Kate Middleton was back to her sartorial best in this Erdem tweed midi dress
Kate Middleton, who has just made her maternity leave comeback, attended the Victoria & Albert Museum in this figure-skimming tweed Erdem dress, which she offset with a chic maroon belt, Jimmy Choo velvet pumps, and a Jimmy Choo box clutch. The Iman off-the-shoulder embellished bouclé-tweed midi dress, which costs £1,395, is already out of stock.
The Duchess continues her post-maternity return wearing this stunning £1,350 lilac dress by Emilia Wickstead that she first wore over a year ago. She paired it with a tonally complementary boxy tote by Aspinal. Swoon.
Kate made her big comeback following maternity leave with a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground in West London in a casually chic outfit. She looked pared back in Zara skinny jeans and a grey jumper teamed with a £175 khaki jacket from Swedish outdoor brand, Fjällräven. She also wore a £395 silk shirt from Joseph and Penelope Chilvers £475 knee-high boots that she’s owned for a decade. Talk about thrifty!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know the Duchess of Cambridge has a bit of an affinity with Alexander McQueen. Kate plumped for a chic pale blue coat by her beloved designer for the RAF centenary and avid fans of Kate’s wardrobe will notice she’s worn that very coat four times before; talk about thrifty! In fact, Kate is so enamoured with the style, she owns it in three colour variations. As well as blue, she also has a cream and yellow version. Well, if it works for her…
For her second day at Wimbledon this year, Middleton opted for a bold yellow Dolce & Gabbana. We’re into it.
Kate turned to her trusty Alexander McQueen for Prince Louis’ christening. Sticking to what she knows best, she stunned in a classic cream dress and matching hat for the special occasion.
The Occasion: The Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire. The Outfit: A beautiful blue and whitestriped sundress that’s selling out everywhere. The Buzz: …. and it’s only £39.99 from Zara! Yes, really! *Drops everything and runs to the nearest Zara*
The Occasion: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding The Outfit: A long, white, Alexander McQueen coat with a matching white Philip Treacy hat and nude Jimmy Choos. The Buzz: Like mother, like daughter. Kate and Princess Charlotte are matching in their white outfits and it couldn’t be more adorable.
The Occasion: The birth of Prince Louis. The Outfit: A red Jenny Packham dress with nude heels The Buzz: If we know one thing about Kate it’s that shes a fan of a Jenny Packham dress, so it’s no surprise she wore this Jenny Packham gown after giving birth to her third child! We think this beautiful red dress with the white lace collar was the perfect choice to go with Kate’s post-pregnancy glow.
The occasion: The Duchess of Cambridge attends the traditional Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The outfit: A chic tailored brown coat by Catherine Walker, a hat by Lock & Co, nude Gianvito Rossi pumps and Balenciaga earrings. The buzz: Keeping things decidedly simple, Kate dressed her burgeoning bump to perfection.
The Occasion: The Duchess attended a SportsAid event at the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Outfit: A floral top from Hobbs, a tailored beige coat and fitted black trousers. The Buzz: Kate was positively glowing as she stepped out in a spring-ready look.
The Occasion: Attending a symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine. The Outfit: A bespoke green coat dress by Jenny Packham The Buzz: She is quite literally moments from giving birth and looks *that* radiant. Bow down.
The Occasion: Duchess of Cambridge visits the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park, in Norway. The Outfit: A simple but chic maternity dress from Séraphine underneath a turquoise Catherine Walker coat, paired with a faux fur hat and matching gloves. The Buzz: Casual with a twist! The matching hat and gloves amped up her whole look.
The Occasion: A mental health meeting at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm The Outfit: Catherine Walker houndstooth coat The Buzz: An unusually (but very welcome!) bold look from the Duchess. Bravo.
The Occasion: A black tie dinner at the residence of the British ambassador in Stockholm. The Outfit: A gold, floral silk Erdem dress. The Buzz: The dress cost £1,945 and contributed to a day’s wardrobe worth over £16,000.
The Occasion: Playing bandy hockey at an outdoor ice rink in Stockholm. The Outfit: Burberry shearling coat. The Buzz: Keeping that blow dry going beneath a bobble hat is all our winter goals.
