Kate Middleton has style. Or should we say, a style. Consistently spotted in the same silhouettes, color schemes, and hemline (singular; there is generally one hemline), she has the penultimate work uniform, albeit slightly altered to represent queen and country. As we know, her influence on the masses is not to be toyed with. Dubbed the Kate Middleton effect, her cosign impacts everything from selling out a blouse because it barely peeked out of her blazer to bridal cosmetic surgery. So without further ado, we break down the style of England's crown jewel.
If anyone can rival Olivia Palermo's love of belts, it's Kate. A cinched coat, typically in a jeweled tone, is the Duchess' signature look. Note that the look generally comes with a demure hand clasp that looks straight out of charm school.
On second thought, Kate Middleton's signature style isn't just a belted coat, it's the belt itself. What can we say? KMidd loves a nipped waist. She will cinch everything from skirt suits to formalwear. She even strapped one to her second wedding dress.
Take a look at our visual above. You'll see that Kate's hemline is the same every. Single. Time. We can't blame her, though: It's clearly the most flattering cut for her body.
When a belted suit is a smidge too casual, Kate will opt for a lace dress with three-quarter-length or long sleeves.
Fascinators are part of British blood and heritage, so it's no surprise that Kate often wears one. Since they're usually color coordinated with her outfits, we can only imagine her vast collection looks like a rainbow.
Every now and then Kate will surprise us with an outfit that doesn't feel quite right. Remember when your mom turned on the light while you were sleeping and your eyes had to quickly adjust? That's how seeing the Duchess in a tube top dress makes us feel. It's not bad or inappropriate—far from it—but it's certainly unexpected.