So much can be said about how impeccably tasteful and appropriate Kate’s choices in clothing have been–really since Day One. I’ve chosen several of my own personal favorites from the past couple of seasons to chat about today. We’ll see if there is a common-denominator in my choices…
Kate looking fab in cobalt skinny jeans, cork wedgies and a polo shirt
as the 2012 Olympic Flame was brought to Buckingham Palace
I adore this look on Kate. We cannot argue that she has a perfectly trim and athletic body that is perfect for skinny jeans and shoes with a bit of a heel. She pulls it off by adding a sporty un-tucked polo shirt, so as not to look the least bit of a tart. Love it.
Kate, attending The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Diamond Jubilee service in honor of the Queen wearing a dusty rose lace Alexander McQueen shift and a pale peach Jane Taylor hat. She finished the look with a small bronze clutch and her trusty L.K. Bennett platform pumps in nude. She must have several pair of these classic nude courts, don’t you think?
Kate can never go wrong in Black Velvet Alexander McQueen
For the Night of Heroes awards show at London’s Imperial War Museum, the royal chose a black strapless gown by McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, the same designer behind her famous wedding gown. The Duchess played up her bare shoulders with a stunning diamond and ruby statement necklace, a lovely treasure from her big assortment wedding gifts. This dress is reminiscent of a black gown worn by Princess Diana.
A Cream Roland Mouret Gown With Jimmy Choo Sparkly Heels
Notice Kate has forgone the usual nude nylons that she so frequently dons. This long and lean Rolan Mouret dress with its thigh-high slit is perfect for The Duchess’s frame, and the silver-strapped Jimmy Choo sandals add a bit of sexiness to compliment the look.
The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized her skinny jeans, (Italian denim label Met’s faded “Karma”) which were tucked into her $465 leather-lined rain boots made by Le Chameau, a chocolate brown shearling jacket and matching wide-brimmed hat while strolling around Kensington Gardens. What a great, casual yet functional look.
So. What do these looks have in common? Many things, actually. Firstly and most importantly, Kate looks comfortable in each and every outfit she’s wearing. She wears beautiful clothing with such ease and grace. We all know that if we feel good in something it’s only natural that it shows in our public manner. I love, too, that The Duchess doesn’t dress too old for her age. Once again, Kate shows the world that being elegant and up-to-date doesn’t mean dressing like an old biddy.
Kate’s best accessory though, is her fantastic smile–which always seems a bit bigger when her naughty brother-in-law, Prince Harry is around to make her laugh!
Oh, one more thing…I’d wear each and every one of these looks. Wouldn’t you?