The Occasion: Visiting Kings College’s Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute. The Outfit: A baby blue Séraphine ‘Natasha’ coat, Séraphine ‘Florrie’ dress, navy suede Jimmy Choo ‘Georgia’ pumps and a Jaeger quilted clutch. The Buzz: More blue for the Duchess has raised a lot of baby gender bets…
The Occasion: Launching a Heads Together Initiative at Roe Green Junior School in Brent, London. The Outfit: A Séraphine maternity dress and a Sportmax coat. The Buzz: Blue… is it a boy?!.
The Occasion: Visiting the Reach Academy in Feltham, west London. The Outfit: Seraphine Florrie Floral Print maternity dress, which she also wore while pregnant with Charlotte. The Buzz: Here we get a much better view of her bump – isn’t she glowing?!
The Occasion: Visiting the Reach Academy in Feltham, west London. The Outfit: A navy wool Hobbs coat and suede heels. The Buzz: Kate showed off her growing bump as she marked her first official engagement of 2018.
The Occasion: Heading to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in London on Christmas morning. The Outfit: A tartan tailored coat with a black fur hat. The Buzz: She was pictured alongside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the first time, and her gorgeous Miu Miu coat has since sold out.
The Occasion: The Magic Mums Christmas Party at The Rugby Portobello Trust London. The Outfit: A maternity burgundy tweed coat with black piping. The Buzz: The duchess wore London-based brand Seraphine that was perfect for the charitable occassion.
The Occasion: The Royal Variety Performance show 2017. The Outfit: A blue, bedazzled Jenny Packham dress with long sleeves. The Buzz: People were making comparisons with Frozen‘s Elsa. Love.
The Occasion: Remembrance Sunday The Outfit: Kate wore a double-breasted jacket with a black fascinator for the sombre occasion. The Buzz: Kate wore three poppies, paying respect on the day.
The Occasion: Kate took part in a Tennis for Kids session at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. The Outfit: Kate wore sportswear for the occasion. The Buzz: It’s the first solo appearance Kate has made since announcing her third pregnancy.
The Occasion: To pay tribute to Princess Diana the gates of Kensington Palace on the eve of the anniversary of her death. The Outfit: A Prada poppy-print silk dress. The Buzz: Kate joined Prince William and Harry as they brave the rain to lay flowers for their mother in the same spot they did twenty years earlier.
The Occasion: In Ypres, Belgium, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Outfit: A white Alexander McQueen coat-dress with a white fascinator. The Buzz: It was another repeat-wear for Kate who first wore the outfit for Princess Charlotte’s christening back in 2015.
The Occasion: Leaving Berlin for Hamburg as part of the Royal Tour. The Outfit: A lilac Emilia Wickstead dress. The Buzz: It’s the first time we’ve seen the Duchess in a lilac this bold and we’re loving it. ?
The Occasion: Reception at Claerchens Ballhaus in Berlin as part of their Royal Tour. The Outfit: A bird-print dress by Markus Lupfer. The Buzz: Joined by her husband The Duke of Cambridge, Kate Middleton aced evening wear in the dress.
The Occasion: A visit to Germany. The Outfit: A sweet yellow Jenny Packham dress. The Buzz: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were put to work as they attempt to make sweets during a tour of a traditional German market in the Central Square of Heidelburg.
The Occasion: Arriving in Germany as part of the Royal Tour. The Outfit: A cobalt blue Catherine Walker & Co over a blue dress and nude heels. The Buzz: The Duchess matched with Princess Charlotte, who looked super cute (natch).
The Occasion: A visit to the former Stutthof concentration camp as part of the Royal Tour of Poland and Germany. The Outfit: Matching Erdem floral top and skirt. The Buzz: The look by Erdem, one of Kate’s favourite designers, was a gorgeous choice for an otherwise emotional outing for the royal couple.
The Occasion: Arriving in Warsaw for the first day of the royals’ Royal Tour of Poland and Germany. The Outfit: A white dress with chic peplum detail. The Buzz: It was a few days after Wimbledon 2017 but the Duchess was still rocking Wimbledon whites.
