When Kate Middleton stepped onto the red carpet at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds dinner, our jaws dropped to the floor. Her Erdem dress made for one of the biggest style risks the duchess took in 2015 — and there's no denying it paid off. In fact, the effect it had is probably best summed up with two words: "Damn, girl."
This year, we're betting Kate, who just turned 34, plays the wild card more often. In fact, we considered the Spring '16 collections from her favorite designers and selected bright looks we hope she tries. The duchess is about to go boldly where no royal has ever gone before, judging from these outfits with intricate embroidery, fresh new color palettes, and even sheer details. Just read on for Kate's fashion future. Spoiler: outlook very good.