14 of Kate Middleton's Most Enviable Ensembles of 2016

Liz Alterman | Dec 22, 2016 Celebrities
14 of Kate Middleton's Most Enviable Ensembles of 2016
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This royal has been turning heads since she first found her prince. Kate Middleton is a style icon and 2016 was a year when the Duchess of Cambridge debuted some of her most exquisite looks to date. 

From casual wear to Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen gowns, this princess has never appeared more on point. Even with two young children in tow, the duchess still manages to look polished and amazing. Take a peek at some of her best looks for the year gone by. Can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for the fashion maven.

  • A Vision in White

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    The Duchess of Cambridge attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob wearing a white lace self portrait dress adorned with a poppy brooch. This coveted frock retails for $400, making it seem delightfully affordable to dress like a princess. 

  • Lady in Red

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    While traveling in Canada, Kate wore this stunning Alexander McQueen dress. That print is so eye-catching and we adore those red heels.

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  • Pretty in Pink

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    This soft pink color is perfect for the mom of two. It's so feminine and pretty. She wore it while visiting Cornwall. 

  • Prince William Is Smitten

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    Kate wore this lovely LK Bennett dress while she and Prince William visited the Youthscape charity. It looks so light and lovely on her and it's perfect for a sunny day.  

  • Off-the-Shoulder Chic

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    The Duchess of Cambridge presented the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize at a dinner hosted at the Natural History Museum in London in July. Some said Kate never looked better. The off-the-shoulder style totally works for her. 

  • Jenny Packham Perfection

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    In June, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and Kate dazzled in this Jenny Packham gown. We know the designer is a favorite and we can certainly see why!

  • Lovely in Lilac

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    Supporting children's mental health is a cause that the princess championed throughout the year and that's what she was doing while looking flawless at the same time. We know Kate loves to recycle her looks (and who wouldn't when they're this gorgeous?). The princess wore this simple yet stunning lilac frock in both 2011 and 2012. It's nice to see it make another appearance. 

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  • Royal Blue for the Royal

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    The Duchess of Cambridge attended SportsAid's 40th Anniversary Dinner and had the chance to meet SportsAid ambassadors and young athletes who competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics in June. 

  • Fit for the High Seas

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    While on a sailing outing in May, Kate still looked every bit the part. From evening wear to sporty outdoor gear, the princess never fails to inspire. 

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  • Flouncy Skirt

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    Kate makes this pale pink two-piece outfit look flowy and feminine. Any designer would be thrilled to dress this statuesque princess. 

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  • Cool & Casual

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    Who wouldn't want a pair of these tassled hiking boots? Kate looks chic yet comfortable in her light, linen shirt. Style-wise, this lady can do no wrong. 

  • An Homage at the Taj Mahal

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    This elegant, embroidered dress was designed by Naeem Khan, who was born in Mumbai but is currently based in the United States. This has to be one of Kate's most classic looks of 2016. It also mimics a similar pose from Princess Diana's visit 24 years earlier. 

  • Graceful at a Garden Party

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    While in New Delhi, Kate and her prince attended a garden party in honor of the queen's 90th birthday. She continued her theme of wearing patterned pieces throughout the couple's sojourn to India.

  • At Her Best at Bollywood Gala

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    Kate went with another Jenny Packham gown for this Bollywood Gala at the Taj Mahal hotel. Blue really is one of her best colors -- not that she doesn't look amazing in everything -- obviously.

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