We love to keep an eye on what Kate Middleton’s wearing not just because it looks good, but also because we might even be able to buy the clothes ourselves.
The Duchess of Cambridge is well known for championing the great British high street, and as well as buying from independent boutiques she picks out classic pieces from places like Zara and M&S.
While the prices may not quite be Primark cheap they are a lot more affordable than designers such as Chanel and Alexander McQueen, which she could definitely afford to wear.
Known for creating the ‘Kate Effect’, items she’s spotted wearing sell out almost immediately, but if you’re not quick enough to snap up the exact piece we’re sure you can find a similar look in the same shop – and sometimes the brand even re-releases the product.
At the very least you can say you shop at the same places a Duchess does.
Here are just some of Kate Middleton’s favourite high street brands and some of the wardrobe staples she’s bought there.
Marks and Spencer
M&S is one well known brand that Kate is regularly spotted wearing, from comfy trainers to stylish suits.
As it’s one of the most popular high street shops anyway these looks almost sell out in an instant, but the store is so full of floral midi dresses you can channel the Duchess’s summer style in a range of ways.
Kate wore a super chic dusty pink suit to an event in Croydon, has been seen multiple times wearing the brand’s white trainers and has been sporting floaty dresses on Zoom calls during lockdown. One was even on sale for £15!
A slightly more fashion forward choice, it might surprise some people that Kate shops here. However, as well as some more quirky pieces Zara stocks some great quality staples.
The Duchess has been spotted wearing the chain’s clothes many times, most ironically as her going away dress after she wed Prince William – a dress she has worn a few more times since.
She must have shopped there a number more times as her wardrobe also features a number more dresses, some bright blue jeans, a gorgeous necklace, a fitted blazer and a couple of pretty blouses.
Another store perhaps thought of more as catering to younger girls has found itself modelled by none other than the Duchess of Cambridge.
Not only has she been seen wearing the brand, she’s even been photographed shopping there – we like the fact she does actually go in store to browse the rails just like the rest of us.
One of the more famous looks was a dress she wore on a tour of India – it was a lovely patterned pink fabric with tassels and embroidering.
Hobbs, Ted Baker, Reiss, L.K. Bennett, Whistles and more
Kate does high end high street as well as the more affordable buys (she does live in Kensington after all).
While we might not be able to buy much from places such as Hobbs and Whistles it’s always worth looking out for investments pieces such as coats or browsing when there’s a sale on. While M&S and Topshop are more affordable you really can tell the difference by spending a little more on clothes.
After all, if you’re trying to channel a Duchess you need to be a little luxurious!
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