Kate's Reiss Dress Sells Out, Will Be Restocked

05/27/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

Duchess of Cambridge Wears Sold Out Reiss Dress

What happens when the Duchess of Cambridge chooses a $340 dress from a popular British chain store for her first official duty as a newlywed? It sells out that day, of course! Catherine picked the simply elegant “Shola” sheath for her meeting (alongside her new husband Prince William) with the equally stylish Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama. And predictably, when the news spread of her wearing it, Reiss’s website crashed from all the traffic. The retailer has announced that they are re-stocking the sold-out style, but it will be first come, first serve to buy it — no pre-orders are being taken! However, there is a list that will alert you as soon as the style is back in stock in the next five to six weeks, which you can access at reissonline.com.


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Bebe on

I agree with some of the other comments. The Duchess looks grand. The First Lady(?)has never had good fashion sense. Yep, looks like a prom outfit.

Dahlia on

Bell and Cammie I agree with both of you. I think she needs a more updated hair style too. She has nice, healthy hair, but it is styled like high school. Look though any high school year book and you’ll see 95% of the teenage girls wearing their hair like this. Kate is almost 30. Time to get rid of the high school hair and look more like an adult woman. Maybe just putting it up would be more suitable for her age. Anyway, it would be nice to seem softer, feminine clothing on her. She always wears such severly tailored clothing (including the wedding dress). Of course it looks nice on her but softer lines occasionally would be nice too.

Catherine on

Here we go again. Copy copy copy. For all the people who have bought this dress, it’s going to be so obvious that you bought it just to copy Kate. Can’t people think for themselves?

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Bermudagirl on

Sondra Sterling’s comment states that Catherine’s hair does not ‘look royal’? Is there some protocol that says that royal ladies should have short hair? Don’t be ridiculous! There are tons of ladies in the royal houses of Europe with long hair..

In fact, Catherine reminds me of Princess Mary of Denmark. They have a similar look including the fact that both have LONG, dark hair.

I think you’re comparing her to the late Princess Diana who always wore short hair-however, it’s not the rule and Catherine’s hair is just fine!!!

Pat on

Obama’s close made out of upholstery fabric? The colors clash too…Kate as always is appropriate and beautiful.

Inge Dulaney on

For the longest time I couldn’t figure out what Mrs. O’Bama’s dress reminded me of and then it hit me: When I was a teenager in the 50s we took dancing classes and at the end of them had a final ball. I had a really lovely dress out of the same kind of material as Mrs. O’Bama’s dress. Only problem is that I was 19 and as I said, it was the 1950s. She is a very smart woman, so why does she wear clothes that make her look so outdated?

Caroline on

Kate looks beautiful and she only looks really thin because she is standing next to the amazon woman who is much larger. Don’t like Obamas dress either, sometimes she has style – just not today.

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