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Kate Middleton’s style file: The Duchess of Cambridge’s best outfits

Yahoo Style UK

From her sell-out coat collection to the royal’s impressive maternity style, the Duchess of Cambridge has serious sartorial pulling power.

Dubbed ‘The Kate Effect’, the 36-year-old’s wardrobe reportedly contributes a cool £1 billion to the economy. But it’s hardly surprising, as every item the Duchess dons has a shelf life of a mere few hours.

With Alexander McQueen, Erdem and Jenny Packham on speed dial, one would think her Kensington Palace aesthetic is inimitable. But the royal often proves she’s just like us and has been known to hit the high street for a series of engagement looks.

From her pre-Duchess wardrobe to the royal’s now-famous Lindo Wing exits, these are the Duchess of Cambridge’s most memorable fashion moments to date.

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July 14, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge joined her new sister-in-law for day 12 of Wimbledon in a Jenny Packham midi dress accessorised with a Dolce and Gabbana handbag. [Photo: Getty]

July 10, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge wore an ice blue dress by Alexander McQueen for the RAF’s centenary celebrations on July 10, 2018. [Photo: Getty]

July 9, 2018

For the christening of her third child, Prince Louis, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a cream-hued Alexander McQueen dress finished with a Jane Taylor headpiece. [Photo: Getty]

May 19, 2018

For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal nuptials, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a primrose yellow coat dress by Alexander McQueen. She first donned the look at Princess Charlotte’s christening in white. [Photo: Getty]

April 23, 2018

For her third Lindo Wing exit, the Duchess of Cambridge chose yet another Jenny Packham dress. This time, she opted for a poppy red hue. [Photo: Getty]

April 1, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge marked her final public appearance before welcoming Prince Louis at an Easter service on April 1, 2018.

22 March, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a SportsAid event at Olympic Park in Stratford on 22 March. The event marked the 36-year-old’s final royal engagement before preparing to welcome baby number three. For the occasion, the royal donned skinny jeans and her go-to coat by Goat. [Photo: Getty]

March 21, 2018

For one of her final royal engagements before maternity leave, the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed spring in a mint Jenny Packham ensemble. She accessorised the look with a co-ordinating Loeffler Randall clutch and Gianvito Rossi heels. [Photo: Getty]

March 17, 2018

On March 17, the Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in a suitably green Catherine Walker coat and Gina Foster hat. [Photo: Getty]

February 18, 2018

On February 18, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a deep green dress by Jenny Packham for the BAFTA 2018 ceremony. Many believe that her black belt was a subtle nod to the Time’s Up movement which saw A-listers don black on the red carpet. [Photo: Getty]

February 1, 2018

For a dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a floor-skimming pink gown by Alexander McQueen (complete with a cape). [Photo: Getty]

January 31, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a velvet Erdem midi dress for the final night of the royal tour of Sweden. She accessorised the £2,690 look with a pair of earrings by Robinson Pelham and Gianvito Rossi heels. [Photo: Getty]

January 31, 2018

The Duchess dressed her bump in one of her chicest looks to date to visit Matteusskolan School in Sweden on January 31, 2018. She teamed a houndstooth coat with a Chanel handbag and co-ordinating shoes. [Photo: Getty]

January 30, 2018

For a formal dinner in Stockholm, the 36-year-old dressed her bump in a floral-emblazoned Erdem dress on January, 30. [Photo: Getty]

January 30, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a shearling coat by Burberry with Sorel snow boots for the first day in Stockholm. She finished the look with a burgundy jumper by Swedish label, Fjällräven and a faux fur bobble hat from Eugenia Kim (FYI, it sold out instantly). [Photo: Getty]

October 10, 2017

The Duchess made her first public appearance after announcing that she was pregnant with her third child at Buckingham Palace on October 10. She opted for a blue lace dress by Temperley London known as the ‘Eclipse’ gown. [Photo: Getty]

July 17, 2017

For a trip to the Warsaw Museum in Poland, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a peplum skirt suit by Alexander McQueen. [Photo: Getty]

May 20, 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blush-hued dress by Alexander McQueen for her sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding on May 20, 2017. [Photo: Getty]

June 20, 2017

For the first day of Royal Ascot 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a lace midi dress by Alexander McQueen. The look was reminiscent of a Dolce and Gabbana number she wore to the event. She teamed the dress with Gianvito Rossi heels. [Photo: Getty]

February 12, 2017

On February 12, the Duchess broke royal protocol in a cold-shoulder floral dress by Alexander McQueen. [Photo: Getty]

