6 iconic outfits of the Duchess of Cambridge, which she has been wearing for 10 years

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe is not as democratic as it seems at first glance, which, however, cannot be said about her attitude to designer clothes. Catherine is not at all embarrassed to re-walk her favorite outfits and does it regularly.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Being a member of the royal family is a unique job. Being a star, a style icon, a role model and at the same time demonstrating democracy, modesty and economy is a task that not everyone is able to cope with. The Duchess of Cambridge in the early years of her marriage to Prince William was repeatedly proclaimed a fashion icon, the most stylish woman in the world, etc. In a certain sense, this was a delusion. Catherine’s wardrobe has been formed for many years taking into account her royal status, not the star status, and therefore today we can contemplate a rather predictable set of overcoat dresses, flying skirts and the same type of blazers that William’s wife wears from year to year.

Take, for example, the Duchess’s recent outfit for a visit to the British overseas airbase Akrotiri on December 5, 2018. On this day, Catherine surprised many by deciding on a stylish experiment and for the first time in seven and a half years in the status of the prince’s wife wearing wide classic trousers. However, even such a bold (for Kate, of course) image did not force the Duchess to abandon old habits. Or rather, from old things: an olive blazer from the Smythe brand (the model, by the way, is called “Duchess Blazer” – in honor of Kate), the wife of Prince William already wore two years ago, during a Canadian tour.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

And the debut of the leather belt took place even earlier: for the first time Catherine belted them with a green coat for the Shamrock Award Ceremony in 2014. The same accessory, along with an olive blazer, went with the Duchess to Canada in 2016.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Catherine at the Shamrock Award ceremony, March 17, 2014

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

And in Canada, September 27, 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge likes to repeat her proven outfits, but it was 2018 that demonstrated this most vividly. At the beginning of the year, the Duchess, already deeply pregnant with her third baby, wore dresses and coats bought for her previous pregnancies. And after giving birth, quickly getting into shape, Kate became even less likely to please fans with new outfits, choosing “old” images even for very important royal events. And not just the “old ones” — but those who have been living in Catherine’s wardrobe for more than one year.

Cream Alexander McQueen Coat Dress

One of the favorite things in the wardrobe of the Duchess of Cambridge, which — characteristically – Kate demonstrates exclusively at festive and festive events of the royal family (although, it would seem, high reasons only favor the purchase of new outfits). Her Highness owns this coat in two colors: pale blue and beige. And if we have seen the first one only once so far (in the summer of 2018, on the centenary of the RAF), then Catherine has demonstrated the second one as many as 4 times.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

The Duchess of Cambridge at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 19, 2018

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

And at the christening of Princess Charlotte, July 5, 2015

In 2018, the Duchess wore it to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but for her sake, many star guests bought the most fashionable outfits from the latest collections. But not Kate, who calmly came to one of the most high-profile events of the year in a coat, in which she first appeared back in 2015 – at the christening of her daughter, Princess Charlotte, at Mary Magdalene Church in Sandrigham.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Trooping The Colour Parade, July 11, 2016

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Ceremonies honoring the memory of those killed in the Battle of Passchendaele, Belgium, July 30, 2017

Further, only having time to change hats, the Duchess appeared in the same coat at the Trooping the Colour parade in 2016 and at the ceremony honoring the memory of those killed in the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium in 2017. As a result, we get an already established pattern: one output per year. Should we wait for the return of the cream coat in 2019? We will not make a guess, but we doubt that Kate will say goodbye so easily to a thing that responsibly helps her out at official events, perfectly fits the figure (even a month after giving birth) and, for all its apparent simplicity, looks very elegant.

Red Dress Preen

Solemn, elegant and at the same time original due to the asymmetrical neckline, the red dress of the Duchess of Cambridge from Preen is ideal for closed or semi—closed receptions and parties. Kate allows herself to flirt with fashion extremely rarely, to openly bully – even more so. Perhaps that is why this model of a dress from a British brand is so much to Her Highness’s heart: the balance between fashion and classics in this thing is observed very decently.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Kate at a reception in Canada, September 26, 2016

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

And at the private party of the Royal Charitable Foundation, November 16, 2018

You can judge the Duchess’s love for this outfit by simply counting the number of her exits in it. Catherine appeared in a red dress at least three times (considering that she wears it mainly at private events, it is difficult to judge the true scale). In general, in this model — four times, since there is still the same black in Kate’s wardrobe. We first saw him at a reception during the Cambridge Tour of Canada in September 2016. Interestingly, the Duchess demonstrated the black model a little later — just two months later.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Photos of social media users taken in early December 2016, which show that the Duchess wore the same red dress from Preen

After that, many people forgot about the Preen dress, either naively deciding that Catherine would not risk repeating such a spectacular outfit again, or simply did not think about it anymore. And we could be in the dark for a very long time if it weren’t for social networks. It is known that monarchs often attend events to which photographers are not invited. But in the era of the Internet and all kinds of blogs, it is becoming increasingly difficult for such famous people to hide. A few photos from the charity party in December 2016 and from the reception of the Royal Charity Foundation in November 2018 – and now we already know that Kate wore the same dress at least twice more.

