Kate Middleton ups the fashion ante in Temperley London. Photo courtesy of Getty.

Friends, this Temperley London cocktail frock might be the perfect ladylike LBD. And who better to wear it than
Kate Middleton, the queen (duchess?) of refined basics? I love the pattern, the detailed hem, the subtle empire waist. It’s also a great 
day-to-evening dress: picture it with a cropped
moto jacket, fitted blazer or a pretty cardi paired with pointy toe flats. On the beauty front: while I love Kate’s darker hair colour, I think she would look fantastic with a shorter cut. Dare we dream of adding a little edge to Kate’s classic look? Imagine her with a
super chic lob (long bob), super high Nicholas Kirkwood heels and scary cool 
Delfina Delettrez jewellery. Will wouldn’t know what hit him. Do you like Kate’s dress?
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