The navy wrap dress that Kate Middleton wore at the announcement of her engagement to Prince William is back in the market.
Five years after its first release, Middleton’s engagement dress is still in the top wish list. Due to increasing demand, the signature-designed dress is back on sale, Hello! Magazine reported. The blue dress, also known as the Phylis, is now available online and in store at Harvey Nichols. The good news was first delivered through the store’s official Twitter page, which announced available stocks. It tweeted a chic photo of the dress with a caption: “First seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, @IssaLondon's Phylis dress tops our wish lists: http://fal.cn/BpAX.” Royal fashion fans can purchase again the product for £575 ($895).
Middleton wore the elegant silk dress in 2010, when she and Prince William announced their engagement at St. James’ Palace. The blue silk dress made by Issa London features a pleated front and flare skirt topped with a sexy waist wrap. The duchess’ blue dress fit well with her sapphire engagement ring, which was previously owned by her husband's mother, Princess Diana.
The Daily Mail affirmed that the “Kate effect” remains intact and very influential.
Following the footsteps of the duchess, her first-born and heir to the throne, Prince George, immediately became a trend-setter. The young prince, through his mother, now sets what’s in and what’s out in the toddler fashion line.
Prince George will celebrate his second birthday Wednesday.