16 of Kate Middleton's Most Iconic Looks

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She's only been a princess for six years, but Kate Middleton certainly has amassed an impressive stable of iconic looks in her short career as a royal. Actually, if we're being frank, we're pretty much at the point where everything she steps out in is immediately dubbed "iconic." And of course, it usually sells out within minutes. There's no mistaking the fact that the "Kate effect" is very real. 

The duchess has always been classic and timeless when it comes to her clothes (even before she was officially a royal), and so many of her looks have become, well, famous. And of course, everyone has tried to duplicate something about Kate at some point or another. (You know you've been inspired to add a little bounce to your blowout after watching Kate sashay down a red carpet with a shine and bounce that's almost perplexing.) When it comes to the style game, the duchess is definitely winning. 

Until very recently, Kate hasn't deviated much when it comes to style and color. Part of this is probably due to the fact that she knows what she likes, and part because she has a royal image to uphold. But one thing is certain: Kate will never look back at a photo of herself and think, "Ugh, I can't believe I wore that!" Not something most of us can say.

From her famous engagement dress to her most memorable gowns and more casual looks, here are 16 of Kate's most iconic looks. Make no mistake about it. This woman was born to be a princess.