The Occasion: To open the new entrance at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The Outfit: A Gucci tweed dress with red trim. The Buzz: There were hums of “YASSS” across the fashion team when this photo of Kate came out. The Gucci dress is a directional choice for The Duchess, and tres chic! We just wish she’d gone for a slightly higher, less clunky heel.
The Occasion: Royal Ascot 2017 The Outfit: Kate stepped out in another Alexander McQueen dress. This time a white lace stunner paired with matching fascinator. The Buzz: The Duchess joined The Queen and Prince William, at the race that saw the high temperatures of the heat-wave. Kate kept fresh with a light colour and lace sleeves.
The Occasion: The Queen’s Trooping the Colour ceremony in London The Outfit: The Duchess wore a pink Alexander McQueen dress with a matching fascinator. The Buzz: You could describe this as the perfect millennial pink shade.
The Occasion: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show The Outfit: A gorgeous floral midi dress from Rochas that oozes summer ease. The Buzz: The Duchess of Cambridge’s green look was a breath of fresh air following her super classic and sober outfit for Pippa’s wedding.
The Occasion: Her sister, Pippa Middleton’s wedding. The Outfit: The Duchess wore a peach coloured Alexander McQueen dress with a matching fascinator. The Buzz: Kate had to look after Princess Charlotte the bridesmaid, and Prince William the page boy.
The Occasion: The Duchess, Duke and Prince Harry attended the official opening of The Global Academy in support of Heads Together. The Outfit: The Duchess wore and orange-red skirt suit and nude heels. The Buzz: The royals watched a national radio show being broadcast live when they visited the school, which prepared students for careers in the media industry.
The Occasion: The Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey. The Outfit: A black tailored dressed, paired with hat and heels of the same colour, and grey coat finishing the look. The Buzz: The Duchess choose sombre colours showing respect and grief for those who lost their lives in the terror attack in London.
The Occasion: The opening night of the West End production of 42nd Street. The Outfit: A deep red gown paired with statement earrings, and maroon heels. The Buzz: Kate looked like a total princess in her £1,105 Marchesa Notte midi dress – but her gorgeous Oscar De La Renta red earrings almost stole the show.
The Occasion: A National Portrait Gallery gala. The Outfit: A green lace Temperley dress with a gold glitter clutch bag by Wilbur & Gussie and Jimmy Choo gold heels. The Buzz: Kate accessorised with £8,900 green amethyst and pave diamond Kiki McDonough earrings in 18ct yellow gold. Wow.
The Occasion: The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Trocadero on a visit to Paris. The Outfit: A big nod to French fashion, Kate wore head-to-toe Chanel, from the dress, to the belt and the bag she carried later in the day… The Buzz: The £8,350 Chanel “Trifecta” dress was from the autumn winter 2016 collection.
The Occasion: Visiting the British Embassy in Paris for the couple’s royal tour. The Outfit: A floor-length pale blue embellished Jenny Packham dress. C’est magnifique! The Buzz: It was the second incredible dress of the couple’s Parisian evening…
The Occasion: Visiting the British Embassy in Paris. The Outfit: An LBD by Alexander McQueen which she teamed with pearls. The Buzz: The outfit hit new levels of chic for the Duchess.
The Occasion: As part of the pair’s Royal Tour of Paris, the Duchess and Prince Williams watched the France vs Wales Rugby Match. The Outfit: A red Carolina Herrera coat and a black polo neck. The Buzz: In the 98th minute of the game, the hosts won with a score of 20 to France and 18 to Wales.
The Occasion: The annual Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks. The Outfit: A St. Patrick’s Day-inspired ensemble. The coat is a bespoke creation by Catherine Walker. The Buzz: This was the Duke and Duchess’s first outing since William partied the night away in Verbier.
The Occasion: The 2017 BAFTA Awards. The Outfit: Kate looked sensational in a bardot-cut, floral Alexander McQueen gown. The Buzz: There were big cheers for Kate as she entered the awards’ red carpet with husband Prince William.
The Occasion: The Guild of Health Writers Conference with Heads Together at Chandos House. The Outfit: A magenta-coloured vibrant skirt and jacket by Oscar de la Renta. The Buzz: To our knowledge, it was the first time the Duchess has worn Oscar de la Renta – and she looks incredible.
