Kate's Fashionable First Year of Marriage
Same shade, different take. This fresh, summery ensemble, worn in June to a Derby Day race in Epsom, England, showed off Kate's enviably toned legs – as well as one of her equally enviable hats.
At a London gala in June, Kate proved she could have fun with fashion in a youthful and eye-catching (but still appropriately elegant) Jenny Packham gown.
For her official visit to North America, the Duchess celebrated Canada Day in Ottawa on July 1 in the country's colors: a white Reiss dress, Queen Elizabeth's maple leaf brooch and a bright red hat by Sylvia Fletcher, also featuring maple leaves.
MORE MCQUEEN, PLEASE!
Looking appropriately regal in another Alexander McQueen – this one, a pleated lavender gown – and borrowed earrings from the Queen, Kate met Hollywood's finest at the July 9 BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles.
Though the Duchess rarely goes strapless, preferring to show off her legs instead of her décolletage, she chose a sweetheart-neckline black velvet Alexander McQueen gown, accented by jewels she'd received as a wedding gift, for London's Sun Military Awards in December.
LOVELY IN LACE
Continuing to show support for British designers, Kate wore a delicate, lacy Alice by Temperley gown with a V-neck and long sleeves, plus sparkling jewels, to the War Horse London premiere in January.
Fittingly dressed in emerald to celebrate St. Patrick's Day along with the troops in Aldershot, England, she accessorized her wrap coat with a shamrock brooch and jaunty brown pillbox hat.
A pretty pale peplum dress with a boldly embellished collar and cuffs make a perfect, polished style statement for the African Cats premiere on April 25 – four days before her big anniversary.