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Kate Middleton's Style Came, Saw, and Conquered the Land Down Under

Apr 25 2014 - 7:36am

We all know that Kate Middleton has an enviable jewelry collection [1], but who knew her stash of coats [2] was so good? The duchess wrapped up her tour of Australia in yet another topper, this one an indigo Michael Kors [3] design. Add that to the striking emerald number she appeared in one day earlier, and we all have to bow down to Kate's coat closet.

The chicness of the looks come as no surprise, though — as big fans of Kate Middleton's general style [4], we knew that her tour of Australia and New Zealand with William and George was going to be packed with sophisticated ensembles. She kicked it off [5] in a bold red Catherine Walker coat dress (similar to a number picked by Diana for a royal visit in 1984 [6]), and it was smooth sailing from there. See every style that emerged from her suitcase in the gallery.

— Additional reporting by Leah Melby

Source: Getty/Pool [7]

Kate Middleton in Michael Kors

Kate wrapped her tour of Australia up in an indigo and white Michael Kors [8] coat.

Kate Middleton in Lela Rose

Cutout sleeves added extra eye appeal to Kate's Lela Rose [9] design.

Kate Midleton in a Green Coat

Kate matched the scenery in a bright green coat.

Kate Middleton in a Pink Skirt Suit

Kate was at her sweetest in pastel separates and L.K.Bennett pumps while hitting the skate park in Adelaide, Australia.

Kate Middleton in Hobbs

The duchess's gray and white plaid Hobbs dress reemerged for a tour of Ayers Rock.

Kate Middleton in Roksanda Ilincic

Kate made a conservative choice of a belted gray sheath while visiting the National Indigenous Training Academy in Australia.

Kate Middleton in Yellow Eyelet

To spend Easter afternoon at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Kate slipped into something more casual: a short-sleeved, pale yellow eyelet dress and the same Stuart Weitzman wedges she wore at the beach [10].

Kate Middleton in Pale Blue on Easter

It was a pale blue coatdress with sharp shoulders (and a hat just one shade darker) for Easter church services at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney.

Kate Middleton in Blue-and-White Floral

For her stop in Brisbane, Kate chose a white elbow-length dress with a smattering of blue blooms at the waist. Gone were her trusty nude pumps, though: instead, she picked a navy pair and carried a bright blue clutch.

Kate Middleton in a White Dress

Kate hit Sydney's beach in an aptly breezy Zimmermann [11] LWD and Stuart Weitzman [12] wedges.

Kate Middleton in Diane von Furstenberg

Kate got quite the view at Australia's Echo Point, wearing DVF's blue-and-white print dress.

Kate Middleton in Roksanda Ilincic

Kate greeted Australia in a sunny Roksanda Ilincic [13] sheath and L.K.Bennett accessories at the Sydney Opera House.

Kate Middleton in Rebecca Taylor

The duchess suited up in Rebecca Taylor [14]'s shirred blue separates while departing Wellington Airport in New Zealand.

Kate Middleton in a Red Suit

The duchess showed off her cricket skills in an unexpectedly polished red ensemble while at Latimer Square Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Kate Middleton in a Emilia Wickstead Dress

While at Dunedin Airport in New Zealand, Kate was flawlessly coordinated in her bright Emilia Wickstead look.

Kate Middleton in a Navy Blazer

Putting to rest pregnancy rumors, Kate sipped stylishly in a nautical topper at Amisfield Winery in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Kate Middleton in a Beige Knit

Kate looked casually cool in her chunky knit while watching Rippa Rugby at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Kate Middleton in Jenny Packham

Kate joined Prince William in an embellished LBD from her go-to designer Jenny Packham [15] while at an unveiling of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell in Wellington, New Zealand

Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen

Prince William kept Kate (and her pretty powder-blue coat) dry from the Aussie rain while touring the Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim.

Kate Middleton in Tory Burch

For her second official outfit on her current tour of Australia and New Zealand, Kate Middleton showed some serious US support, wearing a knit black-and-white dress from Tory Burch [16].

Kate Middleton in Catherine Walker

To start off her tour in New Zealand, Kate picked a red coat dress by Catherine Walker that showed off two columns of buttons and a smart collar. We loved her accessories: a matching hat reminiscent of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's best pillboxes and a diamond-and-platinum brooch in the shape of a fern. The piece, meant to represent New Zealand's national symbol, was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II on a tour of the country in 1953, and she kindly loaned it to Kate for the occasion [17].

Kate Middleton in Catherine Walker

Like good students of fashion, we needed a side angle to fully zoom in on the shoes Kate picked. She walked the tarmac in tasteful black pumps with a small hidden platform.


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