The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has been featured on countless best-dressed lists (including a coveted position in Vanity Fair for four consecutive years), and the birthday girl continues to cement her position as an international style icon.
Equally elegant as a bride in custom-made McQueen and the day after in a dress from Zara, Prince William’s love has captured the attention of the fashionable masses for her seamless high-low sensibilities.
“Reiss, LK Bennett, Hobbs and Whistles were unfamiliar names for many Americans until they started following Kate’s fashion,” says Susan Kelley, the brains behind the popular site whatkatewore.com. “Her penchant for shopping at local outlet malls like Bicester Village and wearing items a second, third, even fourth time reinforces another highly relatable trait: Frugality.”
“She mixes up designer and high street; the perfect modern-day woman,” says British designer Alice Temperley.
As we excitedly await the arrival of Prince George's little brother or sister – and more glimpses of the duchess' impeccably dressed baby bump! – we take a look back at the Duchess of Cambridge’s 33 best fashion moments in honour of her 33rd birthday (Jan. 9).
Happy birthday, Kate!
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