A FASHION RECAP: CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE’S DRESSES DURING HER CALIFORNIA TOUR, 2011

Here’s the final installment on the recap of the outfits worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during her recent official visit with Prince William, to Canada and the U.S., this time covering the three day tour of California.

DAY ONE, July 8, 2011:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, changed from her bright red dress and coat which she wore upon leaving Calgary, into a light blue grey dress with a draped neckline dropping slightly to one side for the welcome at Los Angeles International Airport.  For the evening reception at the home of the British Consul in Los Angeles, Catherine wore a vibrant green dress with three quarter length sleeves., belted at the waist.

DAY TWO, July 9, 2011:  For the visit to the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, where Catherine went to watch William participate in a charity polo match, the Duchess wore a silk dress with a hand-painted floral motif in muted grey and gold.   For the evening’s BAFTA reception, Catherine dazzled fashionistas in her pale lavender gown and five inch high heels.  This was the most formal of the Duchess’s outfits, as the reception was a black tie affair.

DAY THREE, July 10, 2011: For the final day in California, Catherine and William visited an inner city school for underprivileged children and a job fair for military veterans.  The couple then left Los Angeles on a British Airways flight to return home to England.  On this day, Catherine wore a cream colored pleated skirt topped with a navy blue crocheted top.  All in all, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, had chosen her clothes well for her first overseas official tour.

Descending the Steps of the Plane, About to Set Foot for the First Time on American Soil (photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

A Back View of the Arrival Dress, Day One, Los Angeles, California (photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Catherine Cutting a Dashing Form Upon Her Arrival in California (photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

First Day in California, First Visit to the U.S. for Catherine (photo: WPA/Pool/Getty Images)

A Cheerful Smile from the Duchess of Cambridge, Day One, California (pohto: Reuters)

A Vivid Green Belted Dress on Day Two, Los Angeles (photo: Reuters)

A Side View of the Dress at the Residence of the British Consul, Los Angeles (photo: Pool/Getty Images)

Another Understated Dress from Catherine for the Tour, Day Two, California (photo: Reuters)

 

A Casual Day Dress at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (photo: Reuters)

A Close-Up of the Dress Worn for the Charity Polo Match on Day Two, California (photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Hollywood Treatment for a Duchess at the BAFTA Reception, Los Angeles (photo: Matt Baron/Reuters)

For the Only Formal Affair of the Trip, Catherine Chose a Pale Lavender Gown (photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A View of the Back of the Gown (pohto: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A Fitting Choice for a Gown Down the Red Carpet, Los Angeles (photo: Mario Anzioni/Reuters)

At the BAFTA Reception, a Formal Affair, Day Two in California (pohto: Mario Anzioni/Reuters)

In Dark Blue and Cream for the Last Day of Their U.S. Tour (photo: Reuters)

At Los Angeles International Airport, Ready to Depart (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A Close-Up of the Crocheted Top, Cross Pendant and Earrings Catherine Wore for Her Final Day in the U.S. (photo: Pool/Getty Images)

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