Duchess Kate Gives the Off-the-Shoulder Trend a Try in Ribbed White Dress

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Kate Middleton wore a white off-the-shoulder dress to present the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at London’s Natural History Museum on July 6. Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty

Trendy princess! Kate Middleton gave the celeb-adored off-the-shoulder trend a try in a ribbed white dress when she presented the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at London’s Natural History Museum on Wednesday, July 6.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, who is known for her classic — and typically modest — style, steamed things up in the Barbara Casasola Tribal Dress. She accessorized with a striped clutch and salmon-hued Schutz sandals.

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For beauty, the mom of Prince George, who turns 3 later this month, and Princess Charlotte, 14 months, modeled her usual minimal makeup palette. However, she emphasized the flirtatious style of her dress by rocking one of her bounciest blowouts to date.

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Kate Middleton shows off her off-the-shoulder dress and bouncy blowout. Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty

The duchess, who is a patron of multiple arts organizations, spoke from a podium inside the museum. Middleton has been spotted taking Prince George to the same museum in the past. (Her London residence, Kensington Palace, is nearby.)

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“I’m delighted to be here with you tonight for the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year Award in this spectacular building,” Middleton, who married Prince William in 2011, began. “It is wonderful to celebrate the incredible array of British museums we have to offer. And it gives me enormous pleasure to announce the winner for 2016.”

After a quick moment singing to herself while attempting to open the winner’s envelope — an action that earned laughter from the audience — Middleton announced that the Victoria & Albert Museum had won the prize for 2016.

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