Kate Middleton's Astonishing Style Evolution


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Kate Middleton is one of the Royal family’s most-loved style icons but the gorgeous brunette has not always been on the best dressed lists. We’re taking a look at some of her most surprising style moments…

The Early Days


Back in 2002, long before her days walking red carpets, Kate strutted down the runway at St Andrew’s University fashion show in this daring see-through dress. The fresh faced teen had little idea that this image would one day make the front pages of every UK newspaper.

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Who’s That Girl?


In 2005, Kate was slowly becoming known as the gorgeous brunette on Prince William’s arm. Back in those days, the young Brit opted for a more dressed down approach to fashion. Here she is clad in boots and a hat at the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing.

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Boots and All


That’s right. The future Duchess of Cambridge once walked the streets of London in a pair of UGG boots. It appears Kate has always had a love for comfort. Here, Prince Will’s girlfriend headed off to run errands in a black blazer, jeans and brown UGG boots.

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You’ve Got Something on Your Head


As Kate, became more invested in her relationship with the young Prince, her wardrobe needed to include some royal-appropriate attire. Here, she donned an elaborate feathered hat and pale cream coat to the wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes in Wiltshire.

 
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Red Hot


In 2006, Kate took to the polo field to watch then-boyfriend in a match in the Chakravarty Charity Cup. The young brunette turned heads wearing this figure-hugging red sun dress much to the delight of awaiting paparazzo.

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Pretty in Pink


As Kate became a staple on the British social scene, her style began to evolve. In 2008, she attended a charity event wearing this gorgeous hot pink floor-length dress. With her flowing locks and slim figure, the future-duchess was the bell of the ball.

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Fun Fashion


She might have been one of the royal circuit’s up-and-coming starlets but the attention never stopped young Kate from having fun. In 2008, she attended a charity roller disco wearing this sequinned top, yellow shorts and bright pink socks. We think she looks adorable but something tells us Kate would prefer evidence of this outfit to disappear.

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Wedding Bells


In 2010, the word was delighted when Kate and Will announced their engagement. In the official photographs paired with the announcement, Kate wore this navy blue dress designed by one of her favorite labels, Issa. After pictures of the wrap dress made the magazine and newspaper covers, the ‘Kate effect’ came to be. The dress flew off the shelves and almost instantly sold out.

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Feeling Blue


Following the engagement announcement, Kate’s style became more and more refined. Here she donned a vivid blue dress and black hat while attending a wedding in November 2010. The world waited with anticipation to see what she would wear on her big day.

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She’s Arrived!


In 2011, the world watched as Kate married her Prince Charming in an extravagant, traditional wedding ceremony. Kate dazzled in a lace-embellished white gown by designer Alexander McQueen. She looked magnificent in a billowing veil and delicate diamond tiara. Once again, the ‘Kate Effect’ made itself known as Alexander McQueen sales jumped up by 30% following the royal wedding.

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Fabulous in Lavender


Kate was the world’s best-known newlywed. With the spotlight firmly placed on the new royal, Kate stepped into the role with effortless grace and a new elegance. Here she wore a flowing lavender gown to an event in the summer of 2011.

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Glam in Lace


Proving yet again that one can be sexy without showing too much skin, Middleton took to the red carpet wearing a sultry black lace dress at the War Horse premier in 2012.

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Lady in Red


Though Kate’s style had become more demure, the royal had no hesitation when it came to experimenting with some daring colour. She wowed onlookers in this matching red ensemble, a pair of nude shoes and a dazzling smile.

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Leggy and Lovely


In a rare and revealing fashion moment, the Duchess showed off her legs in this pale blue gown at a photography award show in 2014. Once again, Middleton displayed her chameleon-like ability to look fabulous in just about any colour.

 
 
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Pink Fantastic


Middleton showed off her enviable maternity style when it was announced she was expecting her second child in 2015. The royal mum-to-be made spectacular use of flattering knee-length coats, which she wore to numerous events during her pregnancy.

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Little Charlotte


On May 2, 2015, Kate and Will introduced the world to their little baby girl, Charlotte. For the tender announcement, the new mother looked pretty in a floral yellow shift dress.

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Floral Fabulous


As if by sheer magic, Miss Middleton made an enviable return to the fashion scene looking better than ever before. She strutted down the streets of London in this blue floral dress in 2016. Once again, women scrambled to the nearest boutique to replicate the gorgeous look.

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We’re in Love


Kate managed to keep fashion bloggers guessing what she’s wear next when she showed up to a charity event in 2016 wearing this unique red and white patterned dress. The duchess finished the look off with a pair of classic pearl earrings and fabulous red heels.

 
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Beauty in Red


In one of her most breathtaking looks, Kate wore this $1300 dress to an award ceremony in Canada. The Duchess looked regal in red with her polished up-do and a diamond maple leaf brooch pinned to her dresses asymmetrical neckline.

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Sixties Chic


Kate looked more fit for a runway than a royal event when she donned this black-and-white tweed Gucci minidress. The royal icon seemed to have taken a page out of Jackie Kennedy’s style book with the minidress’s chic sixties feel.

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Red Carpet Ready


The Duke and Duchess dazzled when they walked the red carpet of the 2017 BAFTA Awards. Kate opted for this off-the-shoulder floral gown by one of her very favorite designers, Alexander McQueen.

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Maid of Honor


In May of 2017, Kate’s younger sister Pippa had her own wedding moment when she married James Matthew in an elaborate ceremony. Kate looked lovely in a pale pink ensemble with matching hat as she minded little Charlotte.

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Keeping Mum


In early 2018 it was announced that the Duke and Duchess would once again become proud parents. Kate proved to be both humble and style-savvy as she chose to recycle some of wonderful maternity looks from her previous pregnancies.

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Coat Chic


Kate wore this printed red and white Catherine Walker coat atop an Alexander McQueen dress during the royal tour to Sweden. The Duke and Duchess made multiple visits to universities and healthcare facilities.

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Blooming Beautiful


With her blooming belly and pregnancy glow, Kate wowed in this pale chiffon McQueen gown at a royal dinner in Oslo, Norway. The gown boasted a flowing cape and delicate embellishments around the collar.

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Welcome Louis!


As has been royal custom since the late sixties, once again, the Duke and Duchess posed outside the London hospital where their third child was born to introduce their little Prince to the world press. Prince Louis was held by his doting mother, who donned a red dress with a white peter pan collar for the event.

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Down the Aisle


2018 Saw yet another extravagant royal wedding. Kate attended the wedding ceremony of actress Meghan Markle and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry on May 19. Kate looked lovely in an off-white McQueen coat and a floral-inspired matching hat.

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Do it Like Kate


Kate showed us that even her street style looks are effortlessly chic. She walked the streets of downtown London wearing black jeans, a cream blazer and checked kitten heels.

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Pink and Pretty


Kate wowed in pink when she attended the annual festivities celebrating her majesty the Queen’s 92nd birthday. Kate looked on as crowds gathered to cheer on their beloved Queen.

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Yellow Lady


Fans had a difficult time keeping their eye on the ball with Kate in the 2018 Wimbledon stands. The Duchess looked absolutely gorgeous in an on-trend yellow, knee-length dress.

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