Wherever the place, whatever the occasion, the Duchess knows exactly how to catch a mood and nail a look. Our favourite fashion moments show how the DoC style has evolved.
St Patrick's Day, 2018
While distributing shamrocks to the Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear a Catherine Walker coat, paired with merino wool gloves, the perfect touch with velvet fourchettes, and a statement Gina Forster beret.
Christmas Day, 2017
St Patrick's Day wasn't the only time that Kate looked gorgeous in a touch of velvet. She picked merino wool and velvet gloves again for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham, paired with an effortlessly chic and festive Miu Miu coat and giving us some serious seasonal wardrobe inspiration.
Alexander McQueen for a Royal Wedding
The Duchess brought a pop of colour to a very blustery Windsor for Princess Eugenie's wedding in October 2018. Wearing a dress by one of her favourite designers, Alexander McQueen, the Duchess was perfect in a statement raspberry pink for the occasion. Quite literally holding onto her hat, she wore a headpiece by one of our favourites - Phillip Treacy - and finished off the whole look with gorgeous, tonal Prada pumps.
The Duchess in Reiss
No list of iconic Duchess fashion moments would be complete without a mention of the Duchess's favourite dress. Never afraid to wear an outfit more than once, and often re-fashioning them in innovative ways, the Duchess is pretty well known for being a lover of high-street brands and a lover of Reiss in particular. For her engagement photos (shot by Mario Testino) she chose to shine in this Ivory Reiss Nanette dress and some Links of London earrings. The dress features 3/4 length sleeves, a draped neckline and a panelled waistband. Looking as gorgeous as she does in the dress, it's no surprise that she has chosen to wear it on more than one occasion, also pairing the dress with a Sylvia Fletcher hat on a trip to Canada in 2011.
Scandinavian Tour, February 2018
During her wintery tour of Scandinavia, the Duchess wore not one, but three pairs of her favourite Cornelia James gloves, to make sure she was both cosy and chic for the snow and eagerly-waiting crowds. We love her choice of the bold houndstooth print of her Catherine Walker coat that feels like a modern update on a classic, with enviable button detailing. Any keen-eyed Kate fans will also recognise that this is one of the first times that the Duchess has sported Chanel and what better way to do so than in a perfectly-gloved hand? She carried a burgundy Chanel classic with merino wool gloves, a firm favourite for HRH.
Sticking with the bright colours that we love oh so much, this was another one of our memorable fashion moments from the trip. The Duchess looked beautiful against the dreariness of the winter weather in a bright blue Catherine Walker coat and matching sapphire earrings. Our favourite part (and yes, we're biased) is the effortless pairing of her fur-trimmed gloves and her fur hat.
Traditional skirt and cape, India and Bhutan, 2016
This is one of our favourites from the Royal Tour to India and Bhutan. During an archery lesson on day 5 of the tour. Kate went for a more a traditional look. The skirt was a handmade traditional Bhutanese skirt and was accompanied by a Paul & Joe cape. We love the way she has mixed traditional dress and high-street brands here.
Remembrance Sunday Service, 2017
Elegant as ever, the Duchess was radiant in an understated Dolce & Gabanna coat dress for the Remembrance Sunday service in November 2017. Not only did she keep warm in a merino wool glove, but the gloves pulled together her outfit with a sweet bow that echoed the Phillip Treacy hat she wore (first seen at Sandhurst in 2006).
Cheltenham Races, 2012
The Duchess was off to the races, and dressed perfectly for the occasion, reminding us that staying warm on race day doesn't mean you have to forgo style. In a barely-noticeable and clever fashion move, the Duchess moved the buttons on her Joseph coat to accommodate her baby bump (later to be Prince George...). To finish the look she wore a hat by John Lock & Co., and a chocolate brown merino glove.
Preen Dress, Royal Tour to Canada, 2016
We thought we'd finish with this little number because red is most definitely the colour for Kate. Just two days ago the Duchess of Cambridge shone at a Canadian reception in a beautiful Satin Preen dress. She completed the dress with a Canadian maple leaf brooch. The dress looked gorgeous with her brunette colouring and, finished with the red shoes, the Duchess was the most perfect lady in red. Some inspiration for your Christmas party wardrobe!
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