Turquoise Emilia Wickstead Coat Dress

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Dukes of Cambridge on a visit to the BBC office

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

November 15, 2018

It is impossible not to recognize this image, and therefore, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the BBC office in mid-November 2018, fans identified the brand of Kate’s outfit unmistakably and literally in seconds. Why? Yes, because Her Highness also wore this dress-coat from Emilia Wickstead several times, and even showed the same, only in a different color.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Dukes of Cambridge in New Zealand, April 13, 2014

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Catherine at an Action on Addiction event, December 10, 2015

Pleated skirt above the knee, bright color, dense material – despite the fact that the Duchess’s wardrobe is generally timeless and classic, this style is rather in the spirit of “early” Kate. For the first time, Her Highness showed off a turquoise outfit at a church service in New Zealand in April 2014 – therefore, Catherine has owned it for at least four and a half years. His second appearance took place in December 2015 at an event of the charity organization Action on Addiction, and the third – already in 2018.

Burgundy two-piece suit Paule Ka

The Duchess of Cambridge loves mini, without changing them even after 7 years in the status of the wife of the future king. This burgundy suit from the French brand Paule Ka is very in the spirit of the early 2010s, favored cropped jackets and flared mini-skirts. If you think about it, Catherine acquired this outfit with almost no experience of royal life, literally at the dawn of the formation of her signature wardrobe.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at an event at the Middle Temple, October 8, 2012

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Kate on her way to Her Majesty’s Christmas reception, December 19, 2011. Presumably, the Duchess may be in the same suit

The public debut of this outfit took place in October 2012, that is, more than 6 (!) years ago — then Catherine wore a warm burgundy suit to an event in the Middle Temple. However, some fans of Her Highness believe that in fact Kate first demonstrated this image even earlier — in December 2011. However, the subjects themselves could not admire the then newly-made Duchess in a burgundy suit: Kate and William spent that day at Her Majesty’s closed Christmas reception at Buckingham Palace, so that Her Highness’s outfit could only be judged by fuzzy photos from the car.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

Duchess on a visit to the Caerphilly Family Intervention Team, February 22, 2017

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

And with a visit to University College London, November 21, 2018

If the Duchess was really wearing this suit in the photo from the car, then it turns out that Kate was not even 30 yet, and she was already wearing this outfit. But so much has happened since then: Catherine has become one of the most popular women in the royal family, an exemplary daughter-in-law and mother. But the suit with the miniskirt remained. Catherine walks him again in February 2017, and then in November 2018.

Blue Jenny Packham Dress

The Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the Imperial War Museum at the end of October 2018 was not officially announced, but still attracted the attention of both royal and fashion reporters, pleasantly surprised by how good Catherine looks just a month after leaving the third decree. Her Highness appeared on the threshold of the museum in an elegant sheath dress with a three-quarter sleeve from her favorite brand Jenny Packham.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

The Duchess of Cambridge in a Jenny Packham dress on a visit to the Imperial War Museum, October 31, 2018

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

In it, on the first day of the royal tour of Canada, September 24, 2016

It was not difficult for the observers to determine the authorship of the outfit, because Kate had also worn it before — and not for any “passing” event, but for the first day of the Cambridge Canadian tour in 2016, that is, a little more than two years ago. It is known that the first day of any tour sets the bar for the whole trip: the Jenny Packham dress, sewn, by the way, for the Duchess to order, definitely coped with this task (it is no coincidence that the tour of Canada became one of the brightest in Catherine’s “career”: “All the outfits of Kate Middleton’s Canadian Tour”). Such outfits are not so easily forgotten, so to put them on again, you need a certain courage, of which the wife of Prince William has plenty.

Evening turquoise dress by Jenny Packham

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

The Duchess of Cambridge at an event at the Royal Albert Hall in honor of the British Olympic team, May 11, 2012

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

With her husband at the Tusk Conservation Awards, November 8, 2018

This elegant floor-length dress from the same brand Jenny Packham, which the Duchess of Cambridge wore again after six and a half years, can easily confirm the previous statement. For the first time, the wife of Prince William demonstrated it at an event in honor of the British Olympic team in May 2012, exactly repeating this image in November 2018 (up to sandals and a clutch). But perhaps the point here is not so much that a lot of time has passed (although the time is still decent, you will agree), but that in itself this dress is very binding and to a certain extent frank. There are not many such outfits in Her Highness’s wardrobe at all.

Repeating evening images is unusual for celebrities of the level of monarchs, but it is not reprehensible in any way (even a fashionista, Princess Diana, had a similar experience). The Duchess herself has also done such a trick more than once: take at least her sparkling floor-length dress from Jenny Packham in the shade of a dusty rose, which Her Highness wore twice with a difference of five years (in 2011 and 2016).

And yet it was the turquoise, lavishly trimmed with lace dress from the reception for the Olympians that had the most chances to remain forever an outfit of “one evening”. It was so original, seductive and unusual for Catherine, considering that it was her first truly risky dress in the status of a British duchess.

6 знаковых нарядов герцогини Кембриджской, которые она носит уже 10 лет

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But, as it turned out, the wife of Prince William is quite capable of “pulling out” such an outfit in any circumstances and easily putting it on even after three not the simplest pregnancies. And this, in fact, is very good, because in this way Catherine once again proves to the detractors: her figure and style will be perfect in a year, and in 5 years, and in all ten.

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