She’s been undoubtably the most impeccably dressed pregnant woman that ever saw the light of day. And now, with the long awaited birth and arrival of Baby Boy Cambridge, she’s ready to take back her perch at the top of the Best Dressed list in the UK.
Ladies and Gentlemen, today we celebrate the pregnancy wardrobe of The Duchess of Cambridge.
From the moment Kate stepped out of the hospital wearing a check Diane Von Furstenburg coat, we all knew we were going to be in for 9 months of impeccable fashion and styling. The last 9 months have been laden with effortless appearances and bang on fashion cues so let’s take a look at her 10 finest fashion moments…
In her first official appearance after announcing the future heir was on his or her way, Kate graced the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in December 2012 wearing a deep emerald Alexander McQueen gown, with a daring leg slit – putting her recent sickness behind her and looking as radiant as ever.
At 22-weeks, she wore a familiar Emilia Wickstead coat to the St Patrick’s Day Parade, the same one she wore to the event last year. And it must be said, full marks to Kate for utilising her pre-pregnancy wardrobe… and if there’s anyone who can pull off a repeat outfit, it’s our Kate. Back in March, she spent the day as a Scout in the lake district with her wellies on. It’s hard to look effortlessly casual and flawless at the same time but Kate manages to do so with absolute perfection.
She opted for the mint Mulberry coat and neutral accessories along with baby bump in April; a choice that sent many high street shops into a tizzy, prompting everywhere to start stocking mint coloured clothing. In the same busy week, she wore a flattering, bump enhancing, Emilia Wickstead cap-sleeve dress in a similar pale blue with grey suede pumps to an event at the National Gallery.
She might be the future Queen, but she’s not afraid to embrace high street fashion… When visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour with William and brother-in-law Harry in April, she wore a £38 floaty polka dot dress from Topshop, which sold out in minutes, alongside her trusty Ralph Lauren peplum jacket, which was worn perfectly over the top.
Bold colours became a staple for Kate’s end of pregnancy wardrobe. On her second wedding anniversary, she was seen at a children’s hospice in a perfectly subtle, and on trend for Spring, peachy orange coat by canadian designer Tara Jarmon with relaxed, yet perfectly coiffed locks. And nearly a month later, she was the stand out guest at the Buckingham Palace garden party in striking sunshine yellow by royal favourite, Emilia Wickstead.
She even marked her final solo engagement with a statement print, something we rarely see the Duchess wearing. It was high street favourite Hobbs’ £169 Dalmatian print coat, that got the seal of approval this time around. Needless to say, she pulled it off like never before. And for her final public appearance at Trooping The Colour on June 15, Kate went full circle with a pale pink coat by Alexander McQueen and hat by trusted Milliner, Jane Corbett.
So, as we wave goodbye to an iconic pregnancy wardrobe, we can’t help but look forward to the official photograph outfit, as well as the fashion choices Kate will make as a mother.
Look out, Victoria Beckham… you’re about to lose your crown.