From College Co-ed to Future Queen: 10 Years of Princess Kate's Impeccable Style
They had been dating for years, but Prince William and Princess Kate — then Kate Middleton — took the next step in their public relationship, attending the wedding of William's step-sibling, Laura Parker Bowles. For the occasion, Kate chose an outfit that served as inspiration for pretty much every wedding she's attended since: stylish coat and a fascinator.
Having a prince for a boyfriend means you'll be spending a lot of afternoons on the polo field. Kate kept it chic while doing so, wearing a navy sweater paired with a white skirt for an afternoon at the Badminton Horse Trials.
For William's induction into the historic Order of the Garter, Kate wore a fitted black suit and a black-and-white hat — and giggled with Harry.
It was the look that started the “Kate effect” — the royal blue Issa London wrap dress. That the frock matched her sapphire engagement ring was just an added bonus.
During an engagement-era visit to their alma mater, Kate rocked a bright red-suit — and proved it's clearly her color (then again, what's not?).
Kate's worn a lot of gorgeous pieces over the past 10 years, but really, does anything (or will anything ever) top her Sarah Burton-designed wedding gown? Probably not.
Not even three months after her wedding, Kate stunned from the start of her North American tour in a navy lace dress from Erdem.
Later on during the visit, she hit the red carpet in Los Angeles looking every inch the glamorous Hollywood star — or, you know, princess — in a lavender dress from one of her go-to designers, Jenny Packham.
Princess Kate's sleek white dress for a London dinner looked demure — until we saw that daring slit up the side. She wore the dress again — this time, with an updo — to the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiere in 2013.
That same month, she wore another red-carpet worthy ensemble, a teal dress with an intricate lace back.
Pregnant with Prince George, Princess Kate showed off her growing baby bump during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London in an ice-blue Emilia Wickstead dress.
In what would soon become one of the most iconic images of the couple, Will and Kate debuted their newborn son, Prince George, on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. Kate wore a bespoke polka-dot dress from Jenny Packham, paying homage to William's late mother, Princess Diana, who wore polka dots on the same hospital steps when she introduced Prince William to the world 31 years prior.
When it comes to casual wear, Kate sticks to what she likes. And what she likes are striped shirts, skinny jeans, navy blazers and cork wedges, which she's pretty much worn on rotation since her wedding. Hey, if it ain't broke …
Kate wore a lot of fashionable outfits on the 2014 royal tour to New Zealand and Australia, but this white-and-blue floral dress from L.K. Bennett just may be the winner. Celebs agree: It turned Mindy Kaling and Uzo Aduba into “copy-Kates” — both wore the dress after the princess did.
Proving her fashion game is just getting started, Kate rocked a red, white and blue floral gown from Erdem for a gala dinner in London last week. May her sartorial reign continue!