Renowned for her impeccable and imperial fashion statements, the Princess of Wales has a closet full of dreamy dresses and couture clothing. Drawn to demure designs with a hint of retro flair, Princess Kate’s Windsor wardrobe combines vintage modesty with contemporary glamour.
Here we look back at Kate’s most winning outfit formulas and her most inspired fashion moments.
Here are 34 of Kate Middleton’s Most Fashionable Outfits Ever:
1. Grey Goddess
Wearing a pale grey ‘Peridot’ dress by Roksanda Ilincic for a visit to Los Angeles in the summer of 2011, Princess Kate looked magnificent in this draped sheath dress with cap sleeves and pleated panels. She would later don the dress for a luncheon at the Anna Freud centre in May 2016.
2. Enchanting in Eyelet
In April 2016, the princess departed Bhutan in this white eyelet skirt suit dress. Featuring a playful white cotton broderie anglaise fabric, this belted tea dress has trendy cuffed sleeves along with a flouncy full skirt. The look was inviting and interesting and fit perfectly with the scheme of her South Asia lookbook.
3. In the Navy
Kate showed off her penchant for military minded ensembles in this Alexander McQueen navy dress featuring gold buttons and three-quarter sleeves. Having the aesthetic of a uniform, this strong style statement honored the rich regimental history of the royals.
4. Canadian Chic
Looking elegant in a red Catherine Walker coat in Calgary, the princess brought her diplomatic dressing to the country for a charming visit filled with fun meet and greets, tree planting ceremonies, hockey games, rodeos and a visit to Blatchford Lake.
5. Lovely in Lace
The princess looked divine in this sapphire silk knee-length ‘Jacquenta’ dress by Canadian fashion designer Erdem for a walkabout in Québec City in 2011. The style maven wore the slim fitting sheath designed with an intricate floral lace detail at the neckline paired with a sturdy but stylish pair of LK Bennett patent sledge pumps.
6. Radiant in Red
The princess has recycled this Luisa Spagnoli red ‘Sushi’ suit on at least four occasions since its debut in 2011; the peplum blazer two-piece was first spotted on the princess at St. Andrews University for an anniversary celebration. Later, the hemline on the cherry-colored pencil skirt was lengthened for a more demure below the knee fit.
7. Imperial in Ivory
Looking summer-ready, the princess brought her radiant glow to the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour parade in 2011. Clad in an ivory Samurai skirt with gentle pleats, the royal looked ready to enjoy the annual birthday party in her frilly Alexander McQueen ensemble.
8. My Fair Lady
Kate wowed at an outdoor garden party in a sheer blue Ellie Saab blouse and skirt. Bringing her feminine frock to the daytime event, the princess looked polished and pretty in the summer of 2023.
9. Blushing Beauty
The mom of three showed off her royal style smarts in this petal pink Alexander McQueen wool cashmere peplum dress. Clad in the soft shade, the princess looked like a beautiful Barbie doll and true English rose.
10. Sheer Perfection
Princess Catherine of Wales was sophisticated and stylish at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur in this icy blue Temperley London Aster Flower dress circa 2012. Kate’s tea party ensemble featured embroidered lace, a boat neckline and three-quarter sleeves.
11. Scarlet Fever
In Berlin in the summer of 2017, Kate looked flirty and fashionable in a red off-the-shoulder dress which revealed a little clavicle cleavage and a bit of sultry shoulder. The red hot style statement was actually an Alexander McQueen maxi dress with a crinkled fabric and ruffled hem.
12. Green Queen
In March 2017, Kate displayed her sensational figure in this green lace Temperley London gown featuring sheer long lace sleeves and a ribbon waist accent.
13. Legs for Days
At a photography awards gala in the fall of 2014, the princess brought the fashion fireworks in this high-low Jenny Packham evening dress with a gathered front waist and a revealing peek-a-boo draped skirt. The sky blue dress was a stunning choice and showed off the princess’ gorgeous gams.
14. Purple Reign
Demonstrating why she’s the Queen of Chiffon Evening Wear, Kate glided down the red carpet in this lilac Alexander McQueen for the first time at a glamorous black-tie BAFTA Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in 2011. Kate’s custom made floor length gown has a all the trimmings of a royally resplendent style — long length, layered chiffon, cap sleeves and crystal embellished belt.
15. Sequin Stunner
Proving she’s a bonafide media darling and style superstar, Kate looked incredible in this slinky pale gold sequin gown for a Tusk Conservation Award ceremony in September 2013. Hailing from Jenny Packham’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, this gilded design has allover gold sequin and a crystal waistband.
16. Emerald Enchantress
Princess Kate owns this glossy green sequin gown in rose pink and emerald. She wore this captivating green Tenille embellished gown in Pakistan in October 2019 and later back in London for a Royal Variety Performance in November 2021.
17. Garden Variety
In April 2014, the princess displayed her love of feathery fern plants with this bespoke black Jenny Packham LBD with a leaf embellished beaded shoulder. The slim fit style was a masterclass in chic cocktail party dressing.
