Kate wears a Reiss Dress to meet Mrs. O

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met President and Mrs. Obama in the 1844 room of Buckingham Palace.

Kate looked svelte and tanned as she conversed with Mrs. Obama. She wore a simple figure-hugging $340 (£175) camel, short-sleeved ‘bandage’ dress called the Shola, from one of her favorite brands, Reiss. The Duchess has already made famous one of their dresses by wearing it for her engagement photo. www.reissonline.com

At 9 a.m. this morning the Shola was available online but a mere hour later, the dress is no longer on the Reiss site. (As of this writing, it seems that the Reiss Server has crashed due to the high volume of traffic).

For those of you wishing to make a purchase at Reiss, Glamour magazine has a discount code for all orders to the US for 20% off! Enter Code: GLAMOUR20 thru May 30, 2011.

Kate accessorized her look with a statement necklace, black heels and carried a teeny-tiny clutch bag. She maintained the best-of-British theme witth her Anya Hindmarch’s ‘Maud’ clutch in black silk. http://www.anyahindmarch.com/. The bag can be custom-made in 29 shades of silk and the price starts at £275.

Update 5/25/11: As of today, here are the stores in the UK where you can still buy the “Shola” dress

  • Reiss Regent Street, London: Two size 10s, one 8, one 14
  • Reiss Canary Wharf, London: Two size 8s, one 10
  • Reiss Leadenhall Market, London: Three size 10s

Reiss took to Twitter yesterday to say, “”To all our Shola fans!…The dress has now sold out online and in the US, with very limited stock left in UK stores.”

Unfortunately, the dress will NOT be reissued once the current stock is sold out – this was confirmed today by Reiss

Update 5/26/11The latest on Kate’s shell necklace… it is being reported that it was a momento from her honeymoon in the Seychelles.

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