Kate Middleton Looks Slim in Designer Dress at the Portrait Gala: Pictures
Mommy's night out!
Fresh from her family vacation with Prince George in Mustique, Kate Middleton swapped her favorite navy jeans for a navy dress for The Portrait Gala 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Feb. 11.
The elegant blue silk tulle Jenny Packham gown features a black velvet belt to highlight her tiny waist and gathered material on the sweetheart-necklined bodice. Middleton debuted the dress in October 2013 at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Benefit Gala.
While Prince William didn't attend the Portrait Gala, the event marks Middleton's first royal outing of 2014.
During the dinner, Middleton highlighted the gallery's accomplishments. "The gallery's achievements are exceptional. They hold the most extensive collection of portraits in the world, and their unique and brilliant exhibitions never fail to inspire us all," Middleton, patron of the gallery, said. "But, it is more than simply a world renowned visitor's attraction. The gallery's outreach and research programs make it one of the leading centers for the important study into portraiture. I could not be more proud to be its patron."