January 26, 2021

Kate Middleton Dons $966 Red Tartan Dress as She Goes for a Classy Look in Honor of Burns Night

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The Duchess of Cambridge has once again gotten mouths talking about her latest fashion choice as she and Prince William joined hospital workers to celebrate Burns Night.

As always, the Duchess of Cambridge has once again turned heads with yet another stunning fashion choice. She and Prince William sent a message to the hospital workers at NHS Tayside to thank them for their selfless service.

Their Instagram page shared a clip with a caption that read: "This #BurnsNight, we've teamed up with @nhscharitiestogether to provide staff at @nhstayside with a Burns celebration lunch."

Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge visits the National Portrait Gallery on April 24, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images.


The caption also revealed that the special lunch included delicacies such as haggis, neeps, and tatties. The celebration was done to thank the workers for their continued service amid the pandemic.

It was also to honor Burns Night, a Scottish celebration of poet Robert Burns. The clip featured the Duke and Duchess looking like the ever-perfect couple as they extended their warm wishes and gratitude to the hospital workers.


The royal mom was dressed in a gorgeous $966 red Emilia Wickstead tartan dress that brought a much-welcomed pop of color to the video.

She also traded her usual bouncy blowout hairstyle for a more sleek look, with her beautiful brown locks done in a straight style. Fans of the royal couple were taken with the elegance and class and took to the comments of their post to gush.

People's Senior Style Editor Brittany Talarico studied Kate's style and even noted that it might start a revolution in the fashion world. 


Although Middleton's tartan choice was impeccable and excellently executed, the outfit choice and pattern choice had some fashion eyebrows raised.

The royal, who is seldom ever caught in anything but the best looks, somehow broke a vital style rule according to People — wearing plaid outside of December. People's Senior Style Editor Brittany Talarico said:

"It's an unwritten style rule that red, tartan plaids are reserved for the holiday season."


Talarico added that Middleton's tartan dress looked more like she was dressed for a Christmas card than for a Zoom appearance. Talarico had plenty to say about Middleton's intriguing style.

Talarico noted that it might start a revolution in the fashion world. She likened the Duchess's commitment to plaid to wearing white after Labor Day — yet another unwritten style rule.

Middleton's love for this one dress has been noted over time. She also rocked it in 2019 to the Queen's Buckingham Palace Christmas lunch. Last December, she was seen in an incredibly festive outfit wearing a tartan skirt, scarf, and a matching red coat. 


In the fall of 2020, she donned a fabulous long Massimo Dutti plaid coat during a visit to the University of Derby to speak about the pandemic's effects on the students' mental wellbeing.

The royal mom of three has always shown her love for plaid over the years, and even now, her gorgeous Tartan dress is only one of many of her lovely outfit choices.