Battle of the Ballgowns – Kate versus Kate

White has been the order of the night for the Brits and their evening gowns recently. The Duchess of Cambridge has jumped into this fray with two entries that deserve an epic Kate on Kate battle. She’s made it easy for us to even out the sides, since she has two white gowns from the same designer. You tell us which is more successful for the Duchess. (Note: These aren’t really ballgowns, but alliteration always rules here.)


For the US/UK State Visit in June 2019, the Duchess floated in to the event wearing this frilly, swishy concoction from Alexander McQueen. The sleeveless dress features a sweetheart neckline, a structured bodice, and a skirt of row upon row of lace layers built upon each other. It’s a feminine, swirling type frock, yet dignified enough for one of the most important official events she attends. She accessorized this dress with the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, a four strand bracelet, and a pair of sapphire fringed earrings from the Queen Mother’s collection.

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For the 2019 BAFTA awards, the Duchess also wore a white McQueen, but one with a different aesthetic. This one shoulder gown featured a bodice with a delicate pleating effect. The shoulder strap incorporated beautifully layered floral embellishments. The skirt flows into floating hem. She accessorized with a pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings from Princess Diana’s collection and the Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet on loan to her from the Queen.

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Which McQueen works best for Kate?