Let’s face it – whether you like it or not, the Duchess of Cambridge has one of the most show-stopping wardrobes around. She’s constantly pictured in stunning floor-length gowns for evening do’s, and subtle, sophisticated skirts and suits for official royal engagements, and always looks put together and enviably chic.
In the first quarter of the month, the Duchess has veered from subtle and simple, to extravagant and glittering, in order to suit the event. She’s also regularly picked from a pool of her favourite designers, including Erdem, Hobbs, and Alexander McQueen, but hasn’t been afraid to try something different, wearing numbers my smaller labels such as Eponine London.
But how much does a wardrobe such as Catherine’s really cost to put together? And how much does it actually cost to be a chic and put-together royal at all times?
Take a look here…
The Duchess kicked of 2017 with a set of simple yet elegant outfits for her first series of royal engagements. On 11th January, she made a trip to the Anna Freud centre in London (centre picture), and opted for London based label Eponine for her wardrobe choice. The royal blue coat cost a grand old £1,650, although she did pair it with shoes and accessories she already owns.
On the 17th, Catherine teamed up with William and Harry for the launch of their mental health initiatve Heads Together (far right picture), rocking a wintery floral number by Erdem – which cost a stonking £1,050. Again, the Duchess – often called thrifty – wore a pair of shoes she already owns.
She visited a children’s hospital towards the end of the month (middle picture), and looked every bit the royal in a new ensemble, not yet seen before on her. The green suit and skirt two piece was reasonably fairly priced, at £299 from Hobbs.
The Duchess rocked a rather fancier wardrobe come the second month of the year, dressing for evening engagements on a regular basis.
Perhaps one of her most stunning outfits of the year came nearer the end of February, on the 27th (first picture). Catherine dazzled the crowds at the UK-India Year of Culture event hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, in a £959 Erdem dress. She paired the look with a set of matching – and sparkling – Oscar de la Renta pumps, which set her back £550. And perhaps one of Catherine’s biggest extravagances seem to be her earrings – which, on this occassion, cost £1,087, by India designer Anita Dongre.
On the very last day of the month (middle picture), the Duchess wore a simple frayed blue ensemble, which is believed to be custom made. However, fan site What Would Kate Do estimated that the outfit was priced at around £644.
And lastly, Catherine’s BAFTA dress (far right picture) at the beginning of the month, is perhaps one of her priciest purches of the year. The royal dressed to impress in the off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown – which cost an eye-watering £6,252.
The month of March saw a series of royal trips for the Duchess – and a wardrobe to match. Before heading off, the Duchess attended a St Patricks Day ceremony, and her emerald outfit cost a whopping £2,542 – with a £2,000 coat, £438 court shoes and an Etui green clutch, costing £104. She wore the same coat to jet off to the French capital.
But whilst on the trip to Paris, the Duchess showed off some of her best – and most expensive – outfits of the month. Catherine turned to one of her favourite designers, Jenny Packham, for a gala dinner in Paris on 17th. The dazzling silver dress would have cost around £4,162, but was probably gifted to her for the evening.
But she left her most expensive outfit of the year so far until the end of the trip. She wore a chic and sophisticated Chanel suit whilst playing rugby in the shadow of the Eiffel tower, and later for a photo opp.
In total, the dress cost a staggering £6,723. The Duchess also co-ordinated with more Chanel, including a handbag costing £3,762. She also donned a pair of Cartier earrings, for £1,640.
The Duchess has also been seen out in some particularly impressive gowns recently, for both a night out at the theatre (first picture) and for a evening at the National Portrait Gallery (second picture).
At the opening night of production 42nd Street, Catherine wore a gorgeous lace Marchesa Notte number, which set her back around £1,150. And, for the gala at the gallery, the Duchess again turned to a designer she loves, Temperley London. The price for the green floral lace gown is unknown, but she completed the look with a clutch bag costing £195 by Wilbur and Gussie, and a pair of emerald Kiki McDonough earrings costing a huge £8,900 – showing the Duchess loves to splurge on a good pair of earrings.