The Occasion: The Duchess and Prince William visited the Mitchell Brook primary school in North London. The Outfit: Her fave ruby red skirt suit by Luisa Spagnoli. The Buzz: Just a day earlier, Kate donned a running kit and trainers for marathon training.
The Occasion: A visit to Quidenham East Anglia Children’s Hospice in Norfolk. The Outfit: A forrest green Hobbs suit and Gerard Darel blouse. The Buzz: The Duchess met with many young fans and was given a portrait by one of them.
The Occasion: A visit to the Heads Together charity event The Outfit: A floral Erdem dress which she paired with Tod’s fringe pumps in burgundy leather The Buzz: Prince Harry and Prince William joined Kate at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Central London for the event.
The Occasion: A visit to the Anna Freud Centre in London to meet young mothers. The Outfit: A crepe coat by Eponine. The Buzz: The Duchess kicked off her royal duties for 2017 in royal blue.
The Occasion: Attending the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The Outfit: Her Hobbs Unlimited Celeste wool coat. The Buzz: The coat was recycled – she was last seen in the coat back in March 2013.
The Occasion: A Christmas party hosted by youth charity The Mix The Outfit: A festive frock by Vanessa Seward The Buzz: The Duchess wowed in the dress – and it’s now in the sale at Net-a-Porter.
The Occasion: At the London premiere of A Streetcat Named Bob. The Outfit: A white floor length Self Portrait gown. The Buzz: The Duchess wowed in the £320 dress – which will no doubt be a sell out.
The Occasion: The Duchess visited The Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands to see the Mauristhsuis gallery. The Outfit: A pale blue Catherine Walker skirt suit. Very Jackie Kennedy. The Buzz: The visit was the Duchess’s first EVER solo diplomatic appointment.
The Occasion: An outing for World Mental Health Day where Kate and Will met young people who have battled mental health problems. The Outfit: A £428 rose print Kate Spade chiffon dress with a pussy bow neckline. The Buzz: The Duchess looked every inch the English rose in the look, which she teamed with her signature nude heels.
The Occasion: While visiting the territory of Yukon, where they visited the MacBride Museum. The Outfit: A red wool and cashmere CH Carolina Herrera coat costing £1190 and block-heeled Tod’s shoes. The Buzz: It was the Duchess’s second bright red look from the royal tour.
The Occasion: Kate wrapped as she and William visited Canada’s northern territories while on the royal tour. The Outfit: A dark green Hobbs coat and a Maple Leaf tartan scarf, which we’ve seen on Kate before. The Buzz: The Royal couple made the outing to speak to Canadian service men and women.
The Occasion: Kate and William visited Kelowna, British Columbia, on the fourth day of their tour of Canada. The Outfit: A Dolce and Gabbana frock costing £2,000 with LK Bennett heels and Monica Vinader earrings. The Buzz: It was a pricier choice for Kate, and she looked gorgeous.
The Occasion: Kate and William attended a reception at British Columbia’s Government House in Victoria. The Outfit: A stunning red cocktail dress by Preen with matching court shoes. The Buzz: She wore The Queen’s diamond Maple Leaf Brooch for the second time during her visit. The brooch paid tribute to their Canadian hosts.
The Occasion: Kate and William joined Trudeaus on a tour of Vancouver. The Outfit: A white and hot pink patterned Alexander McQueen dress costing £4,000. The Buzz: It was definitely a departure from Kate’s more classic styles… and we’re loving it.
The Occasion: Arriving in Canada for their Royal tour. The Outfit: Kate wore a blue Jenny Packham dress with a Lock & Co hat. The Buzz: She carried Princess Charlotte who matched her shoes with her mum’s dress.
The Occasion: A visit to a school in Essex for mental health campaigning The Outfit: A blue patterned dress by Altuzarra. The Buzz: During the trip, Prince Harry rushed to the aid of an elderly dignitary after he tumbled to the ground. A concerned Kate looked on.
The Occasion: A visit to Truro Cathedral in Cornwall to support appeal for new roof. The Outfit: A Lela Rose pink dress and Monsoon wedges The Buzz: Further proof that the Duchess loves a full-skirted silhouette with a nipped in waist.
