20 Times Kate Middleton Proved She's the Royal Style Queen

Madison Breaux | Mar 21, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Kate Middleton Proved She's the Royal Style Queen
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As we all know, there's a new duchess on the scene, and she's been rocking the royal world with her unbelievable fashion sense. However ... we can't forget who was wowing us with her style long before Meghan Markle ever appeared on our radars. Although we love the fresh fashion air that Meghan is bringing to royal fashion, Kate Middleton is always going to reign supreme in our eyes. Even though our dear Meghan is reaching her one-year anniversary of being a royal, Kate has been hanging with the monarch and her crew for nearly eight years, and she's still cranking out enviable outfits. So try as she might, Meghan is going to be hard pressed to beat Kate when it comes to mastering royal fashion.

Sure, Meghan has brought a modern flair to her royal style, but Kate has mastered both the more modern styles and kills at traditional looks as well. We don't know how she makes both approaches look 100 percent her own, but that's a mystery we'll probably never solve. Since she made things official with Prince William back in 2011, Kate's style has yet to flop. From elegant and goddess-like ballgowns to a more casual jeans look, Kate has more than proven that she may be a duchess in the eyes of the royal family, but she's the true queen of style in our eyes. 

Yes, she's amazed us for eight years, and we don't think she's going to stop any time soon. All the attention may be on the Duchess of Sussex right now, but our love for Kate definitely isn't going anywhere.

So, because no one can do it quite like our dear Kate, here are 20 times she proved that she will always be the queen of royal fashion. Keep on doing what you're doing, Miss Middleton!

  • Summertime Duchess

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    Now, we KNOW the queen wasn't present at this event, otherwise Kate never would have shown off her shoulders. But hey, while the monarch's away, right? Kate shocked just about everyone with this perfect summer look, and we hope she brings it back sometime soon.

  • Flowers Are an Accessory

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    Sure, Kate's handbags and purses are to die for, but what better accessory than a bouquet of flowers given by an adoring fan?? Over her eight years as a royal, Kate's been given hundreds of bouquets, but this particular one matches her steel gray ensemble perfectly.

  • The Original Yellow

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    Now, Meghan, let's not forget who rocked tennis ball yellow first. Kate always brings her A-game when she attends Wimbledon, and we're still not over how amazer her post-baby body looked in this bright outfit. We're always drooling over Kate's handbag, but it took us a while to notice it thanks to Kate's dress.

  • Corporate Kate Strikes Again

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    We love when Kate trades in her stylish dresses and gowns for a sexy business outfit. Kate has been wearing more styles like this all thanks to Miss Meghan Markle, but we think Mrs. Cambridge might be giving her a run for her money. This duchess wears the pants ... and she wears them with enviable style. 

  • Perfect for Spring

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    This right here is spring in dress form, and we can't get enough of it. Kate has this unexplainable talent for making old-timey or vintage styles look completely new and fresh. It's just one of her mysterious fashion abilities!

  • Tri-Color Ballgown

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    Kate gets to wear more ballgowns than most (perks of being a duchess), and while she's worn some unbelievable gowns over the years, this one holds a special place in our hearts. Few ballgowns look comfy ... but this one certainly does!

  • Two Different Shades

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    Here we have Kate's new signature green color, and the duchess was so bold as to pair a completely different shade of green handbag with her winter coat. 

    Seriously, only the duchess could pull this off.

  • Casual Kate

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    Even when Kate dresses down, she still looks put together and amazing! It's practically a requirement of the royal family, but as far as we know, Kate was born with this magical ability. Also ... any chance we could borrow that sweater sometime?

  • Lilac Repeat

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    Kate may have worn this pale purple dress before, but she keeps things fresh every time she repeats an outfit. Plus, this duchess is an expert at adding new accessories to a dress to make it look completely new. 

  • No Words

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    It's hard to even describe how stunning Kate looks in this royal blue gown. If there were ever an outfit that shows off the duchess's body perfectly, it would be this one. Prince William is one lucky man, for sure.

  • Her Go-To Fall Outfit

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    This deep red, almost burgundy two-piece set has been one of Kate's royal outfit staples over the years, and it's pretty clear why. This duchess sure does love an ensemble that's versatile and oh-so stylish. Keep on wearing it, Kate!

  • Lace Beauty

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    OK ... this outfit has us wishing that Kate had to wear ballgowns every time she has a royal engagement. Alhtough we're sure that she would absolutely hate that, we can't help that she looks so darn good in them! How do you do this, Kate??

  • Structured Kate

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    Over the years, Kate's made it clear that she's a fan of all that's flowy and light, but every once and a while, she steps out in a more structured and form-fitting look. No matter what style she's wearing, this duchess always keeps things classy, of course.

  • Victorian Inspired

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    Kate may have looked back in the royal family photos for inspiration with this outfit. The lace and the high collar are true Victorian styles, but Kate, of course, makes it look perfectly fitting for the 21st century. Did we expect anything less?

  • Wear Green With a Smile

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    Kate has been wearing more army green lately, and although we don't know what inspired this influx of the darker shade, we love it! She normally just saved this color for her St. Patrick's Day engagements, but now the duchess is green all year long.

  • The Royal Ascot

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    We're going to resist the urge to talk about what's going on with Prince William's time period outfit and focus on his beautiful wife. If her wedding dress was any indication, we're pretty sure no one can pull off lace the way Kate Middleton does.

  • What's Underneath the Coat?

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    Kate is somewhat famous for her winter coats, so much so that we always seem to forget that there's another fabulous outfit underneath the wool. We especially love this tweed skirt and white shirt combo. It's another vintage look from the duchess!

  • Blushin'

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    Kate is the queen of two-piece sets, and this blush-colored ensemble has been one of her favorites over the years. It's hard to imagine that a color this subtle could make someone glow like this, but well, that's Kate Middleton.

  • In the Jungle

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    This might be the best example of how when Kate dresses down ... she's not really dressed down. She looks ready to explore the jungle in this adventurous outfit. Just look how adorable this duchess is!

  • Like a Goddess 

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    Just when we thought Kate couldn't get any more goddess-like, she pulls off something like this. Kate, if this whole royal thing doesn't work out, we'd gladly hire you to be our personal stylists! Something to think about, right?

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