18. Lacy Luxe
The Princess of Wales wowed onlookers and sent the paparazzi into a tailspin wearing this Temperley London Amoret black lace gown for the premiere of War Horse in London in January 2012. Trimmed with French lace, this stunning floor-length frock was one of Kate’s best looks ever.
19. Cream of the Crop
The British beauty made an unforgettable fashion statement in April 2016 in New Delhi in this Temperely London crop top and skirt. Debuting the look in front of 2,000 guests at a birthday party in honor of the Queen, the silk georgette separates were a sartorial triumph with their intricate black embroidered motif of Indian Chintz and lattice.
20. Regal in Red
Perfect for causing a sartorial stir, Kate was electrifying in this elegant ballgown from the design house of Jenny Packham for a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in December 2016. The look was ideal for the holiday season and the opulent occasion.
21. Breathtaking in Blue
At a gala fundraiser in Mumbai, the princess was spellbinding in a royal blue Jenny Packham dress adorned with beads and sequin woven by hand. Inspired by the glitzy and glamorous Bollywood movies, the design was one of Kate’s first-ever cape moments.
22. Briding High
Ever the beautiful bride, Kate looked smashing in her ‘part deux’ wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The silky satin ivory gown trimmed with a sparkly silver belt was fairytale fashion at its finest.
23. Bond Babe
Before she stormed the red carpet in gold sequin for the James Bond action flick ‘No Time to Die,’ Kate had already made waves for another Bond premiere. The princess dazzled at the Spectre film screening in 2015 in an ethereal pale blue Packham gown.
24. Golden Girl
She came, she saw, she conquered. Kate’s golden gladiator dress per Packham stole the show on the red carpet for the James Bond ‘No Time to Die’ film screening in London.
25. Kate the Great
Proving she looks as good in a daytime dress as she does a bedazzled ballgown, the princess looked elegant in the ‘Encore Rose’ chiffon shirtdress. Appearing in high spirits following a tour of Canada, the royal was clad in a floral shirtdress by the late American fashion designer Kate Spade for the celebration of World Mental Health Day in October 2016.
26. Tory Story
The then Duchess of Cambridge was snapped leaving the Taj Tashi hotel to attend a private dinner with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema on day five of the royal tour to India and Bhutan in mid-April 2015. The princess donned a colorful patterned Tory Burch dress with floral mesh tulle.
27. The Case for Lace
A pearlescent pink lace sheath was Kate’s dress of choice for a summer service in June 2012. The princess wore the figure hugging knee-length dress with a satin waistband for the Jubilee National Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Proving she’s always thinking sustainably, the princess recycled the bodycon blush dress for a summer garden party two years later.
28. Pretty in Packham
In a shimmery scale-like mermaid gown, the princess radiated regal energy in this divine pearlescent powder pink Packham dress. Kate’s slinky evening look was covered in Swarovski crystals on a mesh overlay with twinkling silver beads and crystals at the waist.
29. Presidential Pink
The princess stepped out in this vibrant dahlia pink McQueen sheath for a meeting with first lady Dr. Jill Biden in the summer of 2021. The belted and formfitting dress perfectly captured the essence of Kate’s entire wardrobe with its bright singular color, belted silhouette and ladylike length.
30. Cozy Cate
Proving she’s just as glamorous in knit separates as she is in a tulle-happy Disney dress, the princess elevated the look of a simple sweater set into a major fashion moment with her Sezane outfit worn in October 2023 at Nottingham Trent University.
31. Mouret’s Muse
Making the case for colorblock, Kate showed off her fit figure in this skintight black and white Roland Mouret dress worn for the “Top Gun: Maverick” movie premiere in May 2022. Kate took a gamble with the ‘Lamble’ and donned this column gown much to the acclaim and applause of throngs of royal watchers.
32. Self-Portrait Stunner
Long before she was enamored with a Self-Portrait blazer dress, she was in love with a crochet maxi from the imagination of the brand’s London-based founder Han Chong. Kate was an angelic sensation in this mock neck long dress with a high front slit from the Self-Portrait Resort 2016 collection. The dazzling (former) duchess wore the white gown for a breezy red carpet appearance in November 2016 for the film ‘A Street Cat Named Bob.’
33. Flower Power
The princess’ tropical island dress nearly broke the Internet as the style was such a welcome departure from her stiff and structured coatdresses and fantasy formal wear. Kate groupies rejoiced in seeing the princess rock a casual smocked blue dress in Belize courtesy of Tory Burch.
34. Coral Classic
Wearing her all-time favorite style– a girly monochrome A-line coatdress, Kate was seriously perfecting her princess-ing in this garden glam garment see on HRH in May 2022. The coral pink dress was a hit with fashion critics who applauded the royal for her impeccably tailored dress, neat updo and Jane Taylor candy colored swirl ‘Lyssa’ beret hat.