15 Times Kate Middleton's Wardrobe Crossed a Royal Line

15 Times Kate Middleton's Wardrobe Crossed a Royal Line
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When designers are banging down your door to dress you, it can't be easy to choose an outfit -- and that must go double for Kate Middleton, who has a royal dress code to follow. Despite the fact that she has a figure begging for designer duds, the duchess is never supposed to get risqué -- not even a little -- when it comes to what she wears. But sometimes stuff just happens, you know?

In many other ways, the royal dress code is a matter of interpretation. What's the difference between a tailored outfit and a tight one? What counts as a sexy neckline? And what does it really mean to "show a little leg"? Given the many public appearances Kate is expected to make as a royal family member, the opportunities to make a bad judgment call are too numerous to count. (And, it should be said, bad judgment calls by Kate Middleton are rare, especially where fashion is concerned.)

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From too-short-for-the-queen's-taste hemlines to high-cut slits on evening gowns, here are 15 times Kate Middleton got a skosh daring with her clothes and possibly broke royal code. No one ever said being a princess was easy. 


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