Kate Middleton Did Not Miss the Style Mark in 2017, and We've Got Proof
In 2017 alone, Kate Middleton played football beneath the Eiffel Tower in Chanel's iconic tweed, paying homage to the French fashion house on her visit to Paris in March. She also wore Gucci for the very first time, and there was no better moment to make that debut considering the Italian fashion house's recent popularity spike. But Kate also kicked off a third round of maternity style in some pink and blue looks we won't be forgetting anytime soon.
So you see, the Duchess of Cambridge never misses the mark — she's in tune with fashion, but stays true to her signature style at the same time. This is something Kate's always been able to manage, but we are consistently impressed by how she's updating her wardrobe in the current year, slipping into off-the-shoulder silhouettes, and experimenting with new designers. Read on for the most memorable examples so far.
Kate in Orla Kiely, October 2017
Kate made an appearance at the Paddington Station in London looking joyful as ever in this floral pink sheath by Orla Kiely. The design was accented with black lining at the waist and neckline.
Kate in Prada, August 2017
Kate brightened up a rainy day in this pussy-bow Prada design complete with an orange poppy print. She wore it for a visit to The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, finishing the outfit with L.K. Bennett pumps.
Kate in Emilia Wickstead, July 2017
Kate finished the royal tour of Poland and Germany in this lavender Emilia Wickstead fit-and-flare. The duchess wore subtle Kiki McDonough earrings, too, and completed the look in neutral suede pumps.
Kate in Markus Lupfer, July 2017
Kate attended a reception in Berlin wearing this Markus Lupfer midi that was accessorized with a belt and clutch and jazzed up with a pair of Prada heels.
Kate in Alexander McQueen, July 2017
Kate looked decidedly bohemian in an off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen maxi that she styled with Prada heels for the queen's birthday party in Berlin, Germany.
Kate in Erdem, July 2017
Kate's floral Erdem top and skirt were complemented by neutral accessories, like a Cartier watch and Stuart Weitzman heels, when she stepped out in Poland.
Kate in Gosia Baczynska, July 2017
Kate tapped one of Poland's most popular designers, Gosia Baczynska, for this special look in Poland, which she completed with one of her most stunning pearl necklaces and matching earrings.
Kate in Catherine Walker, July 2017
Before she took off for the royal tour of Poland and Germany, Kate enjoyed a couple of Wimbledon matches. The duchess impressed in an ethereal sundress by Catherine Walker, which she coordinated with a Victoria Beckham tote.
Kate in Dolce & Gabbana, July 2017
Kate made a statement at Wimbledon in polka dots, opting for this Dolce & Gabbana sheath that she completed with a Victoria Beckham bag and Oscar de la Renta earrings.
Kate in Gucci, June 2017
Kate's first Gucci moment came when she paid a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The duchess played up the design's red trim with a cherry clutch, finishing the outfit with L.K. Bennett pumps and Kiki McDonough earrings.
Kate in Zara and J. Crew, June 2017
Kate wore two of our favorite affordable brands at once when she met a Zara blazer with nautical trousers and tweed tasseled pumps from J. Crew during a sailing event in London.
Kate in Rochas, May 2017
Kate wore a fabulous hunter green Rochas midi that featured a sprawling floral print when she attended the Chelsea Flower Show press day in London. She coordinated the design with neutral L.K. Bennett pumps.
Kate in See By Chloé, May 2017
OK, so the duchess didn't actually debut this cream high-neck dress in 2017. The first time she wore it was for a garden party in Canada in 2016. Even so, it's trendy and exciting enough to spotlight again. Kate let the sheer details of the bodice take the spotlight at a tea party at Buckingham Palace as she slipped on an Acne belt to cinch her waist along with her trusty Monsoon wedges.
Kate in Catherine Walker, April 2017
Kate's 2017 Easter look was crisp and clean, but we were particularly excited by the new bow-adorned fascinator she debuted, further accessorizing with an Etui woven clutch and Rupert Sanderson pumps.
Kate in Marchesa Notte, April 2017
Kate attended the opening of 42nd Street in a gorgeous cranberry Marchesa Notte dress that shopped midshin, allowing her to show off her matching suede pumps. But get a load of those Kate Spade New York tasseled earrings, which really stole the show!
Kate in Temperley, March 2017
Though the lace design was dark in color, Kate knew exactly how to play up her glow when she attended the annual Portrait Gala in London. The duchess added a pair of Kiki McDonough gem drop earrings to her look, and it was just the right touch.
Kate in Chanel, March 2017
Kate appropriately slipped into Chanel for the royal tour of France. The duchess chose a tweed pleated dress that she cinched at the waist with a thin belt and coordinated with a top handle Chanel bag.
Kate in Jenny Packham, March 2017
Kate's embroidered Jenny Packham gown came in an icy blue. The number was stitched with tiny bouquets, and Kate completed the look with dazzling crystal pumps for dinner at the British Embassy in France.
Kate in Alexander McQueen, March 2017
Kate selected a black textured dress from Alexander McQueen featuring a neckline that sliced at the center to put her pearl-drop necklace on display. She walked tall in Gianvito Rossi ankle strap pumps during a reception at the British Embassy on the Paris tour.
Kate in Erdem, February 2017
Kate turned up the glitz and the glamour in this sparkling champagne number from Erdem, which she wore to celebrate the UK-India Year of Culture in London.
Kate in Alexander McQueen, February 2017
Kate wore a stunning Alexander McQueen number for the 2017 BAFTAs, proving she was absolutely red-carpet ready when she stepped onto the scene at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Kate in Hobbs London, January 2017
We loved the subtle style trick Kate employed when she let her Peter Pan collar peek out from this kelly green Hobbs London suit set. The top the duchess wore underneath was by Gerard Darel, and she kept her accessories minimal and dark to better accentuate her smart move.
Kate in Erdem, January 2017
Kate chose this buzzy floral Erdem sheath for the Virgin Money London Marathon. Her Tod's pumps and cranberry clutch brought out the spurts of red in her dress.