Kate Middleton made it her duty to participate in London Fashion Week when she hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to showcase and promote a new initiative, the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, alongside Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Kate hugged her growing belly as she greeted fashion's elite, including Anna Wintour, Vogue editor Edward Enninful, and Stella McCartney. Kate chose a gorgeous bespoke design by Erdem for the occasion, a variation of the label's Suzi dress ($2,975).
Kate's look was extended to a midi silhouette with a fluted hem, which played up her suede Prada pumps with a laser effect. All Kate needed was her Anita Dongre pearl earrings and sapphire engagement ring to complete the sophisticated, feminine outfit. Read ahead to get inspired enough to do some shopping, then check out the Jenny Packham gown Kate wore to the BAFTAs, which is garnering plenty of buzz on its own.