FASHION TRENDS / Dec 03, 2021
KATE MIDDLETON’S STYLE: HOW TO COPY THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S MOST FASHIONABLE LOOKS
She's got style. She's got grace. She's Kate Middleton.
As one of the British royals, all eyes are on Kate—all the time. While we know her for her philanthropy, we also know her for her impeccable outfits. (Am I the only one who wants to replicate Kate Middleton's style?)
Well, if you're reading this post, then I know you're with me! So let's break down some of her iconic outfits—and how you can rock these looks yourself.
1. A-Line Dress
A-line dresses are one of Kate Middleton's go-to outfits—and for a good reason. Fitted at the waist and flowing out at the hips, this triangle-shaped silhouette is flattering on any frame.
If you want to really accentuate an hourglass figure, then we recommend adding a belt to cinch the waist.
Like Kate, you can give your calves a lift by adding a short heel. To keep the look sleek, opt for a simple purse or clutch.
No color is more royal than royal blue. If you want to truly capture Kate Middleton's iconic style, you should rock a blue A-line dress as well!
This look is perfect for semi-formal or professional occasions. Don't hesitate to add some sparkle to complete the outfit.
2. Flowy Patterned Dress
Flowy printed dresses are also a staple for Kate Middleton's style. Similar to the A-line dress, these typically cinch at the waist. This time though, the skirt flows loosely against the body.
This look is much more playful, so choose fun florals or bold patterns. Experiment with your footwear as well. Sandals, flats, or heels are all great options.
For hair and makeup, go simple. Kate's all about highlighting natural beauty. A dainty pair of earrings or necklace would be the perfect complement to this look.
Kate wears these dresses for less-formal occasions. They're perfect for brunch with the gals and summer barbeques.
3. Skinny Jeans and Blazer
Looking for a chic outfit that's sleek yet casual? Kate Middleton's style is all about finding that middle ground. No wonder we see her rocking skinny jeans and a blazer so much. It's just right.
If you want this combination to look more casual than dressy, choose blue jeans, a colored blazer, and sneakers. Opt for black jeans and a dark-colored blazer if you want to err on the more professional side.
Similarly, keep your hair down and natural for a day out running errands. If you're hitting the boardroom, throw your hair up in a sleek bun and add some lipstick.
Feel free to have some fun with your accessories, like your purse. A trendy tote or satchel would look super cute here.
4. Fitted Sweater and Culottes
Culottes are our new best friends—and apparently, Kate Middleton's as well! These bottoms are high-waisted, hip-hugging, and wide-legged. Like the A-line dress, they flow away from the body, creating an hourglass shape.
To accentuate your waistline further, we recommend choosing a top you can tuck into the pants. Again, a belt would accentuate your shape even more.
Flats, heels, or boots will all pair well with this look. (Maybe choose your footwear based on the number of steps you'll be taking that day!)
For this outfit, Kate sticks to neutrals, and we recommend the same. But no need to make it a monochromatic look. Dark green, navy, grey, maroon, brown, and black all play nice together—so feel free to mix and match.
5. Peacoat and Trousers
Coming from England, Kate's no stranger to cold and dreary weather. Whether you live in an area known for cooler temperatures—or it's simply that time of year—you can always depend on Kate Middleton's style for some fashion inspo.
Peacoats have the power to dress up any look. Throw it on top of some trousers and a neutral sweater—and you've got yourself a sophisticated outfit.
Kate's been seen rocking both peacoats with simple patterns and neutral colors. While a stylish peacoat can sometimes hurt the wallet, it's worth the investment. So, choose one that you'll get the most use out of. While a pattern may be eye-catching, perhaps you'll wear a neutral color or often. (It's all about getting more bang for your buck!)
This outfit is very versatile. To pump up the glam for a formal event, choose heels or heeled boots. For a casual look, opt for sneakers.
Adjust your hair and makeup according to the event as well. If the night warrants a red lip, we encourage you to go for it!
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