The Occasion: A visit to the Young Minds charity The Outfit: LK Bennett red dress and nude pointed court shoes The Buzz: The red dress sold out within hours of this photo of Kate emerging.
The Occasion: To watch Sir Ben’s Land Rover BAR team in the Portsmouth leg of the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) The Outfit: A pair of black skinnies, trainers and a sporty top The Buzz: It was all about her personalised jacket…
Go team Kate.
The Occasion: To attend the Men’s Final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The Outfit: The Alexander McQueen ‘Obsession’ dress, covered in prints of flowers, butterflies, jewels and trinkets. The Buzz: The dress even featured signature McQueen skulls.
The Occasion: The Duchess attends a game at Wimbledon. The Outfit: A recycled yellow Roksanda Ilincic dress with her favourite nude shoes. The Buzz: Kate famously wore the dress before, and claimed William had said she looks like a banana. Brilliant.
The Occasion: A ceremony to announce the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award at the Natural History Museum. The Outfit: A beautiful Barbara Casasola dress – an emerging Brazilian designer who the fashion pack *love*. The Buzz: This was easily the most fashion forward look the Duchess has ever worn – it nodded to the off-the-shoulder trend and had an elegant, yet contemporary feel. The silhouette really suits her.
The Occasion: A gala dinner to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. The Outfit: A beautiful Jenny Packham dress which is an oldie but a goodie – she’s worn it once before, but hey, if we had this dress we’d wear it every other day. The Buzz: The last time she wore this frock it was back in 2011 when she and William made their first royal appearance since becoming husband and wife.
The Occasion: Royal Ascot 2016. The Outfit: A lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana, a Jane Taylor hat and nude court shoes. The Buzz: We’re getting serious My Fair Lady vibes from this look – remember the white lace dress Audrey Hepburn wore to the races?
The Occasion: The Secretary of State’s annual Garden party at Hillsborough Castle. The Outfit: A jacquard dress coat and an unusual hat. The Buzz: She later helped plant a tree.
The Occasion: The Garter Service at Windsor Castle. The Outfit: A brilliant red Catherine Walker coat. The Buzz: All attention was on Kate in her head-to-toe matching red outfit.
The Occasion: At the Queen’s 90th birthday street party. The Outfit: A baby blue dress with a pink panel by Roksanda Ilincic. The Buzz: She cheered up the wet weather with this colourful number.
The Occasion: A service at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday The Outfit: A baby blue dress coat with intricate white applique detailing, teamed with a bold hat. The Buzz: A suitably demure outfit.
The Occasion: A banquet for SportsAid charity at Kensington Palace The Outfit: A beautiful royal blue Roland Mouret gown The Buzz: K-Middy’s earrings cost a mind-blowing £391,000. Um, wow. The Cartier Diamond ‘Trinity de Cartier’ Earrings are 18-karat gold.
The Occasion: The Queen’s garden summer party 2016 The Outfit: An Alexander McQueen ruffled coat, a net hat and cream courts. The Buzz: This was the second time the Duchess has been pictured wearing that McQueen dress coat – the first was for Prince George’s christening in 2013.
The Occasion: The Chelsea Flower Show. The Outfit: A Catherine Walker pea green coat dress with another pair of nude heels. The Buzz: It was the Duke and Duchess’s first ever visit to the world-famous flower show.
The Occasion: To launch the Heads Together Campaign, which will see the Duchess, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry working together with several charities to change perceptions about mental health. The Outfit: For the occasion, Kate wore a blue and navy geometric print skirt. The Buzz: The skirt was £96 from Banana Republic – another high street hit from the Duchess. We bet it didn’t take long to sell out.
The Occasion: Kate visited the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Outfit: For the occasion she wore an Alexander McQueen pink peplum dress with Monica Vinader jewellery. The Buzz: She was viewing her portraits taken for the Vogue 100 centenary issue.
The Occasion: The Duchess Of Cambridge visits the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Outfit: A baby blue Roksanda Ilincic dress. The Buzz: She accessorised with her favourite nude heels and matching clutch.
