Royal Tour Wardrobe

Right now there is no one else who is the top style icon in the world than the beautiful Duchess of Cambridge. Having just finished her 3 week royal tour of New Zealand and Australia, she has once again proven why she tops so many of the best dressed lists globally!

Image taken from Elle

The outfits the Duchess wore have gone viral and the high street stores she wore were sold out within hours of her wearing it. The phenomena is absolutely insane, but one can understand it at the same time since she always looks so beautiful, elegant, sophisticated, feminine and stylish in the clothes she chooses to wear.

Red Outfit 1
Catherine Walker coat & dress, Gina Foster pillow box hat, Emmy London heels
Red Two-Piece Outfit
Luisa Spagnoli jacket & skirt, Emmy London heels

As you can see, the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits on the Royal Tour spanned the entire color spectrum and made her easily stand out amongst the crowd. When you look at them all it really is how to dress like a lady 101; with simplicity, elegance and style! The shapes and silhouettes of her coats and dresses are extremely feminine and resemble as modern version of the 1950s silhouettes.

Pale yellow broderie-anglaise tea dress by an independent designer and Russell & Bromley wedges
Bright Yellow Outfit
Roksanda Ilinic dress with LK Bennett pumps

However the style is also very simple; notice how she doesn’t wear much jewellery except for the occasional delicate piece that’s barely noticeable. In this way she let’s the clothes speak for themselves and I find is actually the best way to show off the craftsmanship, design and spectacular tailoring that’s gone into each garment. Fashion is like pieces of art and she chooses to wear them in a way that shows them off in the best possible way.

Bright Jade Green Outfit 2
Catherine Walker coat with nude LK Bennett Pumps
Turqoise Outfit
Emilia Wickstead coat, Emmy London pumps, Jane Taylor hat

Another noticeable thing about her style is that the lengths of the dresses and coats are very respectable and yet she still looks absolutely stunning. I would have to argue that in fact having that length is much nicer than these super short dresses that are in fashion at he moment. The lower hemline just reinforces this air of sophistication and class that surround the Duchess.

Baby Blue Outfit
Alexander McQueen coat with Prada pumps
Stella McCartney dress with Prada heels
Blue Tweed Outfit
Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket & skirt with Prada heels
Casual Outfits
J Brand jeans, GAP checked shirt, Zara blazer, Jonathan Saunders cream sweater, Me & Em striped t-shirt, Russell & Bromley Wedges
Speckeled Blue Outfit
Michael Kors coat and Prada heels
DVF Outfit
Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress with Russell & Bromley wedges
LK Bennett Blue Floral Outfit
LK Bennett dress with Prada heels

Additionally, all the outfits show of her slender figure in a way that is still extremely tasteful. Nothing is extremely figure hugging, rather the clothes skim her frame. And because of this I believe that this is one of the reasons why she looks so comfortable and at ease, as she is not being constricted by her clothes. As one saw on the tour she did all kinds of different activities, including playing cricket in a two piece skirt suit and running on the beach in a lace dress. Therefore she needs to have outfits that she can move comfortably in and that will make her feel even more confident.

Pale Pink Outfit
Alexander McQueen suit with LK Bennett pumps
Hobbs Grey Print Dress
Hobbs dress with Pied a Terre wedges
Grey-Lilac Outfit
Roksanda Ilinic dress with LK Bennett pumps

Overall I cannot really fault the duchess of Cambridge’s royal tour wardrobe. However there were definitely some outfits I absolutely loved, and others I wasn’t particularly fond of. My favorite was the dove grey Alexander McQueen she wore on Easter in Sydney as well as the pale yellow dress by an independent designer she wore to the zoo on Easter as well. I would have to say my least favorite was the emerald green coat by Erdem she wore, as I thought it didn’t look well tailored and actually just looked like it was drowning her small frame. Plus I am not a fan of the quilting pattern on the front of the coat. However only one or two slight misses is quite an accomplishment, and shows that she really understands for the majority of the time what works best for her and the situation.

Alexander McQueen coat & dress with LK Bennett pumps
White Lace Outfit
Zimmermann dress with Russell & Bromley wedges
White Lace Detail Outfit
Lela Rose cutout dress with Jimmy Choo pumps

I for one am a huge fan of the Duchess and her style as I mentioned in my post Channelling your Inner Duchess. I always look forward to what she will wear on her next public appearance. To me she will always be the epitome of ladylike style and grace, and her wardrobe definitely has given inspiration to certain pieces in my own wardrobe. Thus, Duchess of Cambridge really is a global style icon! This is clear to see by just how successful her outfits were during the Royal Tour and the extremely positive response it has received from the fashion world & industry.

Black Outfit
Jenny Packham dress with Jimmy Choo pumps

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