Princess Kate's North American Style

The Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a parade of elegant dresses – and fascinators! – for her first trip to California and Canada

01 of 19

PRIM AND PROPER

PRIM AND PROPER
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For painting with inner-city kids, Catherine chooses a crisp navy and ivory outfit from high-street favorite Whistles.

02 of 19

PURPLE REIGN

HUSTLE & FLOW
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The Duchess of Cambridge looks appropriately regal in a lavender Alexander McQueen pleated gown – accessorized with borrowed earrings from the Queen – at the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles.

03 of 19

WINNING LOOK

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Prince William may have won the game, but his new wife steals the show at a Santa Barbara polo match in her Chinoiserie-print Jenny Packham dress, Kiki McDonough earrings and nude pumps.

04 of 19

GREEN WITH ENVY

GREEN WITH ENVY
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At a private reception at the British Consul-General's residence in L.A., Catherine stands out in a vivid green Diane von Furstenburg "Maja" dress and a snakeskin clutch, also by the designer. Von Furstenberg tweeted, "Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is truly a DVF girl."

05 of 19

TOUCH DOWN

TOUCH DOWN
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For her arrival in Los Angeles, Kate stays neutral in a dove gray, draped sheath by London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic, paired with beige Jimmy Choo pumps and clutch.

06 of 19

SUNSHINE STATE

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For the Duchess of Cambridge's trip to Calgary, she ditches her neutral palette for a lemon-yellow Jenny Packham dress, paired with the L.K. Bennett clutch and heels she’s been sporting throughout the trip.

07 of 19

RODEO ROMANCE

COWGIRL "CROWN"
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From tiaras to cowboy hats: The princess embraces the cowgirl spirit for a rodeo in Calgary, pairing her 10-gallon topper with a patterned Alice by Temperley London button-up, boot-leg Goldsign jeans and a big-buckle belt.

08 of 19

OH, CANADA!

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pays tribute to her host country on Canada Day, topping her famous cream-colored Reiss dress with a maple-leaf themed fascinator by Lock amp Co.'s milliner, Sylvia Fletcher – and finished the look with a stylish fan clutch, smart red pumps, Kiki McDonough earrings and a brooch on loan from the Queen of England.

09 of 19

ALL BUTTONED UP

ALL BUTTONED UP
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Kate goes from princess to preppy in a gold-buttoned navy Smythe blazer, ruffled top, J Brand jeans and wedge espadrilles to board a plane with her coordinating husband.

10 of 19

DREAM OF JEAN-Y

DREAM OF JEAN-Y
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For her second day around Yellowknife (including a romantic canoe trip!) she chooses a more relaxed look, wearing the same J Brand skinny jeans with a slim button-up and two-tone Sebago boat shoes.

11 of 19

LOVE A PARADE

LOVE A PARADE
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The Duchess chooses a monochromatic look, wearing a By Malene Birger dress to march in a processional in Yellowknife, Canada – relying on her trusty L.K. Bennett pumps to help her keep pace, even in heels!

12 of 19

SAILOR GIRL

SAILOR GIRL
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Sticking with her favorite ivory palette, Kate tours Charlottetown, Canada, in a nautical-inspired frock from Alexander McQueen, the same label that created her wedding gown. She finishes the look with coordinating navy pumps and a pretty ponytail.

13 of 19

ROYAL BLUE

ROYAL BLUE
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In addition to her maple-leaf accessories, Kate gives Canadian style a nod by selecting two dresses by Montreal-born designer Erdem Moralioglu, who now lives in London and whose dresses are a favorite of stars like Lea Michele and Michelle Williams. For a prayer service in Montreal, she sported a lacy cobalt shift with a nude patent clutch and her favorite L.K. Bennett heels.

14 of 19

CREAM OF THE CROP

CREAM OF THE CROP
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Selecting a sleek tan Joseph dress (and L.K. Bennett clutch and heels) to meet fans (and talk kids!) in Quebec City, the Duchess keeps her look breezy and summer-appropriate by adding simple coordinating accessories

15 of 19

GRAY LADY

GRAY LADY
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Let's hope those snakeskin-print Tabitha Simmons heels are comfortable: Kate wears them with her slim-fitting Catherine Walker dress and Links of London earrings to help plant a tree in Ottawa next to the one Prince William's parents planted in 1983, to serve as a symbol of the newlyweds' enduring love.

16 of 19

VIOLET NIGHT

VIOLET NIGHT
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She has long favored Issa's body-conscious, brightly-hued designs, and she sticks with a tried-and-true silhouette for the bright purple dress she picks for the evening Canada Day celebration. But she mixes up her look a bit by sweeping her hair into an updo and adding bold earrings.

17 of 19

FLYING HIGH

FLYING HIGH
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Kate also chooses Issa for a barbeque in honor of charitable young people, opting for a decidedly more casual bird-print wrap dress, which she wears with dark tights and wedge espadrilles.

18 of 19

NAVY APPEAL

NAVY APPEAL
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For her first appearance on Canadian soil – and her husband's first official remarks– the Duchess sports her first Erdem dress – a navy-and-white lace sheath – whose busy pattern she accented with her simple nude L.K. Bennett pumps and coordinating clutch.

19 of 19

BLUE SKIES

BLUE SKIES
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Kate boarded the plane in London June 30 wearing a smart flight suit, layering a navy Smythe blazer over a fitted Roland Mouret dress with a Mulberry purse.

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