Previously, this bold number was worn at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Three years later, Kate donned it again for a slightly less important (though equally fitting) occasion. Kate attended the Anna Freud Centre Family School Christmas Party in London, and a bright red dress definitely screamed “Christmas.”
While anyone can get away with wearing loud clothing in the name of the holiday, Kate usually doesn’t wear such bright colors. Still, you can’t fault her — she kept everything else low-key and knew how to carry herself so that the dress didn’t wear her. It’s an impressive talent that she seems to naturally possess.
Matthew Williamson Dress - November 2015
For the second rendition of Matthew Williamson's grey dress, Kate wore it to the Place2Be Headteacher Conference at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. Years wiser herself, Kate still loved this dress and felt it was the perfect fit for a teachers' conference. Like last time, Kate paired the outfit with a small black purse and also wore some dainty gold leaf earrings.
The peplum aspect of the dress was very 2012, but Kate made it work even when it wasn't so in style anymore. Kate was a patron of the charity and spoke about her experience and dedication to the betterment of children's mental health.
Alexander McQueen Dress - June 2012
Often, Kate Middleton is known for wearing modestly-colored outfits that don't make her stand out too much. That was not the case at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. This was a special occasion that every royal needed to show up at putting their best foot forward. To do this, Kate enlisted the trusty designer, Alexander McQueen, who is a favorite of hers.
To mark the occasion, Kate wore a bright red boat-neck, long-sleeved dress, and paired it with a matching hat. Her hair was up, which isn't so usual for the Princess. She also held a red clutch purse, as well as a second, yellow tartan purse (for some reason).
Project D Dress - September 2012
When Kate and William set off for their Jubilee Tour of the Far East in the year 2012, Kate needed a closet full of outfits to accompany her. One such outfit was a yellow Project D dress with eyelet cut-outs. The dress was the perfect summer frock, complete with a folded collar.
When Kate wore it at the departure ceremony at Honiara Airport in the Solomon Isles, she had her hair done in a royal updo and wore easy camel-colored wedged sandals. She also held a traditional ornate fan, which no doubt came in handy with the area's famous humidity.
Project D Dress - August 2015
For a tour of Australia and New Zealand during the summer, you need some airy dresses to keep you cool. Luckily, Kate had this yellow Project D number on standby from her trip to the Far East a few years before. The summery frock was the perfect number for touring and sightseeing. The royal couple met some special residents, the famous Australian quokkas.
They weren't as impressed with meeting the British royals as you or we would be, but that's understandable. We bet they were hoping for Edward. Kate had her hair flowing, and even Prince William looked cool and casual in his checkered shirt.