When you have a dress as fun and pretty as this blue and white L.K. Bennet dress, you can’t just wear it once. Kate bided her time but broke it out two years after its first appearance in Australia. This time, she was home in England, and she and Prince William were visiting Bute Mills in Luton.
She paired it with a tiny clutch purse (no really, what exactly could she fit in there?) that matched her tan, natural nails. This time, the Duchess of Cambridge skipped the jewelry and let the dress speak for itself. And it sure told us that the Princess of Wales has always known how to dress.
Alexander McQueen Dress Coat - May 2016
One of the perks of being in the royal family is that you get to attend fancy garden tea parties at Buckingham Palace. For this kind of event, you don't need to go all out, but you need to show you've made an effort. To achieve this balance, Kate broke out her soft yellow Alexander McQueen dress coat that she wore to her eldest son's christening. She even wore the same hat!
Kate shone as she greeted guests and mingled in the garden. Her dress was well-suited to the occasion and the weather, and we're sure that guests were more enchanted to meet Kate herself rather than focus on what she was wearing.
Hobbs Dress - July 2012
This gray and white patterned Hobbs dress is an easy frock to throw on and look put together, which is exactly what the Duchess of Cambridge needs for her many appearances. Prince William and Kate visited Bacon's College in London, and Kate donned this casual, short-sleeve number.
She accessorized with a white belt that helped to dress it up a bit without making the whole look too flashy. Prince William coordinated with a relaxed white shirt, and the two looked like any old couple of parents (albeit a bit young) checking out the campus. Kate especially always has a way of dressing accurately for the task at hand.
Hobbs Dress - April 2014
The gray and white patterned Hobbs dress returned in 2014 - this time Down Under. As part of their Australia and New Zealand tour that year, Kate wore this relaxed dress as she and her husband visited the National Indigenous Training Academy. This was actually the couple's first trip with their son, Prince George.
This time, she added a large bead necklace and fun earrings to the mix. This helped to make the outfit more fun, which came in handy as she and William spoke to locals and mingled with the residents. Prince William went for a khaki shirt that also let people know he was on vacation mode.
L.K. Bennet Shift Dress - April 2014
This is undoubtedly one of Kate Middleton's most fun outfits. The shift dress is gorgeous with its square neckline showing off Kate's collarbone, and its large floral pattern wrapping around the torso and dotted throughout. The contrast of the blue pattern on the white dress is perfect for a summery day.
Kate wore this to the Brisbane Airforce Base as part of her and Prince William's tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The Duchess was all smiles, and who can blame her? She was dazzling. She wore her hair half-back and completed the outfit with silver and blue jewelry.