September 26, 2017

The Duchess dressed diplomatically for an evening reception in Canada thanks to a red Preen dress accessorised with a maple leaf brooch. She finished the ensemble with a matching suede clutch and shoes. [Photo: Getty]

November 3, 2016

The Duchess wore a cream-hued Self-Portrait dress for the UK premiere of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob back in November 2016. [Photo: Getty]

May 4, 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a Vogue exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on May 4, 2016. For the event, she chose a sweet pink peplum dress by one of her favourite labels, Alexander McQueen. As usual, an L.K. Bennett clutch and shoes completed her ensemble. [Photo: Getty]

April 11, 2016

The Duchess chose a white ensemble by Emilia Wickstead along with neutral Rupert Sanderson heels for a trip to a war memorial in India. [Photo: Getty]

April 6, 2016

Opting for a navy polka dot gown by Saloni, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Kensington Palace on April 4, 2016. She finished the look with a pair of co-ordinating Rupert Sanderson heels. [Photo: PA]

October 27, 2015

The Duchess went for an unusually louder look for a dinner in London back in October 2015. Dressed in a floral silk gown by Erdem, she carried an Anya Hindmarch clutch and finished with suede Jimmy Choos. [Photo: Getty]

July 5, 2015

The Duchess wore a bespoke white Alexander McQueen coat dress for Princess Charlotte’s christening. Teaming the look with a matching floral Jane Taylor hat, Kate finished with nude Russell & Bromley heels. [Photo: Getty]

May 2, 2015

Welcoming Princess Charlotte to the world, the Duchess chose a bespoke Jenny Packham dress complete with a sweet buttercup print. She paired the look with nude Jimmy Choo pumps. [Photo: Getty]

11 March, 2015

On March 11, 2015 the Duchess visited the Turner gallery in Margate decked in a leopard print coat by Hobbs. The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised the look with a black Mulberry clutch. [Photo: Getty]

November 13, 2014

Pregnant with Princess Charlotte, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2014 Royal Variety Performance in a lace gown by Diane Von Furstenberg. [Photo: Getty]

October 23, 2013

The Duchess donned a lemon yellow Alexander McQueen look complete with a matching Jane Taylor hat for Prince George’s christening back in October 2013. [Photo: Getty]

July 23, 2013

Kate welcomed Prince George in a bespoke blue-and-white polka dot dress by Jenny Packham. On her feet, the Duchess chose cream wedges from Pied a Terre. [Photo: Getty]

April 21, 3013

Kate donned a bouclé-effect coat by Mulberry for The National Review of Queen’s Scouts in April, 2013. She accessorised the look with taupe heels by LK Bennett. [Photo: Getty]

September 18, 2012

The Duchess spent a day in the Solomon Islands in a primrose yellow dress featuring a broderie anglaise design. She teamed the look with Stuart Weitzman wedges. [Photo: Getty]

July 10, 2011

Kate wowed the crowd at a BAFTA celebration in LA in a lilac Alexander McQueen gown. She paired the look with silver Jimmy Choo sandals and a matching clutch. [Photo: Getty]

July 7, 2011

The Duchess demonstrated how the royals tackle the western trend in a chic cowboy hat and flared jeans while on an engagement in Calgary.

July 7, 2011

The Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Calgary in style thanks to a punchy yellow dress by Jenny Packham. The Canadian pitstop marked their eighth day of their first overseas tour. [Photo: Getty]

June 9, 2011

Kate arrived at a gala dinner back in June 2011 in a sequinned gown by go-to label Jenny Packham. She finished the look with co-ordinating L.K. Bennett sandals and a Prada clutch. [Photo: Getty]

May 24, 2011

Kate again wore Reiss for a meeting with Barack and Michelle Obama. Wearing a camel dress, she finished the look with a silk Anya Hindmarch clutch and black L.K. Bennett heels. [Photo: Getty]

April 30, 2011

Kate and William leave Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding with the Duchess dressed in a casual blue Zara dress with patent L.K. Bennett wedges and a simple black jacket. [Photo: Getty]

April 29, 2011

For her big day, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a lace gown designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. The floow-sweeping number incorporated lace, floral motifs and a seriously impressive train. It reportedly cost £250,000 and sparked a mass number of copies. [Photo: Getty]

November 16, 2010

On November 16, 2010 the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their engagement to the world. For the couple’s photocall, Kate opted for a suitably royal blue dress by Issa. [Photo: Getty]


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