Don't get us wrong, marrying into the royal family has its perks in the fashion department (bespoke tailoring, for one), but when it comes down to it, style cannot be bought. It's inherent. Case in point: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who looks just as effortless in a made-to-fit dress (she loves labels like Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham) as she does in Breton stripes and denim—a look she often wears for more laidback events. She's even worn pieces from places such as Zara and J.Crew, proving that this royal can mix the highs with the lows for a queen-approved ensemble. On top of this, Kate has access to all the best royal jewels and tiaras, which ought to make anyone's style A+. As an ode to her royally refined and posh taste, we're looking back on her most stylish moments thus far.
The Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in Battersea Park, London focusing on the importance of parent-powered support programs. For the outing, she wore a dressy yet relaxed look featuring trousers from Marks & Spencer and a Ralph Lauren puff sleeve top. To complete the look, she wore her trusty Superga sneakers.
Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the day visiting communities hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. For the outing, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright red floral shirtdress from Beulah (10 percent of profits from each dress sale are donated to empowering women all over the world) and Ralph Lauren pumps.
Kate Middleton visited the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk to visit a family-run business, which first opened in 1984, and hear about how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted them. For the visit, she dressed down in a blue button-down shirt, black skinny jeans, a Fjallraven vest, and green Superga sneakers.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in red during the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey. She re-wore her Catherine Walker red coat and donned a matching red fascinator.
We don't mind when Kate re-wears outfits like this royal blue Jenny Packham gown because she looks gorgeous in them every time. Here, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled and sparkled while hosting a soirée at Buckingham Palace for the 25th anniversary of Place2Be.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a metallic emerald dress by The Vampire's Wife while visiting the Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar for day one of her royal visit with Prince Willian in Ireland.
For special occasions, you can count on the Duchess to turn to fashion house favorite Alexander McQueen to create something beautiful. She wore this gold and white cap-sleeve gown by McQueen to the EE British Academy Film Awards.
No one can rock a skirt suit like Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge wore this matching tweed set from Dolce & Gabbana while attending a workshop at Evelina Children's Hospital in London.
Red is definitely a great color on the Duchess. For the United Kingdom Africa Investment Summit at Buckingham Palace, Kate wore a beaded and sequin long-sleeve dress from Needle & Thread.
Guess the designer Kate wore while attending the 2019 Royal Variety Performance. If you said Alexander McQueen, then you're correct! The Duchess of Cambridge glowed like a Hollywood star.
If the dress is sparkly, chances are it'll suit the Duchess of Cambridge's taste. Kate Middleton attended a special reception at the Pakistan National Monument during day two of her and Prince William's royal tour. She wore a sparkly green Jenny Packham gown with O'Nitaa earrings.
Kate wore Emilia Wickstead again in September for the RHS "Back to Nature" festival—this time opting for a long-sleeved, floral look from the designer, which £1,635 ($2,255). She paired the posh dress with uber-affordable, $6 earrings.
Kate wore a pretty, custom Emilia Wickstead dress for the Men's Finals Day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
Kate looked classic in this black and white dress at day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
Kate stunned in this off-the-shoulder gown at Addiction Awareness Week in London.
Kate looked chic and modern in a black and white striped top and high-waisted pants at the launch of the King's Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich in London.
Kate wore this beautiful blue coat dress with a matching fascinator to attend ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London.
Kate nailed the preppy chic look in this grey and black dress that she wore to visit The Foundling Museum in London.
Kate channeled Harry Potter vibes in a baby-blue Mulberry coat (which she paired with navy Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps during a trip to Northern Ireland.
Kate stunned in this bright purple skirt and jacket set during a visit to The Royal Opera House in London.
For a Christmas party for families of military personnel deployed in Cyprus at Kensington Palace, Kate wore a perfect holiday look—a long, festive red skirt and a black sweater.
Kate wore a stunning burgundy jacket and matching skirt along with a black turtleneck, black tights, and black heels during visit to a UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab in London.
Kate kept it casual in an earth-toned ensemble during a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in London.
Kate wore a gorgeous, sunshine yellow dress to the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 2018.
Kate wore a striped Zara dress, Russell & Bromley wedge espadrilles, and carried a Victoria Beckham tote to the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire.
Kate wore a cream Goat Fashion coat and a pair of black skinny jeans to a SportsAid event. This is the Duchess' final outing before she is due to give birth to her and William's third child.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited Pegasus Primary School in Oxford wearing an off-white JoJo Maman Bébé coat and carrying an Emmy London clutch.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited thein London, wearing a polished blue coat and dress.