Kate Middleton's Best Fashion Moments Through the Years

She loves Alexander McQueen.

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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 has 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.


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March 9, 2020

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.

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the duchess of cambridge hosts gala dinner for the 25th anniversary of place2be
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March 9, 2020

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.

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the duke and duchess of cambridge visit ireland   day one
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March 3, 2020

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.

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February 2, 2020

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.

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the duchess of cambridge visits the national portrait gallery workshop at evelina london children's hospital
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January 28, 2020

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.

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the duke and duchess of cambridge host a reception to mark the uk africa investment summit
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January 20, 2020

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.

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November 18, 2019

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.

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the duke and duchess of cambridge visit islamabad   day two
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October 15, 2019

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.

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September 10, 2019

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.

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Celebrities Attend Wimbledon 2019
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July 14, 2019

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.

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July 02, 2019

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.

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Skye Gyngell And The Trustees Of Action On Addiction Celebrate Addiction Awareness Week
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June 11, 2019

Kate stunned in this off-the-shoulder gown at Addiction Awareness Week in London.

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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Launch King's Cup Regatta
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May 7, 2019

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.

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Duchess Of Cambridge Attends ANZAC Day Service
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April 25, 2019

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.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Foundling Museum
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March 19, 2019

Kate nailed the preppy chic look in this grey and black dress that she wore to visit The Foundling Museum in London.

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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Northern Ireland - Day Two
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February 28, 2019

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.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Royal Opera House
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January 16, 2019

Kate stunned in this bright purple skirt and jacket set during a visit to The Royal Opera House in London.

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The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Host Christmas Party For Families Of Military Personnel Deployed In Cyprus
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December 4, 2018

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.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits A UCL Developmental Neuroscience Lab
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November 21, 2018

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.

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Sayers Croft Forest School
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October 2, 2018

Kate kept it casual in an earth-toned ensemble during a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in London.

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July 15, 2018

Kate wore a gorgeous, sunshine yellow dress to the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 2018.

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June 10, 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.

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March 22, 2018

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.

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March 6, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Pegasus Primary School in Oxford wearing an off-white JoJo Maman Bébé coat and carrying an Emmy London clutch.

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February 27, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London, wearing a polished blue coat and dress.

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February 1, 2018

Kate wore a millennial pink Alexander McQueen floor-length ball gown with a Jimmy Choo clutch during a visit in Norway.

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January 31, 2018

The Duchess wore an Erdem Christina blue velvet dress and Gianvito Rossi heels for a reception with Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel during her and William's second day in Sweden.

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January 31, 2018

Kate is wearing a Catherine Walker & Co and carrying a a Chanel bag during her and Prince William's second day in Sweden.

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January 30, 2018

Kate stunned in a yellow, floral gown from Erdem while her and Prince William met with Swedish prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife, Ulla Löfven, for a dinner at the British ambassador’s residence.

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January 24, 2018

Kate shows off her baby bump in this light blue Natasha coat on her way to visit the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute at King's College.

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January 17, 2018

The Duchess caused a bit of a stir by not wearing her wedding ring when she visited the Great Ormond Street Hospital in this red "Lena-style" coat from Boden.

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January 16, 2018

Kate visits Coventry Cathedral in bright pink Mulberry coat.

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December 25, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a red and green plaid coat to Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene.

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December 12, 2017

Kate attends the "Magic Mums" community Christmas party held at Rugby Portobello Trust in a Seraphine bouclé coat.

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November 24, 2017

Kate wore a baby blue embellished Jenny Packham gown at the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London.

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July 20, 2017

On the final day of their Germany and Poland tour, The Duchess wears a custom Emilia Wickstead dress and Gianvito Rossie heels.

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July 20, 2017

Next stop: Germany, in sunny brocade Jenny Packham.

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July 20, 2017

In Berlin, she wears German designer Markus Lupfer and a pair of heels with triple squiggly straps.

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