The style evolution of the Duchess of Cambridge is almost phenomenal. From being a commoner, to suddenly getting all the media attention, is no easy task. And the Princess does score full marks while appearing in front of the public, immaculately dressed.
Here’s what the future Queen has been wearing since she first grabbed the limelight. A concise yet enlightening account of the high’s and low’s of her wardrobe.
This little number is what is said to have won the admiration and heart of the future king of Britain. And it all began here that led to that much needed and much loved transformation!
Even after a hiatus of 2 years, this is what Kate wore for the Game Fair.
Kate wore this to her graduation. And her attempt at going chic does not deserve full marks, for sure.
We find it difficult to digest what she actually wore this frumpy brown skirt and wool jacket. Huge fashion faux pas.
And just after a period of 3 months, Kate gets her act right. She surely gave us a glimpse of what was to come.
Pictured on her 25th birthday, Kate looks super chic in the monochrome outfit and those opaque tights.
This picture was clicked when Kate and her prince were going through a rough patch and had reportedly broken up.
Kate was back to being her dazzling self. She was back on the fashion radar, and of course, no one was complaining!
The future princess looked sure, stylish and every bit confident.
Kate was young but was dressing too elegant for her age. So, she came clean with her sense of style and fabulousness when she appeared for a charity roller disco in those funky hot pants and received a nod from the fashion brigade.
The yellow chemise and the olive green leather jacket paired with those espadrilles got heads turning, effortlessly so.
By now, Kate had nothing to proof of her fashion sense; she’d established a strong footing and onlookers wanted to see more of her. We love this beautifully detailed jacquard dress coat she’s worn to a wedding in London.
After staying away from the spotlight for quite a few months, the soon to be royal couple resurfaced at their friends wedding. And Kate looked every inch of the diva she is, not to miss those super toned and tanned legs.
Kate rocked this Issa number in the conference, to announce her engagement to Prince William. The royal blue frock screamed simplicity and grace and of course, was a sell out within hours. (Note the beautiful rock on Kate’s finger that once belonged to Princess Diana).
Within a month, Kate thought to take the fash pack by another surprise. The monochrome Temperly London dress won Kate all the accolades and full marks from fashion editors worldwide.
Since then, we’ve been in awe of Kate Middleton. Her sense of style has only gotten better, and she’s left us spell bound with her beauty and elegance. She aced the Libelula dress coat and Mulberry shoes in velvet, which got her all the brownie points.
Now now honey, just when we thought we found someone who could be featured on Vogue’s covers every month, Kate gave us a setback, and quite a shocking one at that. The red turtleneck and skirt paired with black accessories almost made us reassess our earlier love for her.
On her official visit to Belfast, the future royal wore a Burberry trench coat, which was to become a major grab in the coming days. Kate effortlessly championed the outfit and the iconic home label was too pleased to help.
Her official wardrobe soon became a thing to envy, and Kate rocked this Amanda Wakeley skirt suit with panache and flair.
And who can ever forget the custom made gorgeous lace, silk satin masterpiece by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton that sent many a hearts to flutter, quiver and sigh in awe. She walked the aisle for a long time partner Prince William while the world stood and gazed, smitten by all the charm.
Just after 24 hours of getting married, Kate appeared in front of the world in a Zara sundress and LK Bennett espadrilles. Trust her with all the designer and high street fashion.
Making further progress on the fashion ladder, Kate wore this Reiss Shola dress upon her visit to the Obamas. Note the Anya Hindmarch clutch too.
Now, this attire made us love her even more than we’d ever intended to. Her easy, calm yet overwhelmingly classy style scores full points, thanks to that Reiss number, Joseph tweed jacket and nude courts.
Kate looked as pretty as it could be at the ARK gala dinner in a Jenny Packham blush pink sequinned gown, a Prada clutch and those LK Bennett peep toes. The tan and that million dollar smile hinted the grand arrival of the future queen.
With too many official appearances, looked like Kate had her wardrobe lined up. She once again leaned to Alexander McQueen for this white coat, and as is so evident, Wills couldn’t keep his hands off her.
By now, it was pretty obvious that Alexander McQueen and Kate Middleton had embarked upon a fashion love affair. She floored everyone in McQueen’s military inspired dress coat with gold accessories and made sure she was both fashions and the force’s darling.
Pictured at Wimbledon with her husband, the Temperley London dress, diamond studs and that smile sure made for a beautiful image.
She wore this Erdem dress on her official tour to Canada. We salute you, princess.
Kate continued to charm the Canadians. Take a look.
We heart this pre-season Erdem number.
Looks like the future Queen’s bond with Alexander McQueen is what fairy tales are made of. The nautical style dress looked perfect on Kate.
Kate’s arrival in California was marked by a form fitting Roksanda Illinic dress, and we love people who can recycle (note those much loved LK Bennett shoes)
Bewitching and beautiful! Kate Middleton is truly divine!
No wonder she’s royalty! The girl can pull off just about everything. The military inspired Alexander McQueen ensemble is a treat to the eyes.
Do we need to tell you the label, here? Yeah, it’s Alexander McQueen again. The duchess wore this dress to Millies in London.
The Zara dress and the Ralph Lauren blazer highlighted Kate’s penchant for high street fashion. Do we need to mention that the dress was an absolute sell out.
Kate in London, at the premiere of War Horse.
Dowdy, drab and oh-so-dated. We rate it in the negatives.
We forgive January’s disaster, thanks to this sophisticated and sleek ensemble. Here is the perfect princess spelling classy.
We love the neckline with the appliqué detailing and the hair is close to perfection. Good going, Kate!
For a St. Patrick’s Day service, Kate looked very demure in an Emilia Wick stead coat and paired it with chocolate heels and hat.
Pitch perfect style looks routine with Kate now. She wore this Matthew Williamson number to the premiere of African Cats.
This was Kate’s moment from Angelina Jolie’s diary. The Roland Mouret thigh high split gown and the Jimmy Choo’s were a clear indication that the Duchess of Cambridge was one fashion force.
Over the months, Kate kept a low profile due to the paparazzi scandal but it all came to an end when she wore a £1,400 Mulberry dress to the National History Museum event. Speculations aroused about her newly acquired fash-forward look. But actually, she was only hiding the soon to be obvious baby bump. Haha. Smart move, princess.