although people are lining up to dress her, she's confident enough to stick to what she knows suits her.

What do you think of Kate's outfit at the Imperial War Museum? Do you prefer the Rebecca Taylor ensemble from earlier in the day, or her Matthew Williamson dress from the night before? Let us know in the comments.