The Duchess of Cambridge makes it seem easy to look modern, elegant and approachable. While most of us mere mortals could take a few fashion lessons from the future Queen consort, there are ways in which she’s imparted her wardrobe wisdom through the years so that we need not sign up for a Princess Diaries schooling (though it would be quite fun to have a little Julie Andrews tutelage). In fact, Kate pulls off the casual chic look with such grace and poise, it’s perhaps best that we review her guide to Spring Dressing 101.
Here are 8 Kate Middleton Inspired Dresses You Need in Your Closet for Spring:
- Lilac Lady
Kate wore this pale lavender Emilia Wickstead dress in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017 with Prince William and repeated the style late last year. The glowing mom of three looks every inch the purple princess in this gorgeous pastel swing dress.
2. Polka Dot Princess
Before the Duchess of Sussex showed off her affection for Altuzzara, Kate stepped out in the brand’s sky blue polka dot dress and looked ready for a festive spring soiree.
3. Yellow There
Kate caused quite a racket at Wimbledon in this cheery yellow dress by Dolce and Gabbana. The look was a standout in a sea of preppy colors and demure daywear.
4. English Rose
Kate looked particularly polished in this floral summer set by Erdem for a tour stop in Poland. The duchess added neutral accessories so as not to clash with her floral skirt and top.
5. Birthday Blues
Kate opted for a cornflower blue and coral pink color-blocked dress by Roksanda Ilincic for a Patron’s Lunch. She looked to be in good spirits enjoying a weekend of celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
6. Garden Reign
Kate looked divine in this blue and white L.K. Bennett dress that she wore for a royal engagement with Prince William. The duchess seemed to be pledging allegiance to the floral midi with this super stylish sheath.
7. Maxi Moment
Taking a page from the Queen’s stylebook on wearing bright colors to parties and social functions, the duchess looked immaculate in this off-the-shoulder red maxi dress with a smocked waist on tour in Germany.
8. Wandering Gypsy
Kate wore this Alexander McQueen dress to visit the coast guard in Canada. The feminine white and red dress featured a tiered skirt and floral buttons–and showed off the colors of the Canadian flag. The pattern of the dress was reportedly inspired by floral patterns painted on gypsy caravans and canal barges in the British countryside.