…As the weather cooled down she put on a Michael Kors coat teamed with nude L. K. Bennett shoes and a clutch.
The Occasion: A visit the the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. The Outfit: A navy and white dress by Indian designer Naeem Khan, which she teamed with a pair of nude shoes and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses. The Buzz: A poignant moment for the royal couple as William’s mum, the late Princess Diana, visited the iconic landmark 24 years ago.
The Occasion: For dinner with King and Queen of Bhutan during a visit to India. The Outfit: A floor-length, colourful Tory Burch dress, accessorised under a tangerine shawl. The Buzz: A colourful yet suitably conservative dress option for such an occasion.
The Occasion: To meet Indian villagers after spending the morning on safari. The Outfit: A tasseled TOPSHOP dress. The Buzz: Wait for it… there was only one left in stock the day this photo emerged.
The Occasion: The Duchess and Duke were out on safari and seeing the work done to save endangered one-horned rhinos. The Outfit: Zara jeans with a polka dot shirt. The Buzz: It’s unusual to see the Duchess in laid-back jeans but we love the look. What a safari babe.
The Occasion: William and Kate arrive in the Indian state of Assam where they took part in the Bihu Festival celebrations and later visited the largest one-horn rhino park. The Outfit: An Anna Sui dress and (£60!) Dune wedges. The Buzz: The Duchess rocked ANOTHER great dress on tour
The Occasion: To visit the Salaam Baalak Trust and meet children from the refuge. The Outfit: A prairie style dress with Russell and Bromley cream coloured pumps. The Buzz: The dress costs FIFTY POUNDS and is from high street retailer, Glamorous. Sold out instantly, obvs.
The Occasion: To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in Delhi. The Outfit: A Temperley London embellished cropped blouse and maxi skirt. The Buzz: It was Kate’s sixth gorgeous outfit on day two of her visit.
The Occasion: The couple were meeting young entrepreneurs in Mumbai at the start of the second day of their official visit to India. The Outfit: After a day of prints for day one, the Duchess kept it chic and simple in a dress by one of her favourite designers, Emilia Wickstead. The Buzz: The dress sold out instantly – surprise surprise.
The Occasion: For the couple’s first evening in India, the pair attended a fancy dinner with some huge Hollywood stars. The Outfit: Beautiful in blue, the Duchess’s dress was designed by one of Kate’s favourite British brands, Jenny Packham. The Buzz: The embellishment on the dress was completed in India.
The Occasion: Continuing with her Royal duties, the Duchess of Cambridge played a game of cricket in a pair of wedges. The Outfit: Kate chose a comfortable Anita Dongre floaty maxi. The Buzz: Sport’s legend Sachin Tendulkar praised her efforts as “very, very sporty”.
The Occasion: For the first day of the Royal tour of India, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Taj Mahal Palace hotel for their first official engagement of the visit. The pair laid a wreath at a memorial to the hotel’s victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. The Outfit: Kate opted for a British label – and one of her faves – Alexander McQueen. The Buzz: The dress was from Sarah Burton’s PreFall 2016 collection.
The Occasion: To meet representatives from India and Bhutan at Kensington Palace ahead of the Royal tour of the regions starting on Sunday with William. The Outfit: A floor length blue polka dot dress by Indian-born designer, Saloni Lodha. The Buzz: The £498 royal blue dress sold out within hours.
The Occasion: The opening of a new shop for East Anglia Children’s Hospices in Holt, Norfolk. The Outfit: A blue M-Missoni coat (she reportedly bought the coat from a charity shop back in 2012). The Buzz: She’s a patron of the charity so was thrilled to be the special guest.
The Occasion: The Commonwealth day service. The Outfit: An Erdem coat with matching hat and court shoes. The Buzz: She was one of three royal generations to attend the ceremony.
The Occasion: The XLP youth mentoring programme. The Outfit: Pink gingham with black accessories. The Buzz: She channelled Jackie Kennedy in the outfit. It was also a nice step into spring.
The Occasion: A visit to charity projects in Edinburgh The Outfit: A bottle-green Max Mara coat which she’s worn before. The Duchess teamed the coat with a checked skirt by Le Kilt, a black polo neck knit, and a pair of classic suede court heels. The Buzz: Later on she took on Andy Murray’s mum, Judy, for a game of tennis.
