It’s no secret that despite her high position in society, Kate Middleton loves mass-market brands. Her wardrobe features custom-made Alexander McQueen dresses next to a Zara blouse and Gap jeans. Novate.ru talks about the most budgetary outfits of the Duchess of Cambridge, which once again proves that Kate is close to the people, like no other royal.
1. White dress LKBennett – 11 thousand rubles
Kate in a dress with poppies in New Zealand. / Photo: kto-chto-gde.ru
Fashion critics believe that the secret of Kate Middleton’s success lies in the fact that she always looks luxurious, no matter how much her outfit costs. Another confirmation of this is a white dress with blue poppies and an accentuated waistline, in which the Duchess appeared in public during a trip to New Zealand. The price of the outfit from the British brand LKBennett did not exceed 11 thousand rubles, while it became one of the most memorable in Kate’s wardrobe. The image of the duchess was complemented by a blue clutch and classic blue suede pumps. Simple, graceful, elegant.
2. Plaid dress Hobbs – 1750 rubles
Kate in a plaid dress on an excursion in Australia. / Photo: joinfo.ua
Another British brand that Kate is partial to is Hobbs. In a light checkered dress, which cost the duchess only 1,750 rubles, she appeared several times (another habit for which Catherine loves the people, but is criticized by the royals). The last time in this romantic outfit, Kate could be seen during an excursion to the red rock Uluru in Australia. The look was complemented by a snow-white belt, gray suede shoes with small heels and a Zara necklace, which became a bright accent in this outfit.
3. Sundress Zara – 4000 rubles
Kate wears a sundress at a charity polo match.
While Prince William competed in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy, Kate cheered for him as she sat on the lawn with her children. The Duchess played with George and Charlotte in a simple Zara sundress, which cost 4,000 rubles. The light blue and white striped outfit matched Catherine’s brown hair, and the belt accentuated her slender waist. A simple and at the same time elegant image turned out to be so successful that a huge number of girls wanted the same sundress for themselves – it immediately became a hit.
4. Jeans from Zara – 3500 rubles
Kate in olive jeans and boots from Penelope Chilvers.
Many people believe that being a titled person means having fun all day long at balls, social events and important receptions, communicating with the “cream of society”. In fact, everything is much more complicated. Members of the royal families, first of all, should be closer to the people, and Kate Middleton and Prince William are well aware of this. So, the spouses willingly visit the villagers during their trips, come on a visit to charitable organizations. During one of them, the Duchess wore olive-green jeans from Zara. Considering that Kate visited Farms For City Children that day, which allows city children to get to know nature better, the choice of outfit was more than successful. The image was complemented by boots from Penelope Chilvers, which the Duchess has been wearing for almost 14 years! This is loyalty!
Please note: The Duchess is also in no hurry to send practical olive jeans to the bench. In the same wardrobe item, Kate Middleton appeared during a tour of India.
5. Lace blouse from Whistles – 3500 rubles
Kate in a lace blouse, top and pleated skirt.
Kate is also not indifferent to knitted things. They always look very nice, cozy, and are universal wardrobe items. Another confirmation of this is a lace blouse from Whistles, which the Duchess wore, complete with a snow-white pleated skirt and a top with thin straps to match. It turned out very exquisitely. Please note that such things must be combined with a T-shirt – if you put on a translucent blouse on your linen, it will turn out vulgar. In this case, even a fashionable bralette will not help out.
6. Pants from GAP – 2200 rubles
Kate in print trousers in Cornwall.
Considering that Kate prefers modest, discreet, but at the same time graceful outfits, it was strange to see her in printed trousers. However, the thing from GAP, the cost of which was 2,200 rubles, fit perfectly into the image. They emphasized Catherine’s slender figure and looked very harmonious with a solid top and jacket, with the help of which the Duchess balanced the bold pattern on the trousers. In this outfit, Kate could be seen in Cornwall.
7. Black dress with polka dots from Asos – 2700 rubles
Black dress with polka dots.
When Kate was pregnant for the second time, she did not leave her duties and continued to travel to children’s centers, charities, and participate in promotions. During one of her visits, Kate wore a black dress with her favorite polka-dot print from Asos. The outfit looked so harmonious on the duchess that later representatives of the brand even named this wardrobe item in honor of her. As for the shoes from Stuart Weitzman, their price significantly exceeds the cost of a budget dress.
8. Dress with a print from Zara – 1200 rubles
Kate in a plaid dress in Bradford
It’s amazing how loyal to brands people are sometimes. So, Kate Middleton wore clothes from Zara ten years ago, and she appears in public now. Catherine wore a delightful houndstooth dress to an event held in January this year in Bradford. The elegant outfit cost the Duchess only £ 16, but she looked luxurious in it. Kate also decided not to spend money on accessories – earrings for 600 rubles became an excellent addition to the outfit.
The image of the duchess was warmly received by the public precisely because it turned out to be very cheap in terms of money, and very expensive when it came to impressions. Kate herself talked with local residents and even answered a number of personal questions, in particular, about the fourth pregnancy: “I believe that in this matter it is important to listen to the opinion of the other half, and William does not want another child yet.”
9. Black dress Seraphine – 4100 rubles
Pregnant Kate Middleton in a black dress with a stand-up collar
Everyone remembers Coco Chanel’s phrase that every girl should have a little black dress in her arsenal. This wardrobe item is absolutely universal, as they say, both in a feast and in the world, so you don’t mind spending a decent amount on it. However, when choosing her black dress, Kate Middleton adhered to a different policy. Perhaps the whole point is that the Duchess bought her outfit when she was pregnant – who knows how long he would have waited for a new fitting?
Kate’s choice fell on the democratic brand Seraphine, which specializes in creating clothes for girls in position. The duchess wore a black dress with a stand-up collar during her first official visit to New York. This event took place in 2014, when Katherine and William were waiting for the birth of Princess Charlotte.
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