How To Dress For The Occasion With Kate Spade

Originally known for reinventing the wheel within the handbag world, today Kate Spade is a firm favourite for its high style, feminine clothing and accessories. Iconically merging practicality with high style, they have become a one-stop destination for occasionwear. 

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#1 Why Kate Spade?

Kate Spade definitely has a ‘look’; colourful, refined, elegant are all words that spring to mind. The collection includes classic occasionwear dresses in darling shapes with floral prints and gingham patterns. The accessory collection includes modern heirlooms with signature detailing and closet classic handbags that you can pair with every outfit. 

#2 About Kate Spade

Kate Spade joined Mademoiselle in 1885 after graduating from journalism. There as Accessory Editor she became increasingly irritated by the fact she couldn’t find a fashionable yet practical handbag. Setting out to design the perfect handbag she constructed samples out of paper in sleek shapes and colourful patterns. Founding the brand in 1993 they launched six essential handbags sparking an accessory revolution.

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#3 Size Guide

To help you determine your size you can use this chart to make sure you are buying the right size for your measurements. 

Bust – The fullest part of your bust, keep the measuring tape horizontal 

Hip – The fullest part of your hip, approximately nine inches below your waistline 

Waist – The slimmest part of your waistline, above your navel and below your ribcage

Size Bust Waist Hip
US UK EU inches cm inches cm inches cm
00 2 28 31.5 80 24 61 34 86
0 4 30 32.5 83 25 64 35 89
2 6 32 33.5 85 26 66 36 91
4 8 34 34.5 88 27 69 37 94
6 10 36 35.5 90 28 71 38 97
8 12 38 36.5 93 29 74 39 99
10 12 40 37.5 95 30 76 40 102
12 16 42 39 99 31.5 80 41.5 105
14 18 44 41.5 105 33 84 43 109
16 20 46 42.5 106 35 89 45 114

#4 Are Kate Spade shoes true in size?

Kate Spade shoes run true to size if anything they run slightly large so if you are the type of person who sometimes adds half a size to your heels or trainers you shouldn’t need to with Kate Spade footwear.

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#5 Where are Kate Spade products made?

The majority of Kate Spade products are made in Asia however other places have been noted for selected products such as Italy, America, Taiwan, The Philippines, and The Dominican Republic. 

#6 What are Kate Spade products made from?

Kate Spade handbags and shoes are made from real leather. The collection is high-quality products that wear well and are super soft. 

#7 Occasionwear Recommendations

Picking the perfect occasionwear means processing lots of factors. For example, shopping for wedding occasionwear you might need to consider comfort and warmth. Do you need something to put on in the evening when it gets cooler? If you are attending a 40th birthday party at you might want something more glamorous or colourful than your everyday wardrobe. Well, whatever you are weighing up the Kate Spade collection is sure to have you covered. Here are some of our favourite recommendations from occasionwear jackets to shoes, bags and more.

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