The Occasion: A day spent guest editing The Huffington Post from within Kensington Palace. The Outfit: A tweed A-line skirt and a sheer high-neck blouse. The Buzz: We love the Duchess’ nod to prairie chic – her pretty demure shirt is divine.
The Occasion: RAF Air Cadets 75th Anniversary at St Clement Danes church, London. The Outfit: An Alexander McQueen blue pleated coat, which she’s worn once before during a royal tour of New Zealand. The Buzz: The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by Carol Vorderman, an honorary ambassador for the Air Cadets, at the event.
The Occasion: Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015. The Outfit: A printed blue/purple co-ord jacket and skirt, along with knee-high black boots. The Buzz: Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attended the Sunday service all together.
The Occasion: Christmas Day church service at Sandringham in Norfolk The Outfit: Regal in a bottle green Sportmax belted coat. The Buzz: It was the third year running that William and Kate celebrated Christmas at the Queen’s Norfolk estate. Three years before, they broke tradition when they celebrated Christmas at Kate’s family home.
The Occasion: A visit to North London’s Anna Freud Centre. The Outfit: A festive red Alexander McQueen dress. The Buzz: The Duchess joined kids at the institution for an arts and crafts session.
The Occasion: A visit to Action on Addiction in Wiltshire. The Outfit: A gorgeous bright blue dress with a simple black clutch bag. The Buzz: The Duchess had been giving a speech at the official engagement.
The Occasion: A visit to charity Action on Addiction in Wiltshire The Outfit: An Emilia Wickstead dress worn with a Reiss houndstooth coat. The Buzz: The Duchess gave a speech at the official engagement.
The Occasion: ICAP’s 23rd annual charity day, London The Outfit: A teal dress with a peplum frill and her beloved court shoes The Buzz: The Duchess joined Carey Mulligan, Jon Snow and Samantha Cameron at the event.
The Occasion: Official engagements in North Wales The Outfit: A Reiss coat, knee-length suede boots and skinny jeans. The Buzz: Kate didn’t stray far from her Sloane roots for this outing. She bought her Reiss coat back in 2010, and is still making good use of it.
The Occasion: The Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London The Outfit: A lilac Matthew Williamson embellished dress and Kiki McDonough earrings. The Buzz: The Duchess made a speech about why she decided to raise awareness for mental health in children.
“I know that I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued and listened to,” she said.
“But of course many children are not so lucky. Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges.”
The Occasion: Fostering Excellence Awards The Outfit: A cobalt blue Saloni dress and black courts. The Buzz: She was reportedly styled by Cara Delevingne’s mum, Pandora.
The Occasion: The Annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. The Outfit: A black Dolce & Gabbana lace dress and black court shoes. The Buzz: An elegant and understatedly appropriate look for a sombre occasion.
The Occasion: At 100 Women in Hedge Funds black tie dinner in London. The Outfit: A floor-length floral gown by Erdem – one of the Duchess’ favourite designers – and an Anya Hindmarch clutch. The Buzz: This was actually quite a bold move for the Duchess, who usually sticks to more streamlined, pared-down silhouettes. Although the neckline of the dress is conservatively high, the hemline has a giant ruffle – adding a fashion edge.
The Occasion: At Chance UK‘s Early Intervention Programme in London. The Outfit: An appliqué-detail grey day dress from Orla Kiely’s autumn/winter 2011 collection and black Episode heels. The Buzz: Kate looked flawless, despite having a late night at the Spectre premiere!
The Occasion: The Spectre premiere. The Outfit: A stunning powder blue floor-length gown and sparkly clutch. The Buzz: Seeing Kate and William out together dressed up at a film premiere is exciting enough!
The Occasion: The Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas premiere. The Outfit: Space-inspired dress by Tabitha Webb. The Buzz: The half-hour special was shown on BBC One at Christmas and began when Shaun persuaded his unwitting owner to buy a trio of mischievous llamas – Hector, Fernando and Raul.
