Duchess of Cambridge, known by her maiden name as Catherine Middleton and more affectionately called Kate Middleton, recently turned 40. In this jubilee year, she asserted herself in the role of future queen and saviour of the monarchy. And even though she doesn’t want to be mistaken as a fashion star, let alone a Red Carpet celebrity, the entire world wants to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s best looks. That’s why Catherine is the most influential woman in the fashion world.
In the video above, we bring you the Duchess of Cambridge’s best looks worn to her official meetings, as well as the designers and brands she has chosen. These are great inspirations for the everyday working outfits, for the office, and the working mum organising the house and children.
Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Duchess-next-door.
Although with a princess budget, Kate Middleton’s fashion style is accessible; any woman can ‘copy’ her way of dressing, which makes her affectionately nicknamed Duchess-next-door. An excellent example of this is the first look in the video, which she wore to visit the soldiers involved in #OperationPitting, which flew out 15,000 people from Kabul.
Duchess of Cambridge’s best looks and her favourite brands.
Since Brexit, the stylist team responsible for the Duchess of Cambridge’s best looks has preferred English fashion brands. In the video above, we can confirm this on the occasion of the premiere of the latest 007 movie, No Time To Die, where she shone in a Jenny Packham dress.
The British brands that the Duchess wears include Mulberry, Catherine Walker, Barbour, and L.K.Bennet, Temperley London, Emilia Wickstead, Erdem, and Whistles, among others. Not to mention Catherine’s long collaboration with Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton, who designed her wedding dress, and recently, the duchess’ looks for her official jubilee photoshoot. But Kate Middleton, the queen of high-low fashion, makes exceptions for brands like Zara, Mango and now and then, Gucci and Chanel.
And that’s The Kate Effect; what she wears sells out in shops in minutes. So, watch the video and enjoy the Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion style as inspiration for dressing classic without being boring, but above all, without being a fashion victim.
Title photo @Paolo Roversi