Kate Middleton's Putting In an Order For These 23 Runway Looks
It isn't often Kate Middleton tries out a new designer. After all, she remains loyal to so many of her favorite brands that create tailored coats and day dresses to wear underneath. While many of them are British labels, Kate's been tapping American fashion houses as of late, Chloé, Tory Burch, Altuzarra, and Banana Republic included.
We couldn't help ourselves as we monitored the runways at NYFW, LFW, MFW, and PFW — we created a wish list of looks for Kate. Some of the silhouettes here might be more daring than she's used to, but Kate's worn these designers before. We think she can handle it. Scroll for a look at the pieces that belong in her royal wardrobe.
We were impressed to see Kate Middleton try out a skull print from McQueen's collection. Then again, the duchess has worn plenty of bespoke coat dresses from the fashion house, so it was about time she experimented.
We'd love to see her try a classic silhouette she already loves, but with some intricate embroidery. It's a print-on-print situation we think Kate can definitely handle.
Kate's chosen Roland Mouret for a couple of fancy occasions, but we were delighted by her cobalt blue silhouette with its cold shoulders.
Kate wore this victorian-inspired number from the fashion house's friendlier-priced line, See By Chloé, while on a play date in Canada.
Dolce & Gabbana
Kate completed her Dolce & Gabbana lace dress with a bright red poppy pin, an Anya Hindmarch clutch, and black pumps at the Annual Festival of Remembrance in 2015.
Kate loves this trusty Sportmax piece, which she wears around the holidays as a full look, styled with pumps.
We can picture her in something figure-flattering and spunky, like this dress. Of course, she might layer one of her casual turtlenecks underneath.
Sportmax Spring 2017.
Kate's first time wearing Preen was in Canada, when she attended a cocktail party and channeled Princess Diana in the label's structured midi.
We can picture her staying on the same side of the rainbow, choosing a powder pink dress with ruffles. She'd play it up with drop earrings and a box clutch.
Preen Spring 2017.
Kate loves her Burberry trench coat, and doesn't every girl? It's a classic in the wardrobe.
We can see Kate trying on the long-sleeved printed midi dress for size. Though she might abandon the sleeveless sweater overlay, the luxe fabric of this piece is calling her name.
Kate finished her outfit with an eye-catching diamond bracelet that played up the sheen of her silk Erdem dress for a gala in London.
We think a lace patchwork design like this one is elegant and bold, but with ruffled sleeves and a high neck, it's modest too.
Erdem Spring 2017.
Kate's worn this yellow and white colorblock sheath from the fashion house on many occasions.
We can imagine her pulling off the colorblock in a more subtle way with this full pleated midi. She'd likely opt for pumps rather than flats.
Roksanda Spring 2017.
Kate bestowed us with a brand new shade when she wore this lace piece on the royal tour of India and Bhutan.
While it's the same style, this number is quite jazzy thanks to a flash of metallics and plenty more color. We think Kate could pull it off with ease, slipping into taupe court shoes instead of platforms, of course.
Temperley Spring 2017.
Kate spent the day feeding baby elephants in her Topshop dress. Embroidered with dark stitching to match her wedges and complete with a tassel, it was a surprisingly bohemian look for the duchess.
Kate wore this pale yellow coat for the arrival in Bhutan. It was subtle but sophisticated.
We almost couldn't believe our eyes when we saw how similar this coat dress is to the one the duchess already owns. Even still, she could do with a few modern updates, starting with the sheer details.
Emilia Wickstead Spring 2017.
Kate loves this true blue coat that she routinely flaunts in the Winter with a pair of tights and suede boots.
Though she may do away with the slit, we think this well-tailored piece belongs in the duchess's wardrobe. Its button-front details make it a head-turner, too.
Christopher Kane Spring 2017.
The duchess slipped into Altuzarra for the very first time right after NYFW. She chose the designer's Aimee polka-dot dress for a visit to Stewards Academy in England.
Kate wore this printed skirt in 2016 at the launch of the Heads Together campaign.
We'd love to see her try pleats and a paisley print for another daytime event.
Banana Republic Spring 2017
Kate chose this printed dress during the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour in Malaysia.
We imagine her pulling off the same shade in this textured evening gown. She might require a shawl for a red carpet event, but she'd definitely pull off the look.
Prabal Gurung Spring 2017
The duchess looked striking in this eyelet number when she visited Australia in 2014.
We could easily see her in this collared mini, worn with a textured clutch and her signature wedges.
Lela Rose Spring 2017
Kate's sophisticated tweed coat dress complemented her accessories and sapphire engagement ring at the Australian War Memorial in 2014.
She'd look lovely in a floral-printed coat dress, updated with a thick belt and strong shoulders for the season.
Michael Kors Spring 2017
Kate chose this houndstooth-print belted dress for a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in 2015.
We think she should try out the iconic designer's eveningwear. This sheath is classy, with just a simple, playful touch at the hem.
Ralph Lauren Fall 2016
Kate surprised us all when she wore her sparkliest dress to date: this Tory Burch maxi during the royal visit to Bhutan in 2016.
Wouldn't this airy piece look lovely with Kate's espadrilles? We already know she feels comfortable in Tory's bright color palette.
Tory Burch Spring 2017
Kate's memorable visit to the Taj Mahal meant a special dress no one would forget. Naeem Khan felt honored when the duchess chose his Resort 2015 mini, complete with embroidery that mimicked the architecture behind her.
When it comes to red carpet events, Kate likes to get playful in long gowns. She favors sleeves and sheer details that are not entirely revealing, so this bright dress is just right.
Naeem Khan Spring 2017
Jenny Packham is perhaps Kate Middleton's favorite designer from the pack that showed at NYFW. She's worn this princess-like gown more than once, but she recently chose it for a gala dinner in June 2016.
Imagine Kate slipping into the same shade for a formal event. Lace details and cap sleeves are a few of her favorite things, but an asymmetrical hemline would be new territory for the duchess.
Jenny Packham Spring 2017
Kate wore this striped sweater for the video that launched her Heads Together campaign in April 2016.
We'd love to see her take things up a notch, upgrading her J.Crew wardrobe to include a feathered dress with a sheer overlay. She might nix the casually looped belt to keep things polished, but she'd turn heads in such a statement piece.
J.Crew Spring 2017