14 Kate Middleton Wardrobe Staples She Just Can't Live Without

Amy Goldman | Jul 1, 2016 Celebrities

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We all have those go-to pieces in our wardrobe that we can depend on to look great on more than one occasion. But for Kate Middleton, those pieces happen to be elegant Jenny Packham dresses, and fascinators that resemble the Spaceship Earth globe at Disney World's Epcot park. Sure, these aren't the most casual of pieces, but for Kate and all of the royal events she goes to, they are most certainly necessary.

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Even though Kate has access to more sartorial resources than most of us can dream of, she still favors certain outfits and silhouettes enough to make them staples in her wardrobe. Sometimes she even wears one of her iconic gowns or two-piece ensembles more than once -- we know, fetch the smelling salts. But hey, if a dress works, who we are to knock it? We certainly wear our favorite Old Navy flats multiple times a week. And the truth is that Kate looks great no matter how many times she wears her favorite essential pieces -- that's what makes them classics. We'd still switch closets with her any day. 

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Keep reading for a look at 14 pieces this very stylish duchess depends on to look posh in every situation.

  • Blush Jenny Packham Dress

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a gala dinner in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices' Nook appeal at Houghton Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK, on June 22, 2016. This is the same Jenny Packham dress she wore on her first official royal event, the ARK gala, a dinner for Absolute Return for Kids. The gorgeous detailed beading is worthy of a wedding dress for most, but for Kate, it's just another gown in her flawless wardrobe.

  • Cream Alexander McQueen Two-Piece Suit

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    The duchess deemed this cream-colored Alexander McQueen two-piece suit worthy of another wear when she sported it at a garden party held by the queen. Kate originally wore the chic ruffled ensemble for George's christening, netted fascinator and all. 

  • Day Birger et Mikkelsen Coat

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    Kate is well aware that shades of off-white look soft and elegant on her flawless complexion. She wore this ladylike Day Birger et Mikkelsen coat on a number of occasions, including a garden party at Hillsborough Castle in June.

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  • Luisa Spagnoli Skirt and Jacket

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    If you think you've seen Kate in this fashionable skirt and jacket ensemble by Luisa Spagnoli looks familiar, that's because she's worn it multiple times. With its flattering belted waist and saturated red hue, it's no wonder this outfit has become one of Kate's go-tos.

  • LK Bennett Coat

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    Please excuse us for referencing a less pleasant time in English-American relations, but Kate has quite a propensity for red coats. Who can blame her when she looks so good in them like she does here in this crimson topper by go-to designer LK Bennett. She's worn the vibrant coat for a few public appearances, including a 2013 visit with volunteers from the Royal British Legion at Kensington Palace.

  • Magenta Mulberry Coat

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    We love when Kate rocks outwear in vibrant colors, and this bright Mulberry coat that she wore when she was pregnant with Charlotte certainly fits the bill. She previously wore the hot pink piece to visit the September 11 Memorial Museum.  

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  • Pink Alexander McQueen Two-Piece

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    Kate wore this ballerina pink two-piece Alexander McQueen ensemble in 2014 during her tour of Australia and again when she attended the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery this year. If we could afford the heavy price tags of a label like Alexander McQueen, we'd replace our stretched-out athleisure getups with classy outfits like this one. Just look at that dainty peplum.

  • Orla Kiley Dress

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    We've seen Kate wearing this flattering grey Orla Kiley frock twice -- originally for an appearance at a gallery to support The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts, and again while attending a Chance UK event last year. Hey, Kate, if you ever want to retire this dress, we'd be more than happy to take it off your hands!

  • Alexander McQueen Nautical Ensemble

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    Kate looked stylish and ready to set sail in this Alexander McQueen look when she visited Land Rover BAR this past May. You might recall the nautical-inspired outfit from when she wore it previously to visit Bletchley Park in 2014.

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  • Alexander McQueen Sheath Dress

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    This is one woman who knows what she likes, and that's lots of sheath dresses and Alexander McQueen. Kate wore this pale gold-hued lace dress by the designer to an event celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and again at a Buckingham Palace garden party.

  • Blue Coat by Alexander McQueen

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    We can't complain about Kate's proclivity for McQueen when she looks so great in everything from the label, like this cornflower blue coat that has become a staple in her wardrobe.

  • Crimson Alexander McQueen Dress

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    Here's another Alexander McQueen–designed frock that Kate has recycled. It's unfair how good she looks in red, a color she smartly wears year-round.

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  • More Pink, Always McQueen

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    We know it probably feels redundant at this point, but we had to include this beautiful pale pink McQueen single-breasted coat in our roundup of Kate's wardrobe staples. It's so classy and ladylike and it perfectly suits her no matter what trimester she's in.

  • LK Bennett Teal Two-Piece Suit

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    Nevermind the wayward strands. We wanted to include a full body shot of Kate in this deep teal LK Bennett suit because she's got legs for days and so much confidence here. She looked just as stunning in the jewel-tone ensemble for ICAP Charity Day in 2015 as she did when she first wore it in 2012 during the Queen's Jubilee Tour.

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