What Kate wore in 2014, from glamorous evening gowns to cute coats and more
It’s been another well-dressed year for the nation’s favourite princess – and Kate started as she meant to go on with full, glittering glamour at the National Portrait Gallery. She borrowed a 1930s diamond necklace from the Queen (received as a wedding gift in 1947), and paired it with a floor-sweeping Jenny Packham gown.
OK, we can’t see much of Kate’s dress here – but the family’s informal portrait (including Lupo the dog) was, without a doubt, a good look. Just look at that blow-dry!
This is the year that the Duchess taught us all an important style lesson: wherever possible, accessorise your outfit with an adorably chubby Prince George. For the family’s arrival in New Zealand, Kate wore a red Catherine Walker coat, in an echo of a similar outfit once worn by Princess Diana.
Kate won high-fashion points in April by arriving in Australia wearing a stylish Roksanda Ilincic dress. Prince William had his own thoughts on the outfit. Kate reportedly told a member of the crowd, “William said I look like a banana!”
Showing her flair for dressing on a theme, Kate went nautical in this navy and white Jaeger dress for a visit to the National Maritime Museum. Simple, graphic and effortlessly chic.
For Wimbledon, Kate went for a summer frock in broderie anglaise, from Australian brand Zimmerman. We were all envious of the Anya Hindmarch fan-shaped clutch she carried with it.
The Duchess returned for the Wimbledon men’s final and scored another fashion hit in this Jonathan Saunders Evelyn dress in a bold geometric print.
After a difficult period of morning sickness, Kate rallied enough for a public appearance at the Wildlife Photography Awards in an ice-blue Jenny Packham gown with graduated hem – a return to serious glamour.
The sheer panels in this Temperley dress, worn by the Duchess for the Action for Addiction Gala, made it one of her edgiest outfits this year.
Kate opted for a classic American designer for the Royal Variety Performance, in this lace Diane von Furstenberg gown. As a former princess herself, von Furstenberg knows a thing or two about dressing royalty.
On her trip to New York with William, Kate showed off a wardrobe of outerwear that made us all crave a new coat. She went for a 1960s silhouette in this one by British label Goat – of course, it sold out within hours.
This fuschia double-breasted style by Mulberry was a stand-out piece, and showed that pink is most definitely Kate’s colour. It’s been a year of great style – but what will the Duchess’s maternity wardrobe have in store for us in early 2015?