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Kate Middleton's hair transformation has seen the Princess of Wales rock some seriously epic styles, including a style with full bangs back when she was in her twenties.
- Back before she married Prince William, 25-year-old Kate Middleton rocked some rather stunning bangs - and we'd love to see them make a comeback.
- Having gone from Miss Catherine Middleton to the Duchess of Cambridge and now the Princess of Wales, the future Queen Consort's locks have been cut in all sorts of ways over the years.
- In other royal news, Kate commanded attention in a bold orange bodycon look and tumbling curls for first solo engagement of the year.
Unearthed snaps from 2006 show 25-year-old Kate Middleton rocking a full fringe, as she attended a party in London's Chelsea.
Princess Catherine, who was dating Prince William at the time after meeting at St Andrews University in Scotland in 2001, wore the shoulder-length bangs hairstyle effortlessly as the forehead tresses perfectly framed her face, proving there's probably no haircut that doesn't suit her.
Kate teamed the flattering bangs with a radiantly bronzed complexion for the event, stepping out in a noughties-esque frilly, floral dress and cropped pink jacket.
These days, we're used to seeing Catherine sport pretty long locks and a middle parting, with sooth and sleek blowdries with plenty of volume, perfectly styled curls and immaculate up-dos among her go-to looks.
And while the iconic royal has opted for shorter styles with sweeping side bangs in recent years, we can't help but hope 2023 is the year Kate Middleton's bangs make a powerful return.
Fall 2015 saw Kate rock sweeping curtain bangs and what appeared to be a polished take on the 70s shag cut provided a seriously gorgeous shape to her glossy head of subtly highlighted brunette hair.
Nicole Petty, Hair Expert at Milk + Blush (opens in new tab), revealed just why Kate looks so incredible with bangs - or pretty much any cut for that matter.
"She is fortunate to have an oval face, which features characteristics that suit almost any hairstyle," Nicole told us.
"Bangs are complimentary for her face shape, but they also add a youthful quality to her face by adding roundness and drawing attention away from her chin while maintaining a stylish and elegant look."
Revealing why this year might be when we see Kate's full fringe make a return as she takes on a leading role in the royal spotlight, Nicole added, "Fringes are back as a major hair trend in 2023, so this year would be the perfect time for Kate to bring back the style.
"The changes in the monarchy after the passing of the late Queen have also relaxed royal protocols slightly, with many royals aiming to sport more laid-back styles, including hairstyles.
"So, this is the perfect time for Kate to experiment with fringe styles. While her face shape is perfect for most bangs, softened blunt bangs are particularly flattering by drawing attention away from the chin and framing the face."
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