Kate Middleton has been closely following Kate’s style since 2011 when she joined the royal family. Each public engagement Kate attends gives her the opportunity to inspire women all over the world with her outfits.
Though, like Princess Diana before her, Kate does not wish for too much emphasis to be placed on her clothes—which is evident through her re-wearing pieces on multiple occasions as well eschewing high fashion couture houses for smaller British-based designers—interest in how she looks is an inescapable part of the royal job.
The duchess of Cambridge has recently undergone a style transformation. She now embraces a strong vintage silhouette that is closely related to the designs worn in the 1950s by Queen Elizabeth II and in the 1990s by Princess Diana. This often includes heritage pearl and diamond jewelry. This transformation has seen Kate’s 2022 outfit become one of the most beloved.
After British high society bible TatlerMagazine named Kate Middleton the most stylish woman of the Year. NewsweekTake a look at her most impressive looks thus far.
Copenhagen, February 22, 2022
Kate has been praised for mixing low and high fashion pieces to create wearable outfits. Kate wore a Zara mid-range blazer in red and paired it with tailored black longline trousers during a solo trip to Copenhagen.
Commonwealth Day Service, March 14, 2022
Kate wore a conservative royal ensemble designed by Catherine Walker & Co. for the traditional Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Kate’s modern wardrobe has a lot of coat dresses. There are many options for women in a variety colors and textiles.
Belize Reception, March 21, 2022
The Vampire’s Wife is a new favorite designer for Kate. The Vampire’s Wife is known for their dramatic evening wear in shimmer metallic fabrics. Kate wore a long pink evening dress with flutter sleeves to the first reception of her controversial Caribbean tour in March.
Jamaica Reception, March 23, 2022
The duchess wore an evening dress with a fit-and-flare silhouette that was reminiscent of the ball gowns Queen Elizabeth II favored in the 1950s on the second leg of her Caribbean tour. The queen loaned Kate heritage earrings to enhance the emerald green and crystal-embellished Jenny Packham gown.
Bahamas Reception, March 25, 2022
The final evening reception of the Caribbean tour saw Kate wear an ice-blue silk evening dress with slip-shoulders by Phillipa Lepley, a London-based dressmaker. Kate’s styling, which saw her style her hair straightening and paired it with classic, toned-down jewelry, softened the dress’ romantic drama.
Prince Philip Memorial Service. March 29, 2022
At Westminster Abbey, Kate chose a modern version of a classic vintage day dress instead of the traditional coat dress she wore to Prince Philip’s funeral one year ago. A monochrome polka dot dress by Alessandra rich was paired with a large statement hat from Lock & Co. and pearl earrings which once belonged to Princess Diana.
Engagement with Princess Anne, April 27, 20,22
Kate wore a beige dress from the design house that she and her sister-in-law Meghan Markle patronized for a visit to maternal health organizations along with Princess Anne. Self-Portrait. The dress featured a touching hidden message, something Kate is becoming more fond of including in her outfits. The bodice of the dress was adorned with a lace panel that resembles a pineapple, which is a symbol for women suffering from fertility issues.
Platinum Jubilee Service, June 3, 20,22
Kate wore an elegant primrose coat and wrap-around bodice ensemble by Emilia Wickstead to the National Service of Thanksgiving, one of the major events in Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Pageant for the Platinum Jubilee, June 5, 2022
Stella McCartney designed a raspberry pink daydress for Kate, which featured asymmetric pleated details and sleeves in a bishops-style style. The ensemble allowed the duchess to stand out on Buckingham Palace’s balcony where she was joined by other family members to welcome the crowds along The Mall.
Early Years Meeting, June 16, 20,22
Two statement pant suits have been among the most popular looks Kate has worn this season. One is pink, the other white. Kate wore her Alexander McQueen pink pant suit to a meeting of politicians, where she presented the latest research from the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.
Royal Ascot, June 17, 2022
Royal Ascot is another royal event that is a tradition. The focus of Royal Ascot is on the attire of the female members of the family. The festival was more popular this year because the queen couldn’t attend any of the racing, so Prince William and Kate took over the lead of the royal procession for one day. Kate wore a white and chocolate brown polka dots asymmetric dress by Alessandra Richard and a picture head by milliner Sally Ann Provan.
Wimbledon, July 9, 2022
Kate, as royal patron of AELTC (All England Lawn Tennis Club), attends the Wimbledon Tennis Championship each season. She is often joined by family members and sporting stars. Kate wore a Roksanda yellow wool crepe dress made by Roksanda on the day of the women’s finals match. The duchess stood out in the green court to make an impact on the proceedings, highlighted when she presented her prize to the winner champion.