In recent years the Princess of Wales has had a style renaissance. Dismissing coat dresses and slim skirts in favor of power pantsuits — the mom of three has been embracing business casual clothing in a big way. Offering more ease, comfort and coverage than her swingy knee length dress coats of yore — Kate is tackling big initiatives like her Early Years Project and and Shaping Us campaign in structured blazers and tailored trousers.
The princess is especially fond of crepe blazers from her favorite British design house — Alexander McQueen. Offering sharp detailing and classic silhouettes — the versatile blazers can be paired with matching pants, jeans or even worn over dresses.
Here are Kate Middleton’s 8 Alexander McQueen Suit Blazers:
To date, Kate has only stepped out in this soft lemon blazer for one engagement in March 2023. Though royal watchers initially suspected the Wales matriarch was repeating her ivory McQueen, upon closer inspection, the princess appears to own her favorite single-breasted blazer in a muted meringue shade.
Elevating her standard McQueen jacket look — the princess looked ravishing in a red asymmetric style with a dramatic dip at the front. More contemporary and fashion-forward than her other basic blazers, this cherry colored number was perfect for a coronation concert celebrating King Charles in May 2023.
3. Alexander McQueen Tuxedo Jacket in Black
Part mom, part future Queen, part style superhero, the Princess of Wales can do it all. And no where does Kate do a better job of proving she’s got what it takes for royal wifedom than when she conducts business meetings in fancy jackets. Featuring an exaggerated silk lapel, padded shoulders, silk buttons and a cobalt blue lining — this stylish topper is sure to be in Kate’s royal rotation for years to come.
A designer blazer in navy is the ultimate pair-with-anything jacket — perfect for wearing with denim, black ponte pants or even atop a stripe blouse and white jeans — this sharp blazer has strong shoulders, a peaked lapel and waist flattering slanted pockets. Kate wore the midnight blue style for a visit with the Royal Navy in late 2022 at Windsor Castle.
Living in her Barbie Era, the Princess of Wales was a sweet sensation in a bubblegum blazer at the Foundling Museum in May 2023. Angled flap pockets, a button front closure and long sleeves with button cuffs gave classic McQueen energy while the pale pink looked girly but not gaudy.
6. Alexander McQueen Navy Military Peplum Jacket
A longtime fan of military inspired looks, Princess Kate showed off her love of all things army with this light wool silk jacket decorated with metal buttons on the waist and collar. Selecting the ready-to-wear jacket paired with a matching skirt, Kate paid tribute to the British designer in this pre-fall 2017 look for a visit to a medical rehabilitation facility in Loughborough.
Proving her princess meets girlboss credentials, the 41-year-old was a modern mixmaster in an ivory pantsuit with tangerine top from brand Ridley. Kate stunned in the fresh bright white hue rendered in this precisely tailored jacket designed in Italy.
Well suited! The Princess of Wales landed in Boston in the dark plum colored jacket and coordinating trousers to enjoy the sights and sounds of Americana. Appearing fresh-faced and well-rested following the long haul flight — Kate was a vision in this pretty aubergine blazer.