67 Regal Styling Tricks Kate Middleton Has Completely Mastered

Kate Middleton may be royalty, but when it comes to her outfits, she manages to balance luxury style with accessible fashion. She's known for being a proud outfit repeater, and she's even broken a few royal style rules with rather casual looks well-suited for her active lifestyle. At the same time, the Princess of Wales wears her coordinated suit sets, coat dresses, and striking fascinators with style and grace. Middletown owns her looks, no matter the aesthetic or occasion.

She's also intentional about choosing outfits with a deeper significance. She uses her fashion statements to honor her family, whether she's choosing a piece of jewelry passed down to her from Queen Elizabeth II or re-creating Princess Diana's timeless styling techniques. Middleton even uses fashion as a way to connect with her own daughter, creating matching moments with Princess Charlotte for special occasions like King Charles III's coronation or their annual Christmas card. That said, while celebrating her family, she also stays true to her personal look, embracing prints like polka dots and stripes and perfecting the monochrome trend in every hue, from bright red to pristine white.

Middleton's sophisticated style sense is inextricably linked to her confidence. And though we may not all be able to purchase her couture Jenny Packham gowns or designer separates, there are quite a few things we can learn from her greatest outfits of all time. Keep scrolling to take in Middleton's most memorable looks and get plenty of royal fashion inspiration for your own wardrobe.

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Elevate a Casual Outfit By Adding One Striped Item.
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Elevate a Casual Outfit By Adding One Striped Item.

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Add Interest to Your Casual Outfit With a Printed Coat.
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Add Interest to Your Casual Outfit With a Printed Coat.

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You’ll Never Regret an LBD
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You’ll Never Regret an LBD

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Bad Hair Days Are Simply Not Required For Wearing a Hat
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Bad Hair Days Are Simply Not Required For Wearing a Hat

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A Body-Con Dress Looks Ladylike and Demure When It’s Made of Lace
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A Body-Con Dress Looks Ladylike and Demure When It’s Made of Lace

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When You’re Going For the Sailor Look, Really Drive Your Point Home
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When You’re Going For the Sailor Look, Really Drive Your Point Home

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Pearl Tones Scream Elegance
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Pearl Tones Scream Elegance

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A Single Coat Can Work as Your Entire Outfit
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A Single Coat Can Work as Your Entire Outfit

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Contrast Your Surroundings in Order to Best Stand Out
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Contrast Your Surroundings in Order to Best Stand Out

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And You Should Rewear That Outfit as Many Times as You See Fit
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And You Should Rewear That Outfit as Many Times as You See Fit

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In Fact, You Can Even Repeat a Favorite Gown For Formal Events
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In Fact, You Can Even Repeat a Favorite Gown For Formal Events

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Showing a Slip of Your Dress From Under Your Coat Adds Some Mystery to Your Look
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Showing a Slip of Your Dress From Under Your Coat Adds Some Mystery to Your Look

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Your Go-To Accessories Never Get Boring
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Your Go-To Accessories Never Get Boring

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Lace = Pure Elegance, Every Time
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Lace = Pure Elegance, Every Time

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Play With Shorter Hemlines
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Play With Shorter Hemlines

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Showing a Slip of Leg Is A-OK, Even If You’re Royalty
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Showing a Slip of Leg Is A-OK, Even If You’re Royalty

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You’re Always Going to Look Bold When You Show Up in Red
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You’re Always Going to Look Bold When You Show Up in Red

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In All Necklines, in All Levels of Sheerness
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In All Necklines, in All Levels of Sheerness

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Add on Playful Accessories
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Add on Playful Accessories

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Go Monochrome From Your Head to Your Toes
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Go Monochrome From Your Head to Your Toes

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Be Bold About Head-to-Toe Color
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Be Bold About Head-to-Toe Color

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When in a Crunch, a Simple Sheath Dress Will Help You Look Totally Polished
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When in a Crunch, a Simple Sheath Dress Will Help You Look Totally Polished

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Any Day Is the Right Day For an Animal-Print Coat
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Any Day Is the Right Day For an Animal-Print Coat

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Coordinate in Matching Colors
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Coordinate in Matching Colors

