The Princess of Wales is embracing a tailored trouser suit style for many of her recent appearances. The polished and professional power-dressing is Kate’s way of sartorially symbolizing her new role as princess and signals not only a clothing shift for the mom of three, but a way to update her image as a business-minded and laser focused royal representative. Kate’s new “uniform” suggests she’s concentrating on her job as change-maker for the Crown and is intent to follow through on her passion projects like her early childhood legacy campaign ‘Shaping Us.’
Though royal watchers may suffer a drought of glam, Kate’s new era of sharp blazers, monochrome structured suits and a plethora of work pants signifies she’s ready for more ambitious projects and is thinking trousers not tiaras.
Here are Kate Middleton’s Best Pantsuit Moments in 2023:
Early January 2023
Proving she’s a princess with a purpose, Kate reported for royal duty after the holiday season in a deep plum colored pantsuit with a stretch cady blazer and coordinating pants from ready-to-wear designer Roland Mouret, who specializes in sculptural and colorful occasion wear.
Roland Mouret Blazer, CLICK HERE
Late January 2023
Clad in a bold and bright red Alexander McQueen for a Shaping Us pre-campaign launch, the princess was a standout in her professional and streamlined suit. Kate’s Alexander McQueen crepe drop hem asymmetrical jacket and coordinating trousers in Welsh red offered the perfect energizing and exciting suit combination for her big new initiative.
Alexander McQueen Jacket, CLICK HERE
At a Foundling Museum event in late spring, the princess rocked her Barbie best in a powder pink Alexander McQueen suit with a tailored jacket featuring sharp detailing including pointed lapels and side panels. Proving she means business, Kate was going for corporate chic with her bubblegum boardroom style.
McQueen Pink Blazer, CLICK HERE
Early September 2023
At a Rugby World Cup opening match in France, the princess was angelic in her crisp and classic tailored ivory suit from her favorite British luxury fashion house, Alexander McQueen. Rather than clash with players or draw attention away from the major sporting event, Kate wore a tonal white suit befitting the world’s biggest business bosses.
McQueen White Blazer, CLICK HERE
The princess rocked amethyst tailored suit separates from Alexander McQueen to step out in Surrey to visit a prison and learn about the work the Forward Trust does to support them. Kate wore a precisely tailored suit jacket from the House of McQueen featuring strong shoulders and peaked lapels. Designed in Italy, the chic jacket also features slanted pockets and a single button closure.
Amethyst McQueen Blazer, CLICK HERE
Proving a restful summer break and freshly highlighted fringe is the perfect recipe for a new royal groove, Kate looked beautiful at a not-for-profit youth intervention charity event in west London. Clad in custom camel colored separates including a stretch cady blazer and wide-leg trousers from Roland Mouret (she also owns the suit in burgundy), the princess was glowing at the early autumn outing.
Tan McQueen Jacket, CLICK HERE
In a deep pine pantsuit from the label known for their timeless trenches and iconic check designs, the princess was beautiful in Burberry suit for a visit to a textile mill in Leeds. Pairing the deep emerald separates with a Holland Cooper bodysuit as well as a chunky chain ‘Portrait’ necklace from Laura Lombardi, Kate’s look was modern girl boss meets castle crusader.