The Occasion: The Garter Day celebrations at Windsor Castle The Outfit: A Philip Treacy head-piece with a light grey dress and matching coat by Katherine Hooker The Buzz: It’d be fair to say that this outfit flew below the radar somewhat. Kate may love a good fitted silk dress coat, but it’s probably never going to catch on. We’ll mark this one ‘satisfactory’.
The Occasion: The wedding of close friend Sam Waley-Cohen The Outfit: An unidentified silk monochrome dress with a Philip Treacy fascinator The Buzz: We first spotted Kate in this dress way back in 2007, on a night out with sister Pippa during the brief period of separation between her and Wills. Interestingly, jockey friend Sam Waley-Cohen is the one oft-credited with getting the royal couple back on track. On another note, this is the same headpiece that Queen Sonja of Norway wore to Kate’s wedding – she was obviously picking up style tips from her guests!
The Occasion: The Trooping Of The Colour The Outfit: An Alexander McQueen white dress coat with the same Philip Treacy fascinator The Buzz: Life as the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t all hair appointments and receiving flowers from cute kids, you know – like any young professional, Kate has a pretty packed schedule. Earlier that same day of the wedding, she attended her first Trooping Of The Colour, simply buttoning this architectural McQueen coat over her dress for a totally fresh look. A girl after our own hearts.
The Occasion: The annual ARK charity dinner The Outfit: A Swarovski crystal-encrusted pink gown by Jenny Packham with LK Bennett’s Agata sandals and a pink Prada clutch The Buzz: The first official, public engagement for the royal couple after their wedding, this was definitely an iconic affair. In the eyes of the world’s media, this Jenny Packham dress catapulted Kate from blushing bride to international superstar – a view helped along, no doubt, by the gown’s decidedly blingy £3,835 price tag. (Such is the power of Kate, it still sold out almost immediately.)
The Occasion: A day at Epsom races The Outfit: A Reiss dress, Joseph jacket, Philip Treacy hat and shoes and a clutch from LK Bennett The Buzz: A heady mix of high end and high street pieces, this was hailed as a style triumph for Kate, on what was her first race day as part of the royal family. Sadly, the Queen didn’t fare quite as well – her horse, Carlton House, trailed in third.
The Occasion: Meeting the Obamas at Buckingham Palace The Outfit: Reiss’ £175 Shola dress and a satin clutch by Anya Hindmarch The Buzz: Having laid low for a few weeks post-honeymoon, Kate was back on the scene with a bang thanks to a high profile meeting with Barack and Michelle Obama – in which she trounced the First Lady’s (admittedly impressive) designer style with this bandage-effect high street gem. Reportedly, 20 dresses were sold online within two minutes of Kate’s appearance and the trend was quickly dubbed ‘Sholamania’ in a repeat of the demand for Kate’s engagement portrait dress, which was also by Reiss.
The Occasion: The morning after the (wedding) night before The Outfit: A £49.99 cornflower blue Zara dress, belted, with a black Ralph Lauren blazer and a pair of £129.99 LK Bennett wedge pumps The Buzz: How to top two incredible designer dresses that have been the toast of the world? Don’t even try. Newly-wed Kate kept things real as she was pictured leaving Buckingham Palace to hop in a helicopter with her new husband and be whisked away on a mini-moon in a Zara dress and the LK Bennett wedges she also wore on the eve of the wedding. No matter, really – following sister Pippa’s starring bridesmaid role, the heat from the style spotlight was diffused somewhat…
The Occasion:That second dress, for her wedding day evening celebrations The Outfit: A strapless white satin gown with diamante detailing around the waist by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, plus a white angora shrug The Buzz: It’s her wedding day, and she’ll change if she wants too! Kate went for a simpler, softer, more romantic vibe with her reception dress than she did for the ceremony show-piece – although she stuck to what she knew, opting for another Burton/McQueen creation. In a display of matrimonial harmony, Prince William also ditched the military uniform her wore earlier in the day in favour of black tie.
The Occasion: Her actual wedding (sob!) The Outfit: A lace appliqué-bodice gown with a 2m 70cm train by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, with a Cartier tiara borrowed from the Queen and earrings that were a gift from her parents The Buzz:And so we’re back to where it all began – with that dress, the one fit for a princess. How time flies indeed.