The Duchess of Cambridge is revered for her classic and elegant sense of style. Often opting for modern but still professional attire, the duchess always strikes the right note of chic and smart. One of Kate’s favorite ways to look like a modern princess is to dress in lace–she finds the fabric to be a great choice for appearing revealing without losing any modesty.

Here are Kate Middleton’s 9 Best Lace Dress Moments:

  1. Making the Grade

In November 2012, Kate stunned onlookers in a black lace Alice Temperley floor-length gown for a St. Andrews Gala event. The dress was a showstopper for the University function and Kate finished the look with a red clutch by Alexander McQueen.



2. Excuse My French

Kate looked every inch the Parisian princess in a bespoke cream peplum dress for a vigil honoring the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme in Thiepval, France.

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3. Horsing Around

Stepping out for the opening day of Royal Ascot, Kate looked resplendent in white Alexander McQueen. For the outing, Kate not only wore the charming bespoke dress with a calf-length and ribbon waist, but she added Gianvito Rossi pumps and an Etui clutch to complete the look.

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4. Green with Envy

Kate stepped out in an emerald green Temperley London dress for evening out at the National Portrait Gallery in 2017. For some major style impact, she added her Kiki McDonough tourmaline and amethyst drop earrings (similar).

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5. Meet and Greet

For meeting China’s Prime Minster in London with Prince William, Duchess Kate opted for an eggplant colored dress by Dolce and Gabbana. She paired the look with burgundy pumps and a mulberry clutch.


6. Cocktail Chic

While attending a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul’s Cathedral in June 2012, the duchess looked feminine and fashionable in a champagne Alexander McQueen dress with a ribbon waistband.


7.  Victorian Era

The Duchess of Cambridge supported mental health day at Buckingham Palace in October 2017 in a Temperley London Eclipse corded powder blue lace midi dress. Pregnant at the time, Kate was battling morning sickness but looked radiant and ready for royal duty despite suffering a bit of illness.

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8. Teal-ing the Show

Kate Middleton’s Jenny Packham teal lace gown with cap sleeves was perhaps one of the greatest fashion moments for the duchess. Exquisite in the flowy gown, the duchess looked like a Grecian goddess with her gown featuring a see-through lace back with buttons.


9. Lace for a Lifetime

The Duchess of Cambridge looked like a modern day fairytale princess in her Alexander McQueen wedding gown on her wedding day. Featuring lace in the bodice and sleeves of the dress plus Solstiss lace on the skirt and train, Kate hit a fashion high note in her unforgettable bridal gown.