Kate Middleton's bright white shorts with gold buttons are the perfect vacation style staple

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose a more casual look for her latest royal engagement

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge is seen during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team on July 31, 2022 in Plymouth, England. During the visit, the Duchess of Cambridge took part in activities educating young people about sustainability
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Kate Middleton' stepped out in a stunning nautical outfit yesterday and we're lusting after her stylish summer shorts from Holland Cooper.


The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed an adventurous day out, where she took part in sailing activities and met with sailing teams from both the UK and New Zealand. The Duchess is a royal patron of the 1851 Trust, which aims to help young people explore science and technology through sport. During her visit to Plymouth, she met with young people to discuss sustainability, had a go at practical eco tasks and even took part in a Commonwealth Friendly Race.

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge is seen during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team on July 31, 2022 in Plymouth, England.

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The Duchess looked as flawless as usual in a more relaxed outfit choice with some on-trend bright white shorts from Holland Cooper. It is thought the gold buttons could have been custom-made for the Duchess.


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Tailored Short in Oyster Linen, $243/ £199 | Holland Cooper (opens in new tab)

These loose-fitting shorts are perfect for keeping cool in the heat, with signature gold button detailing.

They're described on the brands website as, "Combining timeless style with modern sophistication, the Luxe Tailored Shorts are realised in a luxury Linen blendwith two single knife pleats and signature gold rivets. 

"The high-waisted design provides a flattering silhouette that perfectly complements the female form, making it a must-have when composing a relaxed, yet sophisticated aesthetic."

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge is seen during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team on July 31, 2022 in Plymouth, England.

(Image credit: Holland Cooper )

Catherine's look was a big departure from the glamorous Kate Middleton dresses we're used to seeing on the Duchess. But you might recognize shorts as a staple in Catherine's wardrobe - the Duchess wore shorts during her and Prince William’s royal Caribbean tour of The Bahamas in March this year, but they were a shorter grey pair.

Lauren Hughes
Lauren Hughes

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.