A year after the green and black tartan dress made its debut, the Duchess of Cambridge wore it again to the Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church, just ahead of the holiday. Clearly, this is a winter look, so Kate once again opted for black tights and boots. This time, however, she dressed it up a bit by adding a hat.
One of the fun royal hats that regular people never wear, and you’re not really sure the royals enjoy wearing it, either. The Alexander McQueen number worked especially well on this occasion thanks to its green coloring. Prince William wore a red tie, so together they had all the required Christmas colors without either one looking too funny.
Jenny Packham Gown - November 2021
The Royal Variety Performance is a time-honored tradition dating back to 1912. It's a tradition that a number of royals, including the monarch, show up for the fundraising event. Princess Kate first attended with Prince William in 2014, and she's returned to the royal box many times since.
After missing 2020's event, Kate attended the 2021 performance looking as dazzling as you would expect. She re-wore the sparkly green Jenny Packham gown that she wore in India a few years before, though this time she ditched the scarf for a more traditional British look. Needless to say, she looked like a star on the red carpet.
Alexander McQueen Dress Coat - November 2012
Even when Kate was in her infancy as a Duchess, she never made a wrong fashion move. She has always picked timeless outfits, made evident by the fact that this is the first of three times she publicly wore this Alexander McQueen dress coat, with the most recent being almost a decade later.
The green and black tartan outfit is the ideal winter outfit to look stylish and still put-together, which is kind of Kate Middleton in a nutshell. For its first appearance, Kate wore it with sheer black tights, thigh-high black heel boots, and cute earrings. She toured a school that was hosting festivities for St. Andrew's Day and met with the school kids.
Alexander McQueen Dress Coat - January 2019
It had been a while, but the green and black tartan dress coat couldn't collect dust in the closet any longer. The Duchess broke it out for another wintery day, this time in Scotland. Kate had attended the opening of the V&A Dundee design museum. The dress was a fitting choice given that Alexander McQueen's father is Scottish.
So, say what you want about Kate Middleton, but her fashion choices are always layered and well-thought-out. This time, Kate paired the dress with a warm green scarf and a green purse. We might be overthinking this part, but are those the same earrings that she's worn the past two times she's worn this dress? Either way, it works.
Matthew Williamson Dress - April 2012
For the UK premiere of "African Cats" in aid of Tusk, the new Duchess of Cambridge wore an African-inspired gray dress with turquoise embellishments by Matthew Williamson. This event was just ahead of their first wedding anniversary, and it's fun to see how young the two looked here.
Before any baby princes and princesses arrived, and while Prince William still had all of his hair, the pair were attending events left, right, and center. This dress was the perfect blend of muted and modest, with a fun built-in accessory that prevented Kate from looking dull. The Spring number stayed a favorite of Kate's and resurfaced some years later.