Kate Middleton never fails to put her most stylish foot forward. From state banquets to formal engagements – the Duchess of Cambridge favors British designers and brands including Alice Temperley, Jenny Packham, and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who she wore to her wedding to Prince William in 2011).
On more than one occasion, the Duchess’s sartorial choices has sold out within minutes after she was spotted in them. Remember the blue Issa wrap dress she wore for her engagement announcement to Prince William in 2010? Dubbed the “Kate Effect,” the Duchess of Cambridge’s influence on fans and royal watchers alike is led by her demure and sophisticated style.
With an ability to flawlessly pull off both high-end and high-street brands, such as Reiss, Topshop, and Zara, she often takes previously worn outfits and makes them feel brand-new again, all of which makes her more relatable and endearing to fans. Memorably, for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s May 2018 nuptials, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke canary-colored dress coat that she had previously worn to Princess Charlotte’s christening back in May 2015.
And when it comes to her maternity style, Middleton proves that dressing up your baby bump can be chic and timeless. During her past three pregnancies, the Duchess provided a lineup of standout sartorial moments, gravitating towards bold pastel-colored hues, empire-line shift dresses, and graphic pea coats.
Here, we look back at the Duchess of Cambridge’s most memorable style moments (thus far).