Pippa Middleton goes nautique on the royal river parade

If I hadn’t already organised my 50s-style outfit for today’s Diamond Jubilee back garden party (not that back garden) I would be tempted to ring two of my fellow party-goers and suggest we pull a Middleton; Kate, Pippa and their mum Carole rocked up to the river pageant yesterday in a well-coordinated fashion move wearing red (Kate), white (Carole) and blue (Pippa).

Much as I loved the crimson Alexander McQueen design worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, I was most fond of Pippa’s nautique nod in a navy and white get-up by Orla Kiely. And although Orla’s gorgeous gear isn’t cheap, you can certainly save up and achieve the same stunning vibe over the summer if you want to…

Textured silk panel dress by Orla Kiely, £345
Textured silk jacket by Orla Kiely, £295
Silk colour block contrast collar dress by Orla Kiely, £325
Solid navy skirt by Orla Kiely, £255
Silk sleeveless top by Orla Kiely, £190
My fave dress of the SS12 Orla Kiely collection (also available in navy if you want to stick to P-Middy’s palette), £365

Images from Orla Kiely

Written by Johanna Payton