In what has now become a weekly customary Thursday night event, #ClapForOurCarers occurred once again last week – and no one is exempt from this new tradition. As seen on the BBC’s Big Night In fundraising special, even the royals make sure to get involved with the meaningful clapping.
After a quick humorous skit where we saw the Duke of Cambridge catching up via Zoom with Blackadder’s General Melchett (aka Stephen Fry), Kate and their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis, all joined Prince William in stepping outside the front door of Amner Hall, their Norfolk country home where they’re currently residing during lockdown, to proudly applaud the NHS.
It made for an adorable video, especially as the whole family were dressed in perfectly coordinating shades of blue (a heartwarming nod to the NHS). But, as always, it was Kate’s outfit that grabbed our – and the rest of the country’s – attention.
Kate was dressed in a beautiful soft cornflower blue midi dress, decorated with tiny pink and red flowers, from British brand Ghost. The button down shirtdress features romantic ruffle detailing along the midi length hemline, long sleeves and a cute V-shaped collar neckline. It’s a quintessentially ‘Kate’ dress, and we love it.
As does everyone else, it seems. Retailing at £129, but currently on sale at £90.30, that magic ‘Kate effect‘ sadly means the dress has already completely sold out everywhere online.
However, in the spirit of generosity that the Big Night In encouraged, Ghost has announced that they will be donating all profits made from the sale of the Anouk dress to NHS Charities Together. ‘We are donating all of our online proceeds from the Anouk dress to the NHS @nhscharitiestogether @nhswebsite We strive to continuously support the amazing work that the NHS staff and volunteers are doing, throughout this challenging battle against COVID-19, to keep us all safe. Thank you NHS, we truly appreciate you 💙👏🏽’.
While it will be worth checking back on stockists’ websites to see if they bring it back (John Lewis and Ghost’s own website were stocking it previously), if you missed out on the dress but still want to emulate the Duchess of Cambridge’s look, here are some other similar styles from the same brand that may quench your sartorial thirst.