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Everything You Need to Know About Kate Middleton's Next Dress — Before She Wears It

Apr 4 2014 - 11:45am

Now that we know Kate Middleton's commissioned a look from native design house Ralph & Russo [1] for her upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, all that's left to do is dream. And when it comes to the duchess, there's only one way we know how to dream: big. As Grazia reports, "Kate visited Ralph & Russo's boutique last month and said she was looking for inspiration for the tour . . . She liked that they had Australian connections and has apparently given them specific instructions for a gown."

And we can't help but let our fantasies get away from us when it comes to Kate's travel gear. After all, with cocktail dresses starting around $83,000, this London-based brand (comprised of engaged couple couple Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo) is the only British label elected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to be eligible to show at Paris Couture week [2] and has been worn by Beyoncé and Angelina Jolie [3].

The Spring 2014 Haute Couture collection, which just walked in Paris earlier this year, was comprised of the kind of pretty beaded gowns and crisp suiting we've come to love from this modern royal. And while Kate's look — most likely a gown — will be one of a kind, we can't help but feel inspired by some of Ralph & Russo's runway looks.

Source: Getty and IMAXTREE [4]

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

We're reminded of one of Kate's best looks [5] with this couture number — and we don't mean THAT white gown [6].

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

This is one royal who's not afraid to make a statement in bold hues — best of all, this skirt's hem meets the queen's latest requirements [7].

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

Let's not take pants off the table — Kate could surprise us with a suit!

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

If Kate has a signature, it's sparkly pastel gowns [8].

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

This beaded number definitely fits that bill, too.

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

Nobody does pretty in pink better than Kate — and she's certainly not afraid to take the plunge [9].

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

We do know Kate loves long-sleeved gowns [10].

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

. . . and a good hat [11]!

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

Though this silhouette's more daring than what Kate's chosen in the past, a strapless black gown [12] wouldn't be out of her comfort zone (not to mention, the neckline would really give the queen's diamonds [13] a chance to shine).

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Spring 2014

It's no secret that Kate recycles from her wardrobe [14], and this powder pink garb brings back memories of one such closet MVP [15].


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