Kate Middleton’s Pretty Ballerina Black Velvet Bow Clutch

Jan 11 2012 • by Sarah

Only a handful of women can get away with the see-through black lace look, and Kate Middleton is one of them. She looked absolutely stunning as she walked into London’s Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square for the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s newest film, War Horse. Wearing a full length Alice Temperley gown, she gracefully walked the red carpet while Prince William held out an umbrella to shield her from the London drizzle. I am simply wowed.

Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton War Horse UK premiere, January 8, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge never disappoints in her clothing taste, Princess Diana would have been proud of her son’s choice. Although Middleton is known to like bargains (she buys some of her coats and dresses from retail store Zara), she actually really gets away with wearing an outfit that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars. It is rumored that the Queen dislikes the idea of her cheap shopping sprees (perhaps it is un-royal?). For me what matters most is how well she wears a $150 dress and makes it look royal!

So much for dresses now! Here is a close-up shot of the lovely clutch she held that night. It was the Pretty Ballerina Black Velvet Clutch and guess how much? Price: € 111.00! That’s less than $200! The regular price was actually €185, but it’s now on sale. You can purchase it here.

And it wasn’t the first time she wore the clutch. She also brought it to The Sun Military Awards last December and paired it with a strapless black Alexander McQueen gown.

In case you want to have your own black bow clutch (in velvet or otherwise), check out our recommendations below:

1. Juicy Couture Gifting Bow Capsule Clutch, $114.10

2. Isaac Mizrahi Black Bow Minaudiere, $742.50

3. Big Buddha Baily Clutch, $49.99

4. Jessica McClintock Bow Tie Kiss Lock Clutch, $51

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