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Don't Be Afraid to Wear White Head-to-Toe
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Don't Be Afraid to Wear White Head-to-Toe

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Embroidered White Lace Isn’t Only Reserved For Your Wedding Day
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Embroidered White Lace Isn’t Only Reserved For Your Wedding Day

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A Bright Red Sheath Makes an Eye-Catching Statement
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A Bright Red Sheath Makes an Eye-Catching Statement

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A Printed Wrap Dress Will Never Go Out of Style
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A Printed Wrap Dress Will Never Go Out of Style

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A Bold Floral Print Makes For an Unforgettable Outfit
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A Bold Floral Print Makes For an Unforgettable Outfit

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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Crisply Tailored Ensemble
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You Can Never Go Wrong With a Crisply Tailored Ensemble

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Keep Your Accessories Subtle
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Keep Your Accessories Subtle

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Complement Pastels With Nude Accessories
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Complement Pastels With Nude Accessories

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Black Is a Universally Flattering Color, but Find a Way to Stand Out
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Black Is a Universally Flattering Color, but Find a Way to Stand Out

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Even Kelly Green Looks Totally Sophisticated in a Structured, Belted Silhouette
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Even Kelly Green Looks Totally Sophisticated in a Structured, Belted Silhouette

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Mixing Brown and Black Is Totally Possible
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Mixing Brown and Black Is Totally Possible

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Wear Tweed to Elevate Casual Outfits
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Wear Tweed to Elevate Casual Outfits

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Your Hat Doesn’t Always Have to Have the Wider Brim in Order to Steal the Spotlight
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Your Hat Doesn’t Always Have to Have the Wider Brim in Order to Steal the Spotlight

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Nail Themed Outfits With Accessories
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Nail Themed Outfits With Accessories

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Choose Live-In Denim on Your Day Off
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Choose Live-In Denim on Your Day Off

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Earth Tones Embody Quiet Luxury
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Earth Tones Embody Quiet Luxury

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Find Your Color and Stick to It
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Find Your Color and Stick to It

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Pile on the Embellishment for Formal Events
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Pile on the Embellishment for Formal Events

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Belted Waists Create a Gorgeous Silhouette
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Belted Waists Create a Gorgeous Silhouette

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Go for an A-Line Dress in a Show-Stopping Color
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Go for an A-Line Dress in a Show-Stopping Color

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Invest in a Classic Pair of Black Pumps
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Invest in a Classic Pair of Black Pumps

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Matching Your Tee to Your Sneakers Will Always Be Cool
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Matching Your Tee to Your Sneakers Will Always Be Cool

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Polka Dots Pack a Playful Punch
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Polka Dots Pack a Playful Punch

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Plaid in Any Form Is a Fall Staple
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Plaid in Any Form Is a Fall Staple

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Go For a Shorter Slit For a More Reserved Look
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Go For a Shorter Slit For a More Reserved Look

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Peplum Provides a Little Extra Fabric Not Just For Fashion, But For Function
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Peplum Provides a Little Extra Fabric Not Just For Fashion, But For Function

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A Plunging Neckline and a Knee-Length Hem Are the Perfect Balance
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A Plunging Neckline and a Knee-Length Hem Are the Perfect Balance

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Balance Out Color With a Pop of White
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Balance Out Color With a Pop of White

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Choose a Timeless Wedding Gown
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Choose a Timeless Wedding Gown

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Houndstooth Is the Ultimate Elegant Print
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Houndstooth Is the Ultimate Elegant Print

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Go For Sophisticated Florals With an Embroidered Print
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Go For Sophisticated Florals With an Embroidered Print

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Break Up Your Monochrome Outfits With Different Textures
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Break Up Your Monochrome Outfits With Different Textures

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A Casual Leg Slit Can Attract Eyes to a Favorite Pair of Shoes
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A Casual Leg Slit Can Attract Eyes to a Favorite Pair of Shoes

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Barbiecore Can Be Smart Via a Pastel Pink Suit
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Barbiecore Can Be Smart Via a Pastel Pink Suit

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Make Neutral Tones Come Alive By Wearing Them From Head-to-Toe
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Make Neutral Tones Come Alive By Wearing